By: Gary Graff
Pete Townshend tells all -- or at least a lot -- in "Who I Am," his new autobiography that's out today (Monday, October 8).
In the 538-page tome Townshend writes candidly about all things related to The Who, as well as his solo career, along with details about his personal life and particularly the sexual molestation Townshend says he experienced as a child -- which in turn inspired him to explore the world of child pornography, leading to a 2003 arrest in Britain.
Nevertheless, Townshend says that writing "Who I Am" was worthwhile and helped him put to rest many of the issues in his life:
"Writing the book is a cathartic process, but it's also something that takes me back to crazier times. And sometimes I just have to sit after I've been writing for awhile and just kind of forgive myself and let myself off the hook and say, 'Listen, everybody knows this stuff. All I'm doing is giving my pint of view,' but that's where I am."
The Who hits the road on November 1 for its Quadrophenia and More Tour.
The group has also dug into its archives for the DVD "The Who Live in Texas '75," which comes out on Tuesday (October 9).
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