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News |  10 Jul 2015 18:33 |  By RnMTeam

The Who claims that the bandÆs set was sabotaged at Glastonbury

MUMBAI: According to the legendary rock band’s blog post, it was stated that The Who’s Glastonbury headline set was "sabotaged". The British rock band was a last minute replacement for Prince, who was previously scheduled to perform but cancelled, leaving The Who to perform on his behalf. The band headlined the festival’s Pyramid Stage on 28 June.

The blog entry stated, “Not many know that we were a last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year.” It further stated that the band’s audio gear was fiddled with. “As we began to prepare our coming changeover, we found someone had sabotaged the carefully-tested audio connections for much of our gear. We have never seen that before, but we’re good at plugging things in, so all damage was repaired in time. Was it Mr. Weller or Lionel, no way. Dalai Lama – hmmm…. he did steal the show already," said the post.

Internet sources confirm that the entry was written by a member of the band's crew who often plays keyboards on stage. The blog entry also goes into detail with the band's own frustrations with their performance on the night. "Pete mentioned to everyone that they had hoped to be "better" musically, and mentioned the lack of a sound check, but it likely would not have mattered much. It just sounded weird up there, and there were odd echoes making the timings sound off much of the time – leading the musicians all over the place,” stated the blog post.

Headlining the last night of this year’s Glastonbury, the band’s lead guitarist Pete Townshend mocked the previous night’s headliner Kanye West. During his set, the previous night, West claimed that he was “the greatest living rock star on the planet”. Responding to that, The Who closed their set with the track ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, before adding, “who’s the biggest rock star in the world?” to cheers from their crowd.