He insisted it wasn’t meant as a ‘personal attack’
Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters slammed Drake, The Weeknd and several other unnamed popular artists this weekend, insisting that he is “far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be”. It would also seem he simply woke up and chose violence.
Speaking in an interview with Canadian outlet The Globe and The Mail on Friday following the band’s recent gig in Toronto, the bass player, lyricist and singer was discussing how none of the local newspapers seemed to have reviewed their concert on July 8.
The interviewer, Brad Wheeler, then went on to reveal that The Weeknd was kicking off the first North American leg of his “After Hours ‘Til Dawn” tour in Toronto – his hometown – on the same night and was asked to cover his concert at the Rogers Centre instead.
Not mincing his words, Waters then responded: “I have no idea what or who the Weeknd is, because I don’t listen to much music. People have told me he’s a big act. Well, good luck to him. I’ve got nothing against him. Would it not have been possible to review his show one night and my show another night?”
Wheeler went on to insist that he had requested time with Waters before the Floyd gigs and still managed to attend another tour date the week prior, adding that the iconic band “basked in the crowd’s applause”.
Nevertheless, the 79-year-old rocker continued: “I’m not trying to make a personal attack. I’m just saying it seemed odd. And, by the way, with all due respect to the Weeknd or Drake or any of them, I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be, however many billions of streams they’ve got. There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives.”
How very humble. While we’d also like to know who the “any of them” refers to, neither of the Canadian acts have issued a response to his comments as yet.
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