Roger Daltrey sounds ridiculous in this interview with Rolling Stone:
Would you ever make another Who record?
We’ve talked about it, but it’s not going to be easy. There’s no record industry anymore. Why would I make a record? I would have to pay to make a record. There’s no royalties so I can’t see that ever happening. There’s no record business. How do you get the money to make the records? I don’t know. I’m certainly not going to pay money to give my music away free. I can’t afford to do that. I’ve got other things I could waste the money on.
Well, the music industry is constantly changing.
Well, it’s been stolen. The way the Internet has come about has been the biggest robbery in history, like musicians should work for nothing.
Artists get paid for streaming, but not like they did for albums.
You’re joking. You get paid for streaming, my ass. There’s no control. Musicians are getting robbed every day. And now it’s creeping into film and television, everything now. You notice, the Internet is a slowly but surely destructive thing in all ways. I don’t think it’s improved people’s lives. It’s just made them do more work and feel like they’re wanted a bit more, but it’s all bollocks. They feel like they’re wanted because they got 50,000 Facebook likes or whatever, and it’s all bollocks. It’s all rubbish [laughs]. Look up for a while. Live in the real world.
This is ridiculous because The Who seems to have released more compilations of their music than actual studio albums. They’ve milked the industry for every last dime of royalties from Who fans. And somehow he can’t afford to fund his own album? What a laugh.
Hey Roger, here’s how it works in the new Internet music economy: you do the album as a loss leader, and then make your money off touring in support of the album.
But then again, I guess The Who has never gotten rich off of touring, have they? Haha, I kid, of course.
Maybe Roger can fund the next Who album out of all the money The Who made off their “reunion” tours of the past 30 years.
Also, he’s so unoriginal here. It’s hilarious how he’s just repeating things he heard other people say. Well, they may have a right to complain, but The Who is nothing but lucky. Roger, you are one of the few who’ve got nothing to complain about. Stop complaining and be lucky: