It's been nearly a decade since the Who released their most recent LP, 2006's Endless Wire, and it still looks like it'll be a while before fans hear another new album from Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Daltrey offered hope, however, during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Looking out beyond the Who's 50th anniversary tour, which he and Townshend have predicted will be their last of this size, Daltrey mused, "I also know that Pete wants to make another record. He's just talking about it. I've heard a couple of tracks, which are great."

Any new music would be the product of a deepened bond between the duo, whose occasionally cantankerous relationship has mellowed over time. "After all the testosterone of youth, all of the problems and middle age and drugs and losing people we love, in the end you suddenly realize you deeply love each other," pointed out Daltrey. "We are like brothers. Family is like that, aren't they? One minute you love them, the next minute you can't stand them. But as soon as it looks like they're not going to be around, they're knocking on the door."

And even though major tours are off the table for the Who in the future, Daltrey isn't willing to rule out live performances in general. "This bit of our career is closed, but maybe two more doors open up. Pete is an incredibly vibrant musician. I could see us playing acoustically in some ways," he said about an unplugged theater tour. "Then you don't have to tour. You just get down in New York for a couple of weeks. That's not touring. It's a piece of cake. You go home every night. It would be civilized."

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