The Who Will Be Back In 2011

Martin Bailey Martin.Bailey at
Mon Oct 4 08:26:50 UTC 2010


So who is the "guitarist I won't name"?  Pete?


The Who Will Be Back In 2011

1st October 2010

The Who will be back with a bang next year, Roger Daltrey has revealed.

In a fan Q&A on the band's official site Daltrey revealed that Pete Townshend was writing new material again, possibly for the long gestating new rock opera Floss which he started back in 2009.

Daltrey also revealed that he hoped the band would be on the road for much of the year revisiting classic albums such as Quadrophenia and Tommy.

"We're in the planning stages for next year...we are planning on doing something," Daltrey said. "I can't really talk about specifics yet, but it will be based around a past work."

"I would like to be on the road playing as many different kind of shows as we could: maybe doing Quadrophenia one night, do greatest hits the next night...this is what I would like to do. And Tommy...if I could still sing Tommy. That, to me, would be really good fun. And don't keep going out with the same show every night - the audience would have to take a chance on what show they actually got."

Daltrey also revealed that he hoped to get his "blues" album off the ground.

Earlier this year he revealed that he wanted to get together with a high profile guitarist and record an album of blues songs.

"I've always wanted to do something with Jimmy [Page]. I mean, what the hell is he doing? It's a waste of talent - he's a genius. I love Keith but I think the Stones will be back together very soon.

"Eric [Clapton] is doing this laid-back blues stuff but if we could find the songs it would be interesting. I think I could drive him on - I think he needs a bit of driving. That blues stuff is right in the pocket but you need dynamic. Never forget the dynamic.

"I've talked to a guitarist I won't name to do a blues album, just for fun. Just choose some songs from the period we used to like, get in there, do a live album and bung it out on the internet. Blues, but not just twelve-bar boring."

You can hear the whole 30 minute interview at the band's official website,

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