‘Who’ Lead Singer Roger Daltrey Blasts Al Gore and Live Earth Concerts

May 19th, 2007 11:32 AM

Better strap yourself in for a dose of alternate reality, for a rock legend has actually come out against Al Gore’s upcoming concerts to promote global warming hysteria.

Can’t be, you say?

Well, Britain’s The Sun reported Saturday (h/t Glenn Reynolds):

THE WHO's ROGER DALTRY [sic] has blasted the big Wembley gig Gore is organising to raise awareness of global warming.

Shocked? There’s much more, although readers should be cautioned about imminent vulgarity in the quotes (emphasis added throughout):

But Roger, who played with U2 at Live Aid and Live8, reckons the whole thing is a waste of time.

Speaking exclusively to Bizarre, Roger said: "Bo***cks to that! The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert.

"I can't believe it. Let's burn even more fuel.

"We have problems with global warming, but the questions and the answers are so huge I don't know what a rock concert's ever going to do to help.”

How marvelous. But Roger was just getting warmed up:

"Everybody on this planet at the moment, unless they are living in the deepest rainforest in Brazil, knows about climate change.”

The rocker, who used to sing about my g-generation, added: "My answer is to burn all the f***ing oil as quick as possible and then the politicians will have to find a solution.”

Well, I agree with burning all the oil as quickly as possible. As for letting the politicians find a solution, they’ve had 34 years since the first energy crisis, and haven’t accomplished much in my view.

Regardless, Daltrey isn’t alone in his sentiments:

Roger's comments come hot on the heels of SIR BOB GELDOFs equally scathing views.

Last week the Live Aid hero lashed out, saying: "Why is Gore actually organising them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect?

"Everybody's known about that problem for years. We are all f***ing conscious of global warming."

How could we not be, Bob? That’s all we hear about from an alarmist media 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For those interested, a May 12 Associated Press article reported more about Geldof’s views on these concerts:

“I would only organize (Live Earth) if I could go on stage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations," he told the newspaper. "They haven't got those guarantees, so it's just an enormous pop concert or the umpteenth time that, say, Madonna or Coldplay get up on stage."

Geldof also criticized the former vice president's choice of the name Live Earth.

"It sounds like Live 8," he told the paper. "We're getting lots of responses from people who think we are organizing it."

All this makes one wonder if the next time Roger sings “My Generation,” the lyrics will be changed to “Hope I die before I get Gored!”

Talkin’ ‘bout my g-g-g-g-generation.