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Daltrey Confirms The Who At Classic Rock Fest, Sounds Off On Axl And AC/DC

The massive classic rock festival that’s set to feature the likes of Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and Neil Young may not be official (yet), but there’s a apparently one act that’s confirmed.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Roger Daltrey said that The Who are slated to perform the festival that’s rumored to be taking place October 7-9 in Indio, Calif.

“I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day,” said Daltrey.   “I mean it’s a fantastic idea for a festival.  It’s the greatest remains of our era.  I’m glad we made it!”

So are we, Mr. Daltrey…so are we!

One think The Who frontman isn’t so glad about, however, is the whole situation surrounding AC/DC, Brian Johnson and Axl Rose.

In an interview with Postmedia Network, Daltrey was asked what he thought of the whole AC/DC situation, and he certainly didn’t hold back:

“I mean I really feel badly for Brian. It must be heartbreaking for him after all the service he’s given that band over the years. I thought their farewell statement to the press and to Brian was fairly curt to say the least. I felt for him. That must have hurt. I’ve spoken to Brian. He’s got loads of other things he wants to do in his life. I think AC/DC will miss Brian much more than Brian will miss AC/DC. There you go. What do you expect from Australians? (laughs) ... And he’s such a lovely guy, Brian. I’ve known him for 40 odd years, more. ... I mean, go and see karaoke with Axl Rose? Give me a break. (Laughs).”


A jab at Aussies AND a karaoke remark?  Damn, Daltrey!

What are your thoughts?  Agree or disagree with Daltrey?  Let us know in the comments!



Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.