Roger Waters and other prominent musicians called on Madonna to scrap her planned appearance at Eurovision in protest of Israel’s treatment of Palestine.
He writes, “If you believe in human rights, Madonna, don’t play Tel Aviv.”
The move comes just days after defending her choice to play Israel’s Meteor Festival and a week out from the event.
Lana Del Rey defends decision to perform in Israel: “I believe music is universal and should be used to bring us together”
It’s “not a political statement or a commitment to the politics,” Del Rey adds.
“As long as the Israeli government commits war crimes against the Palestinian people we support their call for a boycott of Israel as a means of peaceful protest against the brutal occupation,” the band says in a statement.
Stern’s profanity-laden rant against the pop singer asks why she’ll play in Russia, but not Israel.
Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel sign open letter in support of Lorde’s Israel concert cancelation
Mark Ruffalo, John Cusack, Kathleen Hanna, and Angel Davis also put their name to the letter.
“I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one.”
“Been speaking w many people about this and considering all options,” Lorde tweeted in response.
A powerful visual for the The Autobiography track featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
The song is being played aloud at Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in the West Bank.
Members of Artists for Palestine UK have written Cave an open letter: “Don’t go – not while apartheid remains.”