Although Roger Daltrey is proud of his just-released solo set As Long As I Have You and his soon-to-be launched solo summer tour -- he wants it known, the Who is far from done. Daltrey will be touring around North America over the next few months performing Tommy with most of the band's usual touring ensemble -- including Pete Townshend's kid brother, guitarist Simon Townshend.

Daltrey told us that his abundance of solo work these days doesn't mean the Who's been laid to rest: "Listen, we haven't gone away, Pete's just having a year off (laughs). We will be doing something in the very near future, for sure. I've always been of the opinion that if Pete really puts his mind to it, he could potentially write his greatest work at this age. He's got that kind of brain that would use that life experience and his musical ability, to perhaps come up with some of his greatest compositions. I've said this for 40 years, by the way. I like to think it would come true. He has all the ability to do it -- let's just hope he could be inspired to do it."
August 10 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery AUDIO: ROGER DALTREY ON PETE TOWNSHEND WRITING NEW MUSIC