On defending the accusation that he’s sold out by allowing the Who’s music to be used in TV commercials:
Defend myself against whom? The rock ’n’ roll thought police? I sell out every time I drag my weary old ass out on the road to play classic rock to beer-drinking saps who should know better. This may be art, but I own the copyright. I come from a musical family. I know music is special. But I also know it is how my family lives. I am quite unsentimental about it, unlike some of our fans.
From Performing Songwriter Issue 98, December 2006
Category: In Their Own Words