‘I would never boycott a place like this,” pronounced lead singer Jesse Hughes of The Eagles of Death Metal during his band’s performance at Tel Aviv’s Barby Club Sunday evening. Prior to Sunday’s Israel debut by the band, Hughes had received a letter from Roger Waters, the former frontman of Pink Floyd and an outspoken supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, asking him to reconsider performing in Israel.
“You know what I wrote back? Two words,” Hughes shouted during the prelude for his encore. After repeating the obvious two-word profanity to the large, cheering crowd, Hughes added, “Never waste your time worrying about what an asshole thinks about you.”
The Eagles of Death Metal swept the stage at Barby during Sunday night’s performance, bringing hard rock to the Holy Land, along with great vibes.