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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: 'My Generation Was Wonderful'

18th May 2006

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND still draws inspiration from his contemporaries from the swinging sixties, and views BOB DYLAN and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY as "extraordinary". THE WHO guitarist, whose career spans over 40 years, has relied...

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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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Daltrey Wracked With Nerves Over Tour

18th May 2006

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY is terrified about the band's upcoming European tour - fearing his performance skills are rusty. The veteran frontman, 62, insists people who think performing to thousands of fans, night after...

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Townshend Writes Hundreds Of Songs For Fun

17th May 2006

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...

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Daltrey To Play At Arsenal Gig

4th May 2006

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY has agreed to perform at a special celebration to mark his favourite soccer team's move to a new stadium. The veteran musician - currently recording the band's first studio album...

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Fascinating Fact 1452

1st May 2006

Legendary rockers THE WHO have been told they will not be able to play at a leisure centre in Carlisle, England, in June (06) because the venue will be staging a karate competition.

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Clapton Headlines Pro-hunt Concert

30th April 2006

ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a controversial seven-hour concert supporting the Countryside Alliance in its fight to lift the ban on fox hunting in the UK. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker, who is a...

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The Who Plan June Release For Epic Song

11th April 2006

Legendary rockers THE WHO hope to release a limited edition mini-album two months ahead of their full-length comeback disc later this year (06). Surviving band members PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY are in talks with...

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Festival Bosses Not Worried About Bird Flu

8th April 2006

Organisers of Scottish rock festival T In The Park have rubbished reports the event is being ditched amid bird flu fears. The two-day summer (06) extravaganza, which will feature FRANZ FERDINAND and THE WHO, was...

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Daltrey Delights Fans With Surprise Gig

5th April 2006

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has thrilled die hard fans by making a surprise appearance at this year's (06) annual The Who Convention. The SUBSTITUTE hitmaker visited London's Bush Hall on Saturday (01APR06) along with...

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The Things They Say 1755

30th March 2006

"Looking back, I don't know why we needed it to be quite so loud all the time." THE WHO's PETE TOWNSHEND, a tinnitus sufferer, regrets blasting out the group's hits.

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Starkey Offered Full-time Oasis Role

24th March 2006

RINGO STARR's son ZAK STARKEY has been offered a full-time job as drummer for OASIS, songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER has confirmed. Starkey has been drumming for the ALL AROUND THE WORLD rockers since former sticksman ALAN...

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Daltrey Hopes To Relight Europe

21st March 2006

ROGER DALTREY hopes THE WHO's forthcoming European tour will make up for the long gap since the band last performed there and "relight the fire" among fans. The rocker is convinced people in the continent...

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Daltrey: 'Give Us Some Space'

20th March 2006

Rocker ROGER DALTREY is fed up with being asked when THE WHO's upcoming album is due, as added pressure only hinders the creative process. The SUBSTITUTE star insists the release will only hit shelves when...

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Daltrey: 'The Who Are Better Than Ever'

20th March 2006

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY is convinced his band's new album will be their best work yet - because songwriter PETE TOWNSHEND has finally reached his creative peak. The MY GENERATION star has always been...

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Daltrey Going Deaf

20th March 2006

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has been forced to stop listening to rock music at home - because he is going deaf. The 62-year-old's hearing has deteriorated after three decades of performing, meaning the MY...

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Daltrey Learns From U2'S 'Greed'

10th March 2006

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY was convinced fellow megaband U2 were greedy for touring on such a grand scale, before realising their tactic made sound business sense. The MY GENERATION star, who kicks off a...

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Townshend Blasts 'F**Kwit' Doherty

9th March 2006

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has hit out at troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY, labelling the singer "the ultimate rock 'n' roll f**kwit". Doherty was praised in a London court yesterday (08MAR06) for his determination...

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The Who To Quit Touring?

9th March 2006

THE WHO's upcoming world tour is expected to be the last time the legendary rock band hit the stage. The odyssey, which kicks off this summer (06), lasts a hefty 18 months - because the...

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Waters Returns To The Dark Side For London Megagig

9th March 2006

ROGER WATERS is to recreate PINK FLOYD's landmark DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album in its entirety as part of a massive weekend of British rock at London's Hyde Park. The former Pink Floyd leader...

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Weller Almost Refused Lifetime Achievement Award

1st March 2006

Former THE JAM and THE STYLE COUNCIL frontman PAUL WELLER almost turned down his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits last month (FEB06), because he can't stand the people who voted for him. The YOU...

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The Who Head To Europe

25th February 2006

THE WHO have announced the first wave of tour dates for 2006, kicking off in Leeds, England on 25 June (06), the site of the group's legendary 1970 concert album LIVE AT LEEDS. European...

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Moon's Car Sold At Auction

21st February 2006

Late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON's old car has been sold at auction for $13,950 (GBP7,750). The 1939 Chrysler Limousine, which Moon famously drove into a duck pond, has been restored to its original...

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The Who Go Hi-tech

17th February 2006

Rock legends THE WHO are planning a hi-tech world tour that will allow viewers at home to share the experience with the stadium audience. Fans who can't get tickets will be able to...

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Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

15th February 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

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Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

15th February 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

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