The Who debuted a new song live and also performed with Eddie Vedder during their massive London Wembley Stadium concert on Saturday night (6th July).
10 songs into the rapturously received show, The Who played a track seemingly entitled ‘Hero Ground Zero’ that’s expected to feature on their first studio album in 13 years.
Pete Townshend revealed in January he had laid down 15 demos for the follow-up to 2006’s ‘Endless Wire’ at five different studios around the UK, and it’s tentatively due for release later this year.
Having earlier performed a special guest set, which included a cover of ‘Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ with Glen Hansard, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder guested with The Who on a version of the Quadrophenia classic ‘The Punk and the Godfather’.
Watch fan-filmed footage here:
A huge Who aficionado, speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Vedder said of Quadrophenia: “It saved my life. It was something I could catch, because for some reason it seemed like I could not relate to anyone in the world.
“With no one in my school and certainly with no one in my house, and all of a sudden, this London guy named Pete came in who knew everything that was going on in my life.”
The Who’s setlist at London Wembley Stadium was as follows:
We're Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Imagine a Man
Hero Ground Zero (live debut)
Won't Get Fooled Again
Behind Blue Eyes
Guantanamo (Pete Townshend song) (live debut)
The Real Me
The Punk and the Godfather (with Eddie Vedder)
Drowned Play Video
Love, Reign O'er Me