The Who’s Roger Daltrey Apparently Is The No. 1 Hater Of The Internet
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He’s Got A Point Though
After calling The Rolling Stones a “mediocre pub band,” The Who frontman Roger Daltrey doesn’t hold back when speaking about how the internet is destroying people’s lives.
“You’re talking to the number one hater of the internet,” he told the Coda Collection. “I loathe it. At the time it really started to come forward as this platform it’s become, I never ever thought any good would come of it and I really still don’t think any good’s come of it. I think if we’re not careful, it’s probably the end of our civilisation.”
“Yes, it’s very convenient. It’s destroying our planet in more ways than one,” he continued. “It’s destroying our brains in more ways than one. It’s destroying our society in more ways than one, so all in all, the sooner it fucking collapses, the better and we get back to talking to people face-to-face, making real music, making things and putting out product because this streaming shit with musicians where they can’t earn a living making music.”
“Songwriters can’t earn a living writing songs,” he added. “Composers can’t earn a living composing music. That can’t go on. That’s got to stop. It’s the biggest fraud or robbery, whatever you want to call it, in history – what’s happened to the music business.”
Meanwhile, his solo tour kicks off on June 20, 2022.