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Who Knew? Roger Daltrey Says He’s Working on a Solo Album and an Autobiography


Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesWho frontman Roger Daltrey has two interesting projects in the works, a solo album and a memoir, but he says neither may see the light of day.

“I’m working on a solo project but I don’t know whether I’ll ever release it,” the singer tells Rolling Stone. “I’m working on a biography; I don’t know if I’ll ever release that. I’ll only release it if it’s a good book. I don’t care how long it takes.”

Daltrey reveals that he has “five great tracks” for the album and is “looking for another five.” He adds that he has a hard time finding worthwhile material for his records, while maintaining, “I don’t want anything mediocre on it.”

As for the sound of the new album, Roger notes, “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.”

With regard to his autobiography, Daltrey tells Rolling Stone that he hasn’t signed a publishing deal yet because he doesn’t wants to put the book out unless it’s good.

“If it takes five years, then it takes five years to write it,” he adds.

Asked what he thinks makes a good memoir, Roger says, “It’s about getting an angle that carries the reader with you. You can’t do just a series of events.”

The Who played the last show of its North American 50th anniversary tour on Sunday in Las Vegas, and the band will perform at a private charity gig tonight in the Los Angeles area to raise funds for Teen Cancer America and UCLA’s Autism Treatment Program. Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts also will perform. The Who also will play a series of European concerts in June, August and September.

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