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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...

Daltrey Blasts Ageists

THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY has waged a war on ageism in his native Britain. The veteran rocker, 64, is furious elderly people are forced into retirement before they have had the chance to pass...

The Who Auction Off Roadie Package

Rockers THE WHO are offering one lucky fan the chance to roadie for them as part of a new charity auction item. Bidding for the package, which includes becoming a member of the group's road...

Daltrey To Honour Detroit

THE WHO will honour the city that launched their career by donating the profits from a concert to local charities, according to frontman ROGER DALTREY. Daltrey, along with Pete Townshend will perform in Detroit in...

Fan Finds Daltrey's Lost Passport

Rock legends THE WHO's forthcoming tour has been rescued by a fan who discovered frontman ROGER DALTREY's lost passport in a supermarket. Lisa Gillespie found the document in a Budgens store near Daltrey's home in...

Mirren's Biggest Regret Is Snubbing The Who

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN will always regret not accepting a personal invitation from rockers THE WHO to join them onstage at a gig. The Queen star was once asked by the group's late drummer Keith...

Townshend Makes Light Of Daltrey Feud Reports

PETE TOWNSHEND has hit back at reports he and THE WHO bandmate ROGER DALTREY don't get along by joking the rocking pair take steam baths together. The guitarist claims gossips are reading too much into...

Townshend Talked Vedder Out Of Retirement

PEARL JAM fans have THE WHO's PETE TOWNSHEND to thank for the ALIVE rockers' longevity - he talked frontman EDDIE VEDDER out of retiring. Townshend claims Vedder contacted him in the early 1990s as he...

Daltrey + Townsend Not Speaking

THE WHO stars ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSEND have reportedly fallen out - on the eve of their American tour. The duo, who are the only two surviving members of the legendary rock band, are...

Roger Daltrey: 'Jack Black Is Like Elvis'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY is begging JACK BLACK to quit acting and become a full-time rocker - likening the TENACIOUS D frontman to ELVIS PRESLEY. Daltrey is in awe of Kung Fu Panda star...

Daltrey Backtracks Over The Who Split

ROGER DALTREY has backtracked on his claims legendary rockers THE WHO will never release another album - insisting songwriter bandmate PETE TOWNSHEND has yet to pen his best material. Lead singer Daltrey recently hinted the...

Townshend Slams Downloads

THE WHO star PETE TOWNSHEND has criticised the digital music industry for alienating fans - labelling the process of internet downloading "heartless". Although the rocker admits that the way companies such as iTunes have capitalised...

Police Escort Supergrass To La Gig

Brit rockers SUPERGRASS arrived at a recent Los Angeles gig via police escort after performing at a WHO tribute gig.After being unexpectedly called to play at the WHO gig, the band had to race across...

By on 15 July 2008

The Who Honoured By Foos And Pearl Jam

Legendary rockers THE WHO were honoured by the FOO FIGHTERS and PEARL JAM on Saturday (12Jul08) at the third VH1 Rock Honours ceremony. The annual event pays tribute to bands who have influenced the sound...

The Who To Quit Studio

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has hinted the band may never release another album of new material - because they have "done enough already". The singer is adamant he would love to record a new...

Townshend Building His Own Studio

THE WHO star PETE TOWNSHEND is putting his do-it-yourself (DIY) skills to good use - he is building a recording studio at his home without "any outside help". The rocker is determined to make sure...

The Fratellis Thank Daltrey For Support

Rockers THE FRATELLIS have thanked THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY for his tireless efforts in publicly promoting their band. The Scottish rockers first teamed up with Daltrey, 64, for an onstage collaboration at this year's...

Tenacious D Plan The Who Tribute

JACK BLACK's crazy rock duo TENACIOUS D are to use their METALLICA support shows in England as a platform to honour their heroes THE WHO. Black and pal Kyle Gass are rehearsing a The Who...

Eavises: This Will Be Glastonbury's Flagship Year

Michael and Emily Eavis have dismissed criticism of the 2008 Glastonbury Festival and said this year's event could be the best yet.Tickets sales for this year have been comparatively slow - though more than 126,000...

By on 06 June 2008

Rockers Line Up To Honour The Who

PEARL JAM, the FLAMING LIPS and the FOO FIGHTERS will pay tribute to THE WHO when the British rockers are feted at VH1's third annual Rock Honors show in Las Vegas in July (12Jul08). The...

Green Day's Alter Ego Plays First Gig

American rockers GREEN DAY have played their first official gig in three years, under the guise of their alter egos the FOXBORO HOT TUBS.The group performed at Juanita's Cantina Ballroom in Little Rock, Arkansas,...

By on 20 May 2008

Townshend Backtracks On The Who

THE WHO star PETE TOWNSHEND has "changed his mind" over plans for the legendary group to record a new album and embark on a tour later this year (08). The star recently announced in a...

Glastonbury Provides £73m Boost For Local Community

Glastonbury Festival injected more than 73 million into the surrounding community last year, a new report has shown.While the festival can prove disruptive for residents in and around the village of Pilton, a report by...

Glastonbury Provides £73m Boost For Local Community

Glastonbury Festival injected more than 73 million into the surrounding community last year, a new report has shown.While the festival can prove disruptive for residents in and around the village of Pilton, a report by...

By on 11 April 2008

Daltrey Auctions The Who Van For Charity

Big-hearted THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY is giving fans of the band a special treat - by offering them the chance to win a customised Volkswagen camper van. It is hoped the vehicle - which...

Daltrey: 'U.k. Weather Is Responsible For Decline In Glastonbury Demand'

THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY has blamed Britain's wet weather for the fall in demand for tickets to this year's (08) Glastonbury Festival. This summer's line-up at the legendary English event features rap superstar Jay-Z, Kings...

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