The Who has released the second track from its upcoming self-titled 12th studio set due out on December 6th. The song, called "All This Music Must Fade," features such killer Pete Townshend lines as "I don't care / I know you're going to hate this song / and that's fair we never really got along" -- which poke fun at his 60-plus-year relationship with Roger Daltrey.

The track, which is among the most infectious the Who has released in decades, is a musical call back to 1981's Face Dances, with hints of such past favorites as "New Song," "All Lovers Are Deranged," "The Kids Are Alright," "Music Must Change," "Athena," and "Substitute."

55 years after officially becoming "The Who," Pete Townshend told us he remains amazed at how massive a crowd he and Roger Daltrey can command simply by performing under the band's moniker: "It's so strange to have that brand that is bigger than either of us. That when we get together under that banner that attracts an audience that is not just old fans -- it's curious young people, people who are interested in our legacy and where we fit into the history of Western music -- and Western sociology."

We recently asked Roger Daltrey to shed light on his creative process when recording a new lead vocal for the Who: "What I try to do with the songs is take you on a journey. So that it climbs; it always has a beginning, a middle, and an end. That is always a trajectory -- up. It's a kind of skill I developed over the years by listening to the word I'm singing. When it's right I know it and I feel it -- 'That's the note this word needs to express what's in the word.' That's why my top lines (in the songs) always (are) slightly different from Pete. Y'know, sometimes radically different."

AUDIO: ROGER DALTREY ON INTERPRETING PETE TOWNSHEND'S NEW MUSIC
AUDIO: PETE TOWNSHEND ON THE POWER OF THE WHO BRAND