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Produced by Harvey Weinstein and hosted by Madison Square Garden, the event will raise funds for the Robin Hood Relief FundProduced by Harvey Weinstein and hosted by Madison Square Garden, the event will raise... more
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EXCLUSIVE...Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Speaks Out in Support of Gaza Freedom March, Blasts Israeli-Egyptian "Siege" of Gazahttp://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/30/roger_waters
n a Democracy Now! exclusive interview, British musician Roger Waters of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd speaks out about the Gaza Freedom March. "I actually would be very interested to hear what the President of the United States has to say about this nonviolent, democratic demonstration of ordinary people from forty-two countries all over the world," says Waters. "They feel solidarity with their brothers and sisters, other human beings who are living in conditions that none of us would stand for, for a single second, in any of our countries." [includes rush transcript]
ROGER WATERS: We implore the Egyptian government to allow this peaceful, nonviolent protest at the siege of this country to proceed. I have a feeling they will. This again points to the power, or the potential power, of this demonstration. I think the Egyptian government may find that if they deny this due process of the rights of human beings to peacefully protest when they see a crime being committed, then they will find themselves on very dangerous shifting sands and put into a very difficult position themselves. So this again speaks to the fact that the organizing committee of the Freedom March on Gaza have already achieved—even before they start, they’ve achieved, to some extent, their aim, because this is becoming big news around the world, and it will become bigger and bigger news.
And if, as we all hope, they actually make it across the border and they meet with Palestinians, I think it’s hard to imagine what an amazing surge of hope that could engender in the hearts of the Palestinian people who actually meet with them and get to talk to people from the outside, and so on and so forth, and for them to understand that we have not forgotten them.
We saw a year ago, when the Israelis invaded and razed Gaza practically to the ground, although I know what happened there, as well as it is possible, because I pay attention, most of the media in the US and in the UK really played it down. Otherwise, if they hadn’t played it down, it seems impossible that the uprising of shock and horror at what was done to the Palestinians in Gaza a year ago would have entirely demanded that the US government and the UK government take action and impose some kind of sanctions on the Israelis, or something, or at least say something, deplore the action, or do something. What actually happened, of course, is that when the Goldstone report came out, they sort of went, “Oh, well, maybe this guy is a bit strange, and we don’t”—you know? There is a huge and unfathomable tendency to want this problem to go away. And this is too difficult for us to deal with, and it would mean us actually confronting our Israeli allies.
I actually would be very interested to hear what the President of the United States has to say about this nonviolent, democratic demonstration of ordinary people from forty-two countries all over the world marching into a very uncomfortable place because they feel solidarity with their brothers and sisters, other human beings who are living in conditions that none of us would stand for, for a single second, in any of our countries. So I hope Barack Obama will respond to this, and I hope he makes a statement about it. And I hope he will come out and support this march. And I hope he will come out and say, “Listen, this siege of this country is illegal, and we must support—we must support the law. We must support the rights that human beings have under the law.”http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/30/roger_waters n a Democracy Now! exclusive... more
File this under “Shut Up & Sing” . . . or Gerontological Studies in Aging, Over-drugged Rock Stars.
Roger Waters continues his “The Wall Live” tour. In this case, the “wall” Waters is referring to isn’t the famous Pink Floyd song Waters helped make famous, it’s Israel’s security fence, which the country was forced to erect to protect its innocent civilians from terrorist attacks–that’s what Waters has a big problem with.
Yup, an aging, irrelevant rock star actually has a whole rock tour to protest Israel’s right to keep its people from being blown to bits at pizza shops. And he’s using anti-Semitic imagery–bombs disguised as Jewish stars/Stars of David falling from the sky followed by dollar signs. Get it? The JOOOS are rich people who bomb those poor defenseless Palestinian terrorists. But, hey, that’s not a stereotype, right?
''The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Monday criticized rock music icon Roger Waters for using imagery long associated with stereotypes about Jews and money as part of a segment of his 2010-2011 “The Wall Live” Tour that takes aim at Israel’s West Bank security fence.
During his performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky,” an animated scene projects images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish Stars of David followed by dollar signs, according to an interview in the September 30 issue of Rolling Stone.
Waters, 67, is a known left-wing activist who has spoken against Israel’s policy in the territories. “It’s a horrific edifice, this thing,” he told reporters in 2006 as he stood beside a section of the separation fence in Bethlehem.''
