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Pete Townshend Steps Up Fight To Save London's Music History

The Who star Pete Townshend has stepped up his fight to save London's musical history by backing a campaign to preserve the city's iconic Tin Pan Alley.The stretch of music shops on Denmark Street in...

Noel Gallagher Announces Teenage Cancer Trust Show

Noel Gallagher will headline a Teenage Cancer Trust gig at London's Royal Albert Hall next March.The 'AKA... What a Life!' hitmaker will take to the stage at the prestigious venue on March 28 in what...

The Who Concert Disaster To Be Commemorated With Tribute Statue

The mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio has announced plans to remember those who died in a crush outside The Who's 1979 concert in the city.Eleven revellers were killed and 26 others injured when concertgoers rushed to...

The Who Get Classical For 50th Anniversary

Rockers The Who will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year (15) by releasing a classical version of their Quadrophenia concept album.Guitarist Pete Townshend's partner Rachel Fuller orchestrated the groundbreaking 1973 album, which was re-recorded at...

Ellie Goulding And John Newman For British Summer Time

Ellie Goulding and John Newman will join Taylor Swift at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015.The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker announced her The 1989 World Tour would be stopping at the iconic London...

Keith Moon's Drum Kit Up For Auction

A drum kit once owned by The Who star Keith Moon is set to fetch $32,000 (£20,000) at auction.The 1964 Ludwick Super Classic is thought to be the second set ever owned by the rocker,...

The Who Honoured With London Blue Plaque

British rockers The Who have been honoured with a special blue plaque tribute in London to coincide with their 50th anniversary.The sign was unveiled on Sunday (16Nov14) at the Shepherd's Bush Club in the British...

The Who To Headline Hyde Park

The Who are to headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park next year.The 'Baba O'Riley' rockers will take to the Great Oak Stage at the London park on June 26 for the final UK...

Pete Townshend Misses The Who Tribute Concert

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend missed the band's 50th anniversary celebration concert in London on Tuesday (11Nov14) because he was busy looking after his dogs.Frontman Roger Daltrey organised the tribute to mark the band's milestone...

The Who Launch 50th Anniversary App

British rockers The Who have launched a smartphone app to mark their 50 years in the music industry.Roger Daltrey's band kicks off a 50th anniversary world tour later this month (Nov14) to mark five decades...

Pete Townshend: 'I Didn't Enjoy Woodstock'

The Who star Pete Townshend hated performing at the Woodstock festival because the "drugged up hippies" in attendance didn't appreciate one of the band's finest shows.The guitarist has opened up about the experience of performing...

Roger Daltrey Performs At Teen Cancer Fundraiser

Roger Daltrey performed an acoustic set at a charity fundraiser in America last night (28.10.14).The Who rocker co-hosted the Strowger Trust Fundraiser For Teen Cancer America in Los Angeles in aid of the charity he...

Pete Townshend: 'I Hate The Who'

Rock veteran Pete Townshend has sensationally confessed he "hates" his band The Who and cannot stand performing live.The guitarist and his bandmate Roger Daltrey are heading out on the road for a massive, year-long farewell...

Liam Gallagher To Perform With Who Band

Liam Gallagher will perform with The Who Band next month.The 'Live Forever' hitmaker will make his first appearance since he announced his group Beady Eye had split at the special Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig...

Liam Gallagher To Bounce Back From Beady Eye Split At The Who Tribute

British rocker Liam Gallagher is to make a comeback after Beady Eye's split by joining a star-studded line up to perform a tribute to The Who at a charity concert organised by Roger Daltrey.The former...

Roger Daltrey: World Needs More Than One Direction

Roger Daltrey says the world needs more than just One Direction for its musical needs.The Who singer - famous for hits like 'My Generation' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again' - has bemoaned the lack of...

The Who Postpone U.k. Tour Dates

Rockers The Who have postponed the first two dates on the European leg of their 50th anniversary tour due to "unforeseen logistical changes".The band was billed to hit the stage in Dublin, Ireland and Belfast,...

The Who Add Massive North American Tour To Farewell Trek

Veteran rockers The Who have added 40 U.S. dates to their The Who Hits 50! anniversary tour.The first leg of the group's North American farewell tour will begin in April (15) in Tampa, Florida. A...

The Who Are Releasing Their First New Song In Eight Years

It's been a long wait, but mod legends The Who are releasing their first new song in eight years. What took you so long fellas?!Daltrey and Townshend performing in The Netherlands last summerBBC reported on...

The Who To Release First New Track In Eight Years

Veteran rocker The Who have recorded their first new song in eight years to promote a new 50th anniversary hits compilation.Be Lucky will appear on the band's upcoming two-disc collection The Who Hits 50! alongside...

The Who Release New Song To Mark 50th Anniversary

The Who are to release a new song to celebrate their 50th anniversary.The 'My Generation' rockers reached the landmark this year and are bringing out 'Who Hits 50', a compilation of their best songs, complete...

The Who Ask Fans To Seek Out Rare Photos And Footage

The Who are offering Vip concert tickets to fans who unearth the best memorabilia for the group's 50th anniversary celebrations later this year (14).Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have asked devotees to dig through their...

The Who Asked To Co-produce 1960s Tv Show

The Who stars Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are in talks to co-produce a Tv series about the London music scene in the 1960s.The two surviving members of the classic rock band have been asked...

Sex Pistols Turned Down Olympics Invite Over Keith Moon Blunder

The Sex Pistols turned down the chance to reunite at the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London in 2012 because the rockers were stunned by organisers' attempt to invite long-dead The Who drummer Keith Moon...

The Who Memorabilia Up For Auction

A signature guitar used onstage by The Who's Pete Townshend back in the 1970s is up for auction online.The red Gibson Sg the rocker played during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio and later gifted to...

Pete Townshend: 'Celebrities And Politicians Should Not Mix'

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend warned Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair not to court friendships with celebrities ahead of his famous 'Cool Britannia' event in 1997.The U.K.'s current leader David Cameron mimicked Blair's stunt...

Roger Daltrey Struggling To Find Charitable U.s. Stars For Cancer Benefit

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey is struggling to find American icons to join him for his latest cancer charity benefit - because they all expect to be paid to perform.The Won't Get Fooled Again singer...

Roger Daltrey Feels 'Sorry' For Phone Obsessed Fans

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey feels ''sorry'' for music fans who record concerts on their phones rather than enjoying the moment.The 'Substitute' singer finds it ''weird'' that people prefer to film shows on their handsets...

Roger Daltrey Baffled By Fans Filming At Gigs

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has criticised music fans for filming concerts on their phones, branding the practice "weird".The veteran rocker, who announced details of the group's 50th Anniversary tour on Monday (30Jun14), struggles to...

The Who To Make New Album

The Who plan to record a new album this summer.The 'My Generation' rockers - who haven't released new material since 2006 album 'Endless Wire' - already have three demos written and plan to do more...

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