The Who Plot North American Tour for 2015

October 10, 2014

The Who will be celebrating a half-century of rock majesty with "The Who Hits 50!" North American tour in 2015. The band – led by songwriter-guitarist Pete Townshend and frontman Roger Daltrey – will kick off their spring run on...


Pete Townshend Guitar and Keith Moon Drums Up for Auction

July 11, 2014

What rock artifact symbolizes the Who's live prowess more than Pete Townshend's red Gibson SG? Now one of the guitarist's signature axes – windmilled on stage during a Seventies concert in Cleveland – is up for grabs at's...


The Who Reveal Plans for New Album, Tour

June 30, 2014

The Who have announced dates for the first leg of their 50th anniversary tour, "The Who Hits 50," that will find the band visiting arenas across the UK in November and December before a planned North America tour in 2015. The Who to Launch 'Last...


Preview Pete Townshend's 'Americans' Song

April 26, 2014

Pete Townshend revealed earlier this month that he wrote a new song for the FX spy drama The Americans, and a snippet of the song can be heard in a new promo for the show. 'The Americans,' A to Z The song, "It Must Be Done" is the Who guitarist's first...


'The Americans' Recap: Nightswimming

April 30, 2014

This week's conundrum on The Americans: Is being a shitty parent a viable trade-off if it means you're cold-hearted enough to fulfill your mission without an emotional breakdown? I guess we really won't know the answer until Paige's therapy bills start...


Pete Townshend Composes Song for 'The Americans'

April 7, 2014

A new Pete Townshend song, "It Must Be Done," will premiere in the episode of the TV series The Americans that airs April 30th. Townshend wrote the song with Nathan Barr, who has composed music for movies and TV shows, including True Blood, Hostel and...



Roger Daltrey Looks Back at 'Tommy'

November 6, 2013

Roger Daltrey recently told Rolling Stone that The Who will launch their "last big tour" in 2015. There's also talk of a new album sometime next year, but as of now, their only planned release is deluxe edition of Tommy, which contains a new mix...


Vedder and Townshend Unplug 'Better Man'

September 17, 2013

Pete Townshend's 1999 show at the Chicago House of Blues was devoted almost entirely to tunes from his solo career and his deep catalog of Who classics but, midway through the night, he let special guest Eddie Vedder take the spotlight for an acoustic...


20 Killer Rock Star Moves

July 10, 2013

On YouTube, you'll find dozens of people playing guitar with their teeth – yet only one of them is famous for it: Jimi Hendrix. The very best rock star moves will inspire millions of imitators to make fools of themselves. So before you try...


The Who to Upgrade Reissues

February 28, 2013

The Who's catalog has always been poorly represented on CD; MCA's reissues of the band's first few albums are often maligned by fans for their poor sound quality, pedestrian booklets and generic-looking packaging. The CD versions of The Who Sings My Generation,...


Pete Townshend Responds to Furious One Direction Fans

August 16, 2013

Pete Townshend has responded to One Direction fans furious over an Internet rumor that the Who were pursuing legal action over the boy band's "Best Song Ever," which bears more than a passing resemblance to "Baba O'Riley." Not true, Townshend...


Flashback: Pete Townshend and the Dead Jam

April 23, 2013

The Who and the Grateful Dead first shared a bill at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, and later crossed paths at Woodstock, A Day on the Green and other massive concerts. It wasn't until March 28th, 1981 – when both groups wrapped up their European...



The Who Manager Kit Lambert Gets His Own Biopic

December 14, 2012

The Who's manager Kit Lambert will be getting his own biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Princess Bride and Bram Stoker's Dracula actor Cary Elwes will make his directorial debut, with filmmakers hoping to begin shooting next spring....


Pete Townshend Trades Quips on 'Letterman'

November 20, 2012

Pete Townshend stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman last night, where he talked Keith Moon, tinnitus and where he learned the windmill motion that became his trademark on guitar. Among other anecdotes, the Who guitarist describes Moon, the band's...


Daltrey, Townshend Rally for Teenage Cancer Trust in Washington, D.C.

November 12, 2012

"All you rich rock stars out there: get off your butts!" yelled Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the Who, to today's packed lunchtime house at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. However, the only other wealthy rocker in the room happened to be Daltrey's...


Pete Townshend Leaves During Encore at Who Tour Kickoff

November 2, 2012

Pete Townshend walked off the stage during the encore at a Who show in Sunrise, Florida, yesterday, WPTV reports. The guitarist left during "You Better You Bet" without letting his bandmates know. The show kicked off the Who's first tour in four years. Before...


The Rolling Stones Invited to Join '12-12-12' Sandy Benefit Concert

November 20, 2012

Just four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, the plans for 12-12-12 – a massive benefit concert at Madison Square Garden featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Kanye West, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi,...


Flashback: Pete Townshend & Lou Reed Unite

November 15, 2012

The Who's 2006 Endless Wire world tour took them to cavernous basketball arenas all over the world, but during his downtime Pete Townshend and his longtime girlfriend, Rachel Fuller, held a series of jaw-dropping acoustic In the Attic shows. While the...


Q&A: Pete Townshend Talks New Memoir 'Who I Am'

November 8, 2012

Pete Townshend just put out Who I Am, a soul-baring 503-page autobiography that instantly ranks with the best rock memoirs, but he still has plenty more to say. He hopes to release some of the hundreds of pages he cut from early drafts (including a detailed...