The Who's lead vocalist, Roger Daltrey, sat down with Dan Rather at the Gibson Guitar Center in New York City to discuss the life of Keith Moon, the band's former drummer. Moon died on September 7th, 1978 in his London apartment from a Heminevrin overdose, a sedative he had been prescribed to help cope with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Even though he passed away at only 32 years old, Daltrey explains in the interview that the beloved percussionist may have wanted it that way: "There's something in the back of my head that tells me that Keith never would have made an old man, he wouldn't have wanted to be an old man. He wanted to be the world's greatest rock drummer."
If you didn't catch the full interview on AXS TV, which aired on September 23rd, it's available to watch on iTunes. If you would like to learn more about the life and career of Keith Moon, check out these helpful links:
Biography: Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon
Documentary: The Who: The Kids Are Alright