Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Glastonbury 2015: The Who Mock Kanye West: 'Who's The Biggest Rock Star In The World?'

The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend took a dig at Kanye West during their Sunday night headline set at Glastonbury 2015 after the rapper declared himself to be “the biggest rock star on the planet.”

The five-day festival, which ran June 24 - 28 near Pilton, Somerset in England, drew a crowd of 177,000.

During their set, the Who told the audience: “We’re going to make a big fucking rebellion; yeah, who’s the biggest rock star in the world?,” before Townshend gave an impressive guitar solo.

The Who also rivaled West in kicking up a fuss, repeatedly complaining about the sound and shouting to backstage “it’s fucking crap,” before Daltrey pulled over a plastic screen and knocked over microphones so they could hear the drums better.

In other Glastonbury highlights, singer Lionel Richie pulled in huge crowds with his upbeat show, which had the audience singing and dancing along to his hit songs.

Richie grinned in astonishment, telling the audience: “This is unbelievable. I'm intimidated because you know the words better than I do.”

He took to the stage just as the sun came out and told the audience: “It has been a long time coming but I finally made it to Glastonbury.”

Other Glastonbury performers included Patti Smith, Rivals Sons, Ryan Adams, Donovan, the Buzzcocks and Motorhead. The Foo Fighters were scheduled to play, but had to cancel when Dave Grohl broke his leg last month after falling off the stage during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden.