As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, “The Real Me,” a biopic about the late Who drummer Keith Moon, is in the works, and while fans may be excited about it, The Who’s Pete Townshend doesn’t sound too thrilled.
"When you talk about it as a Keith Moon biopic, it's going to be the first semi-fictionalized, dramatized Who story," he tells “Rolling Stone.” "It will be a Who biopic. Somebody is going to have to play Pete Townshend.”
He adds, “I've read some very, very varied opinions about what my relationship was like with Keith. I view it one way, and other people view it another way. I certainly was never at war with Keith but neither was I his puppy."
Pete describes Keith as a “great manipulator, and a great character, a great showman," noting, "He also brought a lot of hardship and difficulty. I've always been honest about that. it will be interesting to see how that evolves."
- Despite his misgivings, Pete has no plans to get in the way of the film, which is very important to Who frontman Roger Daltrey. “He sometimes crashes in sideways into my projects!" Pete says of Roger. "But if I don't like it, I will say so in the press. I might have a moan about it if there's something I don't like, but I will never go to war in the way that some bands have."
photo: Getty Images Source: Rolling Stone