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Pete Tomshend Snubbed Blade Runner Soundtrack

Pete Townshend turned down the opportunity to create the soundtrack for 'Blade Runner'.The 'My Generation' legend revealed he was offered the chance to work on the music for the 1982 science fiction classic after collaborating...

Pete Townshend: The Who 'Invented Heavy Metal'

Pete Townshend says The Who ''invented heavy metal''.The 'My Generation' rocker has claimed the iconic group's 1970 'Live At Leeds' album pioneered the genre and influenced the likes of Led Zeppelin while other artists have...

The Who 'Still Traumatised' By Death Of 11 Fans At 1979 Cincinnati Show

The Who are ''still traumatised'' by the death of 11 fans at their concert in Cincinnati 40 years ago.The 'My Generation' hitmakers - now comprised of surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend - were...

Upcoming Releases: What's On Our Playlist For December 2019?

The final albums before the year ends is an interesting selection of debuts, long-anticipated returns and new musical directions. Stormzy and The Who are the ones we're probably most excited about, but we're sure the...

Pete Townshend Apologises For Keith Moon And John Entwistle Comments

Pete Townshend has apologised for saying Keith Moon and John Entwistle were ''f***ing difficult to play with''.The Who guitarist sparked controversy with his comments about the legendary rock band's late rhythm section - drummer Keith...

The Who's Pete Townshend Blasts Keith Moon And John Entwistle

Pete Townshend says Keith Moon and John Entwistle were ''f***ing difficult to play with''.The Who guitarist has taken aim at the legendary rock band's late rhythm section - drummer Keith died in 1978 while John...

The Who Drop New Single I Don't Wanna Get Wise And Unveil Unheard Demos

The Who have released new single 'I Don't Wanna Get Wise' and unveiled previously unheard demos.The former is the third single taken from the iconic rock band's upcoming first album of new material in 13...

The Who Honoured With Founding Stone In Music Walk Of Fame

The Who have been been presented with the founding stone in the Music Walk of Fame.The 'My Generation' legends are the first act to be honoured with the special award at the site of the...

Pete Townshend Fears Jeremy Corbyn Will Penalise Him For His Wealth

Pete Townshend fears being penalised for his wealth if Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn becomes the British Prime Minister. The Who legend has vowed to never vote again in the EU Referendum after he voted to...

Pete Townshend And Roger Daltrey's 'Affectionate' Bond Keeps The Who Ticking

Pete Townshend says he's still in The Who because of his ''increasingly affectionate relationship'' with bandmate Roger Daltrey.The 74-year-old guitar hero has admitted that whilst he and the 75-year-old frontman didn't hate each other in...

The Who's New Song I Don't Wanna Get Wise Is A Twist On My Generation

The Who's new song 'I Don't Wanna Get Wise' is ''a twist'' on 'My Generation'.The iconic band's chief songwriter and guitarist, Pete Townshend, has explained how the new track from the band's upcoming first album...

The Who's Pete Townshend Made To Feel A 'Prat' By Band's Wild Antics

The Who's Pete Townshend says his ''rock and roll'' antics made him feel like a ''prat''.The 'Baba O' Riley' guitarist - who was notorious for smashing his instrument to pieces on stage - has admitted...

The Who's Tommy Musical Returning To Broadway In 2021

The Who's musical 'Tommy' is returning to Broadway.The upcoming run of the acclaimed rock opera, which is comprised of music and lyrics by the iconic rock group's songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend, will be directed...

The Who Unveil New Lp 'Who' And Announce 2020 Orchestra Tour

The Who have unveiled their new album 'Who' and announced a 2020 UK tour with a live orchestra.Following on from their stadium show at Wembley in July, which saw them debut brand new tracks 'Hero...

The Who Debut Two New Songs At Epic Wembley Stadium

The Who debuted two new songs from their upcoming new album as they made their return to Wembley Stadium on Saturday (06.07.19).Frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend - who last played the London venue...

