Roger Waters Says Jon Bon Jovi Is A Frontman Of A Pop Group

Recently, Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters uploaded a video on his X in which he declared Bon Jovi to be a pop group.

Waters planned to release an open letter to American media personality and broadcaster Howard Stern in the video. He referred to having written the letter a few years prior and made it clear that he had heard Stern’s reply. Waters explained that he had written the initial letter to Jon Bon Jovi, referring to the musician as both a “person” and a “pop group.”

Waters kept referring to Jon Bon Jovi as a pop band throughout the video:

“A few years ago, I wrote an open letter to Howard Stern. I don’t know if he’s still a well-known personality on American radio, but he may well be. It was in response to his response to a letter that I’d written to Bon Jovi, who is a person and a pop group who at the time were visiting Tell Aviv to play their rock and roll.”

Why Waters Wrote An Open Letter For Bon Jovi

In 2015, Roger Waters penned a lengthy open letter to Bon Jovi, denouncing the band ahead of their October 3rd Tel Aviv show. The former bassist for Pink Floyd claimed that Jon Bon Jovi and his colleagues were standing “shoulder to shoulder” with Israel.

Stern responded angrily to Waters’ letter, in which the bassist voiced his displeasure with the band’s choice to play in Israel. After ranting on about the subject for seven minutes, the broadcaster finally said:

“What is with Roger Waters and the Jews?”

Following the group’s domestic performance, Roger Waters declined to speak further on Bon Jovi, and Jon Bon Jovi has not responded to Waters’ allegations.

The entire video may be heard below.

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