Roger Daltrey Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


28th October 2016

Quote: "The sadness for me is that rock has reached a dead end. The only people saying things that matter are the rappers and most pop is meaningless and forgettable... You watch these people and you can't remember a bloody thing." The Who star Roger Daltrey fears rock and pop music is dead.


1st June 2016

Quote: "We will say, 'Hello, good to see you again', and go our separate ways, and that's how it is." Tho Who star Roger Daltrey insists The Who won't be planning any special collaborations with their Desert Trip Festival co-headliners like Paul MCCartney and The Rolling Stones.


29th March 2015

Quote: "The horrible shock of 9/11 shocked the world. And then (bandmate) John (Entwistle) dying the next year did make us realise, 'We're mortal'. If we believed in anything, it was the power of music bringing people together. If we're touring for anything, that's a good enough reason for me." The Who star Roger Daltrey doesn't need to dig too deep to find inspiration for stepping out onstage.


27th March 2015

Quote: "I maintain my voice to the best of my ability. You just have to hope that your body holds up... My voice is fine... My vocal cords are better now than they've ever been! I'm actually enjoying playing. There's something about looking down the end of a telescope and seeing a potential end. It brings me more joy when I sing the songs because it might be the last time. I've always tried to sing as though I'm singing a song for the first time, now I sing it as though I'm singing the song for what might be the last time." Roger Daltrey on preparing for The Who's final tour.


26th March 2015

Quote: "If I shut my eyes, I'm 21. I try and avoid the mirror." The Who frontman Roger Daltrey on rocking at 71.


12th March 2015

Quote: "There's not enough anger out there in the music, and there's not a lot of contemplation in the lyrics; it's all very sweet... but that's the iPhone generation." The Who star Roger Daltrey wishes modern music stars had more to say.


28th October 2014

Quote: "Why would I need to? It might interfere with our relationship. So, best not to. I've known him for over 50 years." Roger Daltrey has no intention of reading his The Who bandmate Pete Townshend's 2012 memoir.


27th October 2014

Quote: "Here we are with the world in the state it is in, and we've got One Direction. Where are the artists writing with any real sense of angst and purpose?" The Who star Roger Daltrey wants another mod or punk explosion to bring the youth of the world together.


29th July 2014

Fact: Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett teamed up onstage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday night (28Jul14) to perform the Eddie Cochran classic they've both had hits with. The rockers joined forces at a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia benefit to belt out Summertime Blues. Daltrey and The Who had a hit with the song in 1970, while Jett recorded the rock 'n' roll rebel anthem for her Bad Reputation album a decade later (80).


27th February 2014

Quote: "People don't realise that he was a Shakespearean character. Yes, he was a genius on drums, but he was also a very troubled man. The things we find funny about him weren't really funny at all. But because of the force of his personality everyone ends up laughing, which is a trap we all fell into." Roger Daltrey insists his late The Who bandmate Keith Moon was more than just a party animal.


26th February 2014

Quote: "It was such a rock 'n' roll death, though, wasn't it? Two lines of coke and a bird in the Hard Rock! He was probably eating a hamburger as well, though where he was eating it from, who knows?" The Who singer Roger Daltrey pays tribute to his late bandmate John Entwistle, who died from a cocaine-induced heart attack at his Las Vegas hotel room in 2002.


24th September 2013

Quote: "There's something in the back of my head that tells me, Keith never would have made an old man. He wouldn't have wanted to be an old man. He wanted to be the world's greatest rock drummer, and he died being that." The Who frontman Roger Daltrey insists his tragic bandmate died at the right time.


11th June 2013

Quote: "I can certainly see us in a band like Muse, for instance - they're doing exactly what we did in the '70s but with new technologies. They're great musicians and they perform brilliantly." The Who star Roger Daltrey is a big fan of rock trio Muse.


22nd March 2013

Fact: The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has been appointed patron of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in his native England.


27th April 2012

Quote: "I've seen it in the lab. To have the range you had a youngster, with all the emotional input that life has given you - that's going to lead to some amazing performances." The Who star Roger Daltrey is a big fan of top voice doctor Steven Zeitels' new vibrating gel technology that allows ageing rockers and crooners to hit the high notes they did in their 20s.


30th March 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney treated fans to an unforgettable show at London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (29Mar12) after inviting Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller onstage to jam. The rock legends covered THE BEATLES' GET BACK for the gig, organised by Daltrey in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.


1st July 2011

Quote: "How can I demand that he changes the way he feels about me? I couldn't give a s**t about the way he feels about me. What he feels about me is the way he feels. (If I take exception to it) then I'll do my own book, won't I?" Roger Daltrey is not bothered by his bandmate Pete Townshend's upcoming tell-all memoirs.


28th June 2011

Quote: "There's nobody I'd rather be on stage with than Pete. But equally, I don't want to be on stage with him destroying the last bit of his hearing. That would be completely foolish. He's a composer." Roger Daltrey on his The Who bandmate Pete Townshend's hearing problems, which have prevented the guitarist from performing live.


