Yahoo- Roger Waters has a few things to say about today's music stars.
At 78, the famous rocker and former Pink Floyd star is showing no signs of slowing down — or biting his tongue. In a new interview, Waters stated that while he's not intentionally taking a hit at the musical acts of today, he believes he is "far, far, far more important" than Canadian stars like the Weeknd and Drake.
The discussion began when Waters asked why none of the newspapers in Toronto had sent a critic to cover his show there. He was told by the reporter that his show was scheduled on the same evening as the Weeknd's performance across town, which was ultimately canceled.
"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," Waters told the Globe and Mail.
Waters emphasized that he was scheduled to perform two nights in a row, and that the content of his work was more reflective of what's currently happening in the world.
"There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives," he added.
Nothing like a cocky old Brit telling two of Canada's chief exports to take a seat.
I've been a fan of his ever since he told Mark Zuckerberg to suck his fucking dick for trying to use Pink Floyd's song in a commercial for the facebook -
Roger Waters is a certified nut case, and has never been what you might call modest - he left Pink Floyd in 1985 then sued his bandmates for continuing to use the name and likeness of the band based on the fact that he was no longer apart of it. But telling the media that he could give a flying fuck how many streams Drake has, because he is not merely "more important" than him, but "far, far, far more important" is a haymaker.
And the best part is he didn't stop there.
The "Wish You Were Here" co-writer went on to clarify that he's not particularly familiar with his fellow musicians because he doesn't actually spend time listening to music.
"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," he continued.
That my friends is what is called a fatality
"The Weeknd? Never heard of him. Just know I'm more important than he is. No offense. Good luck to him. Whoever he is."
And don't worry, Roger also had some for any of his haters too-
Waters also responded to complaints from concert-goers who said his show wasn't "upbeat."
"I don’t know who you are, but I thank you for noticing that it wasn’t just a sing-along party of old hits," said Waters, referring to some unnamed acts that rose to fame at the same time as Pink Floyd. "I don’t go to those kinds of shows, because I don’t like them. The old bands go out and trundle through their hits year after year after year."
Roger Waters gives zero fucks and I love it. You think his shows aren't upbeat enough? Go see Billy Joel play the same fuckin 20 song setlist he's been playing for 40 years. (yawn). You want to be dazzled by deep cuts and b-sides you didn't know existed from white label vinyls you forgot about? Come to see Roger Waters play.
Hit the fuckin music -