Roger Daltrey said that he had doubts about his new solo album 'As Long As I Have You' was worth recording until his Who bandmate, Pete Townshend talked him into it and appeared on seven of the album's tracks.
The follow up to 'Going Back Home' released in 2014 will be released on June 1 and was completed after Roger Daltrey suffered from viral meningitis in 2015.
“There was a time there when I didn’t think I’d make it at all,” the singer told Mojo in a new interview. “But this incredible peace came over me. I’ll never forget it.” However, he still had doubts over the material when he went back to work. “Pete was the one who convinced me that it was great,” he said.
It’s been 12 years since the Who released their most recent album, Endless Wire, and Townshend said that he had certain requirements if they were to make another record.
“You know, the difficult thing for Roger and me is that we never really collaborated on a creative level,” he said, “not even in the way we plan stage shows. Either I am driving or he is driving. The next Who album if there is to be one really needs to feature songs from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend in equal numbers.”
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock