Roger Daltrey wants to break away from X Factor & American Idol type shows

Roger Daltrey has hit out at Simon Cowell and The X Factor, saying that the public needs to ‘break away’ from this genre of TV shows.

The Who star claims that Cowell is ruining the music industry, saying that iconic bands like The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles would never have made it past the audition stages of his shows.

“We really need to break away from The X Factor and American Idol – that Simon Cowell thing,” he told The Sun.

“I really think the music industry will beat this slump and come back stronger.”

“Groups like The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles wouldn’t have made it past the audition stage, let alone be shown on TV,” he added. “That’s the joke of it.

“The music they make on the shows is absolute tripe.”

He continued: “He’s made a good industry out of it, but it’s belittled the power of music. He wouldn’t know what the X Factor was if it bit him on the b*llocks.”

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