Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have been clear about the Who‘s 50th anniversary datesmarking the end of the band’s large-scale touring, but in a new interview with MOJO, Townshend goes a step further, suggesting he’s ready to close the book on the group completely.
“I think I will stop after this year,” mused Townshend, although he’s quick to point out that he’d still like to “do odd things” with Daltrey when the mood strikes. “I hope that one day I can write him an album of songs that suit him and the record company won’t demand that we call it the f—ing Who, but I’ve got a bad feeling about it,” he admitted. “I think that if I wrote Roger a bunch of good songs, our manager would say, ‘Why not call it The Who? We’ll sell double as many records!’”