Roger Daltrey threatens to walk out of The Who gig after smelling marijuana …

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Legendary Rock Singer Makes Blunt Request of Marijuana-Smoking Audience Member — and It Isn’t for a Toke.

“Eat it up your f—ing arse!” the 70-year-old Brit rocker yelled, pointing at the bud-loving fan at the Nassau Coliseum Wednesday night, as seen in a YouTube from a fan near the stage.

Given his band’s reputation for raucous behavior on and off the stage, one might be surprised that the lead singer of iconic rock band The Who has an aversion to marijuana smoke — even when he sniffs it out at shows. His foul-mouthed but very un-rock rant came after Who singer and fellow septuagenarian Roger Daltrey gave the smoker a milder warning, telling him: “It’s your choice, I can’t do anything about it.” The Who was considered one of rock’s most raucous bands in its ‘60s and ‘70s heyday, with defiant anthems like “My Generation” and “Baba O’Riley.” Daltrey and Townshend have both admitted to major hard drug abuse in the past, and the band’s original drummer, Keith Moon, died of a drug overdose at 32. I’m doing my best.” Having explained that he is allergic to the smoke and that it causes problems with his vocal performance, fans began chanting “eat it” while bandmate Pete Townshend suggested he uses the drug using rectal administration. “Up your fucking arse,” Daltrey added, suggesting, “it’s the quickest way.” Newsday reports that Daltrey’s vocal performance was noticeably inhibited by the smoke. “The smoke’s impact was almost immediate on his voice, which went from crystal clear and potent for the opening ‘I Can’t Explain’ to something rougher and more limited during ‘I Can See For Miles’.” Pete Townshend of The Who recently claimed reiterated that he doesn’t enjoy playing live. Sure enough, Roger Daltrey halted Wednesday night’s concert in Long Island, New York, and threatened to end the proceedings because of how much pot smoke was wafting up to the stage, Newsday reported.

Apparently once Daltrey caught wind of the culprit, he spoke directly to the fan from the stage while making his ultimatum. “It’s your choice,” he’s heard saying. They were exploring, even now, the way his songs are awash in clashing impulses: rebellion, isolation, anger, uncertainty, yearning, fear, lust, frustration, brawling, searching.

I rarely have moments these days onstage when I go into what jazz musicians call ‘the zone.’ I rarely lose myself on the stage.” It was recently announced that the Who will be the third, and final, headliner for Glastonbury 2015. Never one to shy away from frankly stating his point of view, guitarist Pete Townshend spelled things out for the fan in no uncertain terms after Daltrey’s plea — and then the show went on. Townshend’s many self-questioning manifestos — “I Can’t Explain,” “The Seeker” and “Who Are You” — started a set full of the Who’s surefire material. “Sorry if this seems like history lessons,” a jovial Mr.

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Uncle Pete lets loose with some profanity after Daltrey’s ultimatum — but you already figured that out, didn’t you?) From the breaking news you need to know to the hottest trends circling the Web, TheBlaze has it all. They weren’t simple blasts of defiance, like the enjoyable set by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts that opened the concert; they strove to innovate, to surprise.

But the music they made as young men was physically demanding, and it’s increasingly difficult for them to perform it. “This type of show for us will be coming to an end very shortly. The extra voices allowed the Who to revive “A Quick One, While He’s Away,” the “mini-opera” that preceded “Tommy,” and they bolstered Mr. Daltrey had screams left in him for “Love, Reign O’er Me.” The set’s peaks were its instrumental passages: in the bell-toned surges of “Amazing Journey” and “Sparks” from “Tommy,” in the vehement funk of “Eminence Front,” in the jittery buildup of “Baba O’Riley.” The Who performs on Friday at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City; Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Tuesday at Barclays Center, Brooklyn; and May 30 at Forest Hills Stadium, Queens.

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