While rock and roll is made to be played loud, The Who’s Roger Daltrey admits their music was maybe a little too loud.
Roger recently talked to “The Independent” about his plans to answer questions for fans during his solo shows, and admitted they’d need to be submitted in advance, because of his hearing. When asked about his hearing he noted, “Terrible, terrible. Without these things" – referring to his in-ear aids - "everything’s a mumble.”
He adds, “It’s a penalty for what we did in our lives. We were too f**king loud."
In the same interview, Roger railed against the music biz, noting how hard it is for artists to make money these days. “Musicians cannot earn a living in the record industry any more,” he says. “That is ridiculous, and they’re being robbed blind by streaming and the record companies,” noting, “because the old deals with record companies that existed in the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, they’re still working on the same percentage breaks. And of course, they don’t do any work.” He adds, “They’re doing bugger all and taking all the money, and the musicians are getting nothing.”
photo: Getty Images Source: The Independent