Pete Townshend Not Retiring

(Rock News Desk) Pete Townshend has shouted down claims he's been forced into semi-retirement through deafness and says the only reason he's not on Roger Daltrey's current Tommy tour is that he doesn't belong there.

Fear had been mounting that the Who guitarist would never take to the stage again after he complained about severe tinnitus and worried a new in-ear monitor system was failing to deal with the issue.

Bandmate Daltrey recently added fuel to the fire when he described Townsend as "almost stone deaf". But now the guitarist has spoken out and says his hearing is fine. "It's actually better than ever, because after a feedback scare in 2008 I am taking good care of it. more on this story

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