The Who frontman Roger Daltrey is set to relive his fifty years as a rocker by penning a memoir.

The My Generation singer, 72, wants to reveal to fans the story behind fronting one of the biggest bands of the 20th Century.

“I’m working on a (auto)biography… I’ll only release it if it’s a good book. I don’t care how long it takes,” he tells Rolling Stone magazine.

The music legend has even foregone the riches on offer from publishing companies because he wants to take his time perfecting his book.

“I won’t sign a publishing deal,” he adds. “People sign a publishing deal and they have to put it out because they’ve taken the money. Well, b**locks to the money, I don’t care about the money. I want (to write) a good book.”

Once published, the memoir will recount the inside story of one of Britain’s most popular rock bands.

Roger and bandmates Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon rose to fame as leading lights of Britain’s 1960s music scene.


Pete and Roger are the only surviving members of the group, who have over the past two years been celebrating the 50th anniversary of their coming together in 1964 with a world tour.

Despite his incredible career, the veteran musician is not content just to relive past glories, as he is working on a solo album which if released will be his first individual record since 1992.

“I’m working on a solo project, but I don’t know whether I’ll ever release it,” he says.

Roger is heavily critical of the modern music industry as he regards the internet as an obstacle getting in the way of musicians making money from their work.

“Musicians are getting robbed every day,” he explains. “You notice, the internet is a slowly but surely destructive thing. I don’t think it’s improved people’s lives. It’s just made them do more work and feel like they’re wanted a bit more, but it’s all b**locks.”


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