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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...

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's Glastonbury Set Blighted By Technical Issues

The veteran rockers appeared to suffer difficulties with their onstage monitoring system throughout their set, and guitarist Pete Townshend even apologised to the crowd, explaining the band had not had the chance to...

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...

The Dalai Lama To Tour Glastonbury Festival On Sunday

The spiritual guru will visit the Somerset, England site on Sunday (28Jun15), and talk to revellers in the Green Fields part of the festival, where his Tibetan Monks performed in 2013. He'll...

Roger Daltrey Banned From Performing Two Shows In A Row

The 71 year old, whose band is headlining Britain's Glastonbury Festival next weekend (27-28Jun15), suffered swollen vocal cords in May (15) and postponed three dates on The Who's 50th anniversary tour. Medical...

The Strokes Kick Off British Summer Time

The Strokes kicked off Barclaycard British Summer Time with a greatest hits set last night (18.06.15).The US rockers thrilled the 60,000-strong crowd - which included the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung, Foo Fighters drummer...

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...

Roger Daltrey And Liam Gallagher Join Forces For Tv Show

Daltrey and Gallagher performed The Who's classic 1965 hit My Generation with The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie, original Oasis member Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, and Ringo Starr's drummer son Zak Starkey live on 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...

Liam Gallagher And Roger Daltrey To Form Supergroup For Tv Show

The singer, whose post-Oasis band Beady Eye split last year (14), is teaming with Daltrey, as well as Ringo Star's son Zak Starkey and Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie for a revival of...

Glastonbury 2016 Acts Already 'Booked Up'

Emily Eavis claims Glastonbury's 2016 headliners are ''pretty much booked up''.The co-organiser of the festival has revealed they are well on the way to completing the line-up for the annual event next year, despite the...

Roger Daltrey Opens Cancer Unit In New York City

The veteran rocker has spent years working with the Teenage Cancer Trust in his native Britain to help provide better facilities for sick youngsters, and he launched his project in the U.S. in...

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...

The Vaccines: 'Florence + The Machine Should Be Headlining Glastonbury'

The Vaccines are due to perform at the fabled U.K. music event next month (Jun15) which is to be headlined by Foo Fighters, The Who and Kanye West. Florence Welch's band Florence...

Roger Daltrey Stops The Who Show And Scolds Pot Smoker

The singer was onstage at the Nassau Coliseum when he caught a whiff of a fan's weed and stopped the show to sold the pot-smoking fan. In video footage taken by another...

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 -...

The Who Named As Final Glastonbury Headliner

Festival organisers announced the news on Twitter.com on Wednesday (06May15) following months of speculation over which act would join Kanye West and Foo Fighters as headliners at the music event. A post...

The Who Confirmed As Sunday Headliner At Glastonbury 2015

The Who has been confirmed as the Sunday night headliner for Glastonbury 2015 - the second time the group has played the prestigious closing spot in eight years. The band join rockers Foo Fighters and...

The Who Postpone Three Concerts

The rockers began their 50th anniversary trek late last year (14) to mark five decades since they formed in 1964, and the farewell tour is set to conclude this November (15). Daltrey...

The Who Rumoured For Glastonbury Closer

Rapper Kanye West and rockers the Foo Fighters have already been announced as bill-toppers for the British music event but the act booked for Sunday night's closing slot has remained a mystery....

The Who To Close Glastonbury

The Who are to close Glastonbury Festival 2015.The legendary rock band will reportedly join 'Bound 2' rapper Kanye West and the Foo Fighters as headliners of the music festival, which takes place in June.A source...

The Who's Classic 1982 Shea Stadium Show To Be Released On Dvd

The Who: Live at Shea Stadium 1982 features restored footage and newly-mixed sound. The release marks the first time the concert has been available to view in its entirety. The show...

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,...

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