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2016

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15 Legendary Unreleased Albums

May 18, 2016

Unreleased albums offer a tantalizing glimpse of an alternate rock universe just beyond our reach. Ultimately we're drawn to these tales not just for the music – which doesn't always live up to the hype – but because of the people who make...

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Stones, McCartney, Dylan, Who, Waters, Young Confirm Fest

May 3, 2016

UPDATE: Organizers of Desert Trip, the classic rock fest featuring the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters, have added a second weekend October 14th-16th. Six of rock's biggest artists and bands will perform...

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Roger Daltrey Calls AC/DC With Axl Rose 'Karaoke'

April 22, 2016

Roger Daltrey has spoken out against AC/DC's treatment of their longtime vocalist Brian Johnson and their upcoming concerts with Axl Rose in a new interview where the Who singer labeled the remaining Rock or Bust concerts with the Guns...

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Watch the Who Bring Rousing 'Who Are You' to 'Tonight Show'

March 5, 2016

A night after the Who brought their 50th anniversary tour to New York's Madison Square Garden, the rock legends dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to make their first U.S. late-night performance in nearly a decade. For the visit, Roger...

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Watch the Who Blow Up 'Smothers Brothers' in Primetime

March 4, 2016

Editor's Note: The original version of this story misidentified the last time the Who had been on a late-night talk show. The text has been corrected and Rolling Stone apologizes for the error. The Who kicked off a new, North American leg of their Who...

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The Who to Play Classic-Rock Mega Fest, Roger Daltrey Says

April 21, 2016

Roger Daltrey has confirmed the Who's participation in a rumored classic-rock festival this fall. The organizers of Coachella had previously announced that they were eyeing October 7th through 9th to showcase a summit of the world's biggest artists: the...

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The Who Pay Tribute to David Bowie at New York Concert

March 4, 2016

The Who paid tribute to their "longtime fan" and friend David Bowie prior to the band's concert Thursday at New York's Madison Square Garden, with the venue also remembering the artist who both performed and frequented the arena. Prior to the...

2015

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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...

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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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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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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...

2014

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Lelands.com's...

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