In other imagery used in his concert about the wall, he apparently compares Jews to oversexed half-female/half-creatures and monsters. Waters began with his BS message during a 2007 concert in Israel. He was upset that it didn’t go over well, even with his leftist Israeli fans (see video, below). So he decided to make a BS documentary in 2009 and compare the Jews to Nazis, using Warsaw Ghetto references, and protesting that those evil, nasty, vermin Jews actually build homes on their own land. How dare they.
Message for Roger Waters: We don’t need no “education.” Not your version of it, anyway. All in all, you and you’re misinformed, anti-Semitic political opinions are just another brick in the wall . . . and just as relevant.File this under “Shut Up & Sing” . . . or Gerontological Studies in... more
Roger Waters tells of the origins and recording Pink Floyd's The Wall. Waters performs the double-album classic in full during his current North American tour, which touches down in Vancouver at Rogers Arena on Dec. 10.Roger Waters tells of the origins and recording Pink Floyd's The Wall. Waters... more
Pink Floyd's Gilmour and Waters Stun Crowd With Surprise Reunion
Rockers' four-song show is first onstage team-up since Live 8 in 2005
By Daniel Kreps (Rolling Stone)
Jul 12, 2010 9:30 AM EDT
For the first time in five years, the two driving forces behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, reunited onstage at a benefit in England over the weekend. The unannounced team-up went down before the 200 attendees of the Hoping Foundation benefit in Oxfordshire, which raised money for young Palestinian refugees. The duo's four-song set included Phil Spector's "To Know Him Is To Love Him" (a Floyd sound-check staple according to the blog on Gilmour's website) and the band's classics "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2."
The Saturday night set marks the first time Waters and Gilmour have shared the stage since Pink Floyd's reunion performance at 2005's Live 8 in London. The duo's Hoping Foundation performance helped raise £350,000. At the benefit, Gilmour and Waters — who swapped his bass for an acoustic guitar — were joined by keyboardists Harry Waters and Jonjo Grisdale, drummer Andy Newmark, guitarist Chester Kamen and bassist Guy Pratt, who ironically replaced Waters in the Gilmour-led, Division Bell-era Pink Floyd.
As Rolling Stone previously reported, Waters asked Gilmour to join his 30th anniversary tour of The Wall this year, but his onetime bandmate declined. "David is completely uninterested," Waters said in May. "I could have probably gone for doing some more stuff, but he's not interested." Hopes for an official Pink Floyd reunion tour were mostly extinguished when keyboardist Richard Wright passed away in 2008 and Gilmour lamented, "No one can replace Richard Wright."
Even without Gilmour, Waters' The Wall tour is one of the few treks that has seemingly staved off the summer's concert industry struggles: While artists including Rihanna and the Jonas Brothers and tours like Lilith Fair and American Idols Live continue to cancel dates, the demand for The Wall 30th anniversary tour has led Waters to double, triple and, in some cases, quadruple the number of dates he's performing in certain markets.Pink Floyd's Gilmour and Waters Stun Crowd With Surprise Reunion Rockers'... more
Pink Floyds Roger Waters :”The Wall” Swan Song World Tour Confirmed! by Marc OkonPink Floyds Roger Waters :”The Wall” Swan Song World Tour Confirmed! by... more
Roger Waters “The Wall” Final World Tour Confirmed! by Marc Okon
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has announced he will go on tour with a full performance of the band's The Wall rock opera in concert. The Wall tour will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's legendary album's stage show.Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has announced he will go on tour with a full... more
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LONDON - David Gilmour is sorry to disappoint, but there will be no Pink Floyd reunion. He’s having too much fun on his own.
The British rock icon raised fans’ hopes when the band performed at the Live 8 charity concert in London in 2005. It was the first time in almost a quarter of a century that Gilmour and estranged bandmate Roger Waters had appeared onstage together, and the atmosphere was electric.
But once was enough, Gilmour says.
The gig itself was “excellent, really enjoyable,” said the 62-year-old guitarist and singer.
“The rehearsals were less enjoyable. The rehearsals convinced me it wasn’t something I wanted to be doing a lot of,” Gilmour said, speaking from the Astoria, his houseboat-cum-recording studio on the River Thames.
He has a famously testy relationship with bassist and singer Waters, who walked away from Pink Floyd in 1985.
Love David, have a bunch of Pink Floyd's live shows and they are amazing live, sad news..
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