October 26th, 2009
01:08 PM ET

Pearl Jam and REM Say ‘No!’ to Guantanamo

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/22/musicians.guantanamo/art.ruhal.ahmed.gi.jpg caption="Ruhal Ahmed, left, shown at a 2007 news conference, says he had to listen to hours of music at Guantanamo."]

Arsalan Iftikhar, creator of themuslimguy.com

In addition to the mighty Pearl Jam (led by legendary front-man Eddie Vedder) and the uber-hipster timeless classics known as REM (led by equally-legendary Michael Stipe), several prominent musicians from around are rallying together to ensure that their music is not being used to torture at Gitmo’s Camp X-Ray and that our American government lives up to its promise of closing the infamous lawless prison known around the world simply as ‘Guantanamo Bay’.

Additionally, Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) and Tom Morello (Grammy-winning musiciain formerly of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave) whose music with the bands Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against The Machine have “already been linked to interrogations at the prison”, according to previously released government records.

“Guantanamo is known around the world as one of the places where human beings have been tortured — from waterboarding to stripping, hooding and forcing detainees into humiliating sexual acts — playing music for 72 hours in a row at volumes just below that to shatter the eardrums,” said Tom Morello, formerly of Audioslave and Rage Against The Machine.


Filed under: Arsalan Iftikhar • Guantanomo Bay
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Larry

    Obama said a LOT of things on his campaign; or was it David Axelrod's campaign?

    October 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  2. Amazing

    What's the big deal to close Gitmo? To move these terrorists somewhere else makes ZERO sense. It's nothing but political.

    October 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  3. alex lyrics

    we need to just close this place. Obama had the right idea on his campaign

    October 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm |