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Peppers, Aguilera + Dylan Top Rolling Stone Readers Poll

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA and BOB DYLAN scored the lion's share of the votes in the newly-announced Rolling Stone magazine 2006 Reader's Poll. The DANI CALIFORNIA hitmakers claimed the Best Album (STADIUM ARCADIUM)...

Stars Line Up For Capaldi Tribute

THE WHO'S PETE TOWNSHEND, PAUL WELLER and STEVE WINWOOD will be among the stars paying tribute to late TRAFFIC star JIM CAPALDI at a concert in London on 21 January (07). The trio will join...

Imagine Tops Best Song List

JOHN LENNON's hit IMAGINE has topped a new magazine poll to find the best 99 songs ever written. The 1971 peace anthem beat HOAGY CARMICHAEL's standard STARDUST and MARVIN GAYE's WHAT'S GOING ON to claim...

Myers Picked For Moon Biopic

US funnyman MIKE MYERS has been picked to play rock wildman KEITH MOON in a new biopic charting the drummer's turbulent life. The AUSTIN POWERS star was chosen by Moon's former THE WHO bandmate ROGER...

Jagger Sick Of Doing All The Work

SIR MICK JAGGER is sick of organising THE ROLLING STONES' tour while his lazy bandmates sit around getting drunk, according to rock pal PETE TOWNSHEND. THE WHO guitarist and songwriter Townshend reveals Jagger's frustration, after...

Rock Publicist Ronnie Lippin Dies At Age 59

Veteran publicist Ronnie Lippin, who managed to gain TV exposure for her famous rock clients long after network TV ceased to be a viable venue for most of them, has died in Los Angeles at...

Townshend Has Mixed Emotions About Touring With Daltrey

PETE TOWNSHEND enjoys life on the road with THE WHO bandmate ROGER DALTREY - until the singer starts worrying about his voice. The guitarist, who has enjoyed a love-hate relationship with Daltrey throughout the years,...

Townshend Wanted To Play Tommy

PETE TOWNSHEND was destined to play TOMMY in THE WHO's rock opera movie of the same name - until he noticed the change in bandmate ROGER DALTREY when he took on the lead role. The...

Townshend Names Sadlers Wells World's Best Performance Place

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has named London's Sadlers Wells Opera House the world's best performance space. The guitarist performed his LIFEHOUSE CHRONICLES at the venue in early 2000 and admits he has never been...

Townshend's Girl Sells Last Guitar He Smashed

PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER is auctioning off the last guitar the rocker smashed onstage to fund charities. The classically-trained pianist is giving THE WHO fans the chance to own the splintered guitar her beau...

Receptionist Threw Townshend's Love Note Away

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND and his longtime girlfriend RACHEL FULLER almost missed out on love - thanks to a jealous receptionist. THE WHO rocker fell for the classically-trained pianist when she helped arrange music for him,...

Townshend's Girl Threatens Rude Fans With Sex Before A Show

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER has a way of hitting back at THE WHO fans who dislike her - she threatens to have sex with the guitarist just before a show, and rob him...

Moon Missed Plane To Throw Hotel Tv Into The Pool

Rock legend KEITH MOON was so dedicated to his reputation as a wild man, he once missed a flight just so he could return to his hotel room and hurl a TV into the pool....

The Who Roadie Joins Band

A roadie for rock legends THE WHO has been asked to join the band after he impressed them with his keyboard skills. Band member JOHN BUNDRICK had to pull out of their US tour when...

Daltrey Tried To 'Save' Entwistle

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY regularly tried to persuade late bandmate JOHN ENTWISTLE to quit drugs and alcohol, but his pleas fell on deaf ears. Daltrey and his only surviving bandmate, PETE TOWNSHEND, were devastated...

Gallagher: 'My Debut Was Better Than The Beatles'

OASIS songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER believes his band's first album was better than the first put out by music legends THE BEATLES, THE WHO and THE ROLLING STONES. The cocky rocker is proud of 1994 debut...

Corgan Unveils New Material.

BILLY CORGAN's showcase of new material has been well received by a star-studded audience which included PETE TOWNSHEND. Despite being the singer's first live gig following a one year break from music, the SMASHING PUMPKINS...

Moon Memorabilia Under The Hammer

Fans of THE WHO will be clamouring to get their hands on a stash of KEITH MOON memorabilia when it goes under the hammer in London later this month (21NOV06). The late drummer's family are...

Stars Join Townshend's Girlfriend For Radio Show

The satellite radio show fronted by PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER turned into a star-studded event on Tuesday night (07NOV06) when SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN joined Townshend, EELS star E and actress MINNIE DRIVER...

Hannah Montana Keeps Manilow Off The Top Of The Us Charts

Country crooner BILLY RAY CYRUS' bubbly daughter has stunned the US pop charts for a second successive week after keeping BARRY MANILOW's covers album off the top of the Billboard 200. MILEY CYRUS' HANNAH MONTANA...

Townshend No Fool For Michael Moore

PETE TOWNSHEND refused to let documentary maker MICHAEL MOORE use THE WHO's WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN in his FAHRENHEIT 9/11 film because he didn't want the anthem to become an anti-PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH song....

Oasis, U2 And Arctic Monkeys Dominate Q Awards

OASIS, U2 and ARCTIC MONKEYS all emerged triumphant at the 2006 Q Music Awards in London today (30OCT06), taking home two awards each. Oasis was named Best Act In The World Today while the band's...

Mcqueen Clashed With Moon

Late actor STEVE MCQUEEN frequently clashed with his neighbour KEITH MOON, and once fired a shot into THE WHO drummer's bathroom to settle a feud. Screen legend MCQueen lived in a Malibu, California beach home...

Townshend + Mother Split Over Novella Revelations

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND fears he's ruined his relationship with his mother after prompting her to reveal secrets from his youth. The guitarist interviewed his mum for his novella THE BOY WHO HEARD MUSIC...

Townshend Reveals Daltrey/entwistle Friction

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has revealed that friction between ROGER DALTREY and JOHN ENTWISTLE held up the release of THE WHO's comeback album - because the late bass player refused to let the singer hear raw...

Townshend Storms Out Of Stern Show

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND stormed out of an American radio interview after DJ HOWARD STERN made references to the rocker's police caution for viewing a child pornography website. Townshend was questioned by British authorities...

Hollywood Actor Schreiber To Star In Csi

Movie star LIEV SCHREIBER is following in KEVIN FEDERLINE's footsteps with a guest appearance on hit forensics show CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE actor has signed up for a recurring role in the...

Woodstock Boss Was Snubbed By Cowboy Roy Rogers

MICHAEL LANG, the brains behind iconic 1969 music festival Woodstock, has revealed TV and film cowboy ROY ROGERS turned down the chance to end the three-day event Last night (24OCT06) in Hollywood, Lang told...

Townshend Backtracks On Old Rockers Rant

LATEST: THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has backtracked on his recent criticism of ageing rockers, including himself, who continue to tour into their fifties and sixties. The MY GENERATION star, 61, slammed contemporaries including BOB...

Townshend's Rant Against Old Rockers

THE WHO legend PETE TOWNSHEND has slammed ageing rockers - including himself - for continuing to tour into their fifties and sixties. The MY GENERATION star, 61, has lashed out at BOB DYLAN and THE...

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