The news came out this week that the U.S. government used Red Hot Chili Peppers music to torture detainees after September 11th. Now that documents detailing interrogation methods have been released, people are seeing what goes on behind closed doors. It turns out, the CIA played RHCP on a loop to try to get prisoners to spill the beans.
The specific song hasn’t been identified, but there are plenty to choose from in my opinion. “Give it Away”, perhaps? Yesterday, the band’s drummer Chad Smith was asked about it by TMZ. He said it was “very upsetting” to hear this news. This is rather similar to the reports last year that Britney Spears’ songs were being used to scare off Somali pirates. What song would torture you?