One of 20 outtakes featured on new 'Tommy' deluxe edition
British filmmaker also cast Roger Daltrey in 'Lisztomania'
Despite public spats, 'behind the scenes we're the best of friends,' he says of guitarist Pete Townshend
'It's more like the Who were on record than we ever were on stage,' he tells Rolling Stone
Reissue features Townshend's original demos
"I was very worried that if 'Tommy' failed on Broadway, it would kill it as a property for another 10, 15 years."
An old tale gets a new twist on the stage
The adults are alright
An account of the Who since 'Quadrophenia,' his personal crisis . . . and a happy ending
'Tommy' gets a film version that's not exactly up to Townshend's standards
First came the Who's record, then an all-star album featuring the likes of Ringo Starr. Now Ken Russell has taken Tommy to the screen.
With the beginning of production for 'Tommy,' Townshend finds himself stretched in many directions
Sadly, however, it doesn't translate
'Tommy' was everyman; the new opera is everyWho
"I quickly realized that it was really the brilliant, untapped writing talent of our lead guitarist that held the key to our success."