The Who working on new material for 12th studio album

The record will feature the track 'Be Lucky'

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Roger Daltrey has announced that The Who are busy working on new material for their forthcoming album.

The English rockers are writing and recording songs for the new record, which will be their 12th studio album.

Daltrey revealed earlier this week that their new single would be called "Be Lucky" and will be released on the album.

"The Who have got a new record out. It’s 50 years on and we have passed the audition," Daltrey said.

"We’ve done one song and we are going to do a whole album. It’s exciting," he told The Mirror.

The Who have a greatest hits album called The Who hits 50! , which will be released on 27 October.

The record will feature songs that they will be playing on their ‘The Who hits 50! Tour’ next year.   

The group's last studio album Endless Wire was released back in 2006 and was their first record featuring new music after 24 years.

The Who formed in 1964 by frontman Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon.

Since then they have sold over 100 million records and are considered one of the most influential rock bands in history.

Entwistle passed away in 2002 and Moon died in 1978, but Roger Daltrey and Townshend have continued The Who together.