Kenney Jones -- who controversially replaced Keith Moon in The Who after Moon's death in 1978 -- returned to the band briefly on Saturday (June 14) during a benefit for Prostate Cancer UK in Surrey.
Jones, a prostate cancer survivor himself, played with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey for the first time since February of 1988, playing "I Can't Explain," "Substitute," "The Kids Are Alright," "Pinball Wizard" and "5:15."
Jones tells us that he was happy during his time with The Who -- but had ambivalent feelings about it, too:
"I enjoyed it. It was a great experience. Of course, we were all friends anyway. It was really good…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?...The good thing about joining The Who as well is I would never copy Keith or anything like that 'cause I refused to do that. I could only play me, so that's what you got when I joined The Who. You got me."
Saturday`s concert also featured Jeff Beck, the Moody Blues' John Lodge, Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford's Mike + the Mechanics, Procol Harum and others.