Townshend Writes Hundreds Of Songs For Fun

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND spent 11 years away from the band writing well over a thousand songs - despite knowing they would never be put on an album. The SUBSTITUTE hitmaker, whose band are about to embark on their 2006 European tour this summer, gains so much enjoyment from songwriting he composes music and lyrics purely for his own entertainment. He says, "The Who haven't released new songs for 24 years, but I have. Lots. "Also, between 1985 and 1996 I wrote and made demo tapes of 1,400 pieces of music, none of them published. None of them would have worked for what we used to call The Who. No doubt about it. "I have moments of genius. But I also churn out stuff that only I might want to hear. I write for pleasure. I write to make a living. I write to reflect what I see around me. I write to tell stories." The Who expect to release their new album later this year (06).


Contactmusic

Tags: The Who


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

The Who Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Who

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All