Pat Benatar has stopping singing ‘Hit Me with Your Best Shot’
Neil Giraldo, Pat Benatar Musician Neil Giraldo and singer Pat Benatar perform at the Nokia Theatre on August 25, 2010 in New York City. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, File)Singer Pat Benatar says she is no longer performing her 1980 single “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” in deference to the victims of mass shootings. >> Read more trending newsIn an interview with USA Today, Benatar said, “I’m not singing it.”“I tell (fans), if you want to hear the song, go home and listen to it,” she said. According to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks incidents of gun violence nationwide, 357 mass shootings were reported between Jan. 1 and Wednesday. Benatar told USA Today that her decision not to sing “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” was her “small contribution to protesting.”Benatar and her husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo, are set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in November alongside artists including Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon.wftv.com
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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on music, marriage
Benatar and her lead guitarist-turned-husband, Giraldo, are celebrating their 35th anniversary of making music together with a new CD and DVD collection. They managed to navigate through married life while selling more than 25 million records worldwide and producing 19 "Top 40" singles. Benatar and Giraldo join “CBS This Morning” to discuss their careers and relationship.cbsnews.com