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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...

Madness Honoured To Play Olympics

Madness were honoured to be play at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.The ska group performed their 1982 track 'Our House' at the concert celebrating the end of the games on Sunday (12.08.12) and were impressed...

Russell Brand Olympics Performance Disaster

Russell Brand's performance at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony almost ended in disaster. A trap door malfunctioned and caught his leg during the performance in which the comic climbed aboard the roof of a...

Nbc Cuts Legendary Closing Ceremony Acts To Plug New Show

For a time it seemed as if NBC had seen the error of its ways by agreeing to stream the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics live on Sunday afternoon. And then it appeared to...

Jessie J 'Blown Away' By Closing Ceremony

Jessie J admits she was ''blown away'' by the London 2012 Closing Ceremony last night (12.08.12).The 24-year-old singer performed three songs at the prestigious event at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London, and was...

Spice Girls, The Who And Brian May Thrill Crowds At Olympic Closing Ceremony

The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Brian May were among the stars who helped bring the 2012 Olympics to an end with stunning Closing Ceremony performances in London on Sunday (12Aug12).The...

Spice Girls Olympics Performance Will Be Greatest After-party

The Spice Girls will star in the ''greatest after-party in the world'' as part of the Olympics closing ceremony.The girl band, who have reunited for the London 2012 Games, will arrive standing on top of...

Olympics Closing Ceremony: Inside The Secret Rehearsals (Which Feature Madness)

Muse are putting the finishing the touches to their rock odyssey on the stage, George Michael's in the corner doing some vocal warm-ups, Ed Sheeran's at the door trying to convince security he's not just...

One Direction To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

One Direction are due to perform at Sunday night's London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony. 'The X Factor' 2010 contestants have reportedly been given their own moving island for a five-minute cameo in the show.Harry, Zayn,...

Madonna Appeals For Release Of Russian Punk Group

Madonna appealed for the release of three members of the punk group Pussy Riot at her Russian concert last night (07.08.12).The singer was performing in Moscow as part of her 'MDNA Tour' when she told...

George Michael 'Rehearsing Like Crazy' For Olympics Concert

George Michael has confirmed he will play the Olympics closing ceremony 2012. The British pop-star - who cancelled a wave of concerts at the end of last year after falling ill with pneumonia...

Gary Barlow's Baby Tragedy Casts Doubt Over Olympics Performance

Following the tragic loss of his and wife Dawn's fourth child, Take That man Gary Barlow 's appearance at the closing concert of the Olympics Games at Hyde Park in London this week is in...

George Michael Nervous About Olympic Performance

George Michael is a ''bit nervous'' about performing at the Olympics closing ceremony.The 'White Light' hitmaker's appearance at the London 2012 spectacle on Sunday (12.08.12) marks his return to the stage following a life-threatening bout...

Gary Barlow Unsure Over Olympics Gig After Baby Dies

Gary Barlow is doubtful for the Olympics closing ceremony concert after his baby daughter Poppy died at birth over the weekend. The Take That star, 41, released a statement late on Monday, saying, "Dawn and...

Pink Floyd To Perform With Ed Sheeran At Olympics

Pink Floyd will perform with Ed Sheeran at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. 'The A Team' hitmaker will take to the stage with the psychedelic legends to perform their track 'Wish You Were...

Fans End 33-Year Wait To Trade-in The Who Tickets

Some dedicated, Rhode Island-based fans of The Who were rewarded for their loyalty today when they traded in their old tickets for a pair to the band's forthcoming concert at the Dunkin' Donuts Centre in...

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Invited To Olympics Party On Yacht

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been invited to an Olympics party on a yacht.Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is throwing a lavish bash on his vessel, which is moored in Canary Wharf, east London, for...

Spice Girls To Reunite At Olympics

David Beckham may not have made the Olympic soccer team as he had hoped, but his wife Victoria will make an appearance at the London Olympics with the other four members with the long-ago disbanded...

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