"I've always resisted the urge to ‘do the memoir’ but now, finally, I feel I've enough perspective.” Daltrey said in a statement. “When you've spent more than half a century at the epicenter of a band like The Who, perspective can be a problem. Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I'm on the factory floor in Shepherd's Bush, the next, I'm headlining Woodstock.”
Daltrey first mentioned he might write a book last year in an interview with Rolling Stone, hinting that he didn’t want to write one just for the sake of it. But only if he felt he could do it justice. It seems that time has now come.
“It's taken three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon's 21st birthday," Daltrey continued. "I hope the result is more than just another autobiography. I've been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I've witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I'm still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn't make it is nothing short of a miracle.”
Along with the memoir Daltrey is also working on a new solo album, which will be his first since 1992’s Rocks in the Head.