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grassfed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:14 PM
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Metallica singer James Hetfield is "PROUD" his songs were chosen for torture
An odd sense of pride: Metallica singer James Hetfield appears to be pleased his band's songs were chosen for torture. "Part of me is proud because they chose Metallica!" he said.

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-50803-9.h...

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:17 PM
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1. Okay, I know I'm supposed to be offended by this...
but it's kinda funny.
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grassfed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:33 PM
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10. read the article
In May 2003, a military policeman came to Ruhal Ahmed's cell in Camp Delta at the military prison in Guantanamo and took him to an interrogation room. There, he was forced to squat while the M.P. tied his leg irons to a ring set in the floor. Then his hands were placed behind his back so that his handcuffs could also be attached to the floor ring. In this "stress position," the prisoner is unable to sit, stand or kneel, and can only crouch in an intermediate position that quickly causes cramping. Ahmed was familiar with this treatment, which was part of the "standard operating procedure" used to prepare prisoners for interrogation.

The volume was earsplitting and the music was played for hours, even entire days. Sometimes they also stuck a stroboscope in front of his face. The cell was dark and he could see nothing but the flashing lights in his eyes. The interrogators also turned down the temperature on the air-conditioning, forcing Ahmed to endure hours of the music and flashing lights in an ice-cold room. He wasn't permitted to use the bathroom and was left to urinate or defecate in his pants. The shackles caused his legs to swell up while the deafening music continued incessantly.

Methods included water-boarding and sleep deprivation, as well as loud music. Prisoners were strung up by their wrists for days while being blasted with music by artists like Dr. Dre. They were bound, with headphones placed on their heads, and forced to listen to Meat Loaf for hours. They were locked into wooden boxes and forced to endure "Saturday Night Fever" by the Bee Gees for entire nights at a time.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,672177...
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:35 PM
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11. I know, I thought the same.
Shame on you, shame on me, now... :rofl:
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:19 PM
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2. Are they gonna charge the prisoners royalty fees for listening to them?
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:20 PM
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3. I bet Lars is on the phone with the Lawyers right now.
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:29 PM
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6. Can Metallica concert attendeed file suit for torture?
Edited on Fri Jan-15-10 01:30 PM by Mika
:shrug:


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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:35 PM
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12. not if it's self-inflicted
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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:21 PM
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4. Keep in mind that this was the same twit who thought it was a good idea ...
... for the recording industry to sue people for downloading music. Metalica is RW shite, IMHO. Disclaimer - I was never a fan.
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:23 PM
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5. Metallica was all kinds of anti-establishment,
until they BECAME the establishment..........

Fuck them.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:30 PM
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7. I thought he was a liberal
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:37 PM
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13. I think Lars was always the liberal in that band.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:31 PM
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8. Yeah, but the CIA dl'd them using utorrent...nt
Sid
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:32 PM
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9. And I'm proud I never tortured myself
listening to his songs. :puke:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:43 PM
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14. I still say they picked the wrong song
Edited on Fri Jan-15-10 01:43 PM by rocktivity
WARNING: This link contains material that may be not be suitable for music lovers.


rocktivity
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:50 PM
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15. Having had Metallica inflicted upon me for hours in my workplace
I for one will vouch for it's torturiness.

Their lyrics (when understandable) are OK (especially compared to some), but I really wish heavy metal musicians knew more than one beat and three chords. Their guitar solos all sound alike too, they all have the Randy Rhodes speed scale problem.

Yes, I have listened to metal extensively, even liked it in the 70's and 80's before the chugging top speed playing took over, my first ex was an excellent guitar player and showed me many of the 'tricks' that are repeated ad nauseum by groups like Metallica.

That they are flattered by the use of their music, just makes them ickier.
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