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Rock Stars Make A Case Against Piracy, Attack Google And Other Search...

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Pete Townshend, Elton John, Robert Plant
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.

The Who Announce North American Tour And Olympics Performance

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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.

Ken Russell, Director Of The Who's 'Tommy,' Dies At 84

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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....

The Who To Release New Version Of Live At Leeds

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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...

The Who Might Be Forced To Call It Quits

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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...

The Who: Super Bowl XLIV Concert Review

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The Who- Super Bowl XLIV Concert Review
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...

Music Stars Ready To Rock Super Bowl XLIV

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Music Stars Ready To Rock Super Bowl XLIV
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...

The Who To Perform Quadrophenia

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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...

Carrie Underwood Will Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

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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...

The Who To Play Medley of Hits For Super Bowl Set

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The Who To Play Medley of Hits For Super Bowl Set
If there are any people betting on which songs the half-time band will be playing this year at the Super Bowl, we're not sure if there's a point anymore. The Who's Pete Townshend has already revealed some of the set list to Billboard in an interview. We're not sure if he meant to do it. We're not sure if he's telling the truth, but his answer is pretty predictable for a band...

Music Of The Who To Be Honored At Carnegie Hall

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A terrific collection of artists will honor the music of The Who on March 2nd at a tribute concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. Among the all-star performers paying homage to the legendary band includes Frank Black, Bob Mould, Robyn Hitchcock and The Smithereens. Each artist will perform classic songs...

The Who's Performing At The Superbowl?

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The Who is the latest classic rock band to be play at the Superbowl halftime show, or so they say. According to Sports Illustrated, sources are saying that the legendary group will perform at Superbowl XLIV in Miami on February 7, 2010. Whether this rumor is true or not is up for debate, but if it is this would mark the North American return of The Who after a two year...

Next Rock Band: The Who Is Possibly Next Year

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Next Rock Band: The Who Is Possibly Next Year
Beatles and video games fans all around the world rejoiced when they hard the company Harmonix, was combining the two special things together for The Beatles Rock Band. Also, as easily predicted, the product continues to be a great success. However, that's not hard to do when the entire game is fully packed with The Beatles's extensive catalog. Who's up next?...

The Who's Pete Townshend Writing New Musical, Floss

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The Who's Pete Townshend Writes Third Musical, Floss
Talk about your generation. For a person who's one written the lyrics, "I hope I die before I get old," Pete Townshend has had some 180's happen during his life. The famous guitarist of The Who is now talking about writing his third musical, and guess what it's about? It's about getting old! Well, I guess he's older at 64 years and he hasn't died. So, why...

Concert Review: VH1 Rock Honors the Who!

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Pauley Pavilion normally hosts the UCLA Bruins during basketball games, but Saturday night it was transformed into a British shrine honoring The Who. Red, white, and blue spotlights shone as people walked in and slowly filled the seats. Viewers of all ages (literally) were in attendance, from the 300 dollar orchestra seats to the 65 dollar nosebleeds. I was lucky enough to snag a ticket for...