Friday, September 30, 2011

Roger Daltrey: 'Contemporary Music Lacks Lead Singers'

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, says there aren't many contemporary singers who could "lead" a band.

Speaking to the Associated Press, the veteran frontman said: "A lot of the new people they choose on shows like American Idol and things like that - I don't ever hear lead singers. They always seem to pick people that are great singers, fabulous singers, but they've never got the voice that makes a great lead singer." 

He went on to name drop some of music's best singers: "You hear ten seconds of Rod Stewart, you know it's Rod Stewart," he said. "Ten-seconds of Mick Jagger, that's Mick Jagger."

Daltrey's tour wraps up in the United States on Oct. 25 in Seattle, Wash. He'll visit Canada for five dates after.