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Pete Townshend Brands Itunes A 'Digital Vampire'

The Who star Pete Townshend has taken aim at the online music culture, accusing Apple's iTunes website of "bleeding" artists like a "digital vampire".The guitarist gave a lecture on the modern music industry at Britain's...

Pete Townshend Blasts Itunes

Pete Townshend has blasted Apple's iTunes service for bleeding artists "like a digital vampire".The Who guitarist thinks the digital download service - which accounts for more than 75 per cent of all legal downloads -...

Liam Gallagher Lands Quadrophenia Deal

Designers at former Oasis star Liam Gallagher's fashion firm have been commissioned to recreate the ultimate mod accessory for The Who's Quadrophenia album re-release next month (Nov11).Pretty Green bosses will make 100 of the iconic...

Bag It Up With Liam Gallagher's New Accessories

Liam Gallagher has launched an accessories line.The Beady Eye frontman says it is a "natural progression" for his label Pretty Green to also include items like passport holders, iPhone cases, day and weekend bags and...

Pete Townshend Turns Lecturer For Radio Event

The Who rocker Pete Townshend is to give a lecture on modern music at Britain's Radio Festival in Salford, northern England later this month (Oct11).The guitarist will deliver the inaugural John Peel Lecture, named after...

Liam Gallagher Now Warms Up Before Shows

Liam Gallagher says cancelling gigs is like "getting your d**k cut off".The Beady Eye rocker says he has learned to take more care of his voice as he has gotten older because he hates having...

Pete Townshend Fears His Songwriting Days Are Over

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend fears he can no longer write songs. The legendary 'My Generation' songwriter doesn't feel he can push musical boundaries like he used to during his band's 70s heyday, and admits...

Roger Daltrey Beats Cold For Tommy Show

Roger Daltrey overcame a "nasally" cold to perform his 'Tommy Reborn' show at The Indig02 in London last night (25.07.11).The rock legend told the audience he had caught the bug when performing in freezing conditions...

Roger Daltrey Unsure If The Who Will Tour Again

Roger Daltrey isn't sure if he will ever tour with Pete Townshend again as The Who.The 67-year-old singer is currently performing his 'Tommy Reborn' show - which features songs from the band's acclaimed rock opera...

Touring Prevented Roger Daltrey Signing Up For The Voice

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey met with TV bosses in Britain to negotiate a role as a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice, but had to pull out of talks due to touring...

Roger Daltrey Against Televising Festivals

The Who's Roger Daltrey says TV coverage of festivals makes him "want to puke."The 'Substitute' singer feels televising live music loses the essence of witnessing rock 'n' roll first hand and takes away from the...

Roger Daltrey Attacked Bullies With A Chair

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has revealed he fought off teenage bullies by battering them with a chair.The singer was targeted when he was a young man because of his diminutive height, but he devised...

Roger Daltrey Made Ill Through Touring

Roger Daltrey says touring made him "very, very seriously ill".The Who singer - who recently underwent surgery to remove a pre-cancerous growth from a vocal chord - has been plagued by health problems when on...

Roger Daltrey: 'I Was A Miserable Tourmate'

The Who star Roger Daltrey has confessed he's no fun to be around on tour - because he often thinks his performances are terrible.In a recent interview with Intelligent Life magazine, his bandmate Pete Townshend...

Roger Daltrey Worried About Townshend's Biography

Roger Daltrey isn't looking forward to reading The Who bandmate Pete Townshend's new book - because he fears what he'll learn about himself.The biography that landed Townshend in trouble with the law is to be...

John Lennon Album Sells For 23k

An album signed by John Lennon hours before he was shot dead has fetched £23,750 at auction. The record - an edition of the former Beatles singer's 'Double Fantasy' album, signed in December 1980 shortly...

Pete Townshend's Guitar Sells For $50,000 At Auction

A guitar once owned by The Who rocker Pete Townshend has raised $50,000 (£31,250) at a music auction in London.The Gibson Les Paul Gold Top guitar, which smashed its original $32,000 (£20,000) estimate, was played...

Keith Moon Partied Too Hard For Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper used to hide from Keith Moon because he couldn't handle how hard he partied.The 'School's Out' rocker used to be a member of a drinking club called the Hollywood Vampires, which saw him...

Eddie Vedder Thanks Townshend For UKelele Love

Rocker Eddie Vedder has publicly thanked The Who's Pete Townshend for giving him an appreciation of the ukelele.The Pearl Jam star is set to release an album full of ukelele music - and he insists...

Roger Daltrey Scraps Solo Gigs

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has been forced to call off three summer (11) gigs in his native Britain due to poor ticket sales.The rocker was due to perform at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, England...

Jessie J Channels Entwistle In New York

British singer Jessie J paid tribute to late The Who legend John Entwistle during an appearance in New York by wearing a replica of the rocker's famous skeleton suit.The Price Tag hitmaker jetted into the...

Memoir That Landed Pete Townshend In Trouble To Be Released In 2012

The biography that landed The Who star Pete Townshend in trouble with the law is to be released in 2012, almost 20 years after the rocker started work on his memoirs.Who He? is set to...

Roger Daltrey Thrills Sailing Songwriters With Covers Gig At Sea

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey paid tribute to his country music heroes during a surprise show onboard the Queen Mary II cruise ship as it set sail from England to New York on Friday night...

Mike Myers' Wife Kelly Tisdale Is Pregnant

Mike Myers, the Hollywood actor and comedian, is to become a dad for the first time at the age of 47. Mike Myers and his wife Kelly Tisdale are expecting their first child, due this...

Moon Film Stalled Over Script

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has confirmed a film about his late bandmate Keith Moon has stalled over problems with the script.The musician has spent years working on the project, tentatively titled See Me Feel...

Daltrey Tours Tommy With Townshend's Brother

Roger Daltrey is to tour The Who's famous rock opera Tommy - with Pete Townshend's brother standing in on guitar.Singer Daltrey performed the My Generation hitmakers' seminal 1969 album in its entirety at a charity...

John Entwistle Named Best Bassist

Late The Who star John Entwistle has topped a new online poll to find the best bassist.The rocker, who died in 2002, beat out Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea and Sir Paul MCCartney in...

Tinie Tempah To Receive Silver Clef Award

Tinie Tempah is to be honoured at the Silver Clef Awards 2011.The 'Wonderman' rapper will be presented with the Best Newcomer trophy at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch, which annually rewards British...

Roger Daltrey Honours Entwistle At London Gig

The Who star Roger Daltrey remembered the band's late bassist John Entwistle in an emotional tribute during a charity show in London on Thursday night (24Mar11).The legendary rocker took to the stage for a solo...

Who Has The Best Harmonies

Roger Daltrey reckons The Who's vocal harmonies were better than The Beach Boys'.The singer with the legendary 'My Generation' rockers performed a solo concert at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (24.03.11), where he paid...

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