He's critical of the iPhone generation

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Roger Daltrey has spoken out about the current state of music.

In a new interview with London’s free newspaper, The Standard, Daltrey said, “There’s not enough anger out there in the music,” he said. “And theres not a lot of contemplation in the lyrics, it’s all very sweet… but that’s the iPhone generation.”

He continued to criticise the music industry, saying, “it’s been stolen. Nobody wants to put in any money on nurturing artists – if you don’t have the first hit, ‘Goodbye!’ In our days, people wanted to take chances and we were allowed to. The artists ran the business. Now, business runs the artists. You get accountants and lawyers basically deciding who’s going to make it and who’s not.”

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The Who are scheduled to play London’s Hyde Park on June 26 as part of their The Who Hits 50 tour. Daltrey confirmed it will be their last tour of this magnitude. “We will always do shows for charity, when we can, because it’s of enormous value to people and Pete [Townshend] and I love to play. But we won’t do long, schlepping tours. It’s killing us,” he explained.

Meanwhile, The Who are to release a seven-inch boxset of their first seven singles in April.