Roger Daltrey Talks New The Who Album & Losing His Voice In New Interview


The Who frontman Roger Daltrey gave a status update on the band’s new album and warned “within the next five years my voice will go” as part of a new interview with Billboard. The chat came ahead of The Who’s hometown concert in London on Saturday night.

“Obviously within the next five years I think my voice will go,” Daltrey explained to Gary Graff. “Age will get it in the end.” The vocalist did add, “It’s still there at the moment” and The Who will follow Saturday’s show with a North American tour this fall.

In January, Daltrey and The Who guitarist Pete Townshend revealed a new album is in the works, but there’s been little heard about the follow-up to 2006’s Endless Wire since. Roger told Billboard the forthcoming LP “is turning out really much better than I ever thought it could be.” Daltrey confirmed nine songs “that are absolutely fabulous” are done with the potential for the band to add one or two more before the album is released.

“It’s typical Townshend,” Daltrey explained. “He’s still got the bite and that knack of creating songs with the earworm that climbs into you. How it fits in the modern market I don’t know, but I don’t care. I know inside me it’s good stuff.” Head here for more on Roger’s future plans and his take on The Who’s current tour.

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