The Who’s Roger Daltrey Says Rock Is Now Dead And Only Rappers Matter

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Says Rock Is Now Dead And Only Rappers Matter

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

According to the Who’s Roger Daltrey, rock is dead. The musician told The Times of London that the genre he’s championed for years (and years, and years) has “reached a dead end.” Daltrey does, however, have a lot of hope for rap music. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

The sadness for me is that rock has reached a dead end. The only people saying things that matter are the rappers and most pop is meaningless and forgettable… You watch these people and you can’t remember a bloody thing.

He’s not wrong! He also told the paper that the Who’s high point was at Oakland’s Day On The Green festival in 1976. “Since then it seems we’ve been stuck in a cycle … At Desert Trip we played the same set.”

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