The Who

  1. Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

    February 01, 2013 1:59 PM EST Above, L-R: Townshend's longtime friend, producer and humorist Martin Lewis; Pete Townshend; Jeff Salmon of the Les Paul Foundation The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creat ...

  2. Cary Elwes to Direct Biopic On The Who's Manager Kit Lambert

    December 14, 2012 1:39 PM EST The life -- and death -- of Kit Lambert, famed rock impresario and manager of The Who, is coming to the big screen with all the music and drama that entails, courtesy of producer Orian Williams and actor Cary Elwes, who will be making his director ...

  3. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 1:46 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a who's who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Ma ...

  4. Chris Stamp, Early Co-Manager of The Who and Track Records Co-Founder, Dead at 70

    November 25, 2012 11:29 AM EST Early Who co-manager Chris Stamp, left, with Who singer Roger Daltrey (Photo: Getty Images) 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 launch ...

  5. Playing the Numbers:

    November 05, 2012 11:31 AM EST Crystal Castles test the limits with unconventional new album Crystal Castles' third album, (III), was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Al ...

  6. No Doubt, Rihanna, Usher, Rock IHeartRadio Fest In Las Vegas on Day One

    September 22, 2012 1:28 PM EDT Kevin Mazur/WireImage "Go ahead and stare / and take a picture please / if you need," Gwen Stefani pleaded several songs into No Doubt's opening set at iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Friday night at the MGM Grand. The lyric ...

  7. Getting In Tune

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT On the eve of its 'Quadrophenia' tour, the Who upgrades its collectibles and other offerings. BandMerch's new global merchandising deal with the Who demonstrates that the modern merch partnership can be multifaceted and extend for a ...

  8. BandMerch Inks Long-Term Global Merch Deal With the Who

    August 28, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Global entertainment merchandising firm BandMerch has entered into a new long-term worldwide merchandising agreement with the Who as the legendary rock band prepares for the launch of their Quadrophenia tour this fall. The 40th anniversary of the ...

  9. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  10. Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' Tops Billboard's Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Midyear Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard B ...

  11. MTV O Music Awards: Recapping 23 Awards In 24 Hours As The Flaming Lips Break A World Record

    June 29, 2012 3:35 PM EDT MTV's quirky award show, the O Music Awards, set out to be even quirkier and more ambitious with their latest "ceremony." As with the show's previous installations, this iteration focused on setting a Guinness World Record. Thi ...

  12. Exclusive: Red Light Management Opens London Office With Ex-SuperVision Managers, Roster

    May 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Red Light Management is now on the ground in the U.K., with former SuperVision Management Group managers James Sandom, Cerne Canning and Deb Fenstermacher-and their artists-entering the RLM fold. Sandom and Canning will set up Red Light's new ...

  13. Publishing Briefs: Pete Townshend Signs Over Interest in Songs, TuneSat Tracks Unlicensed Multimedia Content

    January 25, 2012 10:15 AM EST Spirit Music Acquires Pete Townshend Catalog Spirit Music Group has purchased Pete Townshend's interest in his entire song catalog, and will partner with the legendary rocker in strengthening Townshend's/The Who's brand on a global ...

  14. Spirit Music Signs Deal With Pete Townshend, The Who to Acquire Catalog

    January 24, 2012 6:35 PM EST Pete Townshend has struck a deal with Spirit Music Group that gives the publishing company Townshend entire interest in his solo material and his material with The Who, including mega-tracks "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Behind Bl ...

  15. Business Matters: The Problem With Pete Townshend's 'Digital Vampire' Vision of iTunes

    November 01, 2011 3:58 PM EDT The Problem With Pete Townshend's Vision of iTunes -- Pete Townshend recent remarks about Apple have gotten a great deal of attention; negative comments about such a beloved company tend to make headlines. But they should have made headlines ...

  16. Pete Townshend Calls iTunes 'a Digital Vampire'

    November 01, 2011 8:45 AM EDT In remarks that seemed oddly timed for Halloween, the Who's Pete Townshend said iTunes "bleeds [artists' works] like a digital vampire" at the inaugural BBC 6 Music John Peel Lecture. The rocker argued that Apple, whose iTunes ...

  17. Pete Townshend Memoir to Be Published by Harper Collins

    May 18, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Harper Collins has acquired legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend's memoir, to be titled Pete Townshend: Who He?, for publication in Fall 2012. In a statement released Tuesday, Townshend called the book an "essential rite of passage,&qu ...

  18. Rush, Jack Johnson To Receive Billboard Touring Honors

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music a ...

  19. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, The Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots. The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first w ...

  20. Time Life Rolls Out Anniversary DVD Sets

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Time Life is commemorating two milestone industry anniversaries with the release of two special DVD sets. Arriving Aug. 31, "The Best of Soul Train" three-DVD set celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic dance series. It will be fol ...

  21. The Who Eying Spring 2011 'Quadrophenia' Tour

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Who are hoping to hit the road again in 2011, with "a new show," according to singer Roger Daltrey, or possibly a retooled stage presentation of the group's 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia." "We're just working ...

  22. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 conc ...

  23. The Who Rock Super Bowl Halftime With Hits Medley

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iconic British rock act the Who took the stage for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami and delivered a solid if expected medley classic rock hits. Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of the original ...

  24. The Who Reveals Super Bowl Set List

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Who's Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a "compact medley" of their signature classic-rock anthems. "We're ...

  25. Report: The Who To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to a report, the Who will perform at Super Bowl XLIV, marking their first performance in North America since 2008. SI.com reports that the veteran U.K. band will take the stage during the halftime show of the 2010 National Football Leagu ...

