Boston Marathon Bombing: Musicians React

The shocking bomb attack in Boston yesterday has stirred an emotional response from even the most hardened rock stars.

Boston Marathon Bombing: Musicians React
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Musicians have responded to the shocking bomb attack at the Boston Marathon yesterday, where two bombs killed three people and injured at least 144 more.

One of those injured when the attack near the finish line yesterday was an 8-year-old boy, and at least 10 people have already had limbs amputated according to CNN.

President Obama has also commented on the attack, saying "Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice." He noted that Boston "is a tough and resilient town," and promised that Americans "would stand by them every step of the way."

Scroll down to see the online reaction to this shocking event from rock musicians.

If you want to help the victims of the bomb attack, you can donate to the Boston branch of the American Red Cross today.

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    mitchy86
    gotta give some respect to Ted Nugent for not bringing obama into this.
    splash3
    yet...
    Mr Winters
    This. He'll be saying it was all orchestrated by Obama and the anti-gun people by next week
    sonofgkex
    Nah, man. The guy they have in custody is middle-eastern so the rally will be against terrorists this time.
    Vicryl 2.0
    Its Ted Nugent. it doesnt matter what planet the suspect came from, he'll always blame obama.
    YCJ
    Just like the Obama minions will never hold him accountable, eh? It works both ways.
    cyclonus
    Tbh, I find someone like Ted Nugent being sympathetic to an incident like this ironic. This is a man who aggressively pushes for people to be able to bear arms and the unfortunate result of that is often enough some deranged nut going out and killing someone or several people with those weapons. Bombs are just another form of weapon and for some enthusiasts, that mentality just progresses onto bigger stuff like explosives, if I may cite the Columbine shooters for example
    Kueller917
    I don't agree with Ted Nugent as much on the weapons issue, but I don't think it would be considered ironic for him to be sympathetic just because he supports gun ownership. Bombs and guns are both weapons but they sure are not the same thing and the mentality on guns from the supporters are more about self-protection than "muh weapons". Even if everyone at that marathon was armed, it wouldn't have done much to prevent a surprise bombing. The issue doesn't relate all that much.
    Motorhed95
    Get a grip, can a man - albeit one with often sideways views - not express sympathy without being attacked for it?
    sonofgkex
    Cyclonus, what is your problem? It is completely illegal to own or create bombs, also many supporters of the right to bear arms, such as myself, would not condone bombs as any sort of defensive device. It's moronic to say that people who believe in the safe operation of weapons for sport or defense can't be sympathetic when innocent people are killed. Just because Nugent believes that people should be able to own guns does not mean that he supports the massacre of innocent crowds of people, and to be honest the incidents are not really related in any way other than the fact that they are both very public topics right now. Gun Owner does not equal Monster
    Second Rate
    Please explain your logic, or rather lack thereof, Cyclonus. A gun is an inanimate object, it does not whisper in a person's ear to go out and kill. On top of that, from what I understand of this event... this little "explosive device" was rigged out of some little metal bits and bobs and a pressure cooker. Shall you call for cookware control now? After all, owning a pressure cooker may make someone with an enthusiasm for red beans and rice turn into a terrorist. Furthermore, the Columbine shooters were hardly what i would call gun enthusiasts. In the region where i'm from there are plenty of gun enthusiasts and I don't think i've ever met one that has an interest in making homemade incendiary devices or explosives. Also, go look up the definition of irony please.
    cyclonus
    Well for one, pressure cookers aren't designed to kill whereas guns are, rigging them to be a weapon is just some lunatic's sinister motive. When people get guns, they are either responsible with them and use them for whatever reason or they turn out to be a madman or just a run-of-the-mill killer. A madman who wants to kill people with a weapon could have any weapon, be a gun or a bomb. Nugent wouldn't fall under 'madman' cause he doesn't want to harm anyone but he's got no problem with preventing unnecessary assault rifles being banned which in turn allows just about anyone of legal age going about committing mass killings at a fast pace in one sitting if that's what they want to do. If Nugent doesn't care about people getting their hands on serious weapons who could easily turn out to be a maniac gone unnoticed though the legal process of acquiring them that he endorses, why should he care about the damage the weapons cause to human life. In turn, why should he care about anyone being killed by any kind of weapon, bomb, gun, knife or whatever if he thinks owning something designed to cause harm, in his case a gun, is fine? Called it warped logic but thats my two cent on the subject. Also the Columbine killers clearly were gun enthusiasts, even if they were lunatics. They wanted them for ages, they travelled to a gun show/fair to seek them out and when they got them they practiced using them and videotaped themselves doing so. You haven't met any gun folk interested in making explosives? Just as well, or maybe you have and you just don't know it
    samhell
    So much ignorance and hypocrisy packed into to one small wall of text...
    cyclonus
    If you wouldn't mind pointing out the ignorance and hypocrisy specifically cause I'm not really seeing it. Weapons are made to kill, nothing else to it and I don't see a difference between legally owning guns or illegally making bombs. Eventually, they always fall into the wrong hands
