Townshend's Back! The Who's First Studio Album In 24 Years

Pete Townshend The WhoJust a quick note for those who missed it: last Thursday saw the release of The Who’s first studio album since 1982’s It’s Hard… yep, it’s been 24 years! The new album, entitled , is said to be another Pete Townshend rock opera, ala Quadrophenia or Tommy.

The mini-opera (which includes 10 songs) is apparently based on Townshend’s previously published novella The Boy Who Heard Music, and according to Gibson it’s––

“a tale about a teenage band and an aging rock star who is living out his life in a mental asylum.”

Teenaged bands & insane asylums––now that’s what I call Rock & Roll!