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Gillespie Desperate To Meet The Who

PRIMAL SCREAM star BOBBY GILLESPIE hates the line-up at the upcoming Scottish music festival T In The Park, and only agreed to perform on it because he wants to meet THE WHO. The ROCKS singer...

The Who Bootleg Their Own Shows

THE WHO are planning to make bootleg recordings of their own shows on their forthcoming European tour, in a bid to raise money for charity. Surviving original members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will sell...

Townshend Taking It Slowly With Autobiography

THE WHO fans are concerned PETE TOWNSHEND will never complete his memoirs, because it has taken him a decade to cover his first 24 years. The veteran musician, who celebrates his 61st birthday tomorrow (19MAY06),...

Townshend Plans Mobile Music

PETE TOWNSHEND insists he conjured up the concepts of musical ring tones years before they became available - and he is planning to release some of THE WHO's songs for use on mobile phones. The...

Townshend: 'My Generation Was Wonderful'

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND still draws inspiration from his contemporaries from the swinging sixties, and views BOB DYLAN and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY as "extraordinary". THE WHO guitarist, whose career spans over 40 years, has relied...

Daltrey Wracked With Nerves Over Tour

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY is terrified about the band's upcoming European tour - fearing his performance skills are rusty. The veteran frontman, 62, insists people who think performing to thousands of fans, night after...

Townshend Writes Hundreds Of Songs For Fun

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND spent 11 years away from the band writing well over a thousand songs - despite knowing they would never be put on an album. The SUBSTITUTE hitmaker, whose band are...

Daltrey To Play At Arsenal Gig

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY has agreed to perform at a special celebration to mark his favourite soccer team's move to a new stadium. The veteran musician - currently recording the band's first studio album...

Clapton Headlines Pro-hunt Concert

PUBLISHED IN 2006 ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a controversial seven-hour concert supporting the Countryside Alliance in its fight to lift the ban on fox hunting in the UK. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker,...

The Who Plan June Release For Epic Song

Legendary rockers THE WHO hope to release a limited edition mini-album two months ahead of their full-length comeback disc later this year (06). Surviving band members PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY are in talks with...

Festival Bosses Not Worried About Bird Flu

Organisers of Scottish rock festival T In The Park have rubbished reports the event is being ditched amid bird flu fears. The two-day summer (06) extravaganza, which will feature FRANZ FERDINAND and THE WHO, was...

Daltrey Delights Fans With Surprise Gig

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has thrilled die hard fans by making a surprise appearance at this year's (06) annual The Who Convention. The SUBSTITUTE hitmaker visited London's Bush Hall on Saturday (01APR06) along with...

Starkey Offered Full-time Oasis Role

RINGO STARR's son ZAK STARKEY has been offered a full-time job as drummer for OASIS, songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER has confirmed. Starkey has been drumming for the ALL AROUND THE WORLD rockers since former sticksman ALAN...

Daltrey Hopes To Relight Europe

ROGER DALTREY hopes THE WHO's forthcoming European tour will make up for the long gap since the band last performed there and "relight the fire" among fans. The rocker is convinced people in the continent...

Daltrey: 'Give Us Some Space'

Rocker ROGER DALTREY is fed up with being asked when THE WHO's upcoming album is due, as added pressure only hinders the creative process. The SUBSTITUTE star insists the release will only hit shelves when...

Daltrey Going Deaf

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has been forced to stop listening to rock music at home - because he is going deaf. The 62-year-old's hearing has deteriorated after three decades of performing, meaning the MY...

Daltrey: 'The Who Are Better Than Ever'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY is convinced his band's new album will be their best work yet - because songwriter PETE TOWNSHEND has finally reached his creative peak. The MY GENERATION star has always been...

Daltrey Learns From U2'S 'Greed'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY was convinced fellow megaband U2 were greedy for touring on such a grand scale, before realising their tactic made sound business sense. The MY GENERATION star, who kicks off a...

The Who To Quit Touring?

THE WHO's upcoming world tour is expected to be the last time the legendary rock band hit the stage. The odyssey, which kicks off this summer (06), lasts a hefty 18 months - because the...

Townshend Blasts 'F**Kwit' Doherty

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has hit out at troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY, labelling the singer "the ultimate rock 'n' roll f**kwit". Doherty was praised in a London court yesterday (08MAR06) for his determination...

Waters Returns To The Dark Side For London Megagig

ROGER WATERS is to recreate PINK FLOYD's landmark DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album in its entirety as part of a massive weekend of British rock at London's Hyde Park. The former Pink Floyd leader...

Weller Almost Refused Lifetime Achievement Award

Former THE JAM and THE STYLE COUNCIL frontman PAUL WELLER almost turned down his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits last month (FEB06), because he can't stand the people who voted for him. The YOU...

The Who Head To Europe

THE WHO have announced the first wave of tour dates for 2006, kicking off in Leeds, England on 25 June (06), the site of the group's legendary 1970 concert album LIVE AT LEEDS. European...

Moon's Car Sold At Auction

Late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON's old car has been sold at auction for $13,950 (GBP7,750). The 1939 Chrysler Limousine, which Moon famously drove into a duck pond, has been restored to its original...

The Who Go Hi-tech

Rock legends THE WHO are planning a hi-tech world tour that will allow viewers at home to share the experience with the stadium audience. Fans who can't get tickets will be able to...

Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

The Who And Chili Peppers Headline T In The Park

THE WHO and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will headline Scottish rock festival T In The Park this summer (JUL06). The acclaimed rock bands will join a line-up already including KAISER CHIEFS, SIGUR ROS, ARCTIC...

Townshend Persuades Love To Tour With Him

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND is so besotted with his 30-year-old lover RACHEL FULLER, he has arranged for her to accompany him on every date of his forthcoming tour. The 60-year-old MY GENERATION hitmaker...

Townshend: 'Dylan Insult Wasn't Intended'

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has rubbished reports he criticised rock legends BOB DYLAN, ELVIS PRESLEY and THE BAND in a recent interview. The WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN rocker insists he had no intention...

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