It’s been eight years since we’ve heard new music from the Who, but that’s all about to change.
This installment is taken from a 1979 interview with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who. This Minimation was created for Radio.com by Max Werkmeister.
Folks with worthwhile Who memorabilia should email the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pete’s gonna take his windmill around the world one last time…
They went on their first farewell tour in 1982, but they’ve played over 400 gigs and released a new album in the decades since, so it has indeed been a “long goodbye” for the Who. And now, on the eve of their 50th anniversary as a band, it looks like Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are planning what really (really!) will be their last tour (but perhaps not their final performances).
…Which are all up for auction along with Eric Clapton, Bad Company and Ozzy Osbourne relics at an unbecoming price.
The iconic frontman says “My voice is still in good shape.”
“The Who, we’ll always have Pino [Palladino] on bass, I’m sure, and if the music is suitable for Zak [Starkey] on the drums, then great. I don’t know. The Who is Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. And the echoes of John [Entwistle] and Keith [Moon] will always reverberate whenever we play. I can’t tell you who we’ll use if we make a new album, until I hear the music.”
Three decades after their first “farewell” tour in 1982, Pete Townshend has announced that the Who will go on their final, final tour… two years from now in 2015.
If you’ve been following along, there’s a new One Direction song out dubiously titled “Best Song Ever.” If you’re big fans of 1D, the you might buy into the title.