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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...

By on 11 April 2008

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...

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...

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

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