Floss: Pete Townshend is writing a new musical he hopes will play NY in 2011

Pete Townshend, song writer and guitarist for the British rock band,'The Who' has announced on his blog that he is writing a new musical to be called 'Floss.'

Townshend writes "As a 19-20 year old, with 'My Generation', I wrote the most explicitly ageist song in rock. At 64, I now want to take on ageing and mortality, using the powerfully angry context of rock 'n' roll."

The musical 'Floss' will focus on a pub-rock musician and his troubled relationship with his wife, who runs a riding stable.

He blogs "..my focus is on 'Floss', which touches on the current issues faced by the Baby Boomer generation." The musical will have personal connotations with his own life.

Townshend has already written some of the songs for the musical: "Several of the more conventional songs from 'Floss' will be featured on a forthcoming Who recording for release in 2010."

Townshend says the musical will be similar in style to his classic rock operas 'Tommy' and 'Quadrophenia,' both of which were released on albums before becoming musicals.

The musician is in discussing with New York producers and hopes to stage 'Floss' in New York in 2011.

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