Pete Townshend is the greatest songwriter in the history of rock 'n' roll. Pete is also one of rock's greatest rhythm guitarists - he invented the power chord. He is one of the very rare songwriters who is able to compose prolific songs year after year; song after song.
Pete's songs and musical prowess had - and still do - an
enormous impact and influence on me as a guitarist, songwriter, and
Pete writes with clear insight. As well, he writes from the heart and writes without shame. I think these are the traits I admire the most about Pete's songwriting, and "golden rules" I try to follow when I write my songs. I truly believe the only way to write a song is to leave your
inhibitions at the door.