Roger Daltrey has made it clear; he does not want a funeral. The Mirror.co.uk reported that Daltrey spoke frankly about his death on Thursday night (October 18th) at London’s Royal Festival Hall while promoting his new memoir, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story, which is published in America tomorrow (October 23rd.)

Daltrey, who's now 74 and recently survived a crippling bout of viral meningitis, revealed, "I’ve instructed that I don’t have a funeral. I just get dumped somewhere. I think funerals are a complete waste of time. I just want people to have a party. Play a bit of (cockney pub rockers) Chas & Dave and have a knees-up. It’s kind of scary at my age. I’m 75 next year, there’s so much behind me and there can’t be a lot in front. But equally, with the meningitis I had, I’m just happy to be alive."

While promoting the new autobiography on Britain's The One Show, Roger Daltrey spoke about the key elements that set the Who apart from their peers: "I did get lucky, everybody gets lucky, you have to be lucky in this business. But we also had the talent and I got the good luck finding the other three members of the band. There was something about our rhythm -- the rhythm that the four of us made that was always spiky. It wasn't rock n' roll. Rock n' roll was, kind of, dance music, y'know, music to make love to. The Who made music to fight to." at 7 p.m., Daltrey will be signing copies for fans in Ridgewood, New Jersey at Bookends bookstore.

The next day, October 26th at 1 p.m., the Who frontman will be signing at Manhattan's Barnes And Noble outlet on Fifth Avenue.

AUDIO: ROGER DALTREY ON THE WHO'S MUSIC