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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: '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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

The Who Forced To Tour After Entwistle's Death

THE WHO were forced to carry on with a US tour in the aftermath of bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE's death in 2002, because cancellation would have financially crippled them. Entwistle - nicknamed The Ox -...

The Who's Fake Feuds

THE WHO bandmates PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY manufactured feuds during their heyday, to stave off the boredom of endless interviews. The pair had well-publicised falling-outs during the 1970s, but Daltrey insists they were...

Daltrey: 'Glitter Needs Help'

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has spoken out against demonising convicted paedophile GARY GLITTER - insisting he needs help, not condemnation. Glitter, real name PAUL FRANCIS GADD, was last week (ends06JAN06) charged with committing...

Entwistle's Death Has Made Townshend And Daltrey Closer

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND credits the death of bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE with strengthening his relationship with lead singer ROGER DALTREY. Entwistle died of a heart attack following a cocaine binge in Las Vegas,...

Townshend Warns Of Ipod Dangers

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has warned iPod users they may face hearing loss unless they turn the volume down. The revered musician revealed his own increasing deafness yesterday (03JAN06), citing powerful studio headphones...

The Who Star Grateful For Career

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND is trying to remain positive about his escalating deafness, insisting being a musician who can't hear is like being an ageing sports star. The I'M A BOY hitmaker is...

Townshend Denies Concerts Ruined His Hearing

LATEST: THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND denies his band's ear-blasting rock concerts are to blame for his recent hearing loss, insisting powerful studio headphones are to blame. The SUBSTITUTE hitmaker is frustrated by his...

Townshend Going Deaf

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND is losing his hearing, and fears the disability will spell the end of his songwriting career. The MY GENERATION hitmaker, 60, blames his own brand of loud rock music...

The Who Plan To Beam Shows Into Cyberspace

LATEST: British rock veterans THE WHO are planning to use the latest technology to allow fans around the globe to watch them perform live on the internet. The MY GENERATION stars will embark on...

Pink Floyd Top Greatest Rock Act Poll

PINK FLOYD have beaten out competition from LED ZEPPELIN and THE ROLLING STONES to be named the world's greatest rock act of all time. The WISH YOU WERE HERE band were one of four...

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