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Roger Daltrey: 'I Would Have Welcomed Death At The Height Of Meningitis Battle'

The band was forced to postpone a series of shows when the singer was diagnosed with inflammation of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. Now back on the road, the...

Roger Daltrey: 'I Refuse To Pay To Make A Record'

The rocker is working on new material but has no plans to release it, because he claims musicians literally have to pay to play thanks to modern technology and streaming. "Why would...

Roger Daltrey Writing Memoir

The My Generation singer, 72, wants to reveal to fans the story behind fronting one of the biggest bands of the 20th Century. "I'm working on a (auto)biography... I'll only release...

Quadrophenia Sequel To Begin Filming This Summer

The 1979 movie starred Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Sting, and Ray Winstone and was loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. It centred on the mundane...

The Who Rocker To Release 50th Anniversary Champagne

The limited edition bubbly, Champagne Cuvee Roger Daltrey, will be available to buy from next month (Jun16). "I am very excited to have this opportunity to express my passion for champagne through...

Roger Daltrey Releases Limited Edition Champagne

The limited edition beverage, called Cuvee Roger Daltrey, is produced by Champagne Charles Orban, a vineyard in the village of Troissy, France.Sales of the champagne, whose bottle features The Who's iconic target logo, will raise...

The Who Returning To U.k. With Arena Tour

The iconic 1960s mod band will perform shows at venues in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool in August and September (16). The dates, dubbed the Back To The Who Tour...

Paul Mccartney And The Rolling Stones Lead Teasers For October Mega-festival

The five acts and Neil Young are rumoured to be among the headliners at the inaugural event, which will take place in October (16). The Stones showed a record spinning All Down...

Roger Daltrey Confirms Headline Appearance At Rock Festival

The rock band's involvement in what has already been called "one of the biggest concerts in history" has been rumoured for months. And on Wednesday (20Apr16), Roger gave an interview confirming the group will headline...

Rocker Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman Dies

His longtime pals Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend confirmed the sad news in a Facebook.com post on Thursday (31Mar16). They wrote, "It is with great sadness that we report the death of...

The Who To Headline 2016 Isle Of Wight Festival

The rock veterans were among the big draws at the first Isle Of Wight in 1969, and they were back a year later. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend returned to headline in...

The Who To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2016

As spring starts to poke its head around the wintery corner excitement about summer festivals is hot on its heels and the latest headline announcement has proved no exception - The Who is set to...

The Who Pay Tribute To David Bowie At New York Gig

Bowie, who was a long time resident of the city, died aged 69 in January (16) after a battle with cancer. During the British band's concert at the Madison Square Garden (MSG), a moving memorial...

Roger Daltrey & The Who Return After Meningitis Battle

The 71-year-old rocker pulled out of a charity gig and dates on The Who's 50th anniversary tour last year (15) after he was struck down with the potentially deadly illness. Roger revealed...

Pete Townshend's Smashed Guitar Fetches $84,000

The Who guitarist, who had a tendency to smash his instruments during the band's early years, destroyed the Rickenbacker during their 25th anniversary tour in 1989. He writes in a statement, "In...

Roger Daltrey Prepared For Death As He Battled Meningitis

The 71-year-old rocker pulled out of a charity gig and dates on The Who's 50th anniversary tour after he was struck down with the potentially deadly illness. Roger has now revealed he...

The Who Concert Victims Honoured With Memorial

The band's show in the city on 3 December, 1979 was marred by tragedy when 11 revellers were killed in a crush at the Riverfront Coliseum venue. Relatives of the victims gathered...

Coldplay To Headline Glastonbury For Record Fourth Time

Coldplay are reportedly set to headline Glastonbury for the fourth time.The 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmakers are said to have been signed up by organiser Michael Eavis to close the legendary music festival on...

Glastonbury Sells Out In 32 Minutes

Tickets to Glastonbury sold out in 32 minutes.More than 118,000 tickets to the annual music festival were sold in less than half an hour on Sunday (04.10.15) with eager fans snapping up the chance to...

Isle Of Wight Filmmaker Wants To Revisit Definitive Festival Movie

The director was not a fan of Michael Wadleigh's coverage of the 1969 music festival, because it suggests the event was all love, peace and hippies - and he'd like to show the...

The Who To Pick Up Postponed Hits Tour In February

THE WHO HITS 50! dates will recommence in Detroit, Michigan in February (16) and include stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping in Las Vegas on 29 May (16)....

The Who Postpone Tour

The Who have postponed their North American tour.The 'Baba O'Riley' hitmakers have made the difficult decision to cancel their remaining shows after a doctor confirmed lead singer Roger Daltrey has been struck down with viral...

The Who Cancels U.s. Tour Dates After Roger Daltrey Diagnosed With Viral Meningitis

The Who have cancelled the rest of their dates in the U.S. leg of their 50th anniversary world tour as Roger Daltrey is ill with viral meningitis. The British rock band announced their decision to...

Janet Jackson Cancels Iheartradio Festival Due To Ear Issue

The Nasty icon was scheduled to hit the stage alongside Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and The Weeknd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but has had to...

The Who Cancel U.s. Tour

The My Generation hitmakers had already cancelled four concerts on their 50th anniversary tour, which had been due to begin this week (ends18Sep15), after Daltrey contracted viral meningitis. The band had hoped...

Voting Opens For Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2015

Voting has opened for the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 2015.Nominations have been announced for the prestigious awards, with the results being unveiled at a star-studded ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden, London on...

The Who Postpones Four U.s. Concert Dates Due To Roger Daltrey’S Ill Health

The Who have been forced to cancel four tour dates due to Roger Daltrey’s health. The 71-year-old frontman has been suffering from an ‘unspecified virus’ and the four tour dates have been postponed, although new...

The Who Postpone First Four Dates Of Hits Tour

The veteran rocker has already dropped out of a charity concert at a private residence in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Sep15) after doctors advised him not to perform, and now the first four...

Roger Daltrey Pulls Out Of Charity Concert Due To Illness

The Who frontman was set to perform with his bandmate Pete Townshend and Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder for 500 fans at a private residence in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Sep15). They...

Jean Michel Jarre Records Comeback Album With Top Electronic Stars

Electronica 1: The Time MAChine will also feature collaborations with M83, Little Boots, Tangerine Dream, DJ Armin van Buuren, Massive Attack star 3D and Lang Lang. The album is set for release...

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