London, (ANI): Founder and lead singer of the English band The Who,
Roger Daltrey, has slammed Simon Cowell, saying that the latter
would not know talent even “if it bit him on the b*******."
Daltrey, 66, feels that music mogul Cowell, 51, is the reason
the music industry is in a crisis. “We really need to break away
from The X Factor and American Idol - that Simon Cowell thing. I
really think the music industry will beat this slump and come back
stronger," the Sun quoted him as saying.
He also believes that legendary groups, including The Who, would
never have been successful if Cowell had had the final say when
they first hit the charts in the Sixties. “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. That"s the joke of it,"
he said to a group of young hopefuls at Brighton"s Institute Of
Modern Music on Wednesday.
“The music they make on the shows is absolute tripe. 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******s," he added.