Keith Richards has branded Led Zeppelin ''hollow'' and dismissed The Who as ''crazy''.
When an interviewer said he wasn't keen on Led Zeppelin, Jimmy agreed: ''Me neither. I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler. He had cornered the market there. Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about it, you know?''
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Alice Cooper says The Hollywood Vampires' debut album is a tribute to his ''dead drunk friends''.
The Hollywood Vampires' debut album will be a tribute to Alice Cooper's ''dead drunk friends''.
The 67-year-old rocker was a founding member of a group of musicians including Harry Nilsson, John Lennon and Keith Moon, who dubbed themselves The Hollywood Vampires and came together at The Rainbow on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip to form a drinking club almost 50 years ago.
And when Alice and his current Hollywood Vampires bandmate Johnny Depp decided to make a covers record, he chose to dedicate it to his pals who have all since passed away.
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Pete Townshend found the last Who tour ''tough'' because Roger Daltrey insisted on having ''complete control''.
The guitarist admits it was frustrating to be left out of decision making, particularly as he didn't agree with everything his bandmate did, but conceded the ''sergeant major'' singer's ideas made the shows successful.
He said: ''When we did the last tour, I said I would do it if it was 'Quadrophenia'.
Continue reading: Pete Townshend Found The Who Tour 'tough'
The Who Stars Roger Daltrey And Pete Townshend Honoured Their Late Bandmates Keith Moon And John Entwistle At A London Gig On Friday (26jun15) Before Dedicating A Track To Fellow Rocker Paul Weller.
The veteran rockers paid tribute to Entwistle, who died of a heart attack in 2002, and praised his replacement, Pino Palladino, while Townshend also spoke of his sadness at losing Moon, who passed away following a drug overdose in 1978.
Townshend said, "Replacing John Entwistle was a hard job, as he had such a unique style. But this guy is probably the best bass player in the world today... You'll have seen pictures of Keith Moon on the big screen behind us tonight. When I see them behind me, I miss him terribly..."
Daltrey went on to dedicate 1965 hit The Kids Are Alright to Weller, who performed before The Who at the gig in Hyde Park in the U.K. capital.
Continue reading: The Who Pay Tribute To Paul Weller And Late Bandmates
Alice Cooper's new album - featuring Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp - is ''done, mixed and ready to go''.
Alice Cooper's new album - featuring Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp - is ''done, mixed and ready to go''.
Titled 'Hollywood Vampires', the LP will pay tribute to the social group that the 'Poison' singer used to drink with in the 70s, which included John Lennon, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr, and will include covers of songs made famous by the friends that the group has ''lost to drugs and alcohol over the years''.
Cooper said: ''The album's done. It's mixed, ready to go and I'm very, very happy with it. I'm really happy with all the stuff on it. McCartney's on it. (Ringo Starr's drummer son) Zak Starkey's on it. Dave Grohl is on it, (AC/DC frontman) Brian Johnson, and in places where you wouldn't expect them to be, that's the cool thing.''
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Rocker Roger Daltrey has abandoned plans for Robert Downey, Jr. to play wildman drummer Keith Moon in a biopic because the project has dragged on for so long that the actor is now too old for the role.
Daltrey has been working on a script since 2008 for a movie telling the life story of his late The Who bandmate, but in 2011 he announced it had stalled and his hopes of a release in 2012 were over.
Last year (13), the singer insisted he was still determined to see it through and get the movie made, but now he has revealed his ideal man for the leading role, Downey, Jr., has been ruled out because he is unsuitable at the age of 49.
Continue reading: Robert Downey, Jr. Too Old For Planned Keith Moon Biopic
The Sex Pistols turned down the chance to reunite at the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London in 2012 because the rockers were stunned by organisers' attempt to invite long-dead The Who drummer Keith Moon to perform.
The punk icons were invited to make a comeback at the star-studded launch of the sporting showpiece, but declined the offer.
Former bassist Glen Matlock has now revealed their decision was made after they heard about Olympic bosses' major blunder in inviting The Who to perform with their late drummer.
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Lennon was working with a group of musicians during recording sessions for his 1975 covers album Rock 'n' Roll but the antics of Nilsson and The Who drummer Moon infuriated bosses at A&M Studios in Los Angeles.
The former Beatles star wrote a letter titled 'A matter of pee' to producer Phil Spector, complaining that he was being held responsible for a series of bizarre incidents after the musicians were threatened with eviction.
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The Who could soon reunite to release a new album as guitarist Pete Townshend has has written almost 100 songs.
The Who could soon reunite to release a new album.
Roger said: ''We're not going on the road next year - but we might do an album. The process involves identifying the songs that I can find in me [to sing] emotionally.
Continue reading: The Who To Record New Album
Roger Daltrey doesn't think any band could compare to The Who during their heyday, and that they were better than Led Zeppelin and any other bands of the day.
The group's frontman is confident the British rockers had the best sound around in the 1970s and insists people only preferred bands such as Led Zeppelin because they were ''more commercial'' and ''easier'' to listen to.
He told NME magazine: ''I don't think there was any band to hold a candle to us, and that includes Zeppelin. You might like their music better because it's easier on the ear in a way; it's easier because it's a little bit more commercial.''
Continue reading: Roger Daltrey: 'nobody Can Compare To The Who'
Atmosphere, Keith Moon and The Who Sunday 8th March 2009 Heritage Foundation blue plaque un-veiling for legendary drummer of The Who, Keith Moon. The plaque is above the door of the famous music venue The Marquee. London, England
Keith Moon and The Who - Keith Moon's mother Kit Moon London, England - Heritage Foundation blue plaque un-veiling for legendary drummer of The Who, Keith Moon. The plaque is above the door of the famous music venue The Marquee Sunday 8th March 2009
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