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Roger Daltrey Rules Out The Who Avatar Show

Roger Daltrey has ruled out a The Who avatar show.Despite Pete Townshend insisting that he would love for the band to feature in a digital concert residency similar to Abba Voyage in London, Roger said...

The Who Will 'Crawl Off And Die' After One 'Final' Farewell

Pete Townshend has insisted The Who have one "final" thing left before they "crawl off and die".The 78-year-old guitarist has teased the prospect of a "final tour" all over the world to bring the group's...

The Who Legend Roger Daltrey Announces 'Mostly Acoustic' Solo Tour

Roger Daltrey has announced a "mostly acoustic" solo tour this summer.The Who frontman has promised "surprises" when he hits the road in June 2024 for nine dates across the United States.A statement on the band's...

Roger Daltrey Compares Smashing Guitar To 'Killing His Wife'

Roger Daltrey has compared smashing his guitar to "killing his wife".The Who legend, 80, insisted he only ever broke one of his instruments and he still regrets it, even likening it to the idea of...

Jeff Beck's Final Recording Is A Star-studded, History-making Charity Single Featuring World's Greatest Guitarists

Jeff Beck's final recording is a star-studded Mark Knopfler charity record featuring his fellow Guitar Heroes.The former Dire Straits rocker is set to re-release 'Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’ - his legendary soundtrack to...

'I'm Happy Saying That Part Of My Life Is Over': Roger Daltrey On The Future Of The Who

Roger Daltrey is "happy" to declare his time with The Who to be "over".The 79-year-old rocker last played with the group last summer and while he insisted it has to be bandmate Pete Townshend who...

Pete Townshend Says Instagram Guitarists Need To Learn The Art Of Listening

Pete Townshend has hailed his late bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle as a "formidable" rhythm section.The Who lead and rhythm guitarist admits the group's sticksman Keith was a "nutty drummer", but when he played...

The Who's Roger Daltrey Has Found 'Purpose' In His Work For The Teenage Cancer Trust

Roger Daltrey has been given a "purpose" in life through his charity work.The 79-year-old rocker is best known as part of The Who alongside Pete Townshend but has organised the annual Teenage Cancer Trust concert...

Teenage Cancer Trust Announces Line-up For 2024 Concert Series At Royal Albert Hall

Roger Daltrey is stepping down as curator for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall.The Who singer, 79, has headed up the annual concerts in aid of the support charity since 2000 and persuaded...

Elton John And Brandi Carlile Appear To Have Recorded An Album Together

Sir Elton John has seemingly recorded an album with Brandi Carlile. The music legend's pal, Pete Townshend of The Who, 78, has revealed Elton, 76, and the 42-year-old Americana star recorded a collaborative collection in...

The Who Marked 'End Of An Era' Over Summer

Pete Townshend has admitted The Who’s orchestral show at Sandringham over the summer felt “like the end of an era”.The 78-year-old musician is keen to sit down with bandmate Roger Daltrey and work out what’s...

Pete Townshend Wanted Gay Manager To Be 'Attracted' To Him

Pete Townshend "really wanted" The Who's gay manager to be "sexually attracted" to him.The 78-year-old rocker - who has three children with ex-wife Karen Astley and is now married to Rachel Fuller - had no...

Pete Townshend Is Creating A New Rock Opera

Pete Townshend is turning his novel ‘The Age of Anxiety’ into a "full opera".The Who guitarist is “working” on turning his 2019 book into a stage show that will soundtracked by new songs.The 78-year-old musician...

'It Doesn't Disable You': Pete Townshend Talks Heroin Use

Pete Townshend believes taking heroin helped him do "dangerous, radical" things.The 78-year-old rocker - who has three children with ex-wife Karen Astley and is now married to Rachel Fuller - has opened up about the...

The Who's Roger Daltrey And Pete Townshend Plant Trees On King Charles' Sandringham Estate

The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend planted trees on the Royal Sandringham Estate to mark their Heritage Live concert.The iconic rockers performed at the private country retreat of King Charles and and Queen Camilla...

The Who Will Headline Nordoff Robbins' Special Christmas Carol Service

The Who are headlining a special Christmas carol service over the festive season.The 'Pinball Wizard' legends will lead music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins' annual service with a special acoustic performance at St. Luke's Church in...

Roger Daltrey To Be Joined By Two Townshends On Solo Tour

Roger Daltrey will be joined by his The Who bandmate Pete Townshend's brother Simon Townshend and the latter's son Ben on his upcoming solo tour.The frontman of the 'Baba O'Riley' group is set to kick...

The Who Play In Cincinnati For First Time Since 1979 Tragedy

The Who paid tribute to the victims of the 1979 tragedy during their first show back in Cincinnati, Ohio.The 'Pinball Wizard' band returned to the city for the first time since the infamous event, which...

Pete Townshend: I Don't Deserve To Be Alive Today

Pete Townshend admits he "doesn't deserve to be alive".The Who guitar legend - who has battled alcohol and substance abuse in the past - has admitted he's "not been a perfect man", especially in his...

Roger Daltrey Announces 2021 Solo Tour

Roger Daltrey is set to embark on his 'Who Was I?' solo tour later this year.The Who frontman - who has released 10 solo albums since 1973 - has announced an intimate run of concerts...

Pete Townshend Doubts There Will Be Another Who Album

Pete Townshend isn’t sure if there'll be another album by The Who because of the “old fashioned way that they work”.The 76-year-old guitarist has admitted he's got some doubts about whether or not the iconic...

Pete Townshend's Music To Be Used To Promote Blood Donation

Pete Townshend’s classic track ‘Give Blood’ will be used to promote blood donation for World Blood Donor Day.The 76-year-old music icon has given permission for his 1985 solo track to be used for the first...

'I Was Ready To Fall Into Bed With Anybody': Pete Townshend Used To Be Pansexual

Pete Townshend believes he was once pansexual. The Who guitar hero has opened up about the origins of the band's 1966 single 'I'm A Boy' and revealed that at one point in his life he...

Roger Daltrey Announces Us Solo Tour

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has announced a solo tour of the US.The 77-year-old rock legend will be heading to America in August with members of The Who's touring band for his 'Live and Kicking...

Roger Daltrey: Living On A Farm Has Saved Me

Roger Daltrey thinks agriculture saved him from the excesses of fame.The 77-year-old music star relishes spending time in the countryside and thinks it's helped to keep him out of trouble over the years.Roger - who...

The Who Reunite With Heinz After 50 Years To Launch Limited-edition Beanz Meanz The Who Cans

The Who have reunited with Heinz five decades after their iconic 'The Who Sell Out' album artwork, which featured frontman Roger Daltrey sitting in a bath full of Heinz Beanz.Daltrey, 77, and guitarist Pete Townshend,...

Roger Daltrey On Special 'Chemistry' With Pete Townshend

Roger Daltrey doesn't want to overanalyse his special "chemistry" with Pete Townshend.The Who musician has opened up on the special relationship he shares with his bandmate and their close songwriting bond, and while he knows...

The Who Might Not Make Another Album

The Who may not make another album because they won’t make any money from it.The ‘My Generation’ hitmakers – which now comprises of just Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend – are proud of how well-received...

The Who Cancel UK And Ireland Tour

The Who have cancelled their UK and Ireland tour.The rock legends were due to play 10 dates next month but have scrapped their plans due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.In a statement, band members Roger...

Peter Frampton Says Pete Townshend Offered Him A Spot In The Who

Peter Frampton claimed he was once offered a spot in The Who.The 70-year-old rocker has revealed how after firing his manager Dee Anthony - when he was still struggling financially and creatively - he received...

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