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The Who To Perform Classic Album 'Tommy' In Special Acoustic Shows For Teenage Cancer Trust

Legendary rockers The Who have announced they will revisit their classic album Tommy in acoustic form at next year’s Teenage Cancer Trust shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.The special one-off shows, on March 30th and...

The Who Slam 'Ridiculous' Quadrophenia Sequel

It was recently announced that a sequel to the 1979 movie, based on The Who's rock opera of the same name, would begin filming in the summer (16) with returning stars Phil Daniels,...

Roger Daltrey Writing Memoir

The My Generation singer, 72, wants to reveal to fans the story behind fronting one of the biggest bands of the 20th Century. "I'm working on a (auto)biography... I'll only release...

Roger Daltrey Releases Limited Edition Champagne

The limited edition beverage, called Cuvee Roger Daltrey, is produced by Champagne Charles Orban, a vineyard in the village of Troissy, France.Sales of the champagne, whose bottle features The Who's iconic target logo, will raise...

The Who Returning To U.k. With Arena Tour

The iconic 1960s mod band will perform shows at venues in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool in August and September (16). The dates, dubbed the Back To The Who Tour...

Rocker Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman Dies

His longtime pals Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend confirmed the sad news in a Facebook.com post on Thursday (31Mar16). They wrote, "It is with great sadness that we report the death of...

Smokey Robinson To Receive Top Philanthropy Prize

The charitable I Second That Emotion singer will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his longtime support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which assists fellow musicians with addiction recovery. He will...

The Who To Headline 2016 Isle Of Wight Festival

The rock veterans were among the big draws at the first Isle Of Wight in 1969, and they were back a year later. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend returned to headline in...

The Who Pay Tribute To David Bowie At New York Gig

Bowie, who was a long time resident of the city, died aged 69 in January (16) after a battle with cancer. During the British band's concert at the Madison Square Garden (MSG), a moving memorial...

Pete Townshend's Smashed Guitar Fetches $84,000

The Who guitarist, who had a tendency to smash his instruments during the band's early years, destroyed the Rickenbacker during their 25th anniversary tour in 1989. He writes in a statement, "In...

Singer Luis Miguel Struggling With Tinnitus - Report

The singer's lawyers recently disclosed the health issue in court papers relating to his ongoing legal battle with former tour agent William Brockhaus, who is suing Miguel for $2.1 million (£1.3 million), amid allegations of...

Keith Richards: Led Zeppelin Are 'Hollow'

Keith Richards has branded Led Zeppelin ''hollow''.The Rolling Stones rocker has revealed he's never been a fan of the band and while he thinks Jimmy Page is a great guitarist he didn't like him performing...

The Who Reschedule North American Tour

The Who have rescheduled their North American tour for February 2016.Earlier this month the 'Baba O'Riley' hitmakers postponed their remaining shows after lead singer Roger Daltrey was struck down with viral Meningitis.However, they have now...

The Who Postpone Tour

The Who have postponed their North American tour.The 'Baba O'Riley' hitmakers have made the difficult decision to cancel their remaining shows after a doctor confirmed lead singer Roger Daltrey has been struck down with viral...

The Who Cancels U.s. Tour Dates After Roger Daltrey Diagnosed With Viral Meningitis

The Who have cancelled the rest of their dates in the U.S. leg of their 50th anniversary world tour as Roger Daltrey is ill with viral meningitis. The British rock band announced their decision to...

Jean Michel Jarre Records Comeback Album With Top Electronic Stars

Electronica 1: The Time MAChine will also feature collaborations with M83, Little Boots, Tangerine Dream, DJ Armin van Buuren, Massive Attack star 3D and Lang Lang. The album is set for release...

Pete Townshend Found The Who Tour 'Tough'

Pete Townshend found the last Who tour ''tough'' because Roger Daltrey insisted on having ''complete control''.The guitarist admits it was frustrating to be left out of decision making, particularly as he didn't agree with everything...

The Who Reveal They Replaced Prince At Glastonbury As They Claim Headlining Set Was 'Sabotaged'

A blog post on the official website of legendary rockers The Who has claimed the band’s Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’ and that they were drafted in to headline the festival as a last minute replacement...

Prince 'Didn't Want To Perform At Glastonbury'

The Who were only booked to play Glastonbury because Prince decided he didn't want to appear.The legendary British rock band have revealed they were a late addition to the star-studded bill for the music festival,...

The Who: 'We Replaced Prince At Glastonbury'

The My Generation hitmakers closed out the three-day music extravaganza last month (Jun15), but they claim they had no intention of performing at the summer bash this year (15) until organisers reached out...

Pete Townshend Reimagines Quadrophenia

Pete Townshend changed the course of rock music last night (05.07.15) when he premiered a classical version of The Who's famous mod opera 'Quadrophenia' at London's Royal Albert Hall.The 70-year-old guitarist was joined by an...

Pete Townshend: 'Farewell Tour Is A Breeze'

The iconic rock band has been on the road for a final tour since late last year (14) but within weeks they had to axe two shows in London when his bandmate Roger...

The Who Stars Angry Over Feud Reports

The band headed out on the road last year (14) for a special The Who Hits 50! world tour to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary and bring the curtain down on its legendary...

The Who Close Glastonbury 2015

The Who closed Glastonbury 2015 and called it ''an easy job.''The veteran rockers were the last act to perform as the sun set on the festival yesterday (28.06.15) in front of thousands of fans on...

The Who Headed For Retirement

As the veterans, who are 71 and 70 respectively, prepare to close this year's (15) Glastonbury festival in England on Sunday night (28Jun15), Townshend has alerted fans the performance could be one of...

The Who Pay Tribute To Paul Weller And Late Bandmates

The veteran rockers paid tribute to Entwistle, who died of a heart attack in 2002, and praised his replacement, Pino Palladino, while Townshend also spoke of his sadness at losing Moon, who passed...

The Who Dedicate Song To Paul Weller At Bst Concert

The Who dedicated a song to Paul Weller as they headlined Barclaycard presents British Summertime in Hyde Park on Friday night (26.06.15).During the band's incredible greatest hits set, guitarist Pete Townsend took a moment to...

Pete Townshend Ready To Leave The Who Behind

Pete Townshend believes The Who will come to an end as a band this year.The 'My Generation' hitmaker thinks it is time he and singer Roger Daltrey go their ''separate ways'' once their current tour...

Pete Townshend's New Classical Album Disqualified From U.k. Music Charts

The hitmaker released Classic Quadrophenia, a new, 'symphonised' version of The Who's album Quadrophenia, on Monday (08Jun15) and has sold enough copies to top the U.K. music charts. However, because the...

Pete Townshend: 'Arrest Blew Knighthood Chances'

The Who star was held by police in 2003 for using his credit card to access a child porn website, and he later accepted an official caution and was placed on Britain's sex...

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