From Rolling Stone (via NME): "Robert Smith doesn't answer his emails," Daltrey said with a laugh. "He's hard to get hold of, but I remember them playing in 2006 and they did a three-hour set which was just magical. Robert lives around the corner from me, although I've never seen him, nor have his neighbors. I think he must only come out at night."
And for those who still insist the news is fake, a hoax, a 4:13 Nightmare, sorry, Rolling Stone says they have confirmed it.
Now that we have that out of the way, details about the album are starting to surface! Sounds awesome, bro! Fuck Goth Tom! ;) (Thanks Raphael and @mlindenuk)