A number of familiar faces will be returning to New York City this November for the seventh annual 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit concert. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart are among a list of initially confirmed performers. Jerry Seinfeld will also perform, with more expected to be named later.
Roger Waters is a longtime and vocal opponent of the Israeli government's treatment of the Palestinian people. He's called for a cultural boycott and even put a Star of David on an inflatable pig during a recent concert in Belgium, earning the wrath of everyone from Jewish rabbis to his fellow musicians.
The controversial decision by Roger Waters to place a Star of David on an inflatable pig during a recent performance of 'The Wall' has gotten him in hot water with leading Jewish rights organizations. Now, David Draiman of the metal band Disturbed has taken offense to Waters' actions and penned a stinging response.
Over the past year, Roger Waters has stepped up his protests over the Israeli government's treatment of the Palestinian people, calling for a cultural boycott of Israel and speaking before the United Nations on the subject. But now he is in hot water with a leading Jewish organization for using a Star of David in a controversial manner at a recent concert.
Former Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters may be riding high with a hugely successful touring version of 'The Wall,' but that doesn't mean he would ever consider touring with his former band again. In a recent interview, the singer-songwriter and bass player spoke succinctly about the matter, saying, "It was over in 1985, and it's still over."