Speaking to the Coda Collection, Daltrey was requested about a few of the different rock bands who rose to prominence across the similar time as The Who, such because the Stones and Led Zeppelin.
He effusively praised the Stones’ frontman, Mick Jagger, conceding: “You’ve got to take your hat off to him. He’s the number one rock ‘n’ roll performer.”
However, he continued: “But as a band, if you were outside a pub and you heard that music coming out of a pub some night, you’d think, ‘Well, that’s a mediocre pub band!’”
Beatles star Paul McCartney additionally recently criticised The Rolling Stones, describing them as “a blues cover band”.
“I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs,” mentioned McCartney.
Last month, it was introduced that the Rolling Stones had stopped playing their hit 1970s song “Brown Sugar” on tour.
The information got here amid issues over the track’s references to slavery and different controversial subjects.