Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:04PM - By Laura Aguirre
A bevy of British rockstars have joined forces to crack down on piracy. Elton John, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant are just three of many artists who’ve written an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron attacking Google and other search engines and blaming them for being gateways to music piracy. See the complete letter below.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:30AM - By Laura Aguirre
The Who are going back on the road. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend announced that they’ll be going on a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform songs from their iconic 1973 album Quadrophenia as well as other Who classics. They also announced that they’ll be performing at the Olympic Games in London.
Monday, November 28, 2011 11:48AM - By Travis Woods
Sad, sad news today for music film fans—Ken Russell, the man who directed The Who’s Tommy film (you know, “sure could play a mean pinball”) starring The Who, as well as Jack Nicholson, Eric Clapton, Ann-Margret, and Tina Turner, died after a series of strokes. He was 84.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 8:10AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
No reason to not already own The Who’s Live At Leeds, one of the finest, live rock albums you’ll ever come across. But if you’re thinking about finally grabbing a copy of The Who’s classic album, or just want to update an old copy collecting dust in the collection, you’re in luck — a new Live At Leeds is on the way. It’s a deluxe package containing a new version of the original 1970 live album.
Live At Leeds: 40th Anniversary Super-Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be out on November 15 and includes a restored live album from the band’s performance in Hull on February 15, 1970 – the night after the Leeds gig was recorded.
Friday, February 19, 2010 1:22PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Have we reached the end of the road for The Who? After 40 years?! Rolling Stone has word that the band might call it a career if guitarist Pete Townshend’s tinnitus becomes a problem yet again. This depressing news comes after the The Who canceled a spring tour and Coachella appearance.
Rolling Stone also reports Neil Young has put Townshend in contact with an ear specialist.
Sunday, February 7, 2010 5:43PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
By the time Pete Townshend hit the last chords of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” it should have been perfectly clear The Who had every intention of making their 12 minutes in the Super Bowl halftime spotlight a rock n’ roll, good time for all. Just as Townshend mentioned in January, the Super Bowl set-list was a mash-up of Who classics: “Pinball Wizard,” “Baba O’Riley,” a snippet of “See Me, Feel Me” from Tommy, “Who Are You” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
It was about as safe a set-list The Who could have put together. In any other situation there might be more grumbling here, but for the corporate behemoth that is the Super Bowl – it all worked out rather nicely.
Now, let’s get to the highlights….
Friday, February 5, 2010 5:47PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
As Super Bowl XLIV looms closer, we’re not only wondering if it’ll be the New Orleans Saints or the Indianapolis Colts who claim the championship trophy, but whether or not The Who are going to kick ass during the halftime show.
Joining The Who for Super Bowl Sunday will be Carrie Underwood, performing the “The Star Spangled Banner,” and Queen Latifah, who will sing “America The Beautiful” during the Super Bowl XLIV pregame show.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 4:27PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Forget the The Who’s halftime show at the Super Bowl this upcoming weekend, the big news is that the legendary rock band are planning to perform Quadrophenia in full at their Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall.
The gig is set for March 10 and will be the finale of the ten-night event, which also includes Noel Gallagher’s first solo shows since Oasis disbanded.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:20PM - By Laura Aguirre
American Idol is on a roll! Last year, Jennifer Hudson sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl, and the year before the young Jordin Sparks wowed everyone with her incredible version of the national anthem. This year, Carrie Underwood will be singing her version at the Super Bowl — but the country singer won’t be alone, Queen Latifah will also be performing America the Beautiful.