Guantanamo concert for US troops features band whose music was once blasted at inmates

The band’s music has a notorious place in the American armed forces’ post-9/11 interrogation techniques.

The song was singled out in a 2009 Senate Armed Services Committee report into prisoner abuse, which described how it was used on Mohammedou Slahi.

“On July 8, 2003 Slahi was interrogated by Mr. X and was ‘exposed to variable lighting patterns and rock music, to the tune of Drowning Pool’s Let the Bodies Hit [the] Floor’,” said the report.

The band was aware of their song’s role. In 2006, bassist Steve Benton described it as an honour.