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THE WHO JOIN TOGETHER AGAIN

The veteran mod rockers get ready to record their first album in 18 years...

THE WHO are planning to record a new album next year at bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE's home studio.

Speaking from the band's current US tour, Entwistle told website www.wallofsound.go.com: "The plan is to go into my studio, because it's comfortable and it's in the house and there's plenty of room in the house to hide from each other.

"We're just going to go in and try it. Hopefully we can find some common ground on recordings that we've done of these shows. Some of the improvisations may give us inspiration for new songs. A lot of my songs come from what I'm playing onstage."

The album would be the band's first full studio album since their 1982 swansong, 'It's Hard'.

The Who plan to return to the UK for a series of live shows in November. The band will play: Manchester Evening News Arena (November 2) Glasgow SECC (3) Newcastle Telewest Arena (6) Birmingham NEC (8) Sheffield Arena (10) London Arena (13) Wembley Arena (15)

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The band will feature the three surviving members of The Who - Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, as well as Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey on drums.

The shows, the first since two surprise London dates at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last December, will see support from Joe Strummer and the Mescelaros.

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