The Who's Roger Daltrey Really Wants Oasis To Get Back Together

By Katrina Nattress

October 28, 2022

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Roger Daltrey and YUNGBLUD were the latest musicians to chat with each other for Rolling Stone's "Musician on Musician" feature, and during their talk a lot came up, including Oasis — a band The Who singer would really like to see get back together.

The topic came up with Daltrey told a story about Liam Gallagher and asked YUNGBLUD if he'd met him.

"I’ve never met him. But I love his band. I like his naughtiness. He’s got his bite," the young English rocker said.

"He’s just got an edge, and I wish [Oasis] would just get back together," Daltrey lamented. "Liam, though, has really carved out a niche for himself now, and I love him. I think he’s fabulous. He’s totally honest. He’s not frightened of saying how he feels. Very similar to you. You remind me of him a bit. He’s from the other side, though! I’ve got a Yorkshire daughter from Huddersfield."

Elsewhere in their conversation, YUNGBLUD revealed that a major label was willing to sign him — but only if he competed in, and won, The Voice.

"When I came [to London from Doncaster], I started playing gigs and went to art school for a bit, and I was completely lost..." he recalled. "We put a video on the internet that we’d made, and a young A&R found it and went into Virgin, and then went, 'All right, let’s put you on The Voice.' I was like, 'No f**king way.'”

"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' — because I was starting to write about sexuality, fashion, gender … And I just said no," YUNGBLUD continued. "If you say no to a major label, it’s like, 'Oh, s**t, what do I do now?' And I literally just [picked] up my iPhone and was like, 'This is how I feel about the world.' People started responding, and 1,000 followers turn to 10,000 and 20,000."

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