Friday, August 28, 2009
Pete Townshend writing new musical, Floss
Pete Townshend once wrote "I hope I die before I get old."
Now the 64-year-old guitarist and songwriter for British rock band The Who says he is working on a new musical about ageing.
Townshend says Floss will focus on a pub-rock musician and his troubled relationship with his wife, who runs a riding stable.
He says he wants to use the angry medium of rock 'n' roll to take on issues of aging and mortality facing the baby boom generation.
Songs from Floss will feature on a new Who album due next year.
Townshend said on Tuesday he is in talks with New York producers about staging the show in 2011.
Townshend's previous rock operas Quadrophenia and Tommy started as albums and later became films and stage musicals.
Posted by Chris Mansel at 7:59 AM