Monday, February 11, 2013

Hunting Osama: The Soundtrack

While reading an Esquire feature on the SEAL team member who was part of the hunt of Osama bin Laden, a couple of interesting music-related tidbits were revealed.

1. Metallica are back-peddling wusses. Not particularly revelatory.
It is important to him to stress that no women or children were killed in that raid. He also insists that when it came to interrogation, repetitive questioning and leveraging fear was as aggressive as he'd go. "When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them," the Shooter says. "Metallica got wind of this and they said, 'Hey, please don't use our music because we don't want to promote violence.' I thought, Dude, you have an album called Kill 'Em All.

2. "God" - or Demon Hunter, at least - was on the Shooter's side.
A band called Demon Hunter got in touch and said, 'We're all about promoting what you do.' They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission. I wore it when I blasted bin Laden."

Read the whole thing HERE.

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