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Pete Townshend Writes New Music For Touring Tommy Stage Show

The show will now include Amazing Journey and one other new song written especially for the Ramps On The Moon production, which features disabled and able-bodied performers. The U.K. tour will begin...

Shawn Mendes Cast In Summer Of Love

Shawn Mendes is to make his film debut in 'Summer of Love'.The 18-year-old pop star is to swap the stage for the big screen with a role in the musical movie which has been written...

Busted Set To Support Ed Sheeran At Teenage Cancer Trust Gig

Busted are to support Ed Sheeran at this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gig.The upcoming fundraising concert - which is to be held at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28 - will see James Bourne,...

Pete Townshend In Bid To Save Tannoy Factory

The 71-year-old British musician has spoken up for workers at the Tannoy plant in Coatbridge, Scotland, whose jobs are under threat as company bosses are planning to move manufacturing of the speaker systems...

The Who Inspired By The Rolling Stones’ To Produce New Music

The iconic British band are regulars on the touring circuit but have not released a studio album since 2006's Endless Wire. Pete admits that he and frontman Roger Daltrey have struggled...

Johnny Marr To Join Pet Shop Boys For Fundraising Concert

The former The Smiths star has worked with the two-piece before on their albums, and the trio will be coming together with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for a special live performance at...

Leslie Ash Returning To Quadrophenia 'Follow-up' - Report

Earlier this year (16) it was revealed that To Be Someone, a new film featuring Quadrophenia stars Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox, would begin filming in 2016. Many outlets dubbed...

Leslie Ash Signs Up For Quadrophenia Remake

Leslie Ash and Gary Shail have signed up for the 'Quadrophenia' sequel.The two stars have agreed to reprise the roles of Steph and Spider, who they played in the 1979 classic movie - which is...

Music Legend Mose Allison Dead At 89

The pianist, whose songs were covered by the Clash, Elvis Costello and The Who, among others, passed away on Tuesday (15Nov16). Born in Mississippi, Allison began playing the piano at the age...

Roger Daltery Doesn't Fear Death

Roger Daltrey doesn't worry about dying despite having many fallen friends.The 72-year-old lead singer of The Who was honoured with The Music Industry Trust Award at London's Grosvenor House on Monday (07.11.16) where he said...

Roger Daltrey Honoured With Music Industry Trusts Award

The rocker was chosen as the recipient of the top music industry honour for his contribution to the music and entertainment industry and his longtime work with charity Teenage Cancer Trust....

Isle Of Wight Festival To Return In 2017

The Isle of Wight Festival is to return in June 2017.The award-winning music extravaganza, which is held at Seaclose Park in Newport, Isle of Wight will celebrate its 16th anniversary with four days of live...

Phil Collins Would Have Quit Genesis To Join The Who

The 65-year-old rocker joined Genesis in 1970 and became their frontman and drummer after the 1975 departure of singer Peter Gabriel, but despite the band's continued success in the late 1970s and early...

Rihanna Perfroms With Sir Paul Mccartney At Desert Trip

Rihanna joined Sir Paul McCartney on stage at Desert Trip on Saturday night (15.10.16).The 28-year-old singer made a surprise appearance at the six-day music festival, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, when...

Roger Daltrey 'Didn't Want To Live' During Meningitis Battle

Roger Daltrey ''didn't want to live'' during his meningitis battle.The 72-year-old lead singer of The Who fell desperately ill with the infection in 2015, leading to him cancelling a series of planned appearances, and Roger...

David Crosby Brands Desert Trip Festival A 'Scam'

Organisers of the Coachella music festival reportedly spent $8.9 million (£7 million) to secure The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Paul MCCartney for Desert Trip, a two-weekend event which has been described as the "greatest...

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 To Perform Tommy For First Time In 28 Years

The Who will play an acoustic version of 'Tommy' in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity next year - the first time they will have performed it together for 28 years.The band - which...

Roger Daltrey To Be Honoured With Top Music Industry Award

The rocker will be feted for his contribution to the music and entertainment industry at the upcoming gala. "It's great to be honoured by my friends and colleagues in the music industry...

Quadrophenia 'Sequel' Director Defends Project After The Who Criticism

Ray Burdis revealed in May (16) that To Be Someone would begin shooting in the summer (16) and many outlets called it a sequel to the 1979 movie Quadrophenia, which was loosely based...

Huge David Bowie Tribute At Isle Of Wight Festival

The late icon, who passed away in January (16) following an 18-month battle with cancer, performed for the final time in the U.K. at the festival in 2004. On Saturday (11Jun16), charity...

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: 'I Would Have Welcomed Death At The Height Of Meningitis Battle'

The band was forced to postpone a series of shows when the singer was diagnosed with inflammation of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. Now back on the road, the...

Roger Daltrey: 'I Refuse To Pay To Make A Record'

The rocker is working on new material but has no plans to release it, because he claims musicians literally have to pay to play thanks to modern technology and streaming. "Why would...

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...

Quadrophenia Sequel To Begin Filming This Summer

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...

The Who Rocker To Release 50th Anniversary Champagne

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...

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...

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

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...

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