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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...

Oasis Awarded Brit Honour

OASIS' huge contribution to British music is to be recognised with a special achievement gong at next year's (07) Brit Awards. The WONDERWALL rockers, who release their greatest hits album STOP THE CLOCKS next month...

Muse, U2 And The Who Triumph At Vodafone Live Music Awards

British rockers MUSE, Irish stars U2 and rock legends THE WHO were the big winners at the Vodafone Live Music Awards in London last night (11OCT06). Muse claimed the Vodafone Live Act Award, U2 scooped...

Daltrey To Star In Csi

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY will finally make an appearance on CSI: CRIMINAL SCENE INVESTIGATION after singing the theme tune for six years. The singer is set to guest star on an upcoming episode on...

Townshend Eyes 'Not Particularly Powerful' Solo Album

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND is planning the release of his first solo album in 13 years, despite the material not making a "particularly powerful record". Townshend recently recorded the first Who album since 1982,...

Daltrey: 'Whether The Who Get Along Is Irrelevant'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has rubbished persistent reports that he doesn't get along with his bandmate PETE TOWNSHEND. The MY GENERATION singer claims he will always forgive guitarist Townshend's "foibles", and vice versa. Daltrey...

Townshend: 'Daltrey Saved My Career'

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND credits band ROGER DALTREY with saving his career when he was being investigated on child pornography charges three years ago (JAN03). The veteran musician was so shocked by the investigation,...

Daltrey Blasts Live 8 Concert

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has slammed last year's (05) Live 8 concerts as "absolutely appalling". The 62-year-old singer was disgusted that celebrities were given seating in an enclosed area in front of the stage...

Daltrey: 'Entwistle Died In The Right Way'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY insists late band member JOHN ENTWISTLE died in a manner fitting his notorious rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Entwistle died in Las Vegas, Nevada, in June 2002 from a heart attack...

Townshend Sympathises With Doherty's Drug Battle

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND pities PETE DOHERTY, because the BABYSHAMBLES frontman reminds him of a younger version of himself. The PINBALL WIZARD rocker began taking heroin in a bid to curb his drinking, and...

Townshend's 'Loony' Grandmother

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND grew up with a "sexually abusive loon" grandmother, who frequently went naked under her coat and tried to molest bus conductors. Townshend was often left with the decrepit eccentric, who...

Townshend Blasts 'Drag Queen' Priests

PETE TOWNSHEND was so disgusted by the trappings of Christianity after watching 2004 MEL GIBSON movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, he wrote an angry track lambasting "drag queen" priests. The legendary rocker expresses his...

Townshend Almost Gave Up In The Eighties

PETE TOWNSHEND became convinced it was time to turn his back on THE WHO when punk and electro music became popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Townshend, now 61, felt The Who no...

Townshend: 'Entwistle Lived Too High'

Late THE WHO rocker JOHN ENTWISTLE died because he continued living "high" into middle age, according to his surviving bandmate PETE TOWNSHEND. Townshend claims he and frontman ROGER DALTREY found it impossible to curb Entwistle's...

The Who First Freddie Mercury Award Winners

Legendary rockers THE WHO are the first winners of the Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award. Surviving members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will pick up the honour at the new Vodafone Live Music Awards in...

Kiss Plan Another Tour, But No Album

Rockers KISS are planning to don their famous make-up again for one last tour, according to frontman PAUL STANLEY. Promoting his new solo album LIVE TO WIN, Stanley let slip about tentative plans to regroup...

Townshend's Girlfriend To Front New Who Channel

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend has been given the task of documenting the British group's upcoming US tour for a new radio show dedicated to them. RACHEL FULLER will report backstage from the group's...

Townshend Declares Doris Day Is Dead

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND was left red-faced when he mistakenly included DORIS DAY in a song about dead celebrities. The reclusive actress/singer is alive and well aged 82, but it is too late for...

Branson Goes Global With Music Festival

Virgin boss Sir RICHARD BRANSON plans to turn his annual V Festival into a global event, by staging festivals in America, Italy, Spain, South Africa, South America and Australia. Following the success of the summer...

The Who In Secret Glastonbury Talks

THE WHO are reportedly planning to headline next year's (07) Glastonbury festival in south-west England, and organiser MICHAEL EAVIS is already in talks with the rockers. Guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has previously expressed his desire to...

Statham Wants Daltrey Role

British action man JASON STATHAM harbours a secret desire to play THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY on the big screen. THE TRANSPORTER star idolised the MY GENERATION rocker growing up and still counts Daltrey's turn...

Emotional Vedder Cries Onstage

PEARL JAM frontman EDDIE VEDDER wept onstage during the band's headlining performance at the Reading Festival in England last night (27AUG06). The ALIVE band last played the event backing NEIL YOUNG in 1995, and an...

Albarn To Premiere New Project At Electric Proms

GORILLAZ mastermind DAMON ALBARN will premiere his collaboration with former THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON during the BBC's Electric Proms season in October (06). The former BLUR frontman recently teamed up with Simonon, THE VERVE's...

Hutchence/yates Meeting 'Number One' Rock Interview

Late INXS frontman MICHAEL HUTCHENCE's meeting with PAULA YATES on British TV show THE TUBE in 1986 has been named the best TV music interview of all time. Yates, who wed SIR BOB GELDOF later...

Model Mclagan Dies In Car Crash

Sixties model and rock star spouse KIM MCLAGAN has been killed in a car crash in Texas. She was 57. The wife of former SMALL FACES keyboard player IAN MCLAGAN and ex-wife of THE WHO's...

Elton Blasts Pierced, Tattooed, Glamourless Rock Stars

SIR ELTON JOHN is calling on rock's new stars to smarten up their image because he's sick of seeing tattoos and rags. The ROCKET MAN singer fears style is being ignored by the current crop...

Moon's French Maid Shocker

Late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON entertained his fellow rockers by donning female fancy dress and startling them with his bizarre costumes. Hellraiser ALICE COOPER reveals his former pal's cross-dressing tendencies on new show ALICE...

Townshend Denies 'War' With Daltrey

LATEST: THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has rubbished claims he is "at war" with bandmate ROGER DALTREY. Townshend yesterday (27JUL06) revealed the pair had fallen out, just a month into their first tour in 20...

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