Pete Townshend sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone and contradicted a recent report that he was working on songs for a new Who album.
He said, "I think [Roger Daltrey and I] really need to have another proper conversation. Until we have that conversation, I don’t think there’s any real prospect of a Who album developing because it’s all in my hands and I tend to do it, and then Roger comes along and sings the songs...
"Unless he can inhabit the story of the song, he can’t do a good job. And so it means that I have to, in a sense, work as as tailor. I’m not really that free to write whatever comes off the end of my tape machine."
Talking about his life during the pandemic in the last year, the rock ‘n roll legend (who is fully vaccinated), said he was "happy for six months," but is now ready to "be free and to see people. I miss people very much, and even fans, and even journalists [laughs]."
Townsend went on to say that the band hopes at some point to resume their tour.
He said, "It’s kind of inevitable, isn’t it? Because Roger has nothing else to do. When I speak to him, he just goes, 'I just wanna get out there and sing! I can’t use my voice! It’s my instrument! If I don’t use it, I’ll die!'”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]