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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

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...

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),...

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...

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...

The Who Will Launch 2009 Aussie Grand Prix

British rock legends THE WHO will kick off the 2009 Formula One motor racing season with a roaring performance at the Australian Grand Prix next March (09). The Baba O'Riley band will open the grandstand...

Linkin Park Take Over From The Who For Csi Episode

Rockers LINKIN PARK are to end THE WHO's stranglehold on hit TV series CSI after producers agreed to name an episode after their new single. The group's new track, Leave Out All The Rest, will...

Townshend Defends Religion Film Track

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND allowed BILL MAHER to use THE WHO song THE SEEKER in his satirical documentary about religion - after the comedian "badgered" him to agree. The guitarist admits he initially refused to give...

Daltrey Slims Down Wardrobe

THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY has slimmed down his wardrobe for the band's upcoming U.S. tour - insisting his stage clothes will be more "minimalist" than in previous years. The singer is famed for his...

Oasis Announced As Final Electric Proms Headliner

Oasis will close the 2008 BBC Electric Proms, it has been announced.The Gallaghers will celebrate the release of their new album Dig Out Your Soul by taking to the stage at the Roundhouse in London...

By on 30 September 2008

The Who To Receive Us Honour

THE WHO are to receive a top US cultural honour from The Kennedy Centre, it has been reported.Artists from all disciplines are recognised by The Kennedy Centre lifetime contribution awards, with previous winner including BOB...

By on 16 September 2008

Keith Moon Biopic Lacks Script

Roger Daltrey, frontman for The Who, has disclosed that a hoped-for biopic about the group's late drummer Keith Moon has been held up for more than 15 years because a suitable script has yet to...

The Who Postpone Covers Album

Rock legends THE WHO have been forced to postpone plans for a covers album, because producer T-BONE BURNETT is too busy working on other projects. Earlier this year, the Baba O'Riley band announced their intention...

Freeman And Who Stars Honoured With Kennedy Centre Awards

Morgan Freeman has been named as a recipient of a 2008 Kennedy Centre award.The Dark Knight star, as well as founders of the Who Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will receive the prestigious honour at...

By on 10 September 2008

Canadian Fan Pays $25,000 To Roadie For The Who

A Canadian rock fan has won the chance to join THE WHO's road crew for a day after landing the winning bid at an online auction. The unnamed man paid $25,100 (GBP13,568) for the opportunity...

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