The Who’s Pete Townshend releases apology after saying ‘Thank God’ late bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle are ‘gone’

After Townshend's comments made headlines this week

The Who’s Pete Townshend has released an apology for the comments he made about his late bandmates in a recent interview with the Rolling Stone.

In the interview, Townshend is asked about his late bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle. “It’s not going to make Who fans very happy, but thank God they’re gone,” Townshend says in the interview. “Because they were fucking difficult to play with. They never, ever managed to create bands for themselves. I think my musical discipline, my musical efficiency as a rhythm player, held the band together.”

Now, Townshend has released an apology, blaming his press schedule for his poor word choice. “To this day I am angry at Keith and John for dying,” Townshend wrote in his apology. “Sometimes it shows. It’s selfish, but it’s how I feel.”

Read Townshend’s full apology below.