‘The Who’ Lead Singer Roger Daltrey Says The ‘Woke Generation’ Is Making A ‘Miserable World’

Roger Daltrey, Lead Singer of ‘The Who’, Criticizes the ‘Woke Generation’ for Creating a ‘Miserable World’

Roger Daltrey Of ‘The Who’ Rips ‘Woke Generation’

Roger Daltrey, the legendary lead singer of the English rock band “The Who,” spoke out this week against what he refers to as the “woke generation.” During an interview on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1, Daltrey expressed his belief that this generation is only creating a “miserable world” for themselves.

During the interview, Daltrey discussed the abundance of “spin” in today’s world and the challenges of disseminating the truth. He suggested that perhaps it is time to turn off the constant stream of information and return to more traditional forms of communication, such as newsprint and word of mouth. Daltrey expressed his frustration with the impact of artificial intelligence and the influence of the woke generation, finding their actions and beliefs to be absurd.

The 77-year-old London native warned of the consequences of the woke generation’s actions, stating, “It’s terrifying, the miserable world they’re going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who’s lived a life and you see what they are doing, you just know that it’s a route to nowhere.”

Background on ‘The Who’

Roger Daltrey, along with Pete Townshend and John Entwistle, founded “The Who” in 1964. The three music icons met while attending school in London. Since its inception, the band has enjoyed immense popularity and is still recognized today as one of the greatest groups of all time.

With their unique sound and energetic performances, “The Who” has sold over 100 million records worldwide. They have released twelve albums, with their most recent being “Who,” which debuted in December.

Image: The Who performing 'My Generation'

One of their biggest hits is “My Generation.” The band’s performance of this song showcases their iconic style and stage presence. The video linked below captures the essence of “The Who” in their prime.

The Who, in all their guises, with My Generation. Great footage. ❤️

Image: The Who performing 'My Generation'

— Colin Steer (@colinphoenix) May 4, 2021

Roger Daltrey’s Iconic Move

Aside from his vocal talents, Daltrey is also known for his signature move of swinging his microphone around from its cord during performances. He recently revealed the origin of this iconic move during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

In the interview, Daltrey confessed that he initially started swinging the microphone out of pure boredom. He explained, “I was on a stage with two maniacs and a very straight bass player, and I just got bored. I thought, ‘I’ve got this thing in my hand and I’m fed up with holding it up there, so what do I do with it?’ So I kind of threw it and I held onto the cord, and of course, it came back. I thought, ‘Well, that’s kind of interesting. Let’s see what more I can do with it.'”

As the move became increasingly popular and recognized as a staple of his performances, Daltrey embraced and perfected it. He shared, “I went on to be pretty good with that thing. I could take a cigarette out of someone’s mouth from about 20 yards, which is quite good, you know. I was really quite a good shot with that thing, but I can’t see it now, of course. I throw it up in the air, and I just pray that it comes down somewhere [near me].”

Image: Roger Daltrey on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

For a glimpse of Daltrey’s interview with Jimmy Fallon, where he discusses his microphone swinging technique, watch the video below.

.@TheWho’s Roger Daltrey shares the origin story of his iconic microphone swing #FallonTonight

Image: Roger Daltrey on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) April 27, 2021

The Influence of the ‘Woke Generation’

As a renowned rock musician who experienced the rebelliousness and non-conformity of the 1970s, Daltrey finds himself frustrated with the current “woke generation.” He believes that conformity and the pressure to adhere to the ideologies of the most woke individuals have become prevalent in today’s society.

While Daltrey has always known how to have a good time, he sees the woke generation as creating a miserable world for themselves and those around them. He warns that their actions and beliefs will lead society down a path to nowhere.

Ultimately, Daltrey’s criticism reflects his belief that the woke left is stifling individuality and creating a climate of conformity, which he finds detrimental to society as a whole.


Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of “The Who,” has voiced his concerns about the woke generation, criticizing the impact they are having on society. As a rock icon and performer, Daltrey offers a unique perspective on the challenges of disseminating truth in a world filled with spin and artificial intelligence.

While Daltrey acknowledges the influence and popularity of the woke generation, he believes their actions will lead to a miserable world for themselves and others. His frustration with conformity and the pressure to adhere to woke ideologies is evident in his critique.

As society continues to grapple with these issues, Daltrey’s perspective serves as a reminder to critically evaluate the direction in which we are headed and the potential consequences of following blindly.