  26. Mika Unveils New Songs In London

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop artist Mika unveiled new material at an intimate, acoustic gig at London's Sadler's Wells theater last night (June 8). The singer, whose "Life in Cartoon Motion" (Island) debut album has sold 1.6 million copies in the ...

  27. Universal Music Publishing To Administer Jimi Hendrix Catalog Outside U.S.

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has landed a big one: It has become the exclusive administrator of the Jimi Hendrix catalog throughout the world outside the United States. The five-year agreement covers all commercial opportunities, including syn ...

  28. Legendary Rock Opera To Have Theatre Debut

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rock opera Quadrophenia, created by the Who's Pete Townshend, has been adapted into a stage production for the first time and will hit theatres in the U.K. from May 9. Staged in association with Industrial Language Ltd, the production has bee ...

  29. The Year In Music & Touring: Jersey Bands Lead The Year's Top 25 Tours

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Where else but in the world of touring would Miley Cyrus and Leonard Cohen be on the same short list? This year's tally of Top 25 Tours comprises many artists long familiar to concertgoers, but the list is not completely dominated by veterans ...

  30. Kennedy Center Honors Streisand, The Who

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list ...

  31. Fuse to Broadcast Hall of Fame Ceremony

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will move from MTV Network's VH1 Classic to Cablevision's Fuse for the next three years. The first broadcast on the new network will take place during the next induction ceremony on April ...

  32. Jones, Streisand, Townshend, Daltrey Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Jones and Barbra Streisand, as well as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who, will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. "With their extraordinary gen ...

  33. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  34. Pearl Jam, Foos, Lips To Salute The Who On VH1

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Flaming Lips have signed on to perform at VH1's third annual "Rock Honors," which this year will salute the Who. The event will be held July 12 at Los Angeles' Pauley Pavilion and air five days later ...

  35. TCT Line-Up Adds Madness, Armatrading, Gray

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veterans Madness, Joan Armatrading and David Gray will join newcomers Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald on the bill for this year's April 8-13 Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall. Now in its 8th year, the TCT gigs wil ...

  36. Primary Inks McMann

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a multi-year marketing and administration agreement with singer/songwriter Gerard McMann. Under the terms of the agreement, Primary Wave will provide a wide range of services, including music consulti ...

  37. The Year In Music & Touring 2007: Bumps In The Road

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST The touring industry continues its roller-coaster ride in 2007, with North American concert dollars and attendance down double digits after a record year in 2006. The final numbers tallied from Billboard Boxscore reports in 2007 are eye-opening: N ...

  38. Daltrey: The Who Returning To Road In '08

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three months after the Who wrapped up a year-long tour, singer Roger Daltrey is chomping at the bit to return to the road, saying he hopes the band will visit Japan and Australia next year. The British rock veterans last played those countries in ...

  39. Diana Concert Viewers Boost U.K. Sales

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The record-breaking number of TV viewers that watched last weekend's "Concert for Diana," have boosted U.K. music sales this week. According to official TV ratings, a staggering peak of 14.8 million viewers tuned in to watch BBC cov ...

  40. Who's Next?: Arena Tours

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At age 26, Christina Aguilera is among the top-grossing artists in the world for the first half of 2007. Conversely, the plug was recently pulled on 25-year-old Kelly Clarkson's summer arena tour because of lower-than-expected ticket sales. T ...

  41. Townshend Unveils The Method

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend's decades-old vision of creating musical portraits through technology has come to fruition. After more than 30 years in the works, the Who's guitarist today unveiled his music creation, now dubbed the Lifehouse Method , to ...

  42. The Who, Gallagher Line-Up For U.K. TCT Concerts

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian are some of the big-name artists participating in the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust week of concerts, which kicks off tonight (March 26). Gallagher, hot Scottish newcomers The View ...

  43. Townshend Reveals The 'Method' To His Madness At SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 14) to unveil a new music Web site dubbed the Method. The concept was first introduced in the early 1970s via music intended for " ...

  44. The Who Confirm Europe Tour, Glastonbury Performance

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed a four-song acoustic set in central London this lunchtime (Feb. 8) at a press conference to mark the announcement of The Who's 2007 European tour. The itinerary begins May 16 at Lisbon's Atlanti ...

  45. A Bigger Bang Crowned Top Tour Of '06

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang trek, which recaptured the "top-grossing tour ever" title from U2's Vertigo, was the top grossing tour of the year, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The Stones, which began ...

  46. SXSW Taps Townshend For Keynote

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The annual South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, has selected the Who's Pete Townshend as its keynote speaker this coming March. Townshend will speak on the evening of the event's first day, Wednesday, March 14, 20 ...

  47. THE WHO

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The question "Who Are You?" has never been more apt when it comes to the Who, or what's left of it. Shorn of the fury provided by the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle, what is now effectively the To The question "Who Are You? ...

  48. The Who Inks Deal With Universal Republic

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Endless Wire' set for Oct. 31 release. The Who has inked a new deal with Universal Republic for the Oct. 31 release of "Endless Wire," its first album since 1982's "It's Hard." The set will feature the comp ...

  49. Rare Show From The Who Coming To DVD

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To hit stores November 7. A rare 1999 performance by The Who is coming to DVD. "The Who 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert, A One-Night-Only Performance," will be available November 7 from Passport International Entertainment, which is dis ...

  50. U2 Roars Back With Help From Pearl Jam, Kanye

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reschedule dates previously postponed. U2 has rescheduled a host of dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan that were postponed this spring due to an unidentified serious illness within the immediate family of a band member. Pearl Jam and Kanye ...

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