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Ex-chumbawamba Star Winning Acclaim For Hard-hitting New Play


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Former Chumbawamba star Alice Nutter's new play My Generation has opened in northern England.

The Tubthumping star has won acclaim for the theatrical piece, about four decades of a family's life in Leeds, England.

Nutter's play covers the rise of radical feminism, the drama surrounding the Yorkshire Ripper's murders, Britain's miners' strike, and the recent recession and ongoing economic crisis.

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Will.i.am & Slash Cover My Generation For Haiti


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Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and Slash have teamed up to revamp The Who's My Generation to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The song will debut during the Super Bowl broadcast in America on 7 February (10) and then be available to download via iTunes.

The Who will perform at half-time during the big game.

will.i.am tells Billboard.com, "I altered the lyric to fit my generation now... I loved that song way before this even came up, and talking to (The Who star) Pete Townshend on the phone is like, 'What? I'm talking to Pete Townshend on the phone!' That was awesome, being able to just hear their advice and everything. Those guys are just awesome."

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The Who And James' Classic Songs Added To U.s. Library


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Etta James' ballad AT LAST and The Who's rock anthem My Generation have been selected to join the U.S. Congress' exclusive collection of culturally significant recordings in history.

The songs are among 25 new additions to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, the government's archive that preserves audio documents considered important for future generations.

There are only 275 recordings currently in the collection.

Other entries this year (09) include the original 1967 Broadway cast recording of West Side Story and Carmen Miranda's 1939 rendition of Que e Que a Bahiana Tem?

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Pepsi Takes The Who's My Generation Through The 20th Century


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The Who's classic track My Generation has become the new anthem for drinks giant Pepsi's latest ad campaign.


In the clever new commercial, Pete Townshend's angry '60s hit is transformed from a turn-of-the century piano number into a 1920s dinner party tune, to a song from the end of World War Two in the 1940s and a rock 'n' roll track from the 1950s, before Roger Daltrey starts belting out the original to accompany footage of a streaker at a 1960s hippie demonstration.


The tune then changes again to match a 1970s disco scene, the birth of hip-hop in the 1980s and the collapse of the Berlin Wall in Germany in the 1990s.

My Generation Named Best Teen Anthem


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The Who's classic single My Generation has been voted the most popular teenage anthem of all time.
The 1965 track beat out competition from Cyndi Lauper's GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN in the poll of 2,000 British adults to mark the 50th anniversary of the term 'teenager'.
In third place came Alice Cooper's SCHOOL'S OUT.
HOWARD BOWDEN of public relations firm 3 MONKEYS, who conducted the survey, says, "My Generation is closest to expressing the confusion, anger and excitement of being a teenager."

The Who Seething At Lack Of Airplay


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Veteran British band The Who have blasted radio stations for failing to give airplay to older bands who are still writing new material.
The My Generation hitmakers, who are set to rock Europe in May and June (07) when they hit the road for 28 concerts, are seething at the lack of respect from British radio stations - insisting they deserve better.
Frontman Roger Daltrey says, "It's very hard for bands in our position to get airplay these days. That's a fact.
"Very few DJs these days love music. They're just personality. A lot of music is chosen by a bloody computer."

Townshend: 'My Dogs Talk To Me'


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Veteran rocker Pete Townshend is convinced his pet dogs talk to him - and even predict the weather.
The My Generation star, who is set to rock England's Glastonbury Festival in June (07) with bandmate Roger Daltrey, claims his pooches warned him snow was coming this week (begs22JAN07).
He says, "I believe my dogs talk to me. One of my dogs told me that it was going to snow."

The Who Stars Honoured


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The Who stars Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend received an Outstanding Achievement award after wowing rock fans for 40 years.
The British TV arts programme South Bank Show award ceremony honoured the My Generation pair yesterday (23JAN07) for their place in history as pioneers of rock.
Other winners included Amy Winehouse, who saw off stiff competition from the Arctic Monkeys and Jarvis Cocker to win Best Pop act, UNITED 93 for Best Film and BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN who beat RICKY GERVIAS' TV show EXTRAS to the Best Comedy award.

Entwistle's Mother Traumatised By Auction


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The mother of late The Who bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE is devastated her son's belongings are to be auctioned off tomorrow (21APR05) - and can't bear to attend the sale.

Around 700 of the British rocker's possessions are to be sold, including his pinball machine, a desk where he wrote his songs, and two skeletons he used to scare his guests when they stayed at his mansion in Gloucestershire, England.

QUEENIE ENTWISTLE, 80, says, "Seeing it all piled up here ready to be sold is very sad. I don't know if I shall have the heart to attend the sale - it will be just too upsetting.

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John Entwistle's Son Wins Customs Battle


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The son of late The Who rocker JOHN ENTWISTLE has won a court battle against British customs, after they refused to believe the alcohol and cigarettes filling his car were for his dad.

CHRIS ENTWISTLE brought 20 bottles of spirits and 15,000 cigarettes into Dover, South England from France in 2001 when customs officials seized his $35,700 (GBP21,000) car because they didn't believe such an amount could be for private consumption.

When the My Generation bassist died last year (02) from a heart attack in Las Vegas, Chris tried to get his car back - to find out customs had already sold it.

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