New Who Album in the Works

The working-titled 'Who2' may be out next year

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have begun work on the first studio album from the Who since 1982's it's Hard. According to Townshend's spokeswoman, the guitarist is spending nearly every minute of his free time writing songs that he and Daltrey hope to record early in '05. On his Web site, Townshend noted that the album, provisionally titled Who2, would be preceded by a U.S. tour in the first half of the year with a band including bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Zak Starkey. Townshend is also making progress on his memoir, Who He?, and a British theatrical production of Quadrophenia.

This story is from the December 30th, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.