Since announcing their impending retirement from the road, the Who have been kicking around the possibility of making a new album. According to Roger Daltrey, that new album is happening sooner than you think.
In an interview with NME, Daltrey said that the band were ready to have a new album out by this year. “Pete [Townshend]’s got hundreds of songs,” Daltrey said, “so the only question is when we’ll get around to it. But he wants to make an album and I’m always ready and raring to go.”
Last year, Townshend announced that 2015 – which marks the Who’s 50th anniversary as a band – would be the last time that the band would embark on a world tour. However, both Townshend and Daltrey have expressed their desire to get back to recording. The band haven’t released an album since 2006’s Endless Wire.
In the meantime, Daltrey is preparing to release a new album with Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson. The album, titled Going Back Home, is set for release in the UK on March 10th.