Sunday, April 14, 2024

Rocker Alan Parsons Rebuffs Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Request to Boycott Israel


Crazy Roger Waters of Pink Floyd tried unsuccessfully to get international rock star Alan Parsons to boycott Israel. Waters belongs to BDS (I say it stands for Big Dumb you know whats) who think that getting artists to refuse to play in Israel will end the Middle East conflicts. Waters posted a letter to Facebook that he sent Parsons, lumping in Elvis Costello and Stephen Hawking as fellow boycotters. (I’ll bet if Hollywood knew Hawking was boycotting Israel, “The Theory of Everything” would be getting zero Oscar votes.)

Waters still doesn’t realize that his boycott of Israel only furthers anti-Semitism whether or not he himself is anti-Semitic.

As for me, I now urge everyone to buy or download music by the Alan Parsons project. Apparently Parsons sent Waters a scathing letter back, but asked him not to publish it. Parsons is going to play in Israel as planned. Waters thought that he could convince Parsons because back in the day Parsons was an engineer at EMI when Pink Floyd was recording there.

You do know that David Gilmour of the real Pink Floyd has nothing to do with Waters these days.

Before he started his own group, Parsons was the famed engineer on albums such as “Abbey Road” and “Dark Side of the Moon.” He launched the Alan Parsons Project in 1975 and has had 7 top 40 albums.

Waters spends his time on this foolish endeavor rather than work against Boko Harum, ISIS, or many other actual terrorist groups.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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