Newswire: Roger Daltrey thinks rock is dead, says rap is where it’s at

As the singer for The Who, Roger Daltrey is an elder statesman of rock ‘n’ roll. That means he’s both committed to the future of the genre and has the authority to speak his mind when he’s not enthusiastic about something. Apparently, though, what he’s not enthusiastic about these days is rock ‘n’ roll itself—or at least the modern-day state of it. He’s actually way more into rap music now.

That comes from an interview Daltrey did with The Times (via Stereogum), during which he expressed some frustration with rock ‘n’ roll. “The sadness for me is that rock has reached a dead end,” he said, adding that “the only people saying things that matter are the rappers and most pop is meaningless and forgettable.” He also adds that when you watch rock musicians perform, “you can’t remember a bloody thing” about it. On …

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