The Who's 50 Greatest Songs

March 3, 2016

In the summer of 1964 a young British rock band called the High Numbers released their debut single "Zoot Suit," and watched it disappear without a trace. The supremely-forgettable song was written by their manager Pete Meaden; a few months later,...



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...


Watch the Who Play 'Baba O'Riley' in Clip From New Live Film

September 10, 2015

The Who's ongoing 50th-anniversary tour resumes September 14th in Portland, Oregon, but those that can't make one of the shows can head to their local movie theater on October 8th to see The Who in Hyde Park. The film features a complete concert...


Read Bruce Springsteen's Tribute to Pete Townshend

May 29, 2015

Pete Townshend was honored Thursday night during the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in New York, where he received the Stevie Ray Vaughan award from fellow rock legend Bruce Springsteen. The evening was filled with...


Pete Townshend Releases Political New Song 'Guantanamo'

May 19, 2015

Pete Townshend celebrated his 70th birthday Tuesday with the release of the politically charged new track "Guantanamo" that will be featured on his upcoming solo compilation Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend. As evidenced by the...


Hear Pete Townshend's Orchestral 'Love, Reign O'er Me'

April 27, 2015

Pete Townshend reaches grandiose heights with his orchestral remake of Quadrophenia anthem "Love Reign O'er Me." The new video is the first sample of the songwriter's upcoming Classic Quadrophenia project, a symphonic rendering of the Who's legendary...


Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder Team Up for Cancer Benefit

April 14, 2015

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder will celebrate the music of the Who with a special charity concert in Chicago, raising money for the rock outfit's Teen Cancer America and other programs that help teenagers and young adults with cancer. "An...


The Who Postpone Entire 'Who Hits 50' Tour

September 18, 2015

The Who have postponed all remaining dates on their "Who Hits 50!" North American tour, after doctors diagnosed frontman Roger Daltrey with viral meningitis and ordered him to rest. "We are rescheduling all the shows for next spring 2016," guitarist...


Flashback: Pete Townshend and David Gilmour Form Supergroup

June 16, 2015

When the Who wrapped up their farewell tour in 1982 Pete Townshend was so convinced that his days as a rock star were behind him that he went out and got an actual job working as a book editor at Faber and Faber. He enjoyed the work, but in 1985...


Watch Bruce Springsteen Play 'My Generation' With the Who

May 29, 2015

Pete Townshend and the Who manager Bill Curbishley were honored at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert Thursday night at New York's Best Buy Theater with a special evening of Who music featuring Bruce Springsteen, Joan Jett,...


Who's Done? Pete Townshend's Ambivalent Farewell

May 7, 2015

On May 19th, a day before the Who's 50th-anniversary tour arrives at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, Pete Townshend will celebrate his 70th birthday. "I'm not going to make a big deal out of it," he says, before adding, somewhat mysteriously, "I've made...


Bruce Springsteen to Honor Pete Townshend at MusiCares Event

April 23, 2015

Bruce Springsteen will present Pete Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work supporting the MusiCares MAP Fund — a charity that assists musicians with addiction recovery — at a special benefit concert set...



The Who Plot North American Tour for 2015

October 10, 2014

The Who will be celebrating a half-century of rock majesty with "The Who Hits 50!" North American tour in 2015. The band – led by songwriter-guitarist Pete Townshend and frontman Roger Daltrey – will kick off their spring run on...


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...


Preview Pete Townshend's 'Americans' Song

April 26, 2014

Pete Townshend revealed earlier this month that he wrote a new song for the FX spy drama The Americans, and a snippet of the song can be heard in a new promo for the show. 'The Americans,' A to Z The song, "It Must Be Done" is the Who guitarist's first...


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...


'The Americans' Recap: Nightswimming

April 30, 2014

This week's conundrum on The Americans: Is being a shitty parent a viable trade-off if it means you're cold-hearted enough to fulfill your mission without an emotional breakdown? I guess we really won't know the answer until Paige's therapy bills start...


Pete Townshend Composes Song for 'The Americans'

April 7, 2014

A new Pete Townshend song, "It Must Be Done," will premiere in the episode of the TV series The Americans that airs April 30th. Townshend wrote the song with Nathan Barr, who has composed music for movies and TV shows, including True Blood, Hostel and...



Roger Daltrey Looks Back at 'Tommy'

November 6, 2013

Roger Daltrey recently told Rolling Stone that The Who will launch their "last big tour" in 2015. There's also talk of a new album sometime next year, but as of now, their only planned release is deluxe edition of Tommy, which contains a new mix...