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Birthday Tribute For Late Who Legend Entwistle

An album of solo songs by THE WHO's late bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE will be released to mark what would have been his 60th birthday. Entwistle - nicknamed THE OX - died from a heart...

Daltrey Becomes Commander Of The British Empire

Rock legend ROGER DALTREY was made a Commander Of The British Empire (CBE) by British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (30DEC04) for his services to music, the entertainment industry and charity. The 60-year-old star...

King Names Idiot Album Of The Year

Horror writer STEPHEN KING has given a sales boost to GREEN DAY's new album AMERICAN IDIOT, by urging fans to rush out and buy it for Christmas. The author names the punk record his...

Daltrey The Dragon

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY has signed up to voice a green dragon in a children's DVD. The WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN singer is the star of an animated THE WHEELS ON THE BUS...

Rice Slams Music Hall Of Fame

TIM RICE has ridiculed the recent induction of the UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME. The award-winning composer of musicals like EVITA and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA cites the show earlier this month (NOV04) as...

Manager Dismisses The Who Split Rumours

The manager of THE WHO has posted a message on guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND's website to dismiss reports the reformed supergroup has split. Internet rumours in the past week (begs22NOV04) suggested new band members PINO...

Townshend Scraps Child Sex Book

THE WHO rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has abandoned his book on child abuse. The guitarist claimed he was researching the book when he was arrested for accessing a child porn website in 2002. But...

The Who Plan A Return In 2005

Fans of rockers THE WHO are set for a good 2005 - the group have announced tentative plans to release a new studio album in the spring. In a posting on his website, guitarist...

Geldof Convinced Live Aid Would Be A Failure

SIR BOB GELDOF spent the morning of the LIVE AID charity concerts worrying about whether his fellow musicians would show up. The former BOOMTOWN RAT ended up raising a staggering $72 million (GBP40 million)...

Moon Offered Comfort To Kiedis

Tragic THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON helped keep a young ANTHONY KIEDIS at "ease" during his dad's endless cocaine-fuelled parties. The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS frontman was forced to witness his father JOHN KIEDIS...

Green Day To Hit Big Screen

California rockers GREEN DAY plan to turn their new album into a film - with cameo appearances from pals GOOD CHARLOTTE and RANCID. The DOOKIE group want AMERICAN IDIOT to translate into a...

Townshend Fumes At Moore Over Fahrenheit Soundtrack

Rock legend PETE TOWNSHEND has launched a scathing attack at film-maker MICHAEL MOORE, saying he has been "bullied and slurred" by the director. Last year (03) the STUPID WHITE MEN author Moore approached THE...

Jack Ponder White Stripes Movie

WHITE STRIPES frontman JACK WHITE is considering following in the footsteps of THE WHO and THE BEATLES by making a movie about the band. The FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL singer and his...

The Who + Moon Top Outrage Poll

British band THE WHO have topped a British poll of "rock outrage" for their wild pranks and drug experiences. BBC RADIO 6 researchers have trawled rock archives to find the most shocking stories of...

Daltrey's Renewed Grief For Morrison

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY was unexpectedly overcome with grief for the late DOORS singer JIM MORRISON after his triumphant return to the ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Britain. Daltrey's performance at the weekend (12JUN04)...

Moon Wanted To Join The Beatles

THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON offered to join rival band THE BEATLES - but was rebuffed by their own percussionist RINGO STARR. The PICTURES OF LILY star - who died in 1978 - chanced...

Ringo: My Son And Oasis Have A Lot In Common

Rock legend RINGO STARR is delighted his son ZAK STARKEY has temporarily joined OASIS because they have one important thing in common - they are both influenced by THE BEATLES. The OCTOPUS'S GARDEN...

Spears Turns To Hypnotist To Conquer Smoking Habit

Pop singer BRITNEY SPEARS has turned to celebrity hypnotist PAUL McKENNA to help her conquer her smoking addiction. The TOXIC hitmaker, 22, is currently in Britain during her ONYX HOTEL TOUR and visited McKenna...

Affleck's Security Embarrassment

BEN AFFLECK suffered the ultimate embarrassment at Sunday night's (02MAY04) White House Correspondence Dinner - security guards wouldn't let him into the gala without a ticket. A flustered and furious Affleck was refused entrance...

Townshend's Autobiography Delay

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has delayed the release of his controversial autobiography until 2005 - because he needs more time to write it. The rocker revealed his plans for a revelatory memoir after...

Townshend Checks Into Clinic For Depression

Rock star PETE TOWNSHEND is being treated for depression at a British rehabilitation centre, following last month's (MAR04) TV broadcast of footage showing his arrest for viewing child pornography on the internet. Pals of...

Townshend Apologises For Comments About Late Bandmate

PETE TOWNSHEND has apologised to the mother of late THE WHO bandmate JOHN ENTWISTLE for blaming the bassist's death on his debauched lifestyle. Townshend has expressed his regret to Entwistle's mother QUEENIE for...

The Who Live On Within The Music

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY refuses to let his bandmates' deaths spell the end of the veteran group, because performing the music they created together brings them back to life. The MY GENERATION star...

Aerosmith Reunite With Jack Douglas

AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY has spoken about how "surreal" it was working with producer JACK DOUGLAS again for the first time in over 20 years. The WALK THIS WAY guitarist told Boston, Massachusetts radio...

Townshend: Tommy Made Roger

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND credits the band's rock opera TOMMY with immortalising frontman ROGER DALTREY as one of the 20th century's greatest singers. The eclectic musician insists the movie alerted audiences to Daltrey's...

Fleetwood Sues Bbc For Millions

FLEETWOOD MAC creator MICK FLEETWOOD is suing the BBC for millions of dollars (pounds) over the release rights to their recordings. The DON'T STOP drummer's company BEE LOAD, which produces and sells recordings of...

The Who To Perform Tommy At Cancer Shows

Legendary band THE WHO are to thrill fans with a performance of their rock opera TOMMY to raise funds for a British children's charity. The series of fundraising events at London's ROYAL ALBERT HALL...

Cyndi Lauper Tops Masturbation Poll

CYNDI LAUPER's classic 1984 track SHE BOP has been voted the most popular tune about masturbation of all time. She Bop has beat out such contenders as THE DIVINYLS' I TOUCH MYSELF and THE...

Moon Tops Madcap List

Late THE WHO drummer KEITH MOON has topped the list of the 100 Most Insane Moments in Rock in the new issue of Britain's Q magazine. MY GENERATION star Moon became infamous for...

Townshend Considered Suicide Over Arrest

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND was left so depressed after confessing to downloading child pornography, he contemplated suicide. THE WHO guitarist was arrested in January (03) after detectives suspected him of accessing a child pornography site...

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