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No new Who album in the near future

Sept. 8, 2005 at 7:13 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Guitarist Pete Townshend says it could take five more years or much longer to write songs for a new Who album.

The British rock star earlier said he and vocalist Roger Daltrey would start recording a new Who disc next year, but now he tells fans on his Web site the wait could be indefinite, RollingStone.com reported Thursday.

Townshend compares his songwriting to reproduction, saying for every 10 songs he writes, just one is "right for fertilization by Roger" and for every 10 they record, "four sadly die at birth," Rolling Stone said.

He goes on to say it takes 50 demo tracks to finish just one Who song and each demo costs close to $900 to produce.

"If I keep at it, with luck we should see a great new Who record before I drop dead," he said.

Townshend told Rolling Stone fans should not lose hope totally -- explaining his posts as: "It says I've been writing for 10 years and it may take 15."

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