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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...

Stars Honour Pete Townshend At Charity Tribute

Townshend and The Who's manager Bill Curbishley were both honoured with prizes at the annual MusicCares Map Fund Benefit Concert, and a number of stars turned out to support them. Springsteen presented...

Alfie Boe 'Thrilled' To Re-record The Who Lp

Alfie Boe was ''thrilled'' to be asked to re-record the classic The Who album 'Quadrophenia'.The 41-year-old was approached by the group's guitarist Pete Townshend to reimagine the band's sixth album, originally released in 1973, and...

Pete Townshend: The Who Is Not Fulfilling To Me

Pete Townshend doesn't find The Who concerts ''fulfilling''.The 'My Generation' hitmaker finds performing shows with the iconic band ''too easy'' and claims he doesn't get much satisfaction out of playing live any more.Townshend -...

Pete Townshend Doesn't 'Like' The Who Shows

Pete Townshend doesn't ''like'' performing with The Who.The guitarist - who is in the iconic band along with fellow founding member Roger Daltrey, 71 - explained despite playing shows around the world, he doesn't particularly...

Pete Townshend Rules Out Unplugged Sessions

Dozens of big-name pop stars and bands have appeared on the iconic, stripped-down acoustic series since its launch in 1989, including the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Sir Paul MCCartney, Eric Clapton, Adele,...

Pete Townshend To Receive Top Philanthropy Award

The Who guitarist will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by fellow rocker Bruce Springsteen in recognition of his ongoing support for the organisation, which assists fellow musicians with addiction recovery....

Eddie Vedder To Stand In For Roger Daltrey And The Who Charity Show

Pearl Jam star Vedder will take on vocal duties from Roger Daltrey for the supergroup's Celebrating The Who gig at the Rosemont Theatre in Illinois next month (May15), while Starkey will join fellow...

Roger Daltrey: John's Death Brought Pete And I Closer Together

Roger Daltrey says the prospect of death has brought him closer to Pete Townshend.The iconic The Who members were shaken when fellow band member John Entwistle passed away at the age of 57 in 2002,...

Roger Daltrey: 'The Who Farewell Tour Could Go On And On'

The rocker and bandmate Pete Townshend have 54 shows booked for 2015 as they embark on what will be their final world trek, but he reveals there's no end in sight right now....

Pete Townshend Steps Up Fight To Save London's Music History

The Who star Pete Townshend has stepped up his fight to save London's musical history by backing a campaign to preserve the city's iconic Tin Pan Alley.The stretch of music shops on Denmark Street in...

Stars Sign Letter To Save London's Music Venues

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend and actor Benedict Cumberbatch are among the stars who have signed an open letter urging London's mayor to protect music venues in the city's Soho district following the closure of...

Kasabian 'Deserve' Success

Kasabian think they ''deserve'' their success.The 'Eez-Eh' rockers have had a triumphant year which saw them headline the famous Glastonbury festival and play a homecoming gig in Leicester to 50,000 fans and think they are...

Roger Daltrey Backs Oasis Comeback

Roger Daltrey believes Oasis will reform.The Who frontman performed alongside 'Wonderwall' rocker Liam Gallagher on Tuesday (11.11.14) and admitted that he is convinced that the band will get back together at some point in the...

Pete Townshend Misses The Who Tribute Concert

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend missed the band's 50th anniversary celebration concert in London on Tuesday (11Nov14) because he was busy looking after his dogs.Frontman Roger Daltrey organised the tribute to mark the band's milestone...

Pete Townshend: 'I Didn't Enjoy Woodstock'

The Who star Pete Townshend hated performing at the Woodstock festival because the "drugged up hippies" in attendance didn't appreciate one of the band's finest shows.The guitarist has opened up about the experience of performing...

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