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The Who Remix “I’m Free” For Cablevision Wi-Fi Phone

If you're a legacy band, how do you get your music to stay relevant -- and, more importantly, score lucrative commercial deals and make money -- in the current lagging music climate? Pete Townshend thinks he's figured out an answer. Townshend has agreed to let 15 classic Who songs get remixed by production agency Mophonic… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015

The Who Play “A Quick One, While He’s Away” For The First Time In 44 Years

True story: Last summer, at the longstanding Columbus, Ohio community festival known as ComFest, I saw two separate local bands cover the Who's epic song-suite "A Quick One, While He's Away," unbeknownst to each other. It was a crazy coincidence, especially since the actual Who haven't played it in 44 years. That changed Sunday… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014

Watch Eddie Vedder And Liam Gallagher Cover The Who At Tribute Concert In London

Last night, the Who celebrated their 50th anniversary with a tribute concert at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The band recruited a ton of singers to perform their songs, including Eddie Vedder and Liam Gallagher. Gallagher sang "My Generation" in his first live appearance since the splitMore »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014

The Who Announce Virtual Reality App

This year, the Who, one of the greatest rock bands of all time, celebrate their 50th anniversary. They're marking the occasion by releasing the new collection The Who Hits 50!, which includes the not-good new song "Be Lucky." And they've also announced plans for something that's both backward- and forward-looking in some profoundly weird… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014

Watch Pearl Jam Cover The Who & Tom Petty In Milwaukee

At a Friday night show in Moline, Illinois, Pearl Jam randomly decided to play their 1996 album No Code in full. (They also played a new song called "Moline.") Last night, playing Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center, the band busted out another superfan treat, playing all of 1998's Yield in the middle of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014

The Who – “Be Lucky”

To celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band, the Who are releasing a two-disc retrospective collection called Who Hits 50! that's made up of some of their biggest hits. The collection also includes "Be Lucky," the first new Who song recorded in eight years. The track's lyrics reference both Daft Punk and AC/DC: "You wanna… More »

By: James Rettig / September 25, 2014

Check Out The New Simpsons Figurines Of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, & Weird Al

For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts, cosmetics, and the release of collectible figures of various guest stars. Today The National Entertainment Collectibles Association and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced the fourth wave of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014

Pete Townshend Writes A Song For The Americans

FX's The Americans has become known for its great music choices, from the use of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" in the pilot to… More »

By: James Rettig / April 4, 2014

The Who Albums From Worst To Best

On "My Generation," Roger Daltrey famously proclaims, "I hope I die before I get old." It was 1965: Pete Townshend wrote the lyrics just as he was turning 20. Forty-eight years later, neither the singer nor the guitarist-composer has fulfilled that prophecy. Only one member of the Who did: Keith Moon, drummer and merrymaker extraordinaire,… More »

By: Colin St. John / February 14, 2013

The Who, Vintage Trouble @ Honda Center, Anaheim 1/28/13

The Who relaunched their Quadrophenia tour last night at the Honda Center. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were joined by Simon Townshend on guitars, Zak Starkey on drums, and Pino Palladino on bass to recreate the sonic nuances of Quadrophenia, also offering touching tributes to Keith Moon and John Entwistle. Coachella-bound Vintage Trouble… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / January 29, 2013

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012

London Olympics Asks Keith Moon To Play Ceremony

Right on time. Via HuffPo: "I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to The Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old,'" [The Who's manager, Bill] Curbishley told Metro.co.uk. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him." WE… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012

Who To Play Superbowl XLIV?

There's no NFL confirmation, but the Who are rumored to be playing the Superbowl XLIV halftime show 2/7 in Miami. Roger Daltrey says he and Townshend are working on a followup to Endless Wire. That's not why the Who are playing the Superbowl XLIV halftime show in Miami. More »

By: brandon / November 13, 2009

The Who Hate Each Other, Various People Cover The Who

We've written plenty about VH1's "Rock Honors." The Foo Fighters and Gaz Coombes' take on "Bargain" wasn't exciting. The Flaming Lips' practice footage was, relatively speaking. (It involved an illuminated gong, remember.) Adding to our footage of bands covering the who, VH1's posted more clips from the evening. The rumors are true: Pearl… More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2008

Foo Fighters Cover The Who With Gaz Coombes

Last week we showed you a clip of the Flaming Lips rehearsing for the "VH1 Rock Honors" concert at L.A.'s Pauley Pavilio, where they'd be joined by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Incubus, and Tenacious D in paying homage to Who. The show has since happened. Hopefully practice made perfect. No telling as of yet,… More »

By: brandon / July 16, 2008

The Flaming Lips Cover The Who

Well, they practice their cover. As we told you at the end of May with the help of a random Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy reference, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and the Flaming Lips are joining forces to pay tribute to the Who. The event takes this Saturday, where the aforementioned will be accompanied… More »

By: brandon / July 9, 2008

Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, And Flaming Lips To Get Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy For The Who

Or, something like that. Though likely not even half as dirty. Still, wake up -- it's been confirmed Eddie & pals, the Lips, and the Foos are all performing in honor of the Who as part of the third annual VH1 Rock Honors, which takes place at L.A.'s Pauley Pavilion on 7/12. On to… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2008

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

Sometime in the past day or two, The Zimmers, fronted by 90-year-old Alf, crossed into the realm of net sensation with their cover of the Who's "My Generation." And you don't know what those lyrics mean until a group of senior citizens shout 'em out. The made-for-documentary band is the subject of a BBC special… More »

By: Stereogum / April 18, 2007

Roger Daltrey’s Secret Sauce

The 62-year-old rocker did an interview with Virgin radio, playing a proselytizing Ponce De Leon, cluing fans in to his secret fountain of youth. Via Uncut:Daltrey says that he likes to drink tea made from yeast and Kombucha ? that?s bacteria that resembles a mushroom, discovered in China 2000 years ago during the… More »

By: Stereogum / February 2, 2007

A Message From Pete Townshend & Rachel Fuller

Our friends Rachel and Pete of the web-based TV programme In The Attic and umm, The Who, would like to tell ya about the new project they're working on called Attic Jam -- after which The Raconteurs pop in for some Who cover love. Enjoy. Jack you slacker, how do you not know… More »

By: Stereogum / January 22, 2007
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