Pete Townshend Covers
David Fricke chooses Hendrix as the greatest guitarist of all time: "In the end, I looked at it this way: Jimi Hendrix was Number One in every way; the other 99 were all Number Two."
Some of the world's best guitarists talk about their own axe idols in this 1999 cover story
Seven years after its "Farewell Tour," the band is back
An expression of musicians' concern for the starving of Ethiopia, this was the biggest concert ever
The Who say goodbye before they get old, and hello to a very uncertain future
Guitarist confronts alcoholism and the end of his band's run
The Who leader talks life after Keith Moon, the aftermath of the Cincinnati tragedy
"We didn't call it festival seating," says a Riverfront Coliseum employee. "We called it animal seating, because when they came in, they came in like a herd of cattle"
Months before Keith Moon's death, the band speaks with Rolling Stone
An account of the Who since 'Quadrophenia,' his personal crisis . . . and a happy ending
The newest Stone is the life of a nonstop party and the last of a rock & roll breed
A Q&A with the Who's unhinged British millionaire drummer about the band's origins, 'Tommy,' touring, dealing with massive success, unbridled hedonism
"I quickly realized that it was really the brilliant, untapped writing talent of our lead guitarist that held the key to our success."
In the conclusion of Pete Townshend's 1968 Rolling Stone Interview, the Who guitarist ruminates on the state of rock and roll