Rock News of the Day
Roger Daltrey says The Who are unlikely to ever release another album because the internet has “stolen” the music industry. The Who released the single Be Lucky in 2014 and at the time, Roger hinted that a full album would follow. But he says: “We’ve talked about it… there’s no record industry anymore. Why would I make a record?
“I would have to pay to make a record. There’s no royalties so I can’t see that ever happening… I’m certainly not going to pay money to give my music away free. I’ve got other things I could waste the money on.”
Asked why the record industry is in the state that it’s in, Daltrey adds: “Well, it’s been stolen. The way the internet has come about has been the biggest robbery in history, like musicians should work for nothing.”
(Via Classic Rock)
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On This Day in Rock
Charlie Watts—drummer for the Rolling Stones born in 1941.
1978—Bruce Springsteen released his fourth album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Springsteen had been prevented from recording for a year due to litigation involving former manager Mike Appel.
1978—Thin Lizzy released their first live album Live and Dangerous which was recorded during concerts in London and Toronto.
1978—Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their American television debut on The Midnight Special.
1984—Van Halen’s sixth top forty single on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart “I’ll Wait” peaked at number 13. The song was co-written with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers.
1987—A sold-out Billy Idol concert set to take place at Madison Square Garden was canceled after it was discovered that asbestos-removal work was taking place.
1993—Aerosmith kicked off their eighteen month world tour in support of Get a Grip at the Landon Arena in Topeka, KS. By the time tour ended, 240 concerts were performed, which made it the most concerts performed by Aerosmith on a single tour.
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