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Pete Townshend: I’d have been better off without The Who

By | Published on Friday 25 March 2011

The Who

What better way to celebrate being interviewed for a special one-off magazine about your band than to claim that you’d have been much better off never joining said band? That is exactly what The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend has done in a publication put together by the folks behind Uncut magazine.

Asked what he would have done differently if he could do it all again, he said: “I would never have joined a band. Even though I am quite a good gang member and a good trooper on the road, I am bad at creative collaboration. I would have made a much more effective solo performer and producer working the way Brian Eno has worked”.