THE WHO: Roger Daltrey talks about why rockers have escaped #MeToo scrutiny
Roger Daltrey says he can't understand why any rock star worthy of the name would "need to push themselves on women."
In a long and wide-ranging interview with The Daily Mail's Sunday magazine, Event, The Who's singer got a bit testy when asked why we've heard very little about Harvey Weinstein-like sexual predators in the music business. In fact, he turned the tables, saying that rock stars like Mick Jagger and him are more likely targets of sexual predators than the other way around.
He says he'd like to have a pound for every woman that "[wants] my a--," and that Jagger "would be a billionaire out of it. He feels that "if it existed in the rock business, it would’ve been out...a long time ago." Actually, there have been some accusations, but mostly against record executives, not musicians.
Daltrey says he finds "this whole thing so obnoxious. It’s always allegations and it’s just salacious crap." He points to child pornography charges against his bandmate Pete Townshend that led to the guitarist's arrest about 15 years ago, although he was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. According to Daltrey, Townshend "didn’t have anything on his computer at all. He was accused of downloading, accused of this and accused of that. They never found one [effing] thing on 35 computers. It’s a joke."
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JOHN LENNON: New postage stamp due out in September
The John Lennon postage stamp will go on sale September 7th. The special series will be printed on a replica 45-RPM record sleeve.
Artwork released by the U.S. Postal Service shows 16 different color variations of a 1974 image by noted photographer Bob Gruen. The original black-and-white photograph has been treated in gradations of color. Lennon’s signature appears at the top of the stamps. “USA,” the peace symbol and the Forever denomination appear along the bottom.
A different photo appears on the back side of the panel -- a 1971 image by Peter Fordham that originally promoted John's Imagine album.