During a recent interview with ‘Toronto Sun,’ The Who star Pete Townshend talked about the invention of metal music, and he made a statement that would anger Black Sabbath members.

While talking about the new album of The Who, he claimed that they invented heavy metal music. As you might all know that, the inventor of the heavy metal is considered as the legendary Black Sabbath.

Here’s what Pete Townshend stated:

“It doesn’t sound like The Who from those early heavy metal years. We sort of invented heavy metal with (our first live album) Live at Leeds. We were copied by so many bands, principally by Led Zeppelin, you know heavy drums, heavy bass, heavy lead guitar and some of those bands, like Jimi Hendrix for example, did it far better than we did.

Cream, with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, they came along in ‘67, the same year as Jimi Hendrix, and they kind of stole our mantle in a sense. So people who want to hear that old heavy metal sound there are plenty of bands that can provide it.”

Pete said that he wasn’t too much interest it although he has recently played heavy metal music. He continued:

“It’s not really what we can actually do today. Even if we wanted to, it was never high on my list of wishes.”

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