100 Greatest Guitarists

December 18, 2015

We assembled a panel of top guitarists and other experts to rank their favorites and explain what separates the legends from everyone else. Featuring Keith Richards on Chuck Berry, Carlos Santana on Jerry Garcia, Tom Petty on George Harrison and more. THE...


See the HillBenders' Bluegrass Jam on the Who's 'Sparks'

September 16, 2015

The HillBenders — a hard-charging bluegrass outfit from Missouri — have been getting tons of attention lately for their brilliant bluegrass remix of the Who's iconic rock opera Tommy. Turning that pivotal moment in rock history upside down...

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The Who Revisit 50 Years of History at Final Hometown Show

June 27, 2015

"You're a long way away," declared Pete Townshend as he walked on stage and surveyed the vast crowd stretching into the distance in London's Hyde Park. "But we will fucking reach you. . ." Indeed, the fact that last night's Barclaycard Presents British...

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The Who Rock, Reminisce at Joyous 50th Anniversary Show

March 24, 2015

"Can you imagine a football team playing two games in a row?" asked Roger Daltrey as the Who began the second of a two-night, 50th anniversary stand at London's O2 Arena. "That's what they expect from us! But we deliver…" And deliver they...

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Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder Lead All-Star Who Tribute

May 15, 2015

Last night outside Chicago, Eddie Vedder sauntered onto the stage of the Rosemont Theater wearing a fanciful coat emblazoned with the British Union Jack. "I got this jacket from Lauren the keyboard player who supposedly got it from Roger," the...



The Who Add Joan Jett, More Dates to 2015 Tour

December 18, 2014

UPDATE (9/8): The Who have postponed the first four shows of the upcoming leg of their tour due to an "unspecified virus" Roger Daltrey contracted. The band canceled headlining performances in San Diego, Anaheim, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as...

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The Who Turn 50 With Star-Studded Birthday Tribute

November 12, 2014

The Who kick-started their 50th anniversary celebrations with a star-studded tribute concert in London last night, with Eddie Vedder, Liam Gallagher and Geddy Lee among those paying homage. The concert – held at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire...


The Who Record First New Song in Eight Years

September 25, 2014

UPDATE: "Be Lucky" is now available to stream below. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Who will release a career-spanning greatest-hits collection, titled The Who Hits 50!, that will feature the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's first new...


The Who Ask Fans for Help With 50th Anniversary

August 6, 2014

As the Who ready themselves for their 50th anniversary tour, the group is asking fans worldwide to share rare and lost recordings, forgotten radio and TV performances, fan-shot footage from concerts, bootleg recordings, demos, rare photos and memorabilia. As...


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...


For Your Love: The Best of the Sixties British Invasion

June 2, 2014

Nattily attired, neatly coiffed and equipped with enough hooks and harmonies to win over the world, these British bands would colonize the radio charts throughout the 1960s (and, in some cases, keep conquering audiences for decades to come). The following...


UK University Hosts 'Quadrophenia' Symposium

April 22, 2014

This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the Who, but also the 50th anniversary of the Brighton Beach battle between mods and rockers immortalized in Quadrophenia. To mark the occasion, England's University of Sussex is holding a weekend-long...


The Who to Issue 'Quadrophenia: Live in London' Concert Film

April 17, 2014

The Who celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia by playing the double record in its entirety all over the world, and now they are issuing a concert film of their performance from that tour at London's Wembley Arena in 2013....


Watch the Who's Throwback 'Be Lucky' Video

November 24, 2014

This fall, the Who celebrated their 50th anniversary with a major tribute show and a new greatest hits LP. The latter, The Who Hits 50!, opens with a track by the High Numbers (the foursome's pre-Who R&B group) and continues through "Be...


The Story Behind One of the Who's Greatest, Earliest Tapes

October 21, 2014

Considering the Who are one of the finest live bands in rock & roll history, it's almost scandalous how few of their classic performances have received an official release. There is, of course, 1970's vaunted Live at Leeds, a nice compilation...


10 'Farewell' Tours That Didn't Stick

September 5, 2014

When Mötley Crüe raised the idea of a farewell tour, the band was stunned by their booking agents' reaction. "They said to us, 'This is a good marketing thing,'" says bassist Nikki Sixx. "It really bummed us out." It's hard to fault the Crüe...


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...


See the Who's 2013 'Quadrophenia'

June 6, 2014

The Who celebrated the 40th anniversary of their acclaimed 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia with a world tour, on which they played the album in its entirety with a few updated twists. They filmed their appearance on the final night of the tour at London's...


The Who Play Four Days After Bassist Dies

May 29, 2014

The Who faced an enormous task when they walked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl on July 1st, 2002. John Entwistle was found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room just four days earlier, right as the group was scheduled to kick off a major American tour. They postponed...


The Who Resurrect 'Quadrophenia' In 1996

April 17, 2014

Roger Daltrey couldn't have been more excited when Pete Townshend decided to reform the Who in 1996 for a grandiose production of Quadrophenia in London's Hyde Park. The Who hadn't played in seven years at that point, and two years earlier Daltery and...