Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eric Burdon Flies into Israel, Defying Threats of Bullies

Alicia Keys resisted pressure and threats and played to sold-out show in Tel Aviv. Now it's rock & roll founding father, Eric Burdon's turn to show the bullies the middle finger

Original footage: Eric Burden & The Animals - The House of The Rising Sun (1964)

After caving to threats and canceling a gig in Israel, aging rocker Eric Burdon flew into Israel on Monday night for the Thursday concert. "If it hasn't got to do with music",  he declared on arrival, "it's bullsh*t". Burdon, the former lead singer of 60s British band The Animals, was last week reported to have canceled the August 1 concert in Binyamina because he had been receiving daily threatening emails. However, on Monday the concert was back up on Burdon's website and was again listed among the concerts at the Zappa Shuni Amphitheater in Binyamina.