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- Posted on Oct 4th 2010 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
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"We're in the planning stages for next year," Daltrey said in a 30-minute interview on the band's official website. "We are planning on doing something. 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."
The Who's legendary vocalist also revealed he wants to release a blues-themed album in 2011 and is hoping to recruit a high-profile guitarist like Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. "I've always wanted to do something with Jimmy," Daltrey disclosed. "I mean, what the hell is he doing? It's a waste of talent -- he's a genius."
As for Townshend's writing efforts, Daltrey believes the famous guitarist is continuing to work on 'Floss,' the rock opera he initiated last year. The Who's last studio offering, 'Endless Wire,' was released in October 2006.