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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at Barclays Center
photo by Ester Segretto
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Nick Cave calls Israel cultural boycott “cowardly and shameful” in letter to Brian Eno

”I simply could not treat my Israeli fans with the necessary contempt to do Brian Eno’s bidding.” - Nick Cave

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of Montreal pull out of Israel’s Meteor Festival; Roger Waters asks Kamasi Washington to do the same

Lana Del Rey at Terminal 5
Lana Del Rey at Terminal 5 in 2017 (more by Amanda M Hatfield)
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Lana Del Rey postpones Israel performance

”It's important to me to perform in both Palestine and Israel and treat all my fans equally. Unfortunately it hasn't been possible to line up both visits with such short notice and therefore I'm postponing my appearance at the Meteor Festival.”

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Lana Del Rey at Terminal 5
Lana Del Rey at Terminal 5 in 2017 (more by Amanda M Hatfield)
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Lana Del Rey responds to Roger Waters asking her not to play Israel

”Roger Waters, I read your statement about taking action even when you believe in neutrality, I totally understand what you're saying and this is my action.” - Lana Del Rey

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Roger Waters at Desert Trip
photo by Kevin Mazur for Desert
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Roger Waters & Brian Eno respond to Nick Cave’s Israel show press conference

"Nick thinks this is about censorship of his music? What? Nick, with all due respect, your music is irrelevant to this issue, so is mine, so is Brian Eno’s so is Beethoven’s, this isn’t about music, it’s about human rights." - Roger Waters.

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Nick Cave at Beacon Theatre
photo by Dana Distortion
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Nick Cave playing Israel shows to “take a stand” against censorship

“It suddenly became very important,” Nick Cave said, ahead of his controversial, European tour-ending shows in Tel Aviv, ”to make a stand, to me, against those people who are trying to shut down musicians, to bully musicians, to censor musicians and to silence musicians.”

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Nick Cave at Beacon Theatre
Nick Cave at Beacon Theatre in June (more by Dana Distortion)
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Nick Cave’s Israel show protested by Roger Waters, Thurston Moore, Tunde Adebimpe, more

Roger Waters, Thurston Moore, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and more have signed an open letter protesting Nick Cave's upcoming shows in Tel Aviv.

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Radiohead played Israel, a very LONG & controversial show (video, setlist)

"A lot of stuff was said about this but, in the end, we played some music," Thom Yorke told the audience at Radiohead's concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel on Wednesday, right before launching into their final song of the night, "Karma Police." Radiohead made waves deciding to play Israel,

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Michael Stipe
photo via Michael Stipe Instagram
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Michael Stipe “stands with” Radiohead playing Israel (Roger Waters still doesn’t)

The R.E.M. frontman says: "I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform. Let's hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution."

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Coachella 2017 - Weekend 2, Friday
Radiohead at Coachella 2017 (more by Erik Voake)
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Radiohead on playing Israel: “We don’t endorse Netanyahu any more than Trump”

"Playing a country isn't the same as endorsing its government," said Thom Yorke in a reply to independent film director Ken Loach's op-ed on why Radiohead should not play Israel.

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