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Drowning Pool Comments On "Bodies" Being Linked To Arizona Shooting

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Texas modern metal/hard rock act Drowning Pool has posted the following statement online in response to the recent Arizona shooting tragedy:

"We were devastated this weekend to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again.

"'Bodies' was written about the brotherhood of the mosh pit and the respect people have for each other in the pit. If you push others down, you have to pick them back up. It was never about violence. It's about a certain amount of respect and a code.

"We've performed for the troops overseas several times in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Through our song 'Soldiers', we were able to create a petition that helped pass the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform Bill, which we presented to then-Senator Barack Obama.

"We've been lucky enough to have some of the biggest success of our career with our new album and we want to continue to spread positivity for the future, not dwell on negativity. For someone to put out a video misinterpreting a song about a mosh pit as fuel for a violent act shows just how sick they really are. We support those who do what they can to keep America safe.

"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of this terrible tragedy."

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1. adace1 writes:

Metal is supposed to be about channeling negative emotions into something positive. If people like this scumbag shooter want to use it to justify or fuel their own violent behavior then they don't deserve to be metal fans. I'm so tired of Rush Limbaugh and the PMRC-types making trumped-up accusations about metal or any other genre of music for that matter. What a surprise! The shooter had musical tastes! Well everyone does. It could just have easily been classical music (most psychopaths are very calm by nature). For people to think that this guy was so weak-minded that the music "compelled" him to do this is a serious misjudgment. Music doesn't turn people into robots. This guy was clearly intelligent as most criminals of this sort are and clearly was not acting on the basis of "Drowning Pool told me to kill people." My 2 cents.

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2. [BoogieMAN2K] writes:

I've always thought that blaming a song for something someone does it's kind of stupid... People do stuff, not because "the song tells me" but because they have some problems, It's like saying that there are hidden lyrics on the song and "they told me to shoot people", Come on.... really is the people that naive

# Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

i think that criminals that say that are just saying to get some sympathy bs and probably get the insanity plea. 'nuff said.

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metal-man writes:

this guy was nuts dont put the blame on drowning pool .

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Trollslayer writes:

To adace,Limbaugh isnt AGAINST metal. Where do you get off saying that? Seriously. Palin,Limbaugh, and Metal were all blamed here. Al Gores stupid old lady is the one who formed the PMRC. Not some conservative group.Look to the left when you want to see where your free speech rights are disappearing to. Trust me I went through the whole PMRC fight in the 80's and have rallied against losers like Tipper Gore and every political hack trying to say what we should think ,feel and or do. Remember an educated populace keeps the elites scared.

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