Roger Waters is many things, but he’s not ignorant of his place in modern musical history as the heart of Pink Floyd. This can be a problem for his general likability, as this story shows. So, he was being interviewed by The Globe and Mail in Canada, and he’d come with his own agenda: he asked the interviewer why the paper hadn’t reviewed his recent gigs there.
On being told that The Weeknd was playing the same day, Waters went into a self important rant: “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. There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives.”
Now Rodgers does a lot of good, e.g. he supports Palestine, but this is mind boggling arrogant.