Roger Waters is giving his thoughts on how his musical legacy is measured against some of today’s biggest stars.
This topic arose in a recent interview with Toronto’s The Globe and Mailwhen a reporter told former rocker Pink Floyd that he was tasked by the Canadian publication with reviewing The Weeknd’s performance at the city’s Rogers Center on July 8 (which was ultimately postponed) instead of other shows. Waters consecutive concerts nearby. Scotiabank Arena on July 8-9.
“But Weeknd was canceled, and my show went on for two nights,” Rogers said, referring to the nationwide power outage that had delayed the showing of The Weeknd. “I don’t know who or what The Weeknd is, because I don’t listen to a lot of music. People have told me he is a big move. Well, good luck to him. I have nothing against him. Is it not possible to watch his show one night and my show another night? “
The 78-year-old icon added that he was not “trying to personally attack” against The Weeknd, but it seemed “strange” that the newspaper was unable to review both concerts on separate nights. Waters then took aim at another Canadian superstar: Drake.
“By the way, with all due respect to The Weeknd or Drake, or any of them, I am far more important than any of them, even though they already have billions of streams. . There’s stuff going on here that’s fundamentally important to all of our lives,” Waters said without elaborating.
Waters is currently en route to the This Is Not a Drill tour, which will visit North American arenas through mid-October. The musician’s next performance is scheduled for Sunday (July 17). ) at the Videotron Center of Quebec.
A news release for This Is Not a Drill described the tour as a “great indictment of corporate turmoil in which we all must struggle to survive, and a call to action.” working to LOVE, PROTECT and SHARE our precious and precarious planetary home.”
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