Townshend's Rant Against Old Rockers

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THE WHO legend PETE TOWNSHEND has slammed ageing rockers - including himself - for continuing to tour into their fifties and sixties. The MY GENERATION star, 61, has lashed out at BOB DYLAN and THE ROLLING STONES over their longevity as rock stars, insisting the novelty is simply in the fact that they are still going at all - and not because they are exciting to watch. He says, "I don't think the big bands are going to be able to do this for much longer. "I don't want to see Bob Dylan, I don't want to go out and see the Stones. I wouldn't pay money to go and see The Who, not even with new songs. "I wouldn't pay money to see CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH. They make me sick. When I say that, I mean I'm ageist about it. "Somebody gave me tickets for MARLENE DIETRICH's last concert in London. She looked fantastic under the lights, but you knew it was an 80-year-old woman held together with glue and string."


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Maybee Pete has lost his passion for the music...I don't know 11To see the Stones live, is still a moving experience tom anyway...especially now that you can hear them, and now that with the great souns systems etc. one can actually hear them...I wonder if Pete feels the same way aboutChuck Berry? I am not much younger thatn Jagger about 5 yrs. I grew up with the stones and all the groups from the 60's and 70's. Back then the sound was terrible, you couldnt hear them properly and half the time they were out of tune. Today the sound is excellent, they are all in tune and they sound GREAT....I think that it is a personal thing with Pete...He has hit the wall! He is feeling old...All the best to everyone...
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We saw both The Who and the Stones on their latest tours. Townsend is right, we see them for the novelty. But the music that inspired us to buy their albums decades ago still appeals to us and the ticket price to concerts is nothing when compared to their longevity, which makes them all living legends. But the 'glue and string' thing, too FUNNY, and true...
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The Who still give great performances ,many teenagers still listen to their music and they were probably the best act at live8 apart from U2 and Paul McCartnety .Also,U2 have been in the music buisness for over 30 years and they are at the moment probably the biggest band in the world.the best bands around are the ones with the most experience
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