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Townshend Pays Musical Tribute At Aspinall's Funeral

THE WHO'S PETE TOWNSHEND paid a moving musical tribute to NEIL ASPINALL at his funeral on Monday (07Apr08) - by performing two of Aspinall's favourite songs at the ceremony. Townshend played Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine...

The Who Cover Soul Classics On New Album

THE WHO are revamping the covers they played at the beginning of their career for a new album. Existing Who founders Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are working with top producer T Bone Burnett on...

Mirren's Moon Regret

DAME HELEN MIRREN turned down the chance to perform onstage with late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON, after he broke into her West End theatre dressing room. The British actress was performing in a 1974...

The Who To Collect Rock Honour

Veteran rockers THE WHO will be the only band feted at the upcoming 2008 VH1 Rock Honors event in Los Angeles. Original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform at the 12 July (08)...

Daltrey Supports Beatles Ban

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has spoken out in support of a British radio station's ban on THE BEATLES' music. Virgin Radio morning programme The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show hit the headlines in the U.K....

Daltrey Headlines Children's Charity Concert

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY will be among the stars performing at a benefit concert for U.K. charity ChildLine in March (08). The Won't Get Fooled Again singer will be joined by Deep Purple stars...

Daltrey Recruits Muse For Charity Concert

THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY has recruited British rockers MUSE to perform at his series of annual charity concerts in London. Daltrey set up the gigs to help raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust,...

Daltrey Gave Led Zeppelin Ticket To Charity

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY was offered a coveted ticket to see LED ZEPPELIN's comeback gig - but gave it up for charity. The musician was desperate to see the reformed band take to the...

The Who To Revive Tommy Opera

THE WHO stars PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY are planning on reviving the band's legendary rock opera TOMMY to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The group released the ground-breaking album in 1969 which was turned into...

Daltrey Urges Computer Fans To 'Get A Life'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has urged computer obsessives to spend less time online and "get a life". The rocker - a self-confessed technophobe - admits he has yet to get to grips with the...

Harry Potter Author Jk Rowling Honoured At South Bank Awards

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of novels, has been honoured with an outstanding achievement prize at the South Bank Show awards.Rowling joins the illustrious company of the award's previous recipients, including Tom...

By on 30 January 2008

The Who Book Lifts Lids On Wild Rocker

A candid new book about THE WHO promises to lift the lid on the sixties rockers' hellraising heyday. The band's former roadie Tom Wright has penned Roadwork, a collection of memories and photographs collected during...

Moon's Final Hours Studied In New Tv Documentary

The last hours of the life of tragic THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON are to be explored in an upcoming U.S. TV documentary. America's Biography channel will study Moon's last 24 hours in hit series...

Glastonbury Deadline Confirmed

The deadline for fans to register for tickets to this year's Glastonbury festival has now been confirmed by organiser Michael Eavis.Hopefuls must submit their contact details and a passport picture during February if they are...

By on 09 January 2008

Townshend: 'Jagger Is Sexy'

THE WHO star PETE TOWNSHEND has confessed to a secret same-sex crush - on rocker SIR MICK JAGGER. Townshend - who has admitted to homosexual experimentation in the Sixties - reveals he found the young...

Daltrey: 'Glastonbury Was Like Ww1'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has likened the band's performance at British music festival Glastonbury to the tortuous Battle of Passchendaele during World War 1. The band famously headlined the final evening of the...

Daltrey Shocked By Beatles Sanity

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY is shocked the BEATLES didn't "go mad" at the height of their fame in the 1960s. The star concedes although his band's level of fame never matched that of the...

Townshend Sacrificed Music For His Family

British rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has no regrets about sacrificing his career with THE WHO to raise a family. The guitarist would have written another studio album with the band if he hadn't taken time to...

Police To Headline Isle Of Wight

Organisers of the 2008 Isle of Wight Festival have confirmed that reformed rock legends The Police are to headline the event.The Roxanne stars are to top the bill on Sunday June 15th, the final night...

By on 26 November 2007

Townshend Trained In Ballet

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND wasn't always a rock 'n' roll dynamo - he once trained as a ballet dancer. The 62-year-old is known for his eccentric moves onstage, including his infamous "windmill" style of...

Daltrey Won't Watch The Who Film

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has refused to watch a new film charting his legendary band's rise to fame. The Won't Get Fooled Again rocker claims he has no interest in watching rock documentary The...

The Who Plan A New Album

Veteran rockers THE WHO have denied rumours they are taking a break from recording - insisting they will release a new album next year (08). Singer Roger Daltrey confirmed guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend is...

Daltrey Salutes Brave Drummer Jones

ROGER DALTREY has poured praise on former bandmate KENNEY JONES for having the guts to talk about his tempestuous time as THE WHO's drummer in a new documentary. The rocker forced Jones, who replaced Keith...

The Who Take A Break From Recording

Veteran rockers THE WHO are planning to take a break from recording - to concentrate on their live shows. Guitarist Pete Townshend is preparing to embark on the next leg of the band's extensive tour...

The Who Refuse To Retire From The Road

Veteran rockers THE WHO have vowed to never stop touring - because they want to enjoy their renewed popularity for as long as possible. Frontman Roger Daltrey and fellow surviving member Pete Townshend are soon...

Daltrey's Love Of Fighting

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY liked nothing more than a good fight when he was younger. The Won't Get Fooled Again rocker admits he liked to throw a punch or two whenever a brawl arose....

The Who Offer Fans New Pay-to-play Fansite

Rockers THE WHO are to introduce a subscription service website for fans. The new site will go live on Monday (05Nov07) and will offer fans access to live footage, archived videos and one-of-a-kind merchandise. The...

Sharon-dannii 'Row' Before Exit

X-Factor judges Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue reportedly clashed before the older talent spotter walked out of Saturday's results show.The Daily Mirror reports that the two stars had a row an hour before the show...

By on 23 October 2007

'Sharon-dannii Row Before Exit'

X-Factor judges Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue reportedly clashed before the older talent spotter walked out of Saturday's results show.The Daily Mirror reports that the two stars had a row an hour before the show...

By on 23 October 2007

Lost Who Footage Unearthed For New Dvd

Lost footage of THE WHO has been unearthed for a new film about the British rockers. Never-before-seen concert and archival footage will feature on new DVD package Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who. Band...

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