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Metal Musicians Speak Out On Anti-American Sentiment

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Norway's Imhotep 'zine recently asked more than 60 heavy metal and hard rock musicians to answer the following question regarding the current political situation in the world:

What's your opinion on the rising tide of the anti-American sentiment around the world and to what would you attribute this?

Among the musicians that took part in this "survey" were the following:

Adam Bomb
Alan Nemtheanga (Primordial)
Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere)
Anders Iwers (Tiamat)
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Andy Sneap (Sabbat)
Andy Tanas (ex-Krokus, Black Oak Arkansas)
Andy Timmons (ex-Danger Danger)
Antti Kokko (Kalmah)
Aquiles Priester (Angra)
Bill Leverty (Firehouse)
Billy Gould (ex-Faith No More, ex-Brujeria)
Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, ex-Mr. Big, Talas, Niacin)
Brian Vollmer (Helix)
Byron (Bal-Sagoth)
Craig Nielsen (Flotsam and Jetsam)
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
Doug Pinnick (King's X)
Ginger (The Wildhearts)
Gus G. (Dream Evil, Firewind)
Guus (Orphanage)
Harley Flanagan (Cro-Mags)
Ian Parry (Elegy, Consortium Project)
James Murphy (ex-Death, Testament, Obituary)
Jizzy Pearl (Ratt, Love/Hate, ex-L.A. Guns)
Joey Alves (Y&T)
Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint, Anthrax)
Johnny Monaco (Enuff Z' Nuff)
Juan Garcia (Agent Steel)
Keith Knight (Aska)
Kelly Keeling (King Kobra, MSG, Baton Rouge)
Kelly Shaefer (Neurotica, Atheist)
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
Kristian Andren (Wuthering Heights)
Kurdt Vanderhoof (Metal Church)
Leif Jensen (Dew-Scented)
Lenny Wolf (Kingdom Come)
Lips (Anvil)
Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Ill Nino)
Mark Jansen (Epica, After Forever)
Max (Hearse)
Michael Lardie (Great White)
Mike Patton (Fantomas, Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle, Faith No More)
Nebelhexe (Nebelhexe)
Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax)
Niclas Etelavuori (Amorphis)
Nikolo Kotzev (Brazen Abbot)
Olaf Lenk (At Vance)
Oliver Hartmann (Empty Tremor, Genius, Avantasia)
Oliver Phillips (Everon)
Patrice Guers (Rhapsody, Patrick Rondat)
Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Probot, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan)
Spike Cassidy (D.R.I.)
Stefan Zell (Wolverine)
Steve Lukather
Steve Vai
Tchort (Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne)
Ted Poley (Danger Danger)
Tim Donahue (Madmen & Sinners)
Tony Harnell (TNT)
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Valtias Mustatuuli (Arthemesia)
Wulfstan (Forefather)

Check out the results here.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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15 Comments on "Musicians Speak Out On Anti-American Sentiment"

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1. Muffy writes:

for all the artist that only add to the anti-americanism, i say f*** you! if it wasn't 4 this country no one would be free, period. globilization....well...now there is something to discuss.

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2. brad writes:

f*** america


f*** bush


f*** the muff


f*** ... bush

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KMADD writes:

Brad I hope you dont want to fukk the muff.. For Satan's sake no!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brad writes:

that wasnt really the message i was trying to send


# Sep 8, 2004 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KMADD writes:

Just checking your sanity Brad! I dont think the Predator would touch
the Muffmeister!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Muffy writes:

f*** america? did i hear right? is bradly from the states? if so, u need to be beat down f***er!! it's d*** heads like u that r bringing down this country! i wish i knew where u lived so i could wipe the streets with your face!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brokenwings13 writes:

oh, the predator would touch muffy. he does touch his own kind after all.

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KMADD writes:

I thought Redneck mindless zombies were her/its type!!!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brad writes:

yeah im from detroit. eat sh**

i'll like america again when it doesnt suck

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MarineChick007 writes:

politics don't belong in the entertainment world.

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KMADD writes:

And muffy doesn't belong anywhere in this world!

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ryan writes:

Of course they do, how else are you going to try and get people involved in the system?

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MarineChick007 writes:

ryan, stop being a turdpie, ok? nobody really gives a crap what people in the entertainment world have to say about politics.
and here's an idea to get involved with it, turn on the TV and watch the news.

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brad writes:

thats considered the entertainment world

# Sep 8, 2004 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Muffy writes:

hey marinewhore, try reading; and bradly quit sucking d***!

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