Roger Daltrey has blasted the "miserable world" being created by the "woke generation".
The Who frontman thinks the political climate has grown increasingly "absurd" and called for a shift away from online culture back to traditional print media as he warned young people are on a "route to nowhere".
Joining bandmate Pete Townshend on Zane Lowe's Apple Music 1 show, he said: "It's just getting harder to disseminate the truth. It's almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth and start to read books again.
"I don't know, we might get somewhere because it's becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation.
"It's terrifying, the miserable world they're going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who's lived a life and you see what they're doing, you just know that it's a route to nowhere.
"Especially when you've lived through the periods of a life that we've had the privilege to. I mean, we've had the golden era. There's no doubt about that."
The 77-year-old frontman explained his generation had "came out of a war" and a "levelled society", and lived through socialist governments and visited communist countries.
Elsewhere in the interview, Roger admitted he "doesn't particularly enjoy" listening to his band's old albums, although he appreciates how good they still sound.
He said: "I listened back to so much of The Who's stuff, I don't particularly enjoy it, 'cause some painful memories in there.
"'But I am constantly amazed that it doesn't age. I think that's to do with the fact that it's coming from a centre, which is deep within us all, which is our truth. Any moment that will be part of our truths somewhere in our life.
"And it will resonate, and that resonance will carry it forward. It astonishes me how modern most Who music sounds today."