Metal and Hard Rock Musicians React to Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict


Earlier today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd last year. Depending on how he’s sentenced, the 45-year-old Chauvin will likely spend the remainder of his life in prison.

The verdict has resulted in a MASSIVE sigh of relief from a country that’s sick and tired of cops murdering innocent Black men and women they’re paid to protect and getting away with it.

Needless to say, prominent metal and hard rock musicians have not been shy about sharing their two cents online.

A collection of those reactions is below. We’ll continue to add to it as more reactions come in.

Rage Against the Machine

Ice-T (Body Count)

Mark Morton (Lamb of God)

Living Colour

Vernon Reid

Danko Jones

Robb Flynn (Machine Head)

Alex Skolnick (Testament)

Andy Williams (Every Time I Die)

Sam Carter (Architects)

Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Umbra Vitae, etc.)

Zach Myers (Shinedown)

Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)

Sacred Reich

Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

Piggy D. (Rob Zombie)

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)

Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)

Brian Posehn

Danica Roem

Sargent House

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