The Who may have brought an intense energy to live performances in the 1960s, but Pete Townshend warns that they're not about to stop just because retirement living is trying to slow them down.
He writes on his blog that fans can expect a new project called FLOSS, a rock opera like Tommy and Quadrophenia, that tackles the issues that affect people that are approaching retirement living conditions with some trepidation, just like he does.
"As a 19 year old with My Generation I wrote the most explicitly ageist song in rock," Townshend wrote.
"At 64, I now want to take on ageing and mortality, using the powerfully angry context of rock 'n' roll."
According to the post, most of the thematic elements are already in place, including a former rock star who tries to return to the brashness of his youth and finds it untenable.
Fans in the U.S. may be able to hear Floss for the first time in 2011, and portions of it will appear on a new album from the megaband set to be released next year.