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The Who will call it quits this year… until next time

By | Published on Friday 26 June 2015

Pete Townshend

If I start with the TL:DR will you only read that and skip the fuller article? But then you’d be skipping the words of Pete Townshend. And you wouldn’t do that, would you? Well, whatever: he and Roger Daltrey aren’t feuding, but will probably call it a day on The Who this year, though will still work together again in the future, but not as The Who, except management will probably force them to anyway. Got that?

Speaking to Mojo ahead of this weekend’s Glastonbury set, Who man Townshend said: “Roger and I were both so upset when the English newspapers decided that we were feuding. Because it’s just not the case”.

But nevertheless: “I think I will stop after this year. When this tour is over, we’ll probably both go our separate ways”.

But nevertheless: “I think Roger and I will do odd things together. I hope that one day I can write him an album of songs that suit him and the record company won’t demand that we call it the fucking Who”.

But nevertheless: “I’ve got a bad feeling about that: “I think that if I wrote Roger a bunch of good songs, our manager would say, ‘Why not call it The Who? We’ll sell double as many records!””

But nevertheless…