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Talkin’ ’bout their generations: Yungblud & The Who’s Roger Daltrey interview each other

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Yungblud and The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey interview each other for the latest installment of Rolling Stone‘s “Musicians on Musicians” series.

During the conversation, Yungblud reveals that before his career took off, he was approached by a label who wanted to have him compete on The Voice.

“I was like, ‘No f***ing way,'” “The Funeral” rocker says.

“I remember them saying, ‘We’ll put you on The Voice, and if you win it, we’ll sign you. But you can’t sing about politics,'” he continues. “I was starting to write about sexuality, fashion, gender…And I just said no.”

Daltrey also shares that he was asked to be a judge on the reality singing competition — presumably the U.K. version — but he declined, as well.

“I’m not gonna judge anyone’s singing,” Daltrey says. “You’re only gonna squash their spirit, whatever you say.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Yungblud and Daltrey talk about social media and their mutual love of Oasis.

“I wish [Oasis] would just get back together,” Daltrey says.

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