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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 »

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 »

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the “ALL-TIME 100″ albums — unranked and broken down by decade. We’re not sure what’s better: that only five albums of the past five years are among their 100 greatest, or that four of those five were by people who were deadMore »

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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 Jam did… More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2008 - 10:26 am

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, but… More »

By: brandon / July 16, 2008 - 10:12 am

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 by… More »

By: brandon / July 9, 2008 - 5:44 pm

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 top of… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2008 - 4:49 pm

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… More »

By: Stereogum / April 18, 2007 - 11:31 am

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 Qin Dynasty. More »

By: Stereogum / February 2, 2007 - 2:05 pm

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… More »

By: Stereogum / January 22, 2007 - 6:48 pm

Top Ten Onstage Meltdowns

In honor of Guns N’ Roses pulling their shit together and working a well-received and functional tour (with a gig at Continental Arena tonight and MSG on Friday), the New York Post put together a chronological list of their top ten rock ‘n’ roll concert debacles. Some you know, some may be a history lesson. More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 12:41 pm

Win The Who’s CD Catalog

From this weekend’s NY Times:?I don?t particularly like the world technology has created. Has anything really gotten better with the computer, or are you just doing more and more of less and less? … I think the Internet is just an advertising device of very dubious returns.”No, not Jared Leto. Those are the words of… More »

By: Stereogum / October 30, 2006 - 10:00 am

Who(m) Did You Expect?

While sitting in the green room in Sirius’s studios and waiting for an interview with Howard, Pete Townshend heard Stern’s on-air elaboration of potential subjects for their imminent interview and, according to Page Six, stormed out after he’d heard enough. Howard reportedly proposed discussing the guitarist’s kiddie porn allegations, past homosexual experiences, and exclaimed “Uh-oh,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2006 - 9:55 am

New Who – “It’s Not Enough” & “Tea & Theatre”

Two tunes from Endless Wire (10/31) — the Who’s first new studio album in 24 years — are streaming here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 14, 2006 - 4:15 pm

Casting Couch: Keith Moon

Golden Fiddle links to some casting news about an upcoming Keith Moon biopic. Apparently comedian Mike Myers has signed on to play the wild Who drummer. Pete Townshend has yet to complain about it on his blog, so that’s a good sign, but I’m not convinced Myers is the right guy to fill Moon’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 30, 2005 - 5:28 pm
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