Roger Waters slams Bon Jovi for Israel concert


Roger Waters slams Bon Jovi for Israel concert

Rock legend Roger Waters has been calling for a boycott of Israel by musicians for years.

His latest target: Bon Jovi.

Waters wrote an open letter to Bon Jovi before the band's concert this weekend in Tel Aviv, Rolling Stone reported.

He said the band is standing "shoulder to shoulder" with Israel. The Pink Floyd bassist then listed the Palestinian casualties caused by Israel.

Waters posted the letter to

Prior to the concert, and the letter, lead singer Jon Bon Jovi said he was excited to perform in Tel Aviv.

"I've heard that it's an amazing city, vibrant and dynamic, and full of great restaurants. There's talk that it's one of the best culinary cities in the world. I'm going to have to check that out," Bon Jovi told Israel 21c.

When questioned about Waters' letter, he said, "Yes, I heard about it but it doesn't interest me. I told my mangers to give one simple answer: That I'm coming to Israel and I'm excited to come," Israel 21c reported.

Walters has challenged other bands and singers to not perform in Israel, Rolling Stone reported.

He fired back at Alan Parsons of the Alan Parsons Project over the band's decision to play in Tel Aviv in February.

Walters started his crusade in March 2013.

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