Roger Daltrey called the Rolling Stones “a mediocre pub band”.
The Who frontman, 77, made the comment after Sir Paul McCartney called Sir Mick Jagger’s band a ‘blues cover band’.
Speaking to the Coda Collection, Daltrey said: “Mick Jagger, you have to take your hat off to him. He’s number one in rock ‘n’ roll.”
He then joked: “But as a band, if you were outside a pub and you heard this music coming out of a pub one night, you’d be thinking, ‘Well, this is a band of mediocre ad!
The Beatles legend, 79, has made no secret of the fact that he thinks the ‘Let it Be’ hitmakers were better than the ‘Honky Tonk Women’ band, and last month he insisted that they had more range than the blues-oriented band.
He said: “I’m not sure I should say this, but it’s a blues cover band, it’s kind of what the Stones are.
“I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
Jagger, 78, continued the couple’s back and forth at the ‘Paint it Black’ rockers’ SoFi Stadium concert in Los Angeles recently, where he joked onstage: ‘Paul McCartney is here. He’s going to join us in the blues cover band.
Elsewhere in the interview, Daltrey admitted that he had always envied the Led Zepellin frontman and his close friend, Robert Plant.
He explained, “I managed to get the short straw of all the singers from all the bands.
“No solos! The Who songs are all lyrics. Robert Plant – Percy, as we call him – he’s a very good friend of mine, and we joke about it. He said you could go and read a book when [Jimmy] The page started with a guitar solo or [John] Bonham said on a drum solo. And I suddenly thought, ‘I wonder what it would have been like to be in a band like that!'”
And in the high-profile chat, the ‘My Generation’ hitmaker predicted that the internet would “probably be the end of our civilization”.
He said: “I never thought anything good would come of it, and I still don’t think anything good would come of it. I think if we’re not careful it’s probably the end of it. of our civilization.”