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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...

The Who Spark Retirement Rumours With 50th Anniversary Tour

The Who star Roger Daltrey has hinted the band's upcoming 50th anniversary tour will be their last.The rock legends will hit the road in Britain in the autumn (14) for a series of special shows...

Kenney Jones Reunites With The Who Stars At Benefit

Drummer Kenney Jones rejoined The Who for a charity gig in Surrey, England on Saturday night (14Jun14).Jones performed I Can't Explain, Substitute, 5:15, Pinball Wizard and The Kids Are Alright with Pete Townshend and Roger...

Roger Daltrey: 'I'm Losing My Hearing'

Rocker Roger Daltrey can bond with his The Who bandmate Pete Townshend over their health woes - he is slowly losing his hearing.Townshend has told for years how he is afflicted with tinnitus, which causes...

Roger Daltrey: I Forget The Lyrics To Who Songs

Roger Daltrey admits he sometimes forgets the lyrics to The Who's hits. The 'My Generation' band's 70-year-old frontman, who has also just released the record 'Going Home' with musician Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, insists...

One Direction Filming This Is Us Sequel

One Direction are filming a follow-up to their movie 'This Is Us'.The superstar boy band are currently on their 'Where We Are' world tour, and it has been confirmed they are being recorded for a...

The Who's Tommy Documentary Wins Telly Award

The Who's new film The Who Sensation - The Story Of Tommy has been awarded a bronze prize at America's Telly Awards, which honour the best in film and video production.The documentary chronicles the making...

The Who's Lifetime Achievement Grammy Up For Auction

A Grammy Award handed to rock veterans The Who in honour of their stellar career is to go up for auction later this month (Apr14).The lifetime achievement prize was presented to the My Generation hitmakers...

The Who To Release New Material For 50th Anniversary

The Who are releasing new material to mark their 50th anniversary.The legendary band are planning to record new tracks to coincide with their landmark achievement and their upcoming world tour, which stars in the...

Pete Townshend Writes New Tune For Tv Drama

The Who star Pete Townshend has written a new song exclusively for one of his favourite U.S. Tv shows.It Must Be Done will feature in the season finale of hit drama The Americans when it...

Suggs: I'm Writing Songs For New Madness Album

Suggs has started writing songs for a new Madness album.The 53-year-old singer has revealed the band are heading into the studio this summer to start recording their 11th studio LP.Suggs has rediscovered his passion for...

Roger Daltrey Ended The Who To Save Pete Townshend's Life

Rocker Roger Daltrey told fans The Who's 1982 tour would be their last in a desperate bid to save his bandmate Pete Townshend's life.The Substitute hitmakers broke up in 1982 following an enormous world series...

Roger Daltrey Blames War Rationing For Height

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey is convinced he knows the reason for his small stature - he blames World War Ii food rationing for his stunted growth.The diminutive singer stands at just five feet five...

The Who To Record New Album

The Who could soon reunite to release a new album. Frontman Roger Daltrey claims guitarist Pete Townshend has ''about 90 songs'' for a new record and he wants to stick to the band's iconic sound.Roger...

Eminem Demands $2 Million For Super Bowl Gig?

Eminem reportedly demanded $2 million to perform at the Super Bowl.The 'Monster' rapper - real name Marshall Bruce Mathers - is believed to have been asked to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party...

One Direction Trump The Rolling Stones In Ticket Battle

One Direction have beaten the Rolling Stones in the 2013 tour ticket battle. Ticket marketplace Viagogo has revealed 'The X Factor' boy band were the most searched-for act for gig tickets , despite competition from...

Roger Daltrey Still Suffering Gary Glitter Eye Injury

The Who star Roger Daltrey is still suffering the ill effects of an eye injury he sustained while performing with Gary Glitter almost 15 years ago.The veteran band was preparing a live rendition of its...

Keith Moon Biopic From Roger Daltrey Back On

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has rebooted plans to develop a biopic about the band's late drummer Keith Moon.The rocker is collaborating with executives at Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures to bring the...

Roger Daltrey Pays Tribute To Churchill At Bust Unveiling

Legendary The Who rocker Roger Daltrey helped members of America's Congress celebrate the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K. governments on Wednesday (30Oct13) by performing at the unveiling of a bust in Winston Churchill's...

Roger Daltrey: 'The Who Will Keep On Rocking After Final Tour'

The Who star Roger Daltrey has assured fans the band won't be splitting up after one final world tour, insisting he and Pete Townshend simply won't be hitting the road anymore.The guitar great recently revealed...

Stars Pay Tribute To Lou Reed

The Who, the Pixies and actress Evan Rachel Wood have led tributes to rock legend Lou Reed, who died on Sunday (27Oct13), aged 71.The former Velvet Underground frontman passed away five months after a liver...

The Who Announce Anniversary Tour, Set To Be Their Last

It’s the circle of life… and rock music. Some bands have put up new albums this year, while the Who have just announced their retirement. The English rockers, who began their career together (more or...

The Who To Retire From Live Performances

Veteran rockers The Who are to retire from the stage after one last world tour to mark their 50th anniversary.Surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, who formed the band in 1964, are planning a...

Wilko Johnson Recording Farewell Album With Roger Daltrey

Wilko Johnson will record his farewell album with Roger Daltrey. The terminally ill guitarist - who has been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer - is to spend his final few days teaming up with The...

Stars Turn Out For Freddie Mercury Benefit Gala

The Who star Roger Daltrey and former Spice Girls singer Melanie Chisholm were among the famous faces who turned out to honour late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at a charity gig marking his 67th birthday.The...

Eminem Headlines Second Day At Reading Festival

Eminem referenced his battle with drug addiction during his Reading Festival set last night (24.08.13).The iconic rapper was headlining the second day of the event and told fans he couldn't ''get f***ed up'' with them...

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