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Roger Daltrey against televising festivals
The Who’s Roger Daltrey says TV coverage of festivals makes him “want to puke.”
The ‘Substitute’ singer feels televising live music loses the essence of witnessing rock ‘n’ roll first hand and takes away from the “mystery” which surrounds the performers.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, he said: “I think you have to go out and experience it. I don’t think music works particularly well on TV, especially rock music.
“Most of the festival stuff makes me want to puke. It’s wall-to-wall stuff and the artists get very little money from it.
“Most of the mystique is taken away.”
Roger – who is currently on tour performing his band’s rock opera ‘Tommy’ – also lamented how hard it is for bands to make a living with the way the industry is now set up.
He added: “It is so hard to make a living on the road now. I think the record industry has been decimated by free downloading and touring is becoming incredibly expensive.”