Skip to comments.Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert
Posted on 05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel in an op-ed for news website Salon.com.
In the article, titled Why the Rolling Stones shouldnt play in Israel, Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.
The aging rockers added that the Rolling Stones Israel concert comes at a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights.
The Stones are due to perform on June 4 at Tel Avivs Hayarkon Park.
Roger Waters is a longtime backer of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Over the past year, he has come under criticism from several Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, which accused him of antisemitism an accusation he denies.
Rock star Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, remarked in a Sunday Times feature about why men were taking up cooking, Theres a Jewish mother inside every man waiting to come out. Could that even be so for his erstwhile colleague and bass player from the now disbanded band, the Israel-boycotting Roger Waters?
I hope Keith Richards kicks Rogers’ ass.
Speaking as a Musician,They S*CK!!Speaking as a supporter of The State of Israel,They S*CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well in that case, Waters should never go back to England again, since that was the ancient home of the Celtic Britons, right? him being Anglo-Saxon and all?
Keep promoting the utter lies of the “Palestinians”, Waters. See where that gets you.
Hey Roger Waters - It's What God Wants.
Pink Floyd is “Comfortably Dumb”.
Let’s hope it would not come to that. Keith is doing good to stand and play guitar much less fight. He would be slaughtered by just about anyone.
When it comes to morality and politics, Roger Waters is an excellent musician.
Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.
So we’ve finally discovered who John Kerry’s foreign policy advisors are!
But the aging dopers desperately need the money for their relocation to Colorado.
I knew Waters would be one of the names. Glad to see Gilmour isn't the other.
Then again, David Gilmour wasn't really a founding member of Pink Floyd, was he? And the only other founding members, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright are dead.
I eagerly await the opinions of the foreign policy experts at Pink Floyd regarding what should be done in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Detroit and Chicago.
I feel your pain Laz, same for me. I’m pretty much listening to Johnny Cash only now lol.
C'mon, now. The Rolex-wearing, sports car-driving multi millionaire Roger Waters has been an unapologetic socialist for the past 30+ years.
At least David Gilmour gave his fortune away to charity.
Bunch of dang PINOs.....Picts in name only.
I’m very disappointed in Nick Mason.
Pink Floyd can't hold a candle to the Stones.
Guess they’re convinced by John Effin.
I used to love music by Pink Floyd. I listened to their work all the time.
Back in 2004, I went to a Roger Waters concert. I was in a large group of 10-15 people, all good friends.
In retrospect, I should have seen what was coming, but...I didn’t.
It turned into a 3 hour political audiovisual tirade against Bush, neocons, conservatives and Israel, with some music mixed in. It looked like Code Pink put together the slide and video shows they had going on.
I didn’t want to ruin the evening for the people I went with, but I was steaming mad. I grit my teeth and sat there. At the end of the “concert”, they released a 40 foot high ballon of a pig with “F*ck Bush” on one side and “Vote Democrat” on the other.
I have been unable to listen to any Pink Floyd music since then. It STILL pisses me off.
We don’t need no education...
From the likes of you.
“Speaking as a Musician,They S*CK!!Speaking as a supporter of The State of Israel,They S*CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Also speaking as a musician, I wholeheartedly agree!
Roger Waters has always been a goofball.
” He would be slaughtered by just about anyone”
Ah! But Keef has his shiv!
I will never understand the radical progressive left. “There can be no peace in the Mideast until the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews”.
Mr Waters is, at best, foolish. There is no Apartheid in Isreal, Isreali Arabs have political rights,they vote, serve in the Knesset, on the Supreme Court, and are well represented in the civil service. Mr Waters doesn’t understand what Apartheid is. The Stones better not cancel. I grow weary of lurid stupid analogies.
“which accused him of antisemitism an accusation he denies.”
“And that ones a Jew...who let all this riff raff into the room!”
Why do such fortunate people turn into such rabid Nazis (and liars)?
They could continue to enjoy a very privileged life ... without smearing themselves and their country trying to invent and throw such rotten filth at innocent people thousands of miles away
Satan is alive and active in the world (at least through his many agents here, even if he is bound up for awhile elsewhere, ha!)
Maybe that is why today Netanyahu posted on Facebook that the reasons Jews are called Jews is because they are from Judea.
And Floyd Freepers basically threw a hissy fit when I told them Pink Floyd sucked in a couple of threads...
Where are these fools now??
See my post. That’s why I always made sure to piss off the Floyd Freepers before who tried to run me out of the rock threads. But that was just secondary...
I really never got into their shitty music. I’d rather listen to the Stones which is faster music for me.
“Hello, hello, hello, is there anybody in there, just nod if you can hear me, is there anyone at home.”
Time for Pig Floyd to just disappear.
The display if stoned stupidity is embarrassing, man.
I like that idea LOL!
Yeah I think Keith could do it even he is extra for series Walking dead LOL!
I keep Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton on rotation.
Be honest last Pink Floyd album I like was the Wall
Waters’ well known daddy issues manifest themselves in a lot of ways.
Some one should ask him if the root cause of his Israel hate is Brits dying while defending the Jews in WW2.
My opinion of Roger Waters and some other Floyd members is very low, now that I am aware of their rabid hatred of Jews. That said, though, what makes you say that Pink Floyd ‘sucks’ musically? I cannot ready music, and am not trained. What? Did they have “Small Palate Syndrome”, did they repeat the same few formulaic constructions of music over and over? Or were you never a fan of Progressive Rock anyway, not even through other bands of that time, like King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Traffic, Frank Zappa, Funkadelics or Todd Rundgren? It’s not for everybody. Some considered the Psychedeilc era too crazy, too indulgent.
That may be, but didn’t Britain also have to defend itself from Germany?
Sure. But Waters, if you look at his interviews and his lyrics is/are all about placing blame.
His entire life is one big tantrum. It’s all there in his very words. Hell the guy couldn’t even stick with a legendary band because of his ‘all about me and my needs’ crap.
Yeah Pink Floyd Wall album really talk about absent father who died during Battle of Bulge
Final Cut went into it also.
Most musicians are liberals and I would be surprised if Gilmour is a conservative. However he doesn’t shove it in our faces. Also in many interviews it is clear he doesn’t share Roger’s views and seems more interested in music than politics.
Actually I wish musicians would shut up about politics. I don’t care about their views. I just want to chill out and listen to music and not be subjected to some limp wristed lecture. In addition Roger and Nick exposed themselves as pretty shallow on this particular subject. If Israel is SA than what does that make the palestines - NK?
The left wants Israel to be the next South Africa. Soon they’ll be calling for sanctions against Israel.