Why the Who’s Roger Daltrey covered Nick Cave and Stephen Stills on his new record

By Dave Gil de Rubio

Contributing Writer

Resiliency is a major part of Roger Daltrey’s DNA. At the age of 74, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer continues to remain active while avoiding becoming an oldies act.

In 2014, Daltrey recorded “Going Back Home” with ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, who was then dying from pancreatic cancer. A mutual love of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, old-school R&B and the idea of making music to get Johnson’s mind off his diagnosis led to the...

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