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Townshend's Ex Launches Cash Fight

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND is facing a $58 million (£40 million) court battle after his estranged wife hired SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's divorce lawyer to fight for a share of his fortune. The My Generation hitmaker...

Townshend To Be Granted Divorce

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND will finally be a single man on Tuesday (07Apr09) - a judge is to finalise his divorce 14 years after he first separated from his wife. The guitarist wed Karen Astley...

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"He was a mad BEACH BOYS fan. He would have left THE WHO at the drop of a hat to join the Beach Boys. Even at our height, when the Beach Boys were on their...

Smithereens Record Tommy Tribute

THE SMITHEREENS are to celebrate the 40th anniversary of THE WHO's TOMMY by creating their own version of the landmark rock opera. The Smithereens Play Tommy will hit stores and the Internet on 5 May (09)...

Daltrey Calls On Stars To Run Charity Gigs

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY plans to step down from his role as a charity concert organiser - and is urging OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER and STEREOPHONICS singer KELLY JONES to take his place. Daltrey has...

Daltrey Looking For Teenage Cancer Trust Show Successor

Noel Gallagher and Kelly Jones have been asked by Roger Daltrey to take over organising the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gigs.Stereophonics headlined this year's concerts at the Royal Albert Hall - which conclude with a...

By on 28 March 2009

Entwistle's Death Saved The Who

THE WHO would be no more if bass player JOHN ENTWISTLE hadn't died in 2002 - because PETE TOWNSHEND only agreed to hit the road to help his pal out of debt. Band leader Townshend reveals...

Woodstock Founder Planning Anniversary Sequel

The founder of the legendary Woodstock music festival is said to be looking for sponsors to fund a 40th anniversary event.Michael Lang, who co-founded the iconic 1969 show in Bethel, New York State, is hoping...

By on 24 March 2009

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The founder of U.S. music festival Woodstock plans to stage a free concert in New York this summer to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the legendary event. The original gig took place in the city...

Daltrey Praises 'Brave' Goody

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has paid tribute to dying British reality TV star JADE GOODY for her "courageous" battle against cancer. The legendary rocker is a tireless campaigner and fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust,...

Moon Given London Memorial

Late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON has been honoured with a plaque in London at the site of the band's first ever gig. Moon, who died from an accidental drug overdose aged 32, was one of...

Peta Fires Back At Daltrey's Animal Rights Rant

Animal rights advocates have hit back at THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY after he criticised the public for donating money to animal charities instead of young cancer patients. The singer claims he is struggling to raise...

Daltrey Slams Animal-loving Society

THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY has criticised the public for donating money to animal charities while young cancer patients still need help. The legendary rocker set up his own charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust foundation in...

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THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY joined the ranks of writer SALMAN RUSHDIE and funnyman WILL FERRELL after he was honoured with the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin's Literary and Historical Society on Wednesday...

Stereophonics And Razorlight Co-headline Isle Of Wight

British bands Stereophonics and Razorlight have been announced as co-headliners of the Isle of Wight festival this June.The Prodigy and Basement Jaxx are among acts already confirmed for the first day of the festival on...

By on 24 February 2009

Gambaccini Calls For Moyles Sacking Over Auschwitz Remark

Radio host Paul Gambaccini says Chris Moyles should be sacked after he made a joke which mentioned Auschwitz.The outspoken Radio 1 presenter was speaking on his morning show about appearing on BBC1's Who Do You...

By on 18 February 2009

The Who Are Poll Favourites To Take Over Super Bowl 2010

THE WHO have emerged as favourites to perform at next year's (10) Super Bowl in a new online poll.Following Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's slot at the big game on 1 February (09),...

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The late KEITH MOON, drummer of British rock band THE WHO, is to be honoured with a plaque in London's Soho.

Kasabian Supporting Local Venue

KASABIAN are supporting a local Leicester venue which has been threatened with closure.The Charlotte club is in their hometown and was where the band performed some of their earliest gigs.However, the venue's owner Andy Wright...

By on 30 January 2009

Townshend Pays Tribute To Daltrey

PETE TOWNSHEND has paid tribute to THE WHO bandmate ROGER DALTREY - thanking his fellow rocker for standing by him in the face of child pornography allegations. Townshend was arrested on suspicion of accessing child...

Ting Tings And Prodigy Confirmed For Isle Of Wight 2009

Pop duo the Ting Tings and dance legends the Prodigy are the first acts to be announced for the 2009 Isle of Wight festival.Both the That's Not My Name and Firestarter stars will take to...

By on 21 January 2009

Pepsi Takes The Who's My Generation Through The 20th Century

THE WHO's classic track MY GENERATION has become the new anthem for drinks giant Pepsi's latest ad campaign. In the clever new commercial, Pete Townshend's angry '60s hit is transformed from a turn-of-the century piano...

Daltrey + Doherty Join Forces For Charity

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY and THE WHO legend ROGER DALTREY thrilled rock fans after joining forces at a one-off charity gig on Monday night (12Jan09). The unlikely collaborators took to the stage at the O2...

The Who Set For Stage Revival?

THE WHO are reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ABBA by lighting up London's West End with a stage version of their rock opera QUADROPHENIA. A dramatic adaptation of guitarist Pete...

Kasabian Talk New Album

KASABIAN have been discussing their forthcoming album, which is to be released later this year.According to the Leicester band, the follow-up to 2006's EMPIRE will be an eclectic mix of influences.Speaking to BBC 6 Music,...

By on 06 January 2009

Streisand, Freeman And The Who Stars Receive Kennedy Center Honors

BARBRA STREISAND, THE WHO stars PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY and actor MORGAN FREEMAN are the newest recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for their achievements in performing arts. The prestigious accolade, recognising individuals who...

Doherty To Join The Who

BABYSHAMBLES rocker PETE DOHERTY is reportedly set to replace PETE TOWNSHEND in THE WHO for a one-off charity gig. The band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, is said to have asked Doherty to join him for a...

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"I don't want to be pejorative about The Who. It's what pays the rent and it's who I am, to a great extent. But The Who format is very rigid, very Groundhog Day." PETE TOWNSHEND...

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"I haven't seen it, and I never will. I don't look back. What's done is done. Maybe when I'm old and laying at home with Alzheimer's, I'll go 'Well, this is a very interesting band.'"...

Fox Rocks With The Who

Veteran rockers THE WHO surprised fans at their New York City gig on Wednesday (05Nov08) night when they brought out MICHAEL J. FOX as their special guest. The band took to the stage in the...

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