“WHO2 will not be a concept album. That is, in itself, a concept for me,” the guitarist wrote. “Roger and I meet in mid-December to play what we have written. If we move ahead from there, we may have a CD ready to release in the spring.

“My working-title for the project – Who2 – is only partly tongue-in-cheek. If the recording works out we will tour with the usual band in the first half of 2005.”

The British group hasn’t recorded a studio album since 1982’s It’s Hard. The band broke up in 1983 but has done numerous reunion tours, including this year’s trek through the U.S., Japan and Australia.

The Who’s other founding members – the famed rhythm section of drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle – died in 1978 and 2002, respectively.