Roger Daltrey Fears Losing Voice In 'Next Five Years'

Roger Daltrey thinks he will lose his voice ''in the next five years''.The 75-year-old Who frontman - who has taken to lip-reading nowadays due to his deafness - has admitted he fears ''age'' will start...

Roger Daltrey: The Who's Next Album Is Best Since Quadrophenia

Roger Daltrey says The Who's new album is their best since 'Quadrophenia'.Although the iconic rock group's frontman was originally skeptical about their first collection since 2006's 'Endless Wire', after hearing it he thinks it's their...

The Who Announces The Who @ 52 Pop-up

The Who have announced 'The Who @ 52' pop-up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of iconic rock opera LP 'Tommy' and their return to Wembley Stadium after 40 years.Fans of the 'My Generation' hitmakers will...

Roger Daltrey Announces 50th Anniversary Tommy Orchestral Album

Roger Daltrey has announced The Who's 'Tommy Orchestral' album to mark its 50th anniversary.The 'My Generation' hitmaker toured the iconic rock band's seminal 1969 LP 'Tommy' in full with his band and local orchestras across...

Roger Daltrey 'Couldn't Hear' New Who Songs During Extreme Deaf Spell

Roger Daltrey ''couldn't hear'' the music Pete Townshend had made for their new album at first.The Who frontman has been battling with deafness for some time through more than 50 years of playing with the...

The Who Tackle Fishing And Metoo On 'Current' New Album

The Who's new songs for their upcoming album tackle fishing and #MeToo.The iconic rock band's guitarist Pete Townshend - who is joined by frontman Roger Daltrey in the group - has revealed their new tunes...

Pete Townshend's Debut Novel Set For November

Pete Townshend's debut novel 'The Age of Anxiety' will be published on November 5.The Who guitarist has spent a decade on the project, which is comprised of a book, opera and art installation, about society's...

Liam Gallagher Claims 'Mug' Noel Has Signed To Warner Music

Liam Gallagher has mocked his brother Noel Gallagher for allegedly signing up to his record label.The former Oasis frontman slammed his ex-bandmate after it was claimed he's been working with the band's old producer Dave...

Noel Gallagher Reunites With Oasis Producer Dave Sardy

Noel Gallagher is working with Oasis producer Dave Sardy again.The Brooklyn-born studio wizard produced the 51-year-old rocker's former band's albums 'Don't Believe The Truth' in 2005 and 'Dig Out Your Soul' in 2008, and...

The Who To Start Recording New Album This Week

The Who will start recording their new album in west London this week.The 'Pinball Wizard' group's guitarist Pete Townshend has revealed he is heading to the iconic British Grove Studios - where The Rolling Stones...

The Who Announce Wembley Stadium Show

The Who have announced a major Wembley Stadium show for July.The 'Pinball Wizard' hitmakers - Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend - have confirmed they will bring their 'Moving On! Tour' to the London venue...

The Who Announce Final Tour And New Album

The Who have announced ''possibly'' their last tour and their first album in over a decade.The surviving members of the legendary rock band, frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend - who were joined by...

Tom Grennan Announces Teenage Cancer Trust Gig

Tom Grennan has announced a Teenage Cancer Trust show.The 'Lighting Matches' hitmaker - who was recently named BBC Introducing's Artist Of The Year - will perform at London's world famous Royal Albert Hall on March...

The Who's Roger Daltrey: I've Never Taken Cocaine

Roger Daltrey has never tried cocaine, despite being surrounded by rock 'n' roll excess his whole life.The Who frontman avoided the temptation of the Class A drug and other substances when the British band hit...

Elton John Can't Do Teenage Cancer Trust Shows Because Of Vegas Residency

Sir Elton John hasn't been able to do any Teenage Cancer Trust shows because of his Las Vegas residency.The 71-year-old singer's husband David Furnish has fired back at Roger Daltrey's claims the 'Rocket Man' star...

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