The Who plan to record a new album this summer.
The 'My Generation' rockers - who haven't released new material since 2006 album 'Endless Wire' - already have three demos written and plan to do more work on them ahead of their 50th anniversary tour later this year.
Speaking at a press conference at London's Ronnie Scott's yesterday (30.06.14), guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend said: ''I gave Roger [Daltrey] three demos of three rough songs that I've knocked up.
''I've been doing a lot of recording work and writing recently with a whole wide variety of people and quite a lot of collaborations, I've done some TV music and I've collaborated with a lot of other writers which is not something I've done a lot in the past.
''I came up with three songs so I thought I just send them Roger before we do this particular thing and happily he likes them. So now we're considering getting into the studio in the summer and do a couple of things that might trigger something further down the road. So the answer is yes we're hoping to record.''
Pete wants to work on the album in a ''more basic'' way than usual, though he warned the music could be ''prog rock''.
He added: ''I just mentioned to Roger before we came on that I really liked the basic pub rock sound of the album that he did with Wilko Johnson and we may try and make the record in a slightly more basic way than we usually work, although my writing these days is pretty complicated. It's more prog rock than pub rock.''
Tickets for the nine-date 'The Who Hits 50' tour - which begins in Glasgow on November 30 and ends at London's The O2 on December 17 - go on sale at 9am on July 4 from www.aeglive.co.uk.
'The Who Hits 50' UK tour dates:
November 30 - Glasgow, SSE Hydro
December 2 - Leeds, First Direct Arena
December 5 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
December 7 - Birmingham, NIA
December 9 - Newcastle, Metro
December 11 - Liverpool, Echo Arena
December 13 - Manchester, Phones 4U Arena
December 15 - Cardiff, Motorpoint
December 17 - London, O2 Arena