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Simple Minds Star's Brother In Ticket Swindle

9th July 2006

The brother of SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has gone on the run after allegedly conning Scottish music festival fans out of thousands of pounds in a cruel ticket swindle. PAUL KERR stands accused of...

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Weller Refuses To Be Labeled 'Middle Class'

5th July 2006

Rocker PAUL WELLER was mortified when THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY called him 'middle-class', because he is still close to his working class roots despite his fame and fortune. The 48-year-old enjoys the trappings afforded...

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Fascinating Fact 1704

30th June 2006

US fans of THE WHO will be able to check out the group's Sunday night (02JUL06) show in London's Hyde Park live on huge screens at Hard Rock Cafes in New York, Chicago, Orlando and...

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Townshend Siblings Deny Rivalry

26th June 2006

PETE TOWNSHEND's younger brother SIMON has slammed speculation he is jealous of his brother's musical success, insisting he's just proud to be associated with the legendary rocker. Simon's new band CASBAH CLUB, which also includes...

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Daltrey And Townshend's Ongoing Feud

25th June 2006

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY insists any onstage camaraderie between himself and guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND is all for show - as in reality they can't bear the sight of each other. The two surviving members...

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Daltrey And Townshend's Post-gig Punch-ups

24th June 2006

THE WHO bandmates ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND used to beat each other up after gigs, while high on drugs and adrenaline. It has been 33 years since they last raised their fists to each...

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Daltrey: 'I Love And Hate Performing Live'

23rd June 2006

ROGER DALTREY has a love-hate relationship with live performance - because he finds it so tough. THE WHO rocker is a perfectionist and claims he is rarely satisfied with gigs. He says, "Performing is a...

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The Who To Keep Rocking

23rd June 2006

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY insists the band's world tour won't be their last - but he treats every gig as a farewell, because he never knows when he will be ready to quit. The...

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Daltrey: 'I've Never Grown Old'

23rd June 2006

Rock veteran ROGER DALTREY has the last laugh with fans who mock him for singing "Hope I die before I get old" - he insists he never has grown old. THE WHO frontman was only...

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Entwistle's Death Made Townshend Recognise Who Brand

22nd June 2006

PETE TOWNSHEND decided to focus all his energy on THE WHO again after the death of bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE made him realise the importance of the band's legacy. Townshend admits he only began to take...

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Townshend Slammed For Publishing Sex Story Online

22nd June 2006

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has been criticised for publishing a story featuring a sex act between two teenagers on the internet. The 61-year-old has now removed the story, called The Comedian, from his website...

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Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

21st June 2006

Live 8 is over and now it's all down to the politicians to make decisions that could change the world at the G8 Summit later this week (begs06JUL05), but didn't the rockers, rappers and pop...

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Entwistle Furniture To Be Auctioned

21st June 2006

Furniture and decor belonging to late THE WHO bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE are being auctioned off by the new owners of his home. Among the items being sold from the luxury mansion in Stow-On-The-Wold, England, is...

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The Who To Rock Glastonbury

20th June 2006

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has expressed his determination to top the bill at the most famous festival in Britain for the first time ever next year (07). Townshend has hinted the band will end...

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Public Enemy: 'We've Been Written Out Of History'

19th June 2006

Rap superstars PUBLIC ENEMY have accused the music industry of "writing them out of history". Frontman CHUCK D feels the group left a lasting legacy and should be heralded alongside the great rock groups of...

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Townshend Worries About Reaction To New Who Song

19th June 2006

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND is nervous about performing the THE WHO's first new song in 20 years in front of an audience. The Who launched their latest tour at the weekend (17JUN06) and guitarist Townshend...

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Townshend: 'I Will Never Smash A Guitar Up Again'

19th June 2006

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...

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The Who Unveil Plaque Live In Leeds

19th June 2006

Veteran rockers THE WHO launched their UK tour at Leeds University on Saturday (17JUN06), the legendary English venue where they recorded their seminal LIVE AT LEEDS album in 1970. ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND wowed...

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The Who To Unveil Leeds University Plaque

16th June 2006

THE WHO will unveil a commemorative blue plaque at legendary English venue Leeds University when they launch their UK tour there tomorrow (17JUN06). The plaque will pay tribute to the concert venue, where The Who...

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Sandler Jealous Of Cheadle

14th June 2006

ADAM SANDLER is jealous of his movie co-star DON CHEADLE, because the CRASH actor beats him at everything. The pair worked together on a 9/11 drama - the title of which is yet to be...

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Townshend Explains Who Hit After Conservatives Vote It Number One

6th June 2006

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has hit back at US political watchers who have picked his WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN anthem as the best conservative rock song. The track topped the notoriously conservative National Review...

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The Things They Say 2162

4th June 2006

"It's an exciting sound to my ears. Not old-fashioned at all." Guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND insists THE WHO's new 11-minute single WIRE + GLASS - the band's first release in 23 years - is going to...

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Townshend Challenges The White Stripes

29th May 2006

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND insists he can easily out-rock THE WHITE STRIPES, but admits he falls short in the looks department. The MY GENERATION star, 61, is convinced he could recreate the BLUE ORCHID...

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Tommy Star Thrilled The Who Are Still Rocking

29th May 2006

The thespian who gave THE WHO's TOMMY rock opera fresh legs on Broadway, New York, has urged ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSEND to ignore their critics and keep on rocking. MICHAEL CERVERIS, who won a...

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The Things They Say 2096

26th May 2006

"JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON aren't there so it's obviously half the band. They're THE WHO 50 per cent." PRIMAL SCREAM star BOBBY GILLESPIE insists his favourite rock band just aren't the same, much as...

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The Who Repeat History At Leeds

26th May 2006

THE WHO are launching their UK tour at Leeds University in northern England next month (JUN06) - the venue where their seminal LIVE AT LEEDS album was recorded in 1970. Although the show was intended...

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Gillespie Desperate To Meet The Who

26th May 2006

PRIMAL SCREAM star BOBBY GILLESPIE hates the line-up at the upcoming Scottish music festival T In The Park, and only agreed to perform on it because he wants to meet THE WHO. The ROCKS singer...

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The Who Bootleg Their Own Shows

25th May 2006

THE WHO are planning to make bootleg recordings of their own shows on their forthcoming European tour, in a bid to raise money for charity. Surviving original members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will sell...

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Townshend Taking It Slowly With Autobiography

18th May 2006

THE WHO fans are concerned PETE TOWNSHEND will never complete his memoirs, because it has taken him a decade to cover his first 24 years. The veteran musician, who celebrates his 61st birthday tomorrow (19MAY06),...

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Townshend Plans Mobile Music

18th May 2006

PETE TOWNSHEND insists he conjured up the concepts of musical ring tones years before they became available - and he is planning to release some of THE WHO's songs for use on mobile phones. The...

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