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Kenney Jones Performing With The Who For Benefit Concert


The Who will have a reunion of sorts next month, when Kenney Jones plays drums with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey again for the first time in more than 30 years.

Jones, who replaced the late Keith Moon from 1978-1983, will join his old mates at the Rock 'n' Horsepower concert taking place June 14 in England to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Jones, who also played drums for the Small Faces, the Faces and the Law with Paul Rodgers, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year and has been in treatments since January.

Jones tells us he has mostly good memories about being part of the Who for that short time:

"I enjoyed it. It was a great experience. Of course we were all friends, anyway. It was really good...It was great. The hardest thing about joining the Who was learning the songs. The saddest thing about joining the Who was I wish I'd never joined. I wish Keith Moon was there and still alive, y'know, so me not getting the opportunity, if you know what I mean."

Jones recorded two albums with the Who, 1981's "Face Dances" and 1982's "It's Hard," as well as the 1983 "Who's Last" live album. Daltrey has long been critical of Jones' tenure in the band, but the drummer says he didn't take it personally:

"Daltrey had trouble with it 'cause every time he looked around he was probably expecting Keith to be there, and it wasn't. It was me. Wrong person."

The Moody Blues' John Lodge, Genesis' Mike Rutherford and Procol Harum  will also be part of the Rock 'n' Horsepower show.