The Who songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend sat down with comedian Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" to talk about his new memoir, "Who I Am."
Stewart skipped discussing the darker chapters of Townshend's life -- including childhood sexual abuse and a 2003 accusation of accessing child pornography, which made him a registered sex offender -- to talk about his writing process, especially in light of his heavy participation in that holy rock trifecta: sex, drugs and rock and roll.
"This book... is very thick," Stewart deadpans. "How hard is it for a rock star who has lived the life that you have lived to remember this? And how much of this do you believe really happened?"
Townshend response: "My memory is really good, especially when I drank a lot."
To hear more about just how Townshend pieced together the hazier moments of The Who's tour dates, watch the video above, and to see part two of the interview -- where Townshend shares how post 50s influence his songwriting process today, visit "The Daily Show."
CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story, the title of Pete Townshend's book was listed incorrectly as "Who Am I." It is titled "Who I Am."