Fans are already raving about Roger Daltrey’s new cover of Stephen Stills’ 1972 favorite, “How Long.” The song, which has just been posted on YouTube, will be featured on the Who frontman’s new solo set, As Long As I Have You, which drops on June 1st. The Stills song was originally released on his solo band Manassas’ self-titled debut album, which featured former Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers co-founder, Chris Hillman.
Roger Daltrey’s As Long As I Have You features Pete Townshend on seven of the album’s 11 tracks and includes the Daltrey originals — “Certified Rose” and “Always Heading Home,” along with a cover of Stevie Wonder’s 1974 classic “You Haven’t Done Nothin’.”
Although Roger Daltrey does tip his foot into his solo career during his solo shows, he told us that he’s often faced criticism for performing Who material without Pete Townshend: “Y’know, people say, ‘Ah, well, y’know, why are you doing Who songs?’ And I think, well, they’re my songs, it’s my history, it’s my voice that gave them birth. I mean, Pete wrote them, but it’s my voice that brought them out to the public.”
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