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Quadrophenia Sequel To Begin Filming This Summer


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The 1979 movie starred Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Sting, and Ray Winstone and was loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. It centred on the mundane life of Phil's character Jimmy, who escapes his daily routine by joining a Mods motorcycle gang.

Phil, Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, and Trevor Laird will reunite for the follow-up, which will start production this summer (16) in London. The new film will take place in the present day and will be based on Peter Meadows' To Be Someone book, which also inspired the original. It will be directed by The Wee Man's Ray Burdis.

"Pete Townshend (The Who guitarist) has given the book on which the film is based on, To Be Someone, his blessing, and the mod culture is still a major movement," Ray says. "It wasn't difficult to get the cast members signed up as they all loved the script. Now we've got the core main cast in place we're constructing the other characters carefully and slowly. People are banging the door down to be in the film, and there are some more big names to be announced."

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The Who Rocker To Release 50th Anniversary Champagne


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The limited edition bubbly, Champagne Cuvee Roger Daltrey, will be available to buy from next month (Jun16).

"I am very excited to have this opportunity to express my passion for champagne through this limited edition cuvee," the rocker said. "I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."

The Champagne was produced from a family vineyard in Troissy, France, and features a blend of three grapes - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

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Roger Daltrey Releases Limited Edition Champagne


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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 money for Roger and bandmate Pete Townshend's Teen Cancer America charity. The organisation aims to prove the standard of cancer care for young people in the U.S.

"I am very excited to have this opportunity to express my passion for champagne through this limited edition cuvee (batch)," he tells Britain's Evening Standard newspaper. "I hope people enjoy it as much as I do,"

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The Who Returning To U.k. With Arena Tour


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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 2016 come after their The Who Hits 50! World tour, which began in 2014 and marked the 50th anniversary of the band's formation in 1964.

Illness forced frontman Roger Daltrey to reschedule the North American leg of the trek last autumn (15), and the band had to cancel 28 dates. However Daltrey, who was suffering from meningitis, and the band's other surviving founder, Pete Townshend, have now added to their punishing touring schedule with the new arena shows.

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Paul Mccartney And The Rolling Stones Lead Teasers For October Mega-festival


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The five acts and Neil Young are rumoured to be among the headliners at the inaugural event, which will take place in October (16).

The Stones showed a record spinning All Down The Line, while Waters' clip featured grainy black-and-white concert footage from an unknown stadium show, and Dylan posted a brief career reel as Ballad of a Thin Man played in the background.

MCCartney posted live audio footage of himself performing the Beatles' I've Got a Feeling.

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Roger Daltrey Confirms Headline Appearance At Rock Festival


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The rock band's involvement in what has already been called "one of the biggest concerts in history" has been rumoured for months. And on Wednesday (20Apr16), Roger gave an interview confirming the group will headline the festival in Indio, California, from 7 to 9 October.

He also revealed some of the other groups set to headline the event, which will be held by promoters Goldenvoice Entertainment - also responsible for the Coachella Festival.

"I think it’s us and (Pink Floyd's) Roger Waters on the same day. It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era," Daltrey told Canada's Postmedia Network. "I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up."

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Rocker Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman Dies


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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 Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman, who passed away yesterday age 73. Rest in peace."

The piano player founded his namesake group, Thunderclap Newman, in 1968 with The Who's Pete Townshend and Kit Lambert, as a way to show off the talents of Newman, songwriter/producer John 'Speedy' Keen and musician Jimmy MCCulloch.

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The Who To Headline 2016 Isle Of Wight Festival


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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 2004 and now they've been announced as Saturday night headliners for the 2016 event, set for June (16).

The fabled British festival will also feature sets from Queen featuring Adam Lambert, Stereophonics, Faithless, and former The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft.

The Who To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2016


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As spring starts to poke its head around the wintery corner excitement about summer festivals is hot on its heels and the latest headline announcement has proved no exception - The Who is set to take on the Isle of Wight Festival.

The WhoThe Who will play the Isle of Wight festival for the fourth time

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend have been added to the top of the bill for the first festival of the summer that, this year, has a Best of British theme to coincide with the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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The Who Pay Tribute To David Bowie At New York Gig


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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 message from surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey was displayed across big screens around the venue.

"David Bowie. Friend of The Who. Son of New York. Tonight we will distinctly miss David Bowie, longtime fan of The Who," the message read.

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5

Pete Townshend and The Who - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 - Performances

The Who and Roger Daltrey - Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 - Performances - The Who at Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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The Who's Roger Daltrey And Friends Help Raise Money For Teen Cancer America At L.A Art Fundraiser

Siobhan Fahey - The best of British and U.S. contemporary art joined forces for an unforgettable night to raise money for Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend who improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 29th October 2014

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The Who Perform To A Sold-out Crowd At Ziggo Dome

The Who and Roger Daltrey - The Who perform to a sold-out crowd at Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Friday 5th July 2013

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The Who Performs On Opening Night Of The Quadrophenia Tour

Pete Townshend and The Who Friday 2nd November 2012 The Who performs on opening night of the Quadrophenia Tour

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