What’s with all these old rockers piling on The Rolling Stones recently? Now The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey has followed Paul McCartney in mocking the band.
After praising the Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger (“You’ve got to take your hat off to him. He’s the number one rock ‘n’ roll performer”), he was less than kind to Jagger’s band as a whole.
“But as a band, if you were outside a pub and you heard that music coming out of a pub some night, you’d think, ‘Well, that’s a mediocre pub band!’” Daltrey said scathingly about the Stones.
His jibe comes hot on the hells of The Beatles legend Paul McCartney, who also had some unkind words for the Stones recently.
“I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs,” he said in an interview.
That wasn’t McCartney’s first time comparing his own band with the Stones either, with the star insisting the Beatles were a better band with “more influences” back in April 2020.
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Roger Daltrey, meanwhile, is currently on a solo U.K. tour throughout November and December. The Rolling Stones have also been out on tour, continuing to honour dates in the U.S. despite the death of their legendary drummer Charlie Watts.
The band came to the decision last month to finally stop playing their 70s hit ‘Brown Sugar’ on tour due to the song’s references to slavery and other controversial topics.
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