Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: 'It's punk rock that Kanye will perform at Glastonbury'
'All My Life' rockers Foo Fighters are due to perform at Glastonbury Festival later this month and frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that he thinks Kanye West is a great addition to the bill.
When West was announced for the event, a petition was launched by the public against his inclusion and it attracted over 130,000 signatures. Grohl told The Sun newspaper that people will be shown that he is a great performer and will put on a fantastic show:
"I think maybe Kanye's personality might be harder to swallow than his music. But these are the moments that make for great moments in the history of rock 'n' roll... One of the things I love about Glastonbury is the diversity in the line-up. There's everyone from Florence (and the MAChine) to Kanye West to Lionel Richie."
"Does hip-hop have a place at a festival? Yes it does. I remember watching Public Enemy at the Reading Festival in 1992 and it didn't seem to be a problem. I don't think there should be any lines between any genre because that's what makes Glastonbury so exciting."
"You've got more attention on that Saturday night set from Kanye than maybe anything else. Who knows what will happen?... He could walk out there and have 100,000 people bottle him on stage or he could walk out there and show the world that nothing else matters except for that moment. And I'm sure that is what he will do... To me there is nothing more punk rock than having him stand on stage in front of 100,000 people after thousands of people petition for him not to be there."
Watch footage of Foo Fighters playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend here:
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