Like everyone else, members of the rock community were consumed with the news Wednesday when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building amid the certification process to confirm President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College victory. The insurrection resulted in at least four deaths, including one woman who was shot and killed.

Here are reactions and messages from a few veteran rock artists:

KISSPaul Stanley: “These are TERRORISTS. This is armed insurrection. The flames were fanned today & over time by the president & specific senators who CANNOT be allowed now to distance from or denounce what they have directly caused. Know their names. THIS is the result of their deception. Shame.”

Carlos Santana: “we ask GOD to transform any negative energy between us into divine love NOW.”

Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee: “Hey F***head @realDonaldTrump tell you covidiots to go home…its a wrap, ya’ll lost, GTFOH!! and while you’re at it YOU get the f*** outta here too before people get seriously hurt!”

Ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach: “Please take the delusional reality television show host out of our office today before any more women get shot in the halls of Congress for god sakes did I just tweet that? The lame impeached duck loser failure has to go today it’s not safe.”

Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello (commenting on a photo from the incident): “Here’s a looter stealing a podium from inside the U.S. Capitol and not getting shot, tear gassed, or thrown in an unmarked police van. #MakesYaThink”

By Josh Johnson
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