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The Who “raring” to start making a new LP, says Daltrey

By | Published on Friday 31 January 2014

The Who

Roger Daltrey has let the NME (and therefore, the world) in on his intention to begin working on a new LP with the rest of The Who before the year is out.

Indeed, he’s confirmed Pete Townshend has already written “hundreds of songs” for the record, going on: “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”.

He went on: “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 [make a new Who record]. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn’t so great, but the voice is fine”.

Asked if the LP might arrive in time to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary year, which is this year, Daltrey said: “I don’t know. 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”.

As indecisive as that is, Daltrey is set to have a pretty active 2014, with a collaborative LP with the terminally-ill Wilko Johnson, ‘Going Back Home’, set for release on 10 Mar. And a previously hinted at ‘last ever’ tour with The Who to do. And his annual round of Teenage Cancer Trust shows – which this year feature Ed Sheeran, The Cure, Suede and Paolo Nutini – to curate. I’m going to have a sit down.