Monday, December 9, 2013

What Boycott? Major Musicians Rock Israel

From our friend Cheryl Smith, Professor Emerita of Rhetoric and Composition at California State University, Sacramento,  Chronicling the cultural boycott fail at Honest reporting

What Boycott? Major Musicians Rock Israel 
 In recent years, many major musicians have played in Israel, legends like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elton John, and Leonard Cohen, and performers that are big draws in every genre, including:

Punk–Marky Ramone, New York Dolls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello; NOFX;
Metal–Anthrax, Judas Priest, Ozzie Ozbourne, Megadeth;
Pop–Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Alanis Morissette;
Rock– Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, Jethro Tull, Guns N’Roses, Rod Stewart, 30 Seconds to Mars;
Blues—-KM Williams, Lucky Peterson, Robert Belfour;
Indie–Yo La Tengo, Deerhoof, Silver Jews, Why?;
Reggae–Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse, Easy Star All-Stars;
Grunge–The Jesus and Mary Chain; Jane’s Addiction, Faith No More;
New Wave—-Depeche Mode, Peter Murphy;
Electronica—-Pet Shop Boys, VNV Nation;
R&B–Rhianna, The Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, and Alicia Keys.

2014 is also shaping up to be a banner year for stars playing in Israel. Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, Deep Purple, Cyndi Lauper and Justin Timberlake are all expected to perform in the Holy land.

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