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Townshend calls Apple a 'vampire'

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend urges Apple to use its power to help new bands instead of "bleeding" artists like a "digital vampire".

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has urged Apple's iTunes to use its power to help new bands instead of "bleeding" artists like a "digital vampire".

Townshend made the comments in BBC 6 Music's inaugural John Peel Lecture, named in honour of the legendary DJ.

He also argued against unauthorised file-sharing, saying the internet was "destroying copyright as we know it".

Pete Townshend's full speech can be seen on http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/