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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'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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 'I Don't Socialise With Daltrey'

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND insists his relationship with frontman ROGER DALTREY is purely business, because they never spend time together away from the studio or the stage. Townshend, who is the creative driving force...

The Who Fall Out Over Webcasts

THE WHO rockers PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY have fallen out over plans to charge fans to watch webcasts of the band's European tour. The band has been charging $10 (GBP5.50) for access to the...

Townshend's Girl Rues Career Damage

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend insists her career as a musician has been scuppered by her relationship with THE WHO star. RACHEL FULLER, 32, is desperate to escape the guitarist's shadow and has recently been...

The Who Announce First World Tour In 20 Years

Legendary British rock band THE WHO will tour the world for the first time in more than two decades later this year (06), and will release their first studio album since 1982. Surviving members ROGER...

Who Minder: 'Keith And I Gassed Dogs'

A roadie who worked for legendary rockers THE WHO has confessed to gassing dogs in a Detroit hotel. PETER 'DOUGAL' BUTLER has recalled how he and hellraising drummer KEITH MOON met AVENGERS star PATRICK MACNEE...

Daltrey Unimpressed By Doherty

Rock god ROGER DALTREY has branded troubled BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY "feeble minded" and urged him to seek help. THE WHO frontman slates Doherty's rock 'n' roll credentials, insisting he is nothing more than a...

Townshend Revelling In Mature Looks

PETE TOWNSHEND is delighted he has finally grown into his facial features in his sixties, because people have finally started to describe THE WHO rocker as "handsome". The 61-year-old is famed for his distinctive nose...

Simple Minds Star's Brother In Ticket Swindle

The brother of SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has gone on the run after allegedly conning Scottish music festival fans out of thousands of pounds in a cruel ticket swindle. PAUL KERR stands accused of...

Weller Refuses To Be Labeled 'Middle Class'

Rocker PAUL WELLER was mortified when THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY called him 'middle-class', because he is still close to his working class roots despite his fame and fortune. The 48-year-old enjoys the trappings afforded...

Townshend Siblings Deny Rivalry

PETE TOWNSHEND's younger brother SIMON has slammed speculation he is jealous of his brother's musical success, insisting he's just proud to be associated with the legendary rocker. Simon's new band CASBAH CLUB, which also includes...

Daltrey And Townshend's Ongoing Feud

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY insists any onstage camaraderie between himself and guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND is all for show - as in reality they can't bear the sight of each other. The two surviving members...

Daltrey And Townshend's Post-gig Punch-ups

THE WHO bandmates ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND used to beat each other up after gigs, while high on drugs and adrenaline. It has been 33 years since they last raised their fists to each...

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