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Drowning Pool Releases Additional Comments On Arizona Shooting

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

"We'd like to thank our fans for all of their support yesterday, and once again offer our thoughts to the victims and their families.

"Jared Lee Loughner is clearly a very disturbed individual.

"The Washington Post ran an article on 'Bodies' and the Tucson shootings. But instead of telling the whole story, the writer decided to edit what we had to say in order to make it seem like we were somehow responsible for what happened last weekend. He left out some really important facts.

"Where did the part about us performing for the troops go? Where was the mention of us helping to pass a bill in support of our soldiers?

"If you want to let readers form their own opinions of who we are and what we support, include all of the info!

"We find it inappropriate to imply that our song or rock music in general is to blame for this tragic event. It is premature to make this assumption without having all the facts in the case. It is just as likely that this horrible act was caused by the irresponsible and violent rhetoric used by mainstream media outlets such as the Washington Post.

"Listening to Drowning Pool music does not make you a bad person. Misleading people does."

The band's previous statement cant be read at this location.

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9 Comments on "Drowning Pool Further Comments On Arizona Shooting"

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1. Fuzzypiggy writes:

Well as we know, there were no homocides before metal and videogames came along were there?!

Scumbags just latch onto some minor element of some f***ed-up individual's life and blow it out of proportion. You are that sick you would stalk someone or walk into a public place with a loaded firearm, you have more serious issues than a music or videogame obsession!

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

fvck the media. ppl are just so clearly utterly ignorant and stupid. it's things like this that make me think of the end of the human race won't be sucha bad thing.

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SFJD writes:

Wow...Drowning Pool still exists?

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2011/01/11/the-misinformation-about-arizona-shooting-victim-judge-john-roll/

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ thnx for the link. good read.

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. vulgar display writes:

o sh** i completely forgot. before booth killed Lincoln he was HUGE black sabbath fan. and jack the ripper was blasting ozzy althrough the streets of England. such bullsh!t. They really need to find another scapegoat

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. silvermountains writes:

good for Drowning Pool to stick up for themselfs, I respect them alot for this,

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

the washington post is one of thee most unreliable, biased fishwraps in america....not surprising

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cementhed writes:

yes yes lets blame something other than the individual!!! Couldnt be he was just messed up could it??? Nahhhhh, had to be the music, for shame for listening to that devilworshiping rebel rousing crap. For all we know maybe he wasnt going to do it and someone bumped into him and it p***ed him off, or maybe he was reading a news story, or watching the news, or reading a book!!! Nope gots to be da music!!! Maybe some argument he got into triggered something, or some other problem he couldnt solve, ooops no wait-forgot, it was the music. Maybe we should blame the teachers that supposedly were scared of him or the Army for not letting him enlist...dammit i keep forgetting it was the music!!! Am I rambling, you damn better well believe I am. This is so ridiculous. I wonder if any of the teachers, or the Army or whoever thought he had a problem ever said anything to anyone in the proper channels, or did they just dismiss him as a weirdo, but as long as he's out of our lives now who cares. F**k, it was the music, i forgot again!!

Ok im done for now, thanks for letting me vent for a bit. Now its time for some Pantera--think Mouth For War or Rise should do the trick right now.

RIP to all of those in this tragedy and a get better soon and good luck to the injured!!

To all those blaming the music---get a life and a clue.

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mr Singh writes:

Worst band ever after the murderdolls and six feet under.

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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