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Roger Daltrey on Meningitis: 'I Would Have Welcomed Death'

June 2, 2016

Last week, the Who wrapped up the final North American leg of their Who Hits 50 World Tour months after it was originally scheduled to conclude. The group postponed the gigs last year when Roger Daltrey contracted viral meningitis, an inflammation of...


Roger Daltrey on Wild Beatles Fans, Teen Cancer Charity

May 31, 2016

Roger Daltrey says that making Tommy, the 1975 cinematic adaptation of the Who's like-titled rock opera, was a turning point in his life for a surprising reason. "When we filmed it, we worked with lots and lots of extremely disabled people in some of...


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...


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...


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 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 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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....