Townshend: 'I Will Never Smash A Guitar Up Again'
THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has vowed never to smash another guitar onstage again. The WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN star is well-known for his decades-old love of destroying the instruments mid-performance. But the 61-year-old has now decided this trademark has become a cliche, and he has decided to auction the last guitar he smashed up to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in America's Gulf Coast region. Fans can enter a lottery on website InTheAttic.tv to buy the battered instrument, signed by Townshend, that the guitarist dismantled onstage in Japan in 2004. He says, "(My partner) RACHEL (FULLER) plans to sell $10 lottery tickets for the last ever guitar to be smashed by the legendary me, at Yokohama in Japan." A spokesman confirms, "Pete has promised the Yokohama guitar will be the very last to go."