Why Is Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Defending Kanye West?

16 June 2015, 10:54 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

Find out why Dave Grohl thinks Yeezy could make "rock n' roll history".

Since the drama surrounding it has dissipated, you may have forgotten about that petition to remove Kanye West from Glastonbury's headlining slot. Currently, the campaign calling the festival organisers to "cancel Kanye and get a rock band" is still ticking along with over 130,000 crybabies signatures attached to it. 

But what do the rock bands have to say about that?

Foo Fighters frontman, fellow headliner and nicest guy in rock Dave Grohl is having none of it. Speaking to The Sun this week, Dave thinks that Yeezy's Saturday slot could become an iconic moment in festival history.

"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," Grohl explains.

"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."

The petition, as well as the decision by festival organisers to ignore it, has resulted in massive backlash online from entitled rock fans everywhere, despite the fact that Glastonbury has over 80 different venues listed throughout the weekend. People have supposedly gone so far as to send death threats to organiser Emily Eavis over the decision to place Yeezy in Saturday's headlining slot on the main Pyramid Stage.

But the reaction from fans, according to Dave Grohl, is just another reason that this will be a defining moment for both Kanye and the festival.

"To me there is nothing more punk rock than having [Kanye] stand on stage in front of 100,000 people after thousands of people petition for him to not be there".

What a guy.

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