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Fascinating Fact 6746

1st February 2009

The late KEITH MOON, drummer of British rock band THE WHO, is to be honoured with a plaque in London's Soho.

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Kasabian Supporting Local Venue

30th January 2009

KASABIAN are supporting a local Leicester venue which has been threatened with closure.The Charlotte club is in their hometown and was where the band performed some of their earliest gigs.However, the venue's owner Andy Wright...

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Townshend Pays Tribute To Daltrey

22nd January 2009

PETE TOWNSHEND has paid tribute to THE WHO bandmate ROGER DALTREY - thanking his fellow rocker for standing by him in the face of child pornography allegations. Townshend was arrested on suspicion of accessing child...

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Ting Tings And Prodigy Confirmed For Isle Of Wight 2009

21st January 2009

Pop duo the Ting Tings and dance legends the Prodigy are the first acts to be announced for the 2009 Isle of Wight festival.Both the That's Not My Name and Firestarter stars will take to...

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

20th January 2009

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...

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Daltrey + Doherty Join Forces For Charity

13th January 2009

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY and THE WHO legend ROGER DALTREY thrilled rock fans after joining forces at a one-off charity gig on Monday night (12Jan09). The unlikely collaborators took to the stage at the O2...

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The Who Set For Stage Revival?

7th January 2009

THE WHO are reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ABBA by lighting up London's West End with a stage version of their rock opera QUADROPHENIA. A dramatic adaptation of guitarist Pete...

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Kasabian Talk New Album

6th January 2009

KASABIAN have been discussing their forthcoming album, which is to be released later this year.According to the Leicester band, the follow-up to 2006's EMPIRE will be an eclectic mix of influences.Speaking to BBC 6 Music,...

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Streisand, Freeman And The Who Stars Receive Kennedy Center Honors

8th December 2008

BARBRA STREISAND, THE WHO stars PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY and actor MORGAN FREEMAN are the newest recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for their achievements in performing arts. The prestigious accolade, recognising individuals who...

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Doherty To Join The Who

5th December 2008

BABYSHAMBLES rocker PETE DOHERTY is reportedly set to replace PETE TOWNSHEND in THE WHO for a one-off charity gig. The band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, is said to have asked Doherty to join him for a...

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The Things They Say 10301

24th November 2008

"I don't want to be pejorative about The Who. It's what pays the rent and it's who I am, to a great extent. But The Who format is very rigid, very Groundhog Day." PETE TOWNSHEND...

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The Things They Say 10214

13th November 2008

"I haven't seen it, and I never will. I don't look back. What's done is done. Maybe when I'm old and laying at home with Alzheimer's, I'll go 'Well, this is a very interesting band.'"...

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Fox Rocks With The Who

6th November 2008

Veteran rockers THE WHO surprised fans at their New York City gig on Wednesday (05Nov08) night when they brought out MICHAEL J. FOX as their special guest. The band took to the stage in the...

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The Who Will Launch 2009 Aussie Grand Prix

4th November 2008

British rock legends THE WHO will kick off the 2009 Formula One motor racing season with a roaring performance at the Australian Grand Prix next March (09). The Baba O'Riley band will open the grandstand...

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Fascinating Fact 6228

23rd October 2008

Legendary British rock band THE WHO will play actor MICHAEL J. FOX's annual Parkinson's disease benefit next month (05Nov08) in front of an audience scheduled to include Hollywood director MARTIN SCORSESE and actors DENIS LEARY...

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Linkin Park Take Over From The Who For Csi Episode

22nd October 2008

Rockers LINKIN PARK are to end THE WHO's stranglehold on hit TV series CSI after producers agreed to name an episode after their new single. The group's new track, Leave Out All The Rest, will...

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Townshend Defends Religion Film Track

20th October 2008

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND allowed BILL MAHER to use THE WHO song THE SEEKER in his satirical documentary about religion - after the comedian "badgered" him to agree. The guitarist admits he initially refused to give...

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Fascinating Fact 6126

8th October 2008

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY wants to turn his band's hit album and movie QUADROPHENIA into a West End musical - and hopes British stars CARL BARAT and AMY WINEHOUSE will star in it....

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Fascinating Fact 6118

7th October 2008

An historic concert featuring one of the last ever performances by THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON is to be released on DVD. The film of the rock band's show at the Gaumont State Theatre in...

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Daltrey Slims Down Wardrobe

2nd October 2008

THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY has slimmed down his wardrobe for the band's upcoming U.S. tour - insisting his stage clothes will be more "minimalist" than in previous years. The singer is famed for his...

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Oasis Announced As Final Electric Proms Headliner

30th September 2008

Oasis will close the 2008 BBC Electric Proms, it has been announced.The Gallaghers will celebrate the release of their new album Dig Out Your Soul by taking to the stage at the Roundhouse in London...

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Fascinating Fact 6019

23rd September 2008

The original cast of THE WHO's musical TOMMY are to reunite on Broadway for one night only to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary. The 15 December (08) event will benefit Broadway Cares and Equity Fights...

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The Who To Receive Us Honour

16th September 2008

THE WHO are to receive a top US cultural honour from The Kennedy Centre, it has been reported.Artists from all disciplines are recognised by The Kennedy Centre lifetime contribution awards, with previous winner including BOB...

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Keith Moon Biopic Lacks Script

15th September 2008

Roger Daltrey, frontman for The Who, has disclosed that a hoped-for biopic about the group's late drummer Keith Moon has been held up for more than 15 years because a suitable script has yet to...

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The Who Postpone Covers Album

13th September 2008

Rock legends THE WHO have been forced to postpone plans for a covers album, because producer T-BONE BURNETT is too busy working on other projects. Earlier this year, the Baba O'Riley band announced their intention...

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Freeman And Who Stars Honoured With Kennedy Centre Awards

10th September 2008

Morgan Freeman has been named as a recipient of a 2008 Kennedy Centre award.The Dark Knight star, as well as founders of the Who Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will receive the prestigious honour at...

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Fascinating Fact 5962

10th September 2008

Country legend GEORGE JONES, MORGAN FREEMAN, BARBRA STREISAND, choreographer TWYLA THARP and THE WHO's PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. The stars will be honoured in Washington, D.C....

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Canadian Fan Pays $25,000 To Roadie For The Who

25th August 2008

A Canadian rock fan has won the chance to join THE WHO's road crew for a day after landing the winning bid at an online auction. The unnamed man paid $25,100 (GBP13,568) for the opportunity...

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Daltrey Blasts Ageists

22nd August 2008

THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY has waged a war on ageism in his native Britain. The veteran rocker, 64, is furious elderly people are forced into retirement before they have had the chance to pass...

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The Who Auction Off Roadie Package

18th August 2008

Rockers THE WHO are offering one lucky fan the chance to roadie for them as part of a new charity auction item. Bidding for the package, which includes becoming a member of the group's road...

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