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Music as a weapon: Make it stop for chrissakes! This is torture, man.

Did you see this yet? We just caught a link to this on Twitter (thanks, MyBodySings), a list of artists whose music was used "during the detention and interrogation of" to torture "prisoners at Guantanamo and other US facilities"? The list, published by the National Security Archive and reportedly culled from recently declassified documents, contains an range of music, from the Barney Theme Song and Meow Mix Jingle to Limp Bizkit and Matchbox Twenty. We see where they're going with the last two, but that Barney Theme Song was pretty catchy. See the full list and feel free to weigh in on what other artists you think should've made the cut. Our vote: Hinder, Lady Gaga and anything else praised, promoted or otherwise namechecked by that over important windbag Perez Hilton.

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.

Barney theme song (By Bob Singleton)
The Bee Gees
Britney Spears
Bruce Springsteen
Christina Aguilera
David Gray
Don McClean
Dr. Dre
Drowning Pool
Hed P.E.
James Taylor
Limp Bizkit
Marilyn Manson
Matchbox Twenty
Meow mix jingle
Neil Diamond
Nine Inch Nails
Rage against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sesame street theme music (By Christopher Cerf)
Stanley Brothers
The Star Spangled Banner
Tupac Shakur

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Dave Herrera
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