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The Who's Roger Daltrey Blasts Simon Cowell's Shows

November 19, 2010 (9:13 am) GMT
He thinks people need to get away from 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol' because great bands like The Rolling Stone and The Beatles wouldn't pass the audition round.

Roger Daltrey is the latest rocker to take aim at over his U.K. talent show "" - branding the hit show a "slump" the music industry must recover from. legend's rant follows Sir 's recent outburst, in which he branded the talent show "a**e-paralyzingly brain crippling".

Madness star Suggs, 's Brett Anderson and New Order rocker Bernard Sumner have also recently lined up to blast Cowell. Daltrey claims Cowell has "belittled" music by manufacturing pop stars on his series - and he's convinced rock icons , and his own band would never have passed the audition stage of the contest.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "We really need to break away from 'The X Factor' and '' - that Simon Cowell thing. I really think the music industry will beat this slump and come back stronger."

"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. 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**locks."

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