At Glastonbury, Kanye West called himself the greatest living rock star on the planet. This seems like a pretty uncontroversial statement, honestly (especially for people who get Kanye), unless you are a sad man like, say, that dude from Slipknot or David Crosby -- who, to be fair, was once a legitimately interesting and successful musician, but has now slid into a new career phase where he "complains about Kanye" because he "doesn't play an instrument" which okay, cool. In no particular order, here are several list of rock stars who are bigger than either the Slipknot guy or David Crosby, but less big than Kanye -- helpfully divided into categories:
Real, Critically-Acclaimed Musicians
Literally every single respected artist who has not gone out of their way to say something stupid about Kanye, a list too long to recount here.
Musicians Who Are Not Particularly Well-Respected But Are Better Than Slipknot Dude And David Crosby
All members of KoÐ¯n
Smash Mouth guy, as long as he has the bread roll with him