New Album From The Who?

Published: 2004-11-12
Legendary rock outfit The Who may have fresh material available for a new generation of fans in the coming year. The two surviving members of the original Who line-up, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, have written new material for an album tentatively called 'WHO2'. If the vocalist and guitarist like what comes out of the recording sessions this December, then the world may very well see the release of the first Who album in nearly a quarter century.

Not only does The Who plan to put a new record out, but the band also intends to tour in the first half of 2005. The rockers played shows all over the world earlier this year; The Who hit the Isle of Wight festival in the UK, as well as Australia and the US. In addition to Daltrey and Townshend, the touring Who was comprised of bass player Pino Palladino, and drummer Zak Starkey (son of Beatle Ringo Starr), who will also go along for the ride in 2005.

While the 2005 release will be The Who's first album in 23 years, it will not contain the first songs Daltry and Townshend recorded since 1982's 'It's Hard'. The pair contributed two songs to Geffen compilation 'Then & Now' called 'Real Good Looking Boy' and 'Old Red Wine'

Famous for many things in the world of rock, the number one thing The Who will be remembered for is their music. Creating one of the first rock opera's in 1969 with 'Tommy', The Who also released classic albums with their 1965 debut 'The Who Sings My Generation, and 1971's 'Who's Next', among many others. The British quartet is also well known for maniac drummer Keith Moon, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 1978. Another Who member who is not with us today is bass player John Entwistle, who passed away in 2002 from a heart attack while in Las Vegas.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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