British rock legends [lastfm]The Who[/lastfm] may be calling it quits due to regular old age. [lastfm]Roger Daltrey[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Pete Townshend[/lastfm] cite hearing and vocal issues as the main reason to retire from performing.
[pullquote quote="Our bodies are beginning to give up on us. I've had voice problems in the past year that I've managed to sort out and I'm really enjoying singing again but you have to be realistic -- I am 66 years old." credit="Roger Daltrey"]
Lead guitarist [lastfm]Pete Townshend[/lastfm] currently suffers from an ongoing case of tinnitus, which manifests itself as a constant ringing in the ear. Further performance could result in the 64 year old going completely deaf.
Though the pair performed less than a month ago at London’s Royal Albert Hall, where Townshend tried a new in ear monitoring system, the band’s future remains up in the air.
In an interview with Uncut Magazine, leader singer Daltrey was quoted as saying:
Our bodies are beginning to give up on us. I’ve had voice problems in the past year that I’ve managed to sort out and I’m really enjoying singing again but you have to be realistic — I am 66 years old.
Will the ravages of old age claim another pair of rockers, or do these old dudes deserve to cut their losses and relax for the rest of life?
[Source: Uncut Magazine]