The legendary rock band are huge fans of the 'Bad Romance' singer and are very impressed by her theatrical stage shows and the personas she adopts
Guitarist Pete Townshend said: ''What Lady Gaga has done is created an iconic figure who is someone we can get inside. She's a story and it's fascinating to watch - she's like a space oddity.''
The Who - who famously had hits with rock operas including 'Tommy' and 'Quadrophenia' themselves - also praised the Spice Girls, after they had a dressing room next to them when both groups performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London last year.
Singer Roger Daltrey, 68, said: ''It was a great day. We were in the dressing room next door to the Spice Girls and listened to them warm up - and singing really well. So all those that don't think they can sing - they can. They were a joy.''
The rockers also welcome advances in technology - such as computer apps and programmes - which have made it easier for people to make music and express themselves creatively.
Pete, 67, added to The Sun newspaper: ''The machinery of making music means more people can do it now. The technology has made it easier to make music without being profoundly gifted.''