Roger Daltrey: 'The Who May Make a New Album This Year'

artist: The Who date: 01/31/2014 category: music news

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Roger Daltrey: 'The Who May Make a New Album This Year'
The Who's Roger Daltrey has been speaking to NME about the possibility of new Who material.

As the singer notes, Pete Townshend has started working on material, and he's waiting for the call to get back in the studio:

"Pete's got hundreds of songs," he said. "So the only question is whether we get around to it, but he wants to make an album and I'm always ready and raring to go. We'll see. I never know what I'm doing next, it's about what comes through my letterbox tomorrow, but I don't see why we wouldn't. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn't so great, but the voice is fine."

When asked what The Who were doing to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Daltrey replied:

"I don't know. Possibly it'll be this album. I haven't thought about it, to be honest. We didn't think it was going to last the week, let alone 50 years. We were The Who, we used to break up after every show."

Daltrey also spoke about his collaboration with Wilko Johnson, and the upcoming show that the pair are playing on February 25th. As Daltrey notes, Wilko's cancer makes the situation "a tricky one:"

"Wilko and I have got a show on February 25, but as I'm sure you know Wilko has terminal pancreatic cancer so we can't make plans for things like that. His tumour is like a grapefruit and getting bigger by the day, but I will say if he's still with us, and let's hope he is, we will do something. It'll only be a quick support slot, but we'll be there."
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