Pete Townshend rips Kanye over who is the biggest rock star in the world.

Pete Townshend rips Kanye over who is the biggest rock star in the world.
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Kanye West and The Who battled over a very important title at the Glastonbury Music Festival.

Pete Townshend rips Kanye over who is the biggest rock star in the world.

Both of these men claim to be alive and also big rock stars.
Only one can be the biggest
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During the Glastonbury Festival, Kanye West announced to both the crowd and to anyone watching the live stream:

I'm going to say this tonight because twenty years from now, thirty years from now, forty years from now, I might now be able to say it, but I can say it tonight... You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet.

That's our Kanye! Always acting like he's some kind of talented artist who has the attention of a generation. I mean, if you're playing Glastonbury and you're Kanye West, and you don't act like you're the greatest living rock star on the planet, then I wouldn't want to see that show.

The response in the media seems more skeptical of the statement. A lot of outlets are collecting negative tweets from the world-wide audience, if you want to read that kind of thing. The Oxford Mail described Kanye's very attendance at Glastonbury to be a "risky move," and mentioned the muddy reaction to Kanye's shaky cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody."

However, there are a lot of rock stars that are still alive to perform "rock and roll" music, namely Pete Townshend of The Who. One fan watching Glastonbury's live stream caught Townshend reminding everyone that he is in fact alive and a rock and roll star.

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Asking the crowd "Who's the biggest rock star in the world?" Glastonbury answers back. Of course, it all sounds like shouting. A few people could be saying Kanye, a few could be saying The Beatles, and one weirdo might be shouting Bill Haley and His Comets.

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