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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...

Daltrey: 'I Love And Hate Performing Live'

ROGER DALTREY has a love-hate relationship with live performance - because he finds it so tough. THE WHO rocker is a perfectionist and claims he is rarely satisfied with gigs. He says, "Performing is a...

Daltrey: 'I've Never Grown Old'

Rock veteran ROGER DALTREY has the last laugh with fans who mock him for singing "Hope I die before I get old" - he insists he never has grown old. THE WHO frontman was only...

The Who To Keep Rocking

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY insists the band's world tour won't be their last - but he treats every gig as a farewell, because he never knows when he will be ready to quit. The...

Entwistle's Death Made Townshend Recognise Who Brand

PETE TOWNSHEND decided to focus all his energy on THE WHO again after the death of bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE made him realise the importance of the band's legacy. Townshend admits he only began to take...

Townshend Slammed For Publishing Sex Story Online

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has been criticised for publishing a story featuring a sex act between two teenagers on the internet. The 61-year-old has now removed the story, called The Comedian, from his website...

Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

Live 8 is over and now it's all down to the politicians to make decisions that could change the world at the G8 Summit later this week (begs06JUL05), but didn't the rockers, rappers and pop...

Entwistle Furniture To Be Auctioned

Furniture and decor belonging to late THE WHO bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE are being auctioned off by the new owners of his home. Among the items being sold from the luxury mansion in Stow-On-The-Wold, England, is...

The Who To Rock Glastonbury

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has expressed his determination to top the bill at the most famous festival in Britain for the first time ever next year (07). Townshend has hinted the band will end...

Public Enemy: 'We've Been Written Out Of History'

Rap superstars PUBLIC ENEMY have accused the music industry of "writing them out of history". Frontman CHUCK D feels the group left a lasting legacy and should be heralded alongside the great rock groups of...

Townshend: 'I Will Never Smash A Guitar Up Again'

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has vowed never to smash another guitar onstage again. The WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN star is well-known for his decades-old love of destroying the instruments mid-performance. But the 61-year-old has...

Townshend Worries About Reaction To New Who Song

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND is nervous about performing the THE WHO's first new song in 20 years in front of an audience. The Who launched their latest tour at the weekend (17JUN06) and guitarist Townshend...

The Who Unveil Plaque Live In Leeds

Veteran rockers THE WHO launched their UK tour at Leeds University on Saturday (17JUN06), the legendary English venue where they recorded their seminal LIVE AT LEEDS album in 1970. ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND wowed...

The Who To Unveil Leeds University Plaque

THE WHO will unveil a commemorative blue plaque at legendary English venue Leeds University when they launch their UK tour there tomorrow (17JUN06). The plaque will pay tribute to the concert venue, where The Who...

Sandler Jealous Of Cheadle

ADAM SANDLER is jealous of his movie co-star DON CHEADLE, because the CRASH actor beats him at everything. The pair worked together on a 9/11 drama - the title of which is yet to be...

Townshend Explains Who Hit After Conservatives Vote It Number One

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has hit back at US political watchers who have picked his WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN anthem as the best conservative rock song. The track topped the notoriously conservative National Review...

Townshend Challenges The White Stripes

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND insists he can easily out-rock THE WHITE STRIPES, but admits he falls short in the looks department. The MY GENERATION star, 61, is convinced he could recreate the BLUE ORCHID...

Tommy Star Thrilled The Who Are Still Rocking

The thespian who gave THE WHO's TOMMY rock opera fresh legs on Broadway, New York, has urged ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSEND to ignore their critics and keep on rocking. MICHAEL CERVERIS, who won a...

The Who Repeat History At Leeds

THE WHO are launching their UK tour at Leeds University in northern England next month (JUN06) - the venue where their seminal LIVE AT LEEDS album was recorded in 1970. Although the show was intended...

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),...

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