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Scott Schrade schrade at
Mon Nov 15 16:57:21 CST 2004

The Who: We're Back - Again

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2004

(AP) The Who may be returning, again. In a posting on his Web site, 
Pete Townshend says that he and singer Roger Daltrey are planning to 
get together for the first Who studio album in more than two decades. 

"Roger and I (will) meet in mid December to play what we have written," 
Townshend, the guitarist and primary songwriter of the group, writes. 
"If we move ahead from there, we may have a CD ready to release in 
the spring. My working-title for the project - `Who2' - is only partly 

Despite famously proclaiming "hope I die before I get old" in the song 
"My Generation," The Who have frequently reunited to perform since 
disbanding in 1983. But the new album would be the British band's 
first studio recording since 1982's "It's Hard." 

The possible new album, Townshend says, would not be a rock opera 
like the band's "Tommy" or "Quadrophenia." A concept-less album, he 
says "is, in itself, a concept for me." 

Townshend, 59, is also working on an autobiography, which he says, 
"offers me a chance to lay down my life story and place recent events 
in proper context." 

In 2003, Townshend was arrested as part of a crackdown on Internet 
child pornography - but was eventually cleared of possessing porno-
graphic images of children. The rock guitarist was placed on a national 
register of sex offenders as part of the formal police caution that he re-
ceived for accessing a Web site containing images of child abuse. Town-
shend has said he only visited the site for research purposes. 

The other two members of the original Who, drummer Keith Moon 
and bassist John Entwistle, died in 1978 and 2002, respectively.

- SCHRADE in Akron 

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