In what may be the oddest story of the day, the unnamed Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden says that Metallica asked the US military to stop using their music to soften up prisoners in Iraq prior to interrogation. Via NME:
When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them… 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’'.
Apparently Metallica was replaced by Christian metal act Demon Hunter, who volunteered to have their music used for torture warm-ups.
He said: “...Then 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.”
Honestly, after half an hour of Demon Hunter, we’d be willing to tell the military almost anything.