Lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey, is prepping a memoir for release in autumn next year.
“I’ve always resisted the urge to ‘do the memoir,'” Daltrey said in a statement, “but now, finally, I feel I’ve enough perspective.”
Daltrey first mentioned the book during an interview with Rolling Stone last year. Now, three years into the project, he’s finally ready to announce a pending release.
“It’s taken three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday,” he said in the new statement. “I hope the result is more than just another autobiography. I’ve been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I’ve witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I’m still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn’t make it is nothing short of a miracle.”
Roger Daltrey stopped by The Nightly Show earlier this year to share stories from The Who, and to talk about his upcoming Teenage Cancer Trust shows.
Daltrey had to spend time grappling with memories and wondering which events to include.
“When you’ve spent more than half a century at the epicenter of a band like The Who, perspective can be a problem. Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I’m on the factory floor in Shepherd’s Bush, the next, I’m headlining Woodstock.”
Alongside the book, Daltrey is working on a solo album, the first since 1992’s Rocks in the Head. He’ll also hit the road in late October for a tour.
There is no word yet on a title.
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