Pat Benatar mentioned that she gained’t sing one among her hottest songs, “Hit Me With Your Greatest Shot,” on tour anymore due to mass shootings. In a brand new interview with USA In the present day, Benatar defined why the music has been largely absent from her set since she hit the street earlier this yr — per Setlist.fm, she’s solely carried out the music twice in 2022, as soon as in February and as soon as in Could.
“We’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Greatest Shot’ and followers are having a coronary heart assault and I’m like, I’m sorry, in deference to the victims of the households of those mass shootings, I’m not singing it,” Benatar mentioned within the interview. “I inform them, if you wish to hear the music, go house and take heed to it. [The title] is tongue in cheek, however you must draw the road. I can’t say these phrases out loud with a smile on my face, I simply can’t. I’m not going to go on stage and cleaning soap field – I’m going to my legislators – however that’s my small contribution to protesting. I’m not going to sing it. Powerful.”
Benatar is being inducted into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame this fall.