In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Roger Waters claimed he’s “far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be,” expressing his frustration over The Weeknd‘s concert receiving more media coverage than his. Waters also name-dropped another iconic Canadian artist, Drake.
Waters, apparently hurt over Canadian newspapers not reviewing his two concerts as part of the This is Not a Drill tour in Toronto on July 8 and 9, asked The Globe and Mail reporter Brad Wheeler about the perceived snub.
After Wheeler explained that he was assigned to review The Weeknd’s show on the same night, as he was considered a much more popular act than Waters, the former Pink Floyd bassist/singer 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?”
“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,” he added. “There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives.”
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