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Pete Townshend Wins Les Paul Award

The Who star Pete Townshend was honoured with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (Tec) Awards on Friday (25Jan13).The rocker was selected for the prize, named after electric...

George Michael's Back In The Studio, But After The Olympics, Who’S Listening?

George Michael is working on a new album, according to his Twitter feed today (January 25, 2013). The pop star, who made it big in the ‘80s as part of Wham! and went on to...

Out Now - Us Albums Releases: 12-12-12 Concert Compilation Features Who's Who Of Rock, Aaron Neville Makes Blue Note Debut,

It’s a real mixed bag for the biggest album releases today and the most popular is bound to be the accompanying CD release to the 12-12-12Benefit Concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The tracklisting reads...

12.12.12 Album Released

The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Sir Paul McCartney all feature on an album of the 12.12.12 concert.Performances from the event, held in New York last week, have been collected on a record - released...

Cary Elwes To Direct The Who Manager Biopic

Actor Cary Elwes is stepping behind the camera to direct a biopic about the man who discovered British rock group The Who.The Princess Bride star will make his directorial debut with the story of late...

Bruce Springsteen And The Rolling Stones Among The Lineup Of Sandy Benefit Concert

A slew of New York natives, as well as plenty of Brits performed at last night’s 12-12-12 benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which ripped through the city in October.Bruce Springsteen, a Jersey man...

Sir Paul Mccartney Joining Nirvana Members?

Sir Paul McCartney is set to front Nirvana at the 12.12.12 concert in New York tonight.The legendary Beatles musician is to team up with the surviving members of the grunge band - Dave Grohl and...

Rolling Stones Join Music Heavyweights For Biggest Sandy Benefit

The Rolling Stones have joined Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Paul Mccartney and Eric Clapton on the bill for next week's Superstorm Sandy benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden.The reunited rockers' decision to team up...

Sandy Concert Tickets Making Thousands Online

Tickets for New York's upcoming Sandy relief charity concert are changing hands for thousands of dollars online as fans scramble to see performances from Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Kanye West and The Who.The upcoming...

Happy 70th Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Is It Too Late To Become A Hendrix Fan?

Jimi Hendrix, in action, in his heydayHappy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Today, Jimi Hendrix would have been celebrating his 70th birthday, had a tragic turn of events not resulted in his death on September 18, 1970.He...

Roger Daltrey Pays Tribute To The Who's Late Former Manager

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has paid tribute to the band's former manager Chris Stamp following his death on Saturday (24Nov12).Stamp, 70, lost his battle with cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City...

Pete Townshend Uses Alternative Medicine To Help With Tinnitus

The Who star Pete Townshend has turned to all-natural health remedies to help deal with his ongoing hearing issues.The 67 year old has been suffering with tinnitus, a ringing in the ears, for many years...

Rock Legends To Headline Special Sandy Benefit Concert

Bruce Springsteen, Paul Mccartney, Billy Joel and The Who are set to share the stage for a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York on 12-12-12.Fellow rock legends Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi will...

Pete Townshend And David Walliams Nominated For Book Awards

The Who rocker Pete Townshend and funnyman David Walliams are set to compete for prizes at Britain's National Book Awards along with J.K. Rowling and Fifty Shades Of Grey writer E. L. James.Townshend's memoir, Who...

The Who Drum Up Support For Charity In Washington, D.c.

The Who stars Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend descended on Washington, D.C. on Monday (12Nov12) to raise awareness of their U.S. teenage cancer charity.The rockers have been raising money for patients in Britain for 20...

Pete Townshend Quits The Who Show During Encore

Rocker Pete Townshend's hearing problems wrecked the opening night of The Who's first North American tour in four years in Florida on Thursday (01Nov12) - the guitar great marched offstage during the encore.Townshend appeared to...

Confusion Reigns On First Night Of The Who Tour As Pete Townshend Walks Off Stage (Photos)

"Where's Pete gone?" Confusion reigned on the first night of The Who's tourThe first night of The Who's tour in America got off to a shaky start in Sunrise, Florida last night (November 1, 2012)...

Pete Townshend: 'Keith Moon Lost His Mind Over Fears His Wife Would Leave'

Legendary rocker Pete Townshend has claimed his The Who bandmate Keith Moon over medicated because he was so paranoid his wife would leave him for one of his peers.Moon fatally overdosed on sedative Clomethiazole in...

Pete Townshend Receives Letter From Cop Over Child Porn Scandal

The Who rocker Pete Townshend has received a letter of support from a police officer who headed the investigation into his child porn offence.The musician was targeted in 2003 after he used a credit card...

Pete Townshend's Dark Lyrics Prompted Therapy Sessions

Writing dark lyrics for The Who's hits made British rock veteran Pete Townshend realise he was in need of therapy.The guitarist has little memory of the years he spent in the care of his mentally-ill...

Pete Townshend Contemplated Suicide After Child Porn Arrest

The Who rocker Pete Townshend was so distraught when he was branded a "paedophile" following his 2003 arrest he contemplated suicide.The star was investigated by police after he used a credit card to access a...

Pete Townshend Admits Child Pornography Investigation Was "Insane"

Pete Townshend, The Who guitarist has admitted in a recent interview that his decision and method in investigating child pornography was insane, but has also felt vilified by comments about him since, after the incident...

Pete Townshend: I Paid $7 For Child Pornography Images

Pete Townshend has broken his nine year silence on the child pornography scandal that threatened to derail his career. The legendary guitarist with The Who was arrested for downloading images of abused children, though has...

Pete Townshend Finally Breaks Silence On Child Porn Scandal

A mere nine years after the story first broke, Pete Townshend has broken his silence over the child pornography scandal at last, giving the ‘full’ story of events in his upcoming autobiography Who...

Iggy Pop And Dave Davies To Appear On The Who Tribute Album

Rock legends Iggy Pop, Dave Davies and Todd Rundgren will all appear on a new tribute album dedicated to The Who.A 16-track record, Who You Are, features a host of musicians performing their own renditions...

Paul Mccartney Backs Pussy Riot

Sir Paul McCartney has pledged his support for Russian all girl punk group Pussy Riot.The 'Hey Jude' singer has written a letter in support of the band's members - Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina...

Noel Gallagher Made Olympics Wait For Wonderwall

Noel Gallagher made Olympic organisers wait until the last minute before allowing 'Wonderwall' to be performed at the closing ceremony.The former Oasis musician was asked to sing his band's iconic track but turned the opportunity...

Noel Gallagher Slams Liam For Playing 'Wonderwall' At Olympics Closer

It says something for the sheer amount of things sub-par about the Olympic closing ceremony - particularly in light of its wondrous opening ceremony - that Beady Eye and Liam Gallagher opting to cover Noel...

Record Sales Rocket After Olympics Music Celebration

Stars including The Who, Spice Girls, Queen, and Elbow have seen a spike in sales of their back catalogue after their music was used in the London Olympics closing ceremony.A host of music legends were...

Was George Michael Right To Play New Song At Olympics Closer?

George Michael was among the names to see off the Olympic Games in London on Sunday night, and, like groups like The Who, The Spice Girls and The Pet Shop Boys, he was expected to...

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