legame wrote:Is Pino Palladino still on bass? If anyone could replace John Entwistle, it's him.
According to wiki, he's still touring with them.
Maybe I'm putting too much thought about this, but at what point does a band lose it's identity as a band? I get that The Who continues to tour, and as long as Daltrey and Townsend are in the band, they are still The Who. To me, they were always the two most identifiable members of the band, although I say this as somebody who knows the band through a few hits and not somebody who knows their history, their albums, etc.
But say that Daltrey says in a year or two "I'm pushing 70, I'm tired of traveling. This touring crap isn't for me. I'm done." Daltrey says he's done, but Townsend want to continue to tour. He finds a replacement and he goes on using The Who name. Would you consider them to be The Who despite the band only using one member of their most notable lineup?