Tennant’s scathing attack on former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s initiative to raise awareness about climate change included claims that the idea is flawed because of the environmental damage the shows will cause. “I’ve always been against the idea of rock stars lecturing people as if they know something the rest of us don’t – it looks arrogant,” he explained. “It’s not as if they have a private source of information. To state the obvious as if you are the only person that knows it is intellectually weak.”

Tennant was broader in his criticisms of rock stars using their position to get involved in global issues, hitting out at Bono – who isn’t involved in Live Earth – for his high-profile role in similar political activism.

“Bono uses his celebrity, but in doing so he increases his celebrity. I’ve never been totally convinced that the rest of U2 feel comfortable with that.”Tennant’s comments almost echoed Live Aid and Live 8 supremo Bob Geldof’s views on Gore’s initiative.

“I hope they’re a success. But why is he actually organizing them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect?” the former Boomtown Rat said in an interview with Dutch national daily De Volkskrant. “Everybody’s known about that problem for years. We are all f***ing conscious of global warming,” Geldof continued.

Daltrey had his own straightforward idea of how to solve the problems of the greenhouse effect.”My answer is to burn all the oil as f***ing quick as possible and then the politicians will have to find a solution.”