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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...

The Who To Perform Classic Album 'Tommy' In Special Acoustic Shows For Teenage Cancer Trust

Legendary rockers The Who have announced they will revisit their classic album Tommy in acoustic form at next year’s Teenage Cancer Trust shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.The special one-off shows, on March 30th and...

Singer Luis Miguel Struggling With Tinnitus - Report

The singer's lawyers recently disclosed the health issue in court papers relating to his ongoing legal battle with former tour agent William Brockhaus, who is suing Miguel for $2.1 million (£1.3 million), amid allegations of...

Keith Richards: Led Zeppelin Are 'Hollow'

Keith Richards has branded Led Zeppelin ''hollow''.The Rolling Stones rocker has revealed he's never been a fan of the band and while he thinks Jimmy Page is a great guitarist he didn't like him performing...

The Who Reschedule North American Tour

The Who have rescheduled their North American tour for February 2016.Earlier this month the 'Baba O'Riley' hitmakers postponed their remaining shows after lead singer Roger Daltrey was struck down with viral Meningitis.However, they have now...

The Who Postpone Tour

The Who have postponed their North American tour.The 'Baba O'Riley' hitmakers have made the difficult decision to cancel their remaining shows after a doctor confirmed lead singer Roger Daltrey has been struck down with viral...

The Who Cancels U.s. Tour Dates After Roger Daltrey Diagnosed With Viral Meningitis

The Who have cancelled the rest of their dates in the U.S. leg of their 50th anniversary world tour as Roger Daltrey is ill with viral meningitis. The British rock band announced their decision to...

Jean Michel Jarre Records Comeback Album With Top Electronic Stars

Electronica 1: The Time MAChine will also feature collaborations with M83, Little Boots, Tangerine Dream, DJ Armin van Buuren, Massive Attack star 3D and Lang Lang. The album is set for release...

Pete Townshend Found The Who Tour 'Tough'

Pete Townshend found the last Who tour ''tough'' because Roger Daltrey insisted on having ''complete control''.The guitarist admits it was frustrating to be left out of decision making, particularly as he didn't agree with everything...

The Who Reveal They Replaced Prince At Glastonbury As They Claim Headlining Set Was 'Sabotaged'

A blog post on the official website of legendary rockers The Who has claimed the band’s Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’ and that they were drafted in to headline the festival as a last minute replacement...

Prince 'Didn't Want To Perform At Glastonbury'

The Who were only booked to play Glastonbury because Prince decided he didn't want to appear.The legendary British rock band have revealed they were a late addition to the star-studded bill for the music festival,...

The Who: 'We Replaced Prince At Glastonbury'

The My Generation hitmakers closed out the three-day music extravaganza last month (Jun15), but they claim they had no intention of performing at the summer bash this year (15) until organisers reached out...

Pete Townshend Reimagines Quadrophenia

Pete Townshend changed the course of rock music last night (05.07.15) when he premiered a classical version of The Who's famous mod opera 'Quadrophenia' at London's Royal Albert Hall.The 70-year-old guitarist was joined by an...

Pete Townshend: 'Farewell Tour Is A Breeze'

The iconic rock band has been on the road for a final tour since late last year (14) but within weeks they had to axe two shows in London when his bandmate Roger...

The Who Stars Angry Over Feud Reports

The band headed out on the road last year (14) for a special The Who Hits 50! world tour to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary and bring the curtain down on its legendary...

The Who Close Glastonbury 2015

The Who closed Glastonbury 2015 and called it ''an easy job.''The veteran rockers were the last act to perform as the sun set on the festival yesterday (28.06.15) in front of thousands of fans on...

The Who Headed For Retirement

As the veterans, who are 71 and 70 respectively, prepare to close this year's (15) Glastonbury festival in England on Sunday night (28Jun15), Townshend has alerted fans the performance could be one of...

The Who Pay Tribute To Paul Weller And Late Bandmates

The veteran rockers paid tribute to Entwistle, who died of a heart attack in 2002, and praised his replacement, Pino Palladino, while Townshend also spoke of his sadness at losing Moon, who passed...

The Who Dedicate Song To Paul Weller At Bst Concert

The Who dedicated a song to Paul Weller as they headlined Barclaycard presents British Summertime in Hyde Park on Friday night (26.06.15).During the band's incredible greatest hits set, guitarist Pete Townsend took a moment to...

Pete Townshend Ready To Leave The Who Behind

Pete Townshend believes The Who will come to an end as a band this year.The 'My Generation' hitmaker thinks it is time he and singer Roger Daltrey go their ''separate ways'' once their current tour...

Pete Townshend's New Classical Album Disqualified From U.k. Music Charts

The hitmaker released Classic Quadrophenia, a new, 'symphonised' version of The Who's album Quadrophenia, on Monday (08Jun15) and has sold enough copies to top the U.K. music charts. However, because the...

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