1. Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History

    February 23, 2017 1:41 PM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is a nice visit, but for music aficionados looking to explore the business side of rock history, a trip to a New York federal courtroom might be more educational. There, some legends including Rolling Stones' Keith Richards , Talking…

  2. David Bowie Honored at The Who's Madison Square Garden Concert

    March 04, 2016 5:33 AM EST The Who and Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the late, legendary David Bowie prior to the British rock group’s performance Thursday night in NYC.  Bowie, who passed away Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer, had strong connections with both band and venue. He was a long-time resident of…

  3. That Time Bill Murray Taught Eric Clapton to Play 'Gloria'

    December 02, 2015 1:10 PM EST In the dramedy  Rock the Kasbah  (recently in theaters), Bill Murray stars as a talent manager who risks his life to help a Pashtun singer realize her dream of becoming the first woman to sing on Afghanistan's  American Idol  equivalent. The screenwriter, Murray's longtime friend…

  4. Natalie Imbruglia Takes on the Boys With a Feminine Twist on ‘Male’: Album Review

    July 31, 2015 5:46 PM EDT In 1997, Natalie Imbruglia sprinkled fairy dust all over “Torn,” her hit Ednaswap cover. On Male , her first album since 2009, the Aussie singer-actress works more remake magic on tunes originally performed by such male acts as Neil Young , Death Cab for Cutie and Tom Petty . Imbruglia…

  5. Glastonbury 2015: The Who Rocks the Crowd, Kanye West Goes Solo, and More Highlights From This Year's Festival

    June 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Less a festival, more a pop-up city set over 900 acres, in a time when hundreds of British festivals are competing with one another, Glastonbury remains king. The site is so vast and potentially disorientating that guided tours are now offered for overwhelmed newcomers -- a far cry from the…

  6. X Ambassadors & Houndmouth Rule Rock Charts, Pete Townsend Returns

    June 19, 2015 8:00 AM EDT The bands reign on their first tries, while "Quadrophenia" returns in a new form. Plus, a Michael Jackson classic gets a makeover. Two rising bands rule a pair of Billboard 's rock charts. With a 2-1 climb, X Ambassadors ' "Renegades" tops Alternative Songs ,…

  7. Pete Townshend on New 'Classic Quadrophenia' Album and Putting the Classical in Classic Rock

    June 10, 2015 5:15 PM EDT Pete Townshend 's Classic Quadrophenia  apparently won't be eligible for the classical charts in the U.K., and Townshend is none too pleased about it. And The Who guitarist railed about in a recent Facebook post  about the  orchestral adaptation of  the  band 's 1973 rock…

  8. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: The Who, John Legend, Trombone Shorty & More

    April 26, 2015 2:20 PM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course continued Saturday (April 25) with performances by The Who , Trombone Shorty , John Legend , Juvenile and many others. Here are the highlights from day 2 of Jazz Fest 2015. Jazz Fest 2015 Day 1 Highlights: Keith Urban,…

  9. Exclusive Video: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Vet Randy Bachman Reinvents His Sound With New Single 'The Edge'

    March 17, 2015 12:27 PM EDT If "The Edge," the opening track of Randy Bachman 's new solo album Heavy Blues , sounds reminiscent of The Who , and particularly "Won't Get Fooled Again," it's kind of by design -- thanks, Bachman says, to his rhythm section. Bachman-Turner Overdrive…

  10. The Who Announce New App, Preview Foray Into Virtual Reality

    November 10, 2014 8:15 AM EST Rock giants The Who today launch a 3D immersive app, developed in collaboration with their management company Trinifold, U.K. tech company Immersive and Universal Music. The app (which coincides with Universal’s just-released The Who Hits 50! compilation) is now available free, with a…

  11. How Iggy Pop Inspired Music Supervisor Gary Calamar to Record His Solo EP

    October 06, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Iggy Pop provided words of encouragement to music supervisor Gary Calamar after the two collaborated on "Let's Boot and Rally" for season five of True Blood in 2012. "It might have been an off-the-cuff comment," says Calamar, "but him talking to me inspired me…

  12. The Who Launching World Tour This Year and 'Hoping' for New Album

    April 16, 2014 8:53 AM EDT The legendary band turns 50 this year and will start playing live around Christmas. Pete Townshend talks hitting the road again ("I'm in good shape"), possible new music and getting older The Who will embark on a tour late this year to celebrate the band's 50th…

  13. 'Californication' Soundtrack to Feature Pete Townshend, Sid Vicious

    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group and Showtime Networks will release the soundtrack for the seventh and final season of "Californication" during the show's premiere on April 13. Related Articles 'Californication' Set For June Release David Renzer Named Chairman of Spirit Music Group…

  14. Pete Townshend Writes, Performs Song for 'The Americans' (Exclusive Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 1:08 PM EDT For the first time, the Who leader has written a song for television. "It Must Be Done" will appear on the April 30 episode of the FX show Pete Townshend has written his first original song for a television show, composing and performing "It Must Be Done" for FX's …

  15. The Who's 'Tommy': Premiere of 'Overture' Live With an Intro From Pete Townshend

    November 08, 2013 10:12 AM EST Roger Daltrey talks about the new deluxe edition of "Tommy," which includes a "bootleg" disc of the album performed live The Who's Roger Daltrey notes that the group's 1969 rock opera "Tommy" seems to rear its head every four or five years for some…

  16. Roger Daltrey: The Who 'Might Do Other Things, More Experimental' After Final Tour

    October 29, 2013 11:31 AM EDT "We have to be realistic about our age," Daltrey says, responding to Pete Townshend's comments last week about a final big tour for the band, "But it's not going to be the last thing The Who will do" The Who may be eyeballing a final tour, but it has no…

  17. Chris Stamp, Who Helped Launch The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Dead at 70

    November 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST Co-Managed The Who With Kit Lambert; Started Track Records and Signed Hendrix, Releasing 'Are You Experienced' On stage at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night, The Who's Roger Daltrey saluted Chris Stamp -- one of the two early managers that launched the group'…

  18. The Who Taking 'Amazing Journey' to World Series Soundtrack

    October 25, 2012 10:38 PM EDT As the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers face off for the World Series title, the Who will be providing the soundtrack. Fox Sports has turned to the rock icons' classic catalog to provide music for the series, with songs including "Going Mobile," "Behind Blue…

  19. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- not to mention a pair of surprise duets…

  20. Paul McCartney to Pussy Riot: 'Stay Strong'

    August 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Paul McCartney is pledging support for Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl punk trio facing up to seven years in prison for "hooliganism." Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict The legendary singer-songwriter joins such artists as Madonna and Bjork in urging Russia to free…

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