The Who Frontman Praises Muse: 'They're Doing Exactly What We Did'
"They're great musicians and they perform brilliantly," says Roger Daltrey.
Posted on Jun 12, 2013 12:26 pm
The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey recently sang praises of the popular UK rock trio Muse, drawing clear comparisons to his own band.
During a chat with NME, Daltrey commented that Muse are doing the very same thing The Who did back in the day, except by using more modern technologies.
"I can certainly see us in a band like Muse, for instance - they're doing exactly what we did in the '70s but with new technologies," the singer said. "They're great musicians and they perform brilliantly."
The singer also discussed the timeless charm of the 1973 the Who record "Quadrophenia," saying, "Yes, we're looking back, but 'Quadrophenia' has also moved forward, and in that sense it's timeless. It's classic. It's classical music in a rock manner, but it's classical music in every sense of the world."
The Who have embarked on their "Quadrophenia and More European Tour" on Saturday (June 8) in Dublin, Ireland. The concerts include a full performance of the classic record mentioned beforehand.
When it comes to group's future plans once the concert trek is complete, Daltrey commented: "I don't think you should ever say, 'This is the last time.' Music isn't like that. You'll be sitting there not wishing to get onto a stage again for maybe two, three, four, five months, or maybe a year, then suddenly you'll wake up and feel like you've got to do it again. It's in the blood and I never say never."
The band's latest studio effort, "Endless Wire," dropped in October 2006 via Polydor/Universal Republic as the eleventh The Who record, peaking at No. 7 in the US and on No. 9 chart position in the UK.