Roger Daltrey’s autobiography will be out in August 2018 published by Henry Holt and Co. in the U.S. and Blink Publishing in the U.K. No title is availeble yet.
“It took me three years to rearrange the events of my life,- the vocalist declared – to remember who did what and why, to separate the myths from reality, to retrace the details of what happened at Holiday Inn on the birthday night by Keith Moon.”
” I won’t sign a publishing deal. Roger recently said – People sign a publishing deal and they have to put it out because they’ve taken the money. Well, bollocks to the money, I don’t care about the money. I want a good book.”
“And when I look at the juxtapositions of things – you know, like being the singer in The Who to being a fish farmer, and being a film star to being a beef farmer, there’s all these swings and roundabouts in my life that are so juxtaposed.”
Meantime a new solo record would be Daltrey’s first single record since 1992’s Rocks in the Head. The Who frontman has released during the career 8 solo studio albums .
Daltrey recently said “ i’ve got five great tracks” for a proposed solo record, and is “looking for another five”. What musical direction might he take? “I started off as a soul singer. I’ve never done a soul album. I’m playing some stuff like that. I’ve got ranges in my voice that people have never, ever heard.”
Roger Daltrey has announced a nearby St. Augustine gig set for early November. The singer will be performing a set of Who cuts with a backing band that includes (current touring members of) the Who. Edgar “Frankenstein” Winter will be the support act. Roger Daltrey plays the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, Nov.3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $53.50.