11th January 2011

Quote: "I wanna get Roger Daltrey as the prison warden. I met him and told him I'd love him to do it. I know he can act. He's really good." British singer/actor Plan B is hoping the rocker will make a cameo appearance in his movie based on hit album THE DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS.


25th November 2010

Quote: "I can paint. I'm not a particularly good painter but it's something I'm turning to more as I get older. But I've never been particularly passionate about art. At least not in the same way I am about music and singing." The Who frontman Roger Daltrey on his artistic hobbies.


20th February 2010

Quote: "It's only a studio and they're kind of not needed any more, really, are they?" The Who frontman Roger Daltrey is indifferent about the future of London's iconic Abbey Road recording studios. The property was put up for sale this week (beg15Feb10) by bosses at music label EMI, sparking fears over the future of the facility.


5th February 2010

Fact: The Super Bowl will be The Who star Roger Daltrey's first American football game - the rocker has never been to a match before. He and bandmate Pete Townshend will perform at half-time during the clash between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. The Brit says he's rooting for the Saints because, "New Orleans could use a little bit of luck."


9th September 2009

Quote: "The Who was always my band. It's academic who the leader was. But I was the person that started the band in the first place. I was the one who put John Entwistle in it, found Pete Townshend, and I was fronting the band when Keith Moon joined... I was completely consumed by it." Roger Daltrey insists THE WHO are, and always will be, his band.


2nd April 2009

Quote: "He was a mad Beach Boys fan. He would have left The Who at the drop of a hat to join the Beach Boys. Even at our height, when the Beach Boys were on their way down and the Who were at the top of the world, if the Beach Boys had asked him to drum for them, he would have gone." Roger Daltrey reveals late bandmate Keith Moon was a huge Beach Boys fan.


6th March 2009

Fact: The Who star Roger Daltrey joined the ranks of writer Salman Rushdie and funnyman Will Ferrell after he was honoured with the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin's Literary and Historical Society on Wednesday (04Mar09).


13th November 2008

Quote: "I haven't seen it, and I never will. I don't look back. What's done is done. Maybe when I'm old and laying at home with Alzheimer's, I'll go 'Well, this is a very interesting band.'" Roger Daltrey won't be checking out The Who's recently unearthed movie footage of the band's epic 1977 performance in Kilburn, London.


8th October 2008

Fact: The Who frontman Roger Daltrey wants to turn his band's hit album and movie QUADROPHENIA into a West End musical - and hopes British stars CARL BARAT and Amy Winehouse will star in it.


10th September 2008

Fact: Country legend George Jones, Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand, choreographer Twyla Tharp and The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. The stars will be honoured in Washington, D.C. in December (08).


29th May 2008

Fact: A guitar signed by The Who star Roger Daltrey is set to go under the hammer to raise money for sick teenagers. The Gibson Epiphone guitar will be sold in a charity auction for Teenage Cancer Trust in Chester, England on 31 May (08).


20th March 2008

Fact: U.S. actor Drake Bell took guitar lessons from The Who's Roger Daltrey on the set of 2001 film CHASING DESTINY, in which they both starred.


3rd November 2006

Quote: "I'm a rock god. I'm five foot seven inches. I had my jaw broken and so my chin stuck out. That's how I became tough - I learned to pick up anything and fight back - a rock god!" The Who frontman Roger Daltrey is bemused by his rock legend status.


11th August 2006

Fact: The top performers at an upcoming Ohio fantasy band camp, which will feature Dr John, Roger Daltrey and Yes star IAN ANDERSON as rock coaches, will get the chance to support Def Leppard and JOURNEY on the two groups' autumn (06) tour.


26th May 2006

Quote: "JOHN ENTWISTLE and Keith Moon aren't there so it's obviously half the band. They're The Who 50 per cent." PRIMAL SCREAM star Bobby Gillespie insists his favourite rock band just aren't the same, much as he worships surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.


10th January 2006

Quote: <p>"We didn't call him The Ox for nothing. Two hookers, two lines of coke and a heart attack. Better than the slow, smelly alternative." Roger Daltrey on his The Who bandmate JOHN ENTWISTLE's 2002 death. </p>


10th January 2006

Quote: <p>"He was this weird balance of this conservative man and this outrageous guy. Very, very funny and really rock 'n' roll as well. He had this incredibly conservative side. He had creases in his jeans like razors." Roger Daltrey on late The Who bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE. </p>


7th September 2005

Quote: <p>"Watch your money!" The Who frontman Roger Daltrey gives his best piece of showbiz advice to young pop upstarts McFly. </p>


6th September 2005

Quote: <p>"The bits of Live 8 in between the music. I wished they'd shut the f**k up!" The Who frontman Roger Daltrey insists LIVE 8 would have been vastly improved without the charity chat. </p>


5th September 2005

Quote: <p>"My granddaughter is six years old, and she's a huge fan (of McFly). How could I refuse? My life would have been made a misery!" The Who frontman Roger Daltrey admits the real reason why he agreed to re-record My Generation with boy band McFLY. </p>


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