The Who set to record new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 January 2014
The Who could soon reunite to release a new album as guitarist Pete Townshend has written "about 90 songs" for the band
The Who could soon reunite to release a new album.
Frontman Roger Daltrey claims guitarist Pete Townshend has "about 90 songs" for a new record and he wants to stick to the band's iconic sound.
Roger said: "We're not going on the road next year - but we might do an album. The process involves identifying the songs that I can find in me [to sing] emotionally.
"He's [Pete] less adventurous than me - he says he's got all this semi-classical stuff, and I say, 'Look, we can do a jazz album, if it's the two of us, it's still The Who'. "
The band, which also previously featured the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle, could be set to record the follow-up to 2006's 'Endless Wire' before heading out on tour next year.
Roger said: "It's a symbiotic relationship that comes out in the music, between the two of us, whereas it used to be the four of us. We'll have to see."
The 69-year-old singer says their arena tour in 2013, during which they played their 1973 double album 'Quadrophenia' in its entirety, took its toll on the band.
He added to MOJO magazine: "We're definitely touring in 2015, that will be the last ever one.
"Not the last shows, but the last tour, as all the schlepping is a killer at our age. It takes six months to recover. Doing 'Quadrophenia' live knocked the f**k out of me, it's like going 10 round with Mike Tyson."