ROGER DALTREY: Guess Who He Wants?
Roger Daltrey has landed some big names for his annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows over the years, but there are two fish he’s failed to reel in yet.
He says, “I’ve tried to get The Rolling Stones for years. They’ve never given me a no. I asked again this year, but they’re in Australia. Imagine The Rolling Stones in the Royal Albert Hall, where they can be the Stones they were in 1963, a great British blues band, rather than tarty, farty and running around the stage. After that, Led Zeppelin with Jason Bonham. That’s still not out the window. Pink Floyd of course. Then you get down to the U2s.” Daltrey and The Who have the same manager as Zeppelin.
Daltrey’s annual weeklong run of shows — with The Cure, Ed Sheeran and One Republic on the bill — gets under way on March 24th at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Daltrey is not among those scheduled to perform, although he may put in a surprise appearance or two.