Skip to comments.Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel
Posted on 06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable an open letter published in Salon to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation.
But Pink Floyd hit a wall.
The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during which Orthodox Jews cannot drive, handle money or press Play on the Stones Exile on Main Street album.
The Stones decision to ignore Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd underscored Israels growing popularity as a stop for major musical acts, and it signaled a setback for a campaign known as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). The movement seeks to apply international pressure on Israel to end its military occupation of the West Bank, guarantee the right of Palestinian refugees to return to homes they fled or abandoned after 1948, and grant full rights and equality to Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel.
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PinkFloyd — open Nazi guy in that band.
We avoid it.
Good for Mick and the boys. It’s Only Rock and Roll. :>}
FPF. They appear to be pretty anti-American as well and yet who has probably provided most of their wealth?
Johnny Rotten had the best Pink Floyd t-shirt.
I dont’ think Mick and the boys really give rat*** what Roger Waters thinks
I think Mick and the boys go where $$ is at
You know the story on that manager claim that Johnny wouldn’t get pr story if he had I HATE YES t-shirt now that true story LOL!
I am not surprised Roger Waters has said such things - but Nick Mason is a drummer and as we know drummers don’t think too deeply about these things (Yes I play drums) so he must have been lead astray by the Evil Mr. Waters! How long has it been since Waters was an actual part of Pink Floyd - even they couldn’t stand him!
They don’t need no thought control
Waters is a political hypocrite and coward that turned a blind eye to Obama’s war activity.
F*** Pink Floyd.
I can easily imagine how Mick Jagger reacted to the spectacle of being publicly lectured by former members of Pink Floyd (not even touring any more) on where the Rolling Stones (who were touring the world while PF was still hauling their equipment in cars and vans) should hold their concerts. :-)
There is a story about John Popper (harmonica - blues traveler) sending a note to Mick Jagger asking to sit in on one of their concerts. Popper is incredible on the harmonica and world-class. However Mick Jagger plays harmonica also and (as we know) has a huge ego. Jagger supposedly said “what? dueling harmonicas. F him!”
They need to send their response to ‘old pink, care of the funny farm, Charlston.’
It’s one thing to say you are anti-Israel, but not anti-Semitic, but when you have a giant pig with a Star of David on it, it doesn’t fly.
Bless you, Stones! :)
Open Nazi? Who are you talking about?
Roger Waters is a socialist since way back. David Gilmore and Nick Mason too, apparently. That leaves the late Richard Wright. Also Sid Barrett from the early days (dead also). So who?
“... in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people ...”
Note the Progressive (aka communist) keyword “solidarity” ... a dead giveaway what you are dealing with.
Gotta love the Stones. I’m going to download 5 Stones songs tonight from iTunes.
Those who say they are anti-Israel but not anti-Semitic are usually the latter as well IMO.
In our universities & in the Muslim dominated cities of Europe, it’s OK to be a Nazi again. As long as you are pro-Hamas.
What do you think Nazi’s were or where the word came from?
Specifically: National Socialist German Workers’ Party.
Oops. David Gilmore wasn’t mentioned in the story.
Drummers usually just blow up. Just ask spinal tap
“Johnny Rotten had the best Pink Floyd t-shirt.”
I Hate Pink Floyd.
“Oops. David Gilmore wasnt mentioned in the story.”
Gilmore doesn’t buy into that crap. And Pink Floyd is Gilnore’s. Mason and Waters are ex members.
Instead of Comfortably Numb, they are Comfortably Dumb.
+1 for the Stones.
With The Stones “Sympathy For the Devil” is a song.
Evidently with Pink Floyd it’s a philosophy.
I’m sorry to hear Floyd has pink eye, but why does his opinion matter?
So if Israel, tomorrow, pulled back to the original borders, handing responsibility back to the nations which held that ground, would Pink Floyd then boycott Egypt & Jordan? Would they call for sanctions against Syria?
Oh, I see, it is all about a fictional state which has never existed which is ‘occupied.’
repro for sale. :>} LOL!
Waters hasn’t been Pink Floyd for a lot of years. F him.
Interesting, IIRC Blues Traveler opened for the Stones in 1997.
That may have been when it happened. not sure. I know Popper was there at the concert and Mick wouldn’t let him jam with them as I mentioned. It was described in Keith Richard’s book.
Stones to Floyd: You can’t always get what you want.
Puck Fink Royd!
LOL - I’ll have to check my drum stool watch for that!!!!
Good for the Stones....And Pink Floyd? They need to stuff a brick in it...
I’ve known for years that Roger Waters was anti-semitic scum. He has that special brand of upper-crust British racism, which would see him doing things like referring to Israel as “Palestine” in interviews. A few of my older Brit relatives were the same way: just absolutely never accepted the fact that t3h j00000z could have their own country, and would make statements like: ‘there were no Jews in Palestine before 1948’.
Awesome. Pink Floyd can cram it.
> The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during which Orthodox Jews cannot drive, handle money or press Play on the Stones Exile on Main Street album.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Rog also has made numerous pro-Islamist statements in the past decade. All religions are bad apparently except Islamic theocratic rule, apparently.
Gilmore may not buy into the antisemitic crap but he’s a proud lifelong Socialist who doesn’t like to be critical of socialism even when he sees some of its failings.
I think he got that teaching from his mother what I understand tragially Roger Water dad got killed at Battle of Bulge that story I hear that effect him was inspiration of Pink Floyd the Wall album
“In our universities & in the Muslim dominated cities of Europe, its OK to be a Nazi again. As long as you are pro-Hamas.”
At least they’re consistent. The squatters everyone calls Palestinians are the descendents of those who followed the Mufti of Jerusalem (a solid supporter of Hitler’s Nazi party), the remnants of the Palestine SS Division and the German Nazi expats to fight the new nation of Israel when it was founded.
The squatters are, in many respects, as much Nazi as they are jihadiscumist.
Waters’ father was a Communist, who didn’t want to fight the Germans, until they invaded the Soviet Union.
NO in Spinal top they choke on SOMEBODY ELSE VOMIT LOL!
That what I hear I thought Senior Mr Waters was Lib or far leftist Communist I hear that before didn’t want confirmed it
I know first Mrs Roger Water was hardcore leftist
If you want read good book on Pink Floyd lookup sauceful of secrets I think you could find on Amazon it is good book
One good thing about Pink Floyd members they are cat people all of them have one or two kitty cats