Daltrey: twijfels over toekomst

RockAAA.com heeft een artikel, grotendeels  Rogerdaltreygebaseerd op het artikel in de Daily Express, waarin Roger zijn zorgen uit over de toekomst van The Who.

Blijkbaar heeft de nieuwe oor-monitor van Pete niet naar wens gefunctioneerd: "Despite Daltreyxe2x80x99s cancer scare he hoped his bandmate would find a solution using new hearing technology xe2x80″ but it hasnxe2x80x99t worked out", valt te lezen.

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NBC over Roger's bezoek aan Fantasy Camp

NBC heeft een artikel over Roger's bezoek aan het Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp. Roger zegt hierover: "Ixe2x80x99ve worked with this camp for several years now. It reminds me of why I got into this business in the first place — because itxe2x80x99s fun.  I watch people with varying musical ability work together as a group, and all of them improve. To see their personalities come out, and their confidence grow, thatxe2x80x99s enough in itself".

Pete over de huidige Who

"Y'know, there's a temptation to describe what it is that we're doing with the Who as a nostalgia exercise, but actually what it is a virtual reality exercise, really. It's about trying to re-create what was once there, and inasmuch as we don't particularly need to — it would be nice to have some new material. But you know, inasmuch as we don't need new material to do what we used to do, we can pretty much use the same techniques."

Op LedZepOnline, klik hier om het fragment te beluisteren.

Roger spreekt in New Yorkse synagoge

Afgelopen zaterdag was Roger aanwezig in een New Yorkse synagoge tijdens hun jaarlijkse Rock & Roll Shabbaton. The Examiner heeft een verslag. Roger praatte o.a. over de invloed van Elvis, hoe hij op zijn 15e van school getrapt werd en het feit dat hij als metaalwerker zelf de gitaren van Pete en John kon bouwen.

Een rabbi reikte Roger een prijs uit, voor al het liefdadigheidswerk dat hij doet.

Independent: "Rock gods better than alright"

The Independent geeft in een recensie 4 van de 5 sterren aan het concert in de Hammersmith Odeon.

"It also had a piquant resonance as on the day of the gig The Whoxe2x80x99s Roger Daltrey revealed that he had had surgery on a pre-cancerous growth in his throat. Fortunately, all seems to be well and he has rarely sounded in better voice as The Who, still an astonishing force with the two lea KC2 ding lights Daltrey and Pete Townshend, well into their sixties had the whole auditorium on their feet for a short set of xe2x80x9cBaba O Rileyxe2x80x9d, xe2x80x9cWho Are Youxe2x80x9d and xe2x80x9cWonxe2x80x99t Get Fooled Againxe2x80x9d. Townshendxe2x80x99s windmill action went into overdrive for a high-energy performance that rolled back the years".

 "The synthesiser intro of xe2x80x9cBaba Oxe2x80x99Rileyxe2x80x9d was all it took to get the audience on their feet for the first time and they stayed there. Daltrey, for whom working with one of Britainxe2x80x99s greatest guitarists doesnxe2x80x99t seem to be enough, then performed blues classic xe2x80x9cIxe2x80x99m a Manxe2x80x9d with Jeff Beck, and everyone reassembled for a jolly encore of xe2x80x9cJoin Togetherxe2x80x9d, an old Who single, and frankly not one of their best. But whoxe2x80x99s counting? As charity gigs go, this was classy stuff".