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Pete Townshend Declined To Produce Two Morrissey Albums

Pete Townshend served up some nice Morrissey shade in the latest issue of Q. According to the Who guitarist, Morrissey twice requested that Townshend produce solo albums for him:… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Watch Liam Gallagher & Roger Daltrey Sing The Who’s “My Generation” On TFI Friday Special

Last night, Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey led a one-off supergroup performance of the Who’s “My Generation” on British TV show TFI Friday, which revived for a two-hour special to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The group was rounded out by the Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie and former Oasis members Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs and Zak Starkey… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 10:41 am

Watch Bruce Springsteen Play “My Generation” With The Who At MusiCares Benefit

It’s always fun to see titanic figures from rock ‘n’ roll history join forces. Bruce Springsteen and the Who have been superstars for decades, so the wattage was extremely high when the Boss joined Pete Townshend and company for a run through “My Generation” at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit Thursday at the Best Buy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2015 - 10:35 am

48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check o… More »

By: Brad Shoup / May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

Watch Eddie Vedder & Pete Townshend Play Their Songs Together At “Celebrating The Who” Tribute Concert

The Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour this spring, and just last week, Rolling Stone published a very candid interview with Pete Townshend in which the guitarist spoke about how much he doesn’t enjoy performing. That probably bummed out a lot of fans who spent loads of money to see their favorite band… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 15, 2015 - 10:57 am

Very Candid Pete Townshend Talks Dylan, Springsteen, Zeppelin, Spotify, And Why He Doesn’t Enjoy Performing

This spring, Pete Townshend and the Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour, which has been billed as their last major outing. Townshend will turn 70 on 5/19, and one can assume that playing a show every other night gets old after awhile. In a remarkably candid interview with Rolling Stone, Townshend speculates about… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Pete Townshend And Eddie Vedder To Play Who Songs At Chicago Cancer Benefit

Eddie Vedder will join Pete Townshend onstage at Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre on 5/14 at a benefit show for Teen Cancer America. The concert is billed as “An Evening Celebrating The Who,” and the duo will be joined by an all-star cast of backing musicians who tour with the Who, including Simon Townshend, Zak Starkey (Oasis),… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 14, 2015 - 3:12 pm

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 - 10:28 am

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 night… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014 - 3:59 pm

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 split of… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 9:37 am

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 ways. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014 - 10:00 am

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 titanic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014 - 10:15 am

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 - 8:49 pm

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 these “25… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

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 - 1:55 pm

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 - 5:23 pm

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 - 5:10 pm

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 in the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

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.”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012 - 3:38 pm

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 - 11:46 am
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