The Who’s Roger Daltrey: ‘I Haven’t Seen Pete Townshend In Two Years’
The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey opened up about his current relationship with bandmate Pete Townshend during a recent interview with The Coda Collection. Apparently, they haven’t seen each other for two years, which is okay since they both know they share a deep love.
As many of you might know, The Who had a bumpy career filled with tragedy despite being one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century. They have experienced several catastrophic moments, such as losing their drummer Keith Moon and witnessing a crowd crush during a concert in Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, which killed 11 fans.
Due to these incidents, the band had several break-ups and reunions over the years, and only two members remained stable; Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. In December 2019, they released their first studio album in thirteen years, ‘Who,’ and have been silent musically since then.
Although the founding members have known each other for a very long time, it’s known that they have been struggling to communicate. According to Townshend, the years wore them off and affected their personal relationship as well. On the other hand, Roger Daltrey seems to disagree with his bandmate as he reflected on their current relationship during a recent interview.
If you ask the singer, they have a deep connection that bonds them, regardless of whether they see each other. Speaking of seeing each other, Daltrey admitted to not seeing Townshend in two years but talking once a year over the phone. Since the musician loves his bandmate, he often misses him, but he has always been a loner in his private life.
About his relationship with Townshend, Daltrey said:
“I speak to Pete once a year, I haven’t seen him for two years. I miss him, always enjoy seeing him. But we’re not that kind of friend we don’t need to be. We know we’re there for each other there’s a deep love. I’ve always been a bit of a loner anyway.”
You can watch the interview below.