Rockers Share Passionate Sentiments Over George Floyd Protests


Saturday (May 30) will be a day not many will forget as organized protests took place across the country in response to George Floyd’s death by a white police officer once again putting a spotlight on human rights issues and racism in America.

The day began with peaceful protests in many cities, some with police even joining protestors in some cities helping to make their statement as well. But there were also moments of violence throughout the country, as caught on video with both police and protestors squaring off.

Adding to the violence, a number of protests turned to rioting and looting, further engaging police and leaving some store owners attempting to defend their place of business.

In Los Angeles, Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud were among those who participated in the protests during the day, as reported by TMZ. See video of Machine Gun Kelly joining the protest below:

As you might expect, yesterday’s protest yielded plenty of strong sentiment. There are those who were appalled by the violence, those who celebrated the moments of love and compassion amidst the gatherings, those who viewed this as a key moment in history and others who pled for peace and an end to the destruction. Check out a sampling of comments from the rock and metal world below:

Ice-T (Body Count)

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Corey Glover (Living Colour)

Riley Gale (Power Trip)

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves)

Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)

Rise Against

Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)

Doug Aldrich (Dead Daisies)

David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

Telle Smith (The Word Alive)

Devin Townsend

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse)

Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)

Chris Jericho (Fozzy)

Chad Ginsberg (CKY)

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)

Chuck D. (Public Enemy / Prophets of Rage)

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)

Sebastian Danzig (Palaye Royale)

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