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Pete’s Resolution: Who Album

Townshend dedicating himself to his old band

Pete Townshend has made a New Year’s resolution: to write and
record a new Who studio album in 2003. The album would be the
band’s first in more than twenty years, and the first without
bassist John Entwistle, who died of a heart attack on June 27th,
the night before the original kickoff date for the Who’s summer
tour.

Although he’s committed to the project, Townshend remains
ambivalent about the results. “I believe it is a tough time to
write new music,” he posts. “If I write fifteen good pieces, and
ten of them make it to a new CD, we will probably find that only
two or three of them will stand comparison on stage with our old
hits.”

Townshend is also determined to make the effort a collaborative
one, and the guitarist recently met with singer Roger Daltrey. “I
am very keen to see Roger find some creative outlet on this future
Who recording,” Townshend continues. “He is full of ideas, passion
and energy — he bears quite a disturbed and serious view of the
world at the moment.”

Still inspired from the Who’s 2002 tour, Townshend also says
that the band may pop up at select charity events and festivals:
“We are enjoying the more honest lure of having such a great band
to call on whenever we feel like playing.”

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