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...


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...


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....


Are the Who Planning a New Album?

January 30, 2014

Who frontman Roger Daltrey says the inevitability of a new record by the band isn't so much a question of "when" as it is "whether." Speaking to the NME, he said that both he and guitarist Pete Townshend have the makings of a new LP should they choose...


Meet the Unlikely Duo That Tamed the Who

January 24, 2014

"There is no better dinner date than Chris Stamp," says James D. Cooper, whose debut documentary Lambert & Stamp premiered earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival. The film feels like a night hanging out with the legendary Who manager –...


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...


The Who Reunite in 1989

January 30, 2014

Most fans of the Who point to the band's 1989 reunion tour as their absolute low point as a live act. Not only did Pete Townshend play acoustic guitar most of the night to protect his damaged hearing, but the five-man lineup of their 1982 farewell tour...



Miles Davis Is Coming to the Movies

November 14, 2013

Don Cheadle will portray Miles Davis and make his directorial debut in a long in-the-works biopic about the famed, groundbreaking jazz musician, the Associated Press reports. See Where Davis' Kind of Blue Lands on Our 500 Greatest Albums List Unlike...


Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Who's Best Album?

November 15, 2013

The Who are releasing a super deluxe edition of their 1969 landmark album Tommy next week, and Roger Daltrey recently told us that the group is plotting their "last big tour" in 2015. "We intend to go on doing music until we drop," he said. "But we have...

Album Review

Tommy: Super Deluxe Box Set

November 12, 2013

As the first popular "rock opera," Tommy has plenty to answer for. But measured against pale 21st-century Broadway offspring, the Who's magnum opus still rules. Besides an impressive book, the news on this box is a virtually complete set of Pete Townshend...