While it seems like members of The Who, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, are doing their own thing right now, the two may come together pretty soon. Daltrey is gearing up for his rock opera tour of “Tommy” and just dropped his latest solo album “As Long As I Have You” and Townshend is taking a year off from the band, but Daltrey confirms they’ll be reuniting soon and it could be some of Townshend’s best work.
“We haven't gone away," Daltrey offers. “We will be doing something in the very near future, that's for sure. Y'know, I've always been of the opinion that if Pete really puts his mind to it he could potentially write his greatest work at this age. He's got that kind of brain that would use his life experience and his musical ability to perhaps come up with his greatest compositions, and the group has been playing so well recently I think [Townshend] thinks we have a valid voice in the music business. So who knows? He has all the ability to do it; Let's just hope he can be inspired to do it.”
It’s no secret Daltrey’s got love for Townshend and it’s no surprise that his “favorite guitarist” helped him out on his latest solo project. “When I went back and listened to what I'd done, I was very disillusioned with it,” notes Daltrey. “Pete called me up and said, 'This is great, Roger, you've got to finish it.’ And then he offered to play guitar on it, and that was the clincher for me because he's my favorite guitarist, and whenever he plays on a record it's always original. So I decided to finish it, and I'm very pleased with the outcome."
“As Long As I Have You”- Daltrey’s ninth studio album- dropped this past Friday, and you can see him on the “Tommy” U.S. tour beginning Friday.