    breakinslash
    What a bad week this has been
    TryTheKetchup
    How bad this week has begun.
    Badmotorfingers
    Western media is sad. Apparently these 3 people's lives count far more than other because they are american. In other news: -Five UN peacekeepers and seven civilian staff members are killed by rebels in Jonglei, South Sudan. -At least 37 people are killed and 850 are injured when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes the Iranian province of Bushehr. -A gunman kills 13 people in a spree shooting in the village of Velika Ivanča, Serbia. -Dozens of attacks across Iraq, including a brazen car bombing on the way to Baghdad airport, have killed 50 people.
    mitchy86
    stop trying to out-tragedy this. every death is a tragedy no question about it.
    N7Crazy
    I think the reason the Boston bombings are getting more attention is because of the perception of the location - All places you mentioned are long-known troubled areas, where death is a regular visitor - Boston is supposed to be a safe place, and with all the safety precautions taken these days to prevent terrorism, this tragedy sticks out from the rest - bodycount (sadly) doesn't matter in this case, what matters is that it happened in a highly developed country, where protection, and prevention against terrorism has been taken really seriously, especially after 9/11...
    PuckMugger
    You're an idiot to think that we as Americans need to be equally informed and outraged for crap that happens all over the world, as we are for crap that happens here in America.
    JAHellraiser
    See Jusbaum's post a few posts up. Not the time bro.
    Badmotorfingers
    Why? So you Americans can keep living vicariously through some deaths you can relate to? Wake up people, this stuff happens everyday and often much worse than this. Of course it's sad that 3 people lost their lives because of some psycho but you should be thankful it's only that. These people's lives are not mare valuable than the thousands of people that die every week in Africa, Middle east etc due to terror violence.
    Face R1pper
    Why does it seem strange to you that Americans care more about American news than about Serbian or Iraqi news?
    99deadballons
    It's worldwide news dude! tbh I never heard about those other tragedies which is what he was getting at
    Kueller917
    When terrorism happens on your home it hits a little closer since even though the US is large geographically it just shakens sense of security. Also, why would you even ask why people live through deaths they can relate to? Everyone bases stuff on what they can relate to. I do agree that the media focusing only on US issues when we are causing bigger atrocities ourselves is unfair, and it's worth pointing out when people are focused on the lives of a few domestically, but it doesn't mean you should try to "out-tragedy" the situation as someone mentioned. People are dying all the time, even right now, in poor conditions. A lot of society is based off of ignoring bad aspects unfortunately. And this applies nearly universally, so don't go saying "you Americans" like the whole country is one and the same.
    Jusbaum
    Remember when US bombing killed 30 and injures civillians 100 in Afghanistan? Haven't seen anyone to mourn over those lost lives? I guess 3 americans are more important than 30 afghans.
    BradIon1995
    Yeah, I agree, but any incident in which innocent people are killed is a heinous crime.
    mitchy86
    stop trying to out-tragedy this. every death is a tragedy no question about it.
    jamie_hough
    I agree with you dude, but not the time or the place... Also, everyone seems to be jumping to the conclusion its middle eastern terrorism of some sort, but no one knows yet so your comparison may not even be valid.
    metalcore123
    It's a little different when its an attack on our homeland, you know, on PATRIOTS DAY, where FREEDOM STARTED in this country. Give it time. While 3 civilians died, 140+ were injured. Show some respect
    vppark2
    why is this getting downvoted?
    broken ipod
    Yeah, it is really a smart comment and perfectly answers why this is such a big deal in the US. There really is no reasons for the downvotes.
    Jusbaum
    How is it different? Those afghans were in their homeland and USA bombed them. Bad arguing, buddy!
    Gibson0516
    The United States doesn't initiate any attacks on other countries. We only attack if people **** with us first. And when we do, we never have the intention of harming innocent lives, unlike the ones whom attack us first.
    Kueller917
    No, we may not have the intentions as a country for terrorism, but we kill many civilians during attacks and it's not like the US is very careful to avoid hurting innocents either. Innocents are innocents regardless of whether they're in the opposing country or not.
    broken ipod
    And may I ask how you would know how careful the United States military is in regards to civilians. I just want to bring up one of the tactics used by the islamic extremists out in the middle east. The extremists store their munitions within crowded areas, attack our troops from crowds of innocence, and hide among the innocent. For our soldiers, it is very hard to pick these cowards out when they are hiding in women's clothes and storing weapons in apartment buildings.
    zigabric
    Hahahaha, right. I wonder, is the information about the acts of US army in other countries so hidden from you, or are you just that naive?
    James Alexander
    Completely agree, did you know also on the same day 51 people died and over 300 were injured in Iraq bombings? This was the same day as the boston bombings and yet I watched BBC news 24 and there wasn't even a mention on this. Obviously 3 American lives are more important...
    DystoCreativity
    *slightly* different, in that one was on unprovoked "hey, guys, THIS'LL BE FUNNY!" attack, and the other was an act of war. Still terrible, but apples and oranges... Bloody apples and oranges, albeit.