The Who plans to make a new album this year, according to Roger Daltrey.
The singer tells Britain's New Musical Express that, with the 50th anniversary of the group's first album looming in 2015, he and Pete Townshend will set to work on the 12th Who studio album, and first since "Endless Wire" in 2006:
"Pete's got hundreds of songs, so the only question is whether we get around to it, but he wants to make an album and I’m always ready and raring to go. We'll see. I never know what I'm doing next, it's about what comes in my letterbox tomorrow, but I don't see why we wouldn't. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn't so great, but the voice is fine."
The Who is also planning a world tour in 2015, which Daltrey and Townshend have both said will be the last time they'll embark on a long, extended road trip.
But Daltrey says that doesn't mean we won't see the Who on stage anymore: "It's not gonna be the last thing the Who will do. We're going to be doing events. We're going to be doing shows. We might do other things, more experimental, but it won't be those long, extended tours... The touring...The joy of the stage is wonderful, but the traveling every day, it's exhausting."
The Who will not, however, be playing at Daltrey's annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts during March this year at London's Royal Albert Hall, the first time in 14 years the group has missed the event.