Washington, DC, October 22, 2009 - On behalf of a coalition of U.S. and
international musicians, including R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Tom Morello and
Jackson Browne, the National Security Archive today filed a series of FOIA
petitions requesting the full declassification of secret U.S.
documentation on the strategy of using music as an interrogation device at
Guantanamo and other detention centers.
Bands and Recording Artists Named in the Requests
The National Security Archive has requested information held by the U.S.
government about the use of music by the following bands and recording
artists during the detention and interrogation of prisoners at Guantanamo
and other US facilities.
The names come from declassified and published reports on the treatment of
detainees, as well as interviews with former detainees and guards.
The CIA Playlist includes:
Barney theme song (By Bob Singleton)
The Bee Gees
Meow mix jingle
Nine Inch Nails
Rage against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sesame street theme music (By Christopher Cerf)
The Star Spangled Banner
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