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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...


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...


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 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 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...


Flashback: The Who Say Goodbye in 1982

June 13, 2013

The Who wrapped up their "farewell tour" at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on December 17th, 1982. They'd been touring at a grueling pace over the past three years and everyone was drained, particularly Pete Townshend. The guitarist had been ingesting insane...


Flashback: The Who Return to Their Roots

February 26, 2013

The Who's concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on October 29th, 1999 was a huge moment in the band's latter-day history. The group broke up in 1982 after a farewell tour, but just seven years later they reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tommy...


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...


Pete Townshend Goes Acoustic

October 11, 2012

On October 9th, The Who's Pete Townshend sat down with Rolling Stone head honcho Jann Wenner for a chat about the legendary guitarist's revealing new autobiography, Who I Am. You can watch the full discussion above – and stay tuned until the end,...


Adele Chats with Pete Townshend in 2007

February 14, 2012

Adele's big sweep at the Grammy Awards this weekend has officially cemented the British singer's position at the top of the music industry, but it wasn't so long ago that she was a fairly obscure soul singer. In this video filmed during the Who's 2007...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


Keith Moon's Final Bow With the Who

January 10, 2013

On May 25th, 1978, a very rusty Who entered London's Shepperton Studios to film a mini-concert for their career-spanning documentary The Kids Are Alright. They'd been off the road for nearly two years, though they did reform for a one-off in December...


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...


Pete Townshend and Jack White Unplug

August 23, 2012

When the Who hit the road in 2006 behind their just-released LP Endless Wire, the shows were largely confined to massive arenas. But during downtime from the tour, Pete Townshend and his girlfriend Rachel Fuller began a concert series called In the Attic...


Roger Daltrey Revisits 'Pinball Wizard'

September 7, 2011

Longtime Who frontman Roger Daltrey powered through an energenic rendition of "Pinball Wizard" on last night's episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Because Roger Daltrey is, well, Roger Daltrey, he went all out with the theatricality. As he bounced...