1. 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 yea ...

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

    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 i ...

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

    October 29, 2013 11:31 AM EDT 3.466 k 108 1 0 "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 m ...

  6. Pub Briefs: Nelly Signs With SONGS Music, Warner/Chappell Inks With THIS Music, The Who Get Into Apparel Biz, More

    April 11, 2013 11:20 AM EDT -- SONGS Music Publishing signed Nelly to a worldwide co-publishing deal, beginning with his most recent album, 5.0, and future releases, including his next album M.O. , which is slated to come out later this year. “Nelly has proven time and tim ...

  7. 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 ...

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  9. Mickey Baker, Influential Guitarist and Half of Mickey & Sylvia, Dies at 87

    November 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST Mickey "Guitar" Baker, a versatile, influential and often unsung guitarist who helped lay the groundwork for rock 'n' roll and half of the pop duo Mickey & Sylvia, died Tuesday in Toulouse, France. He was 87. A prolific and ...

  10. 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 ...

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

    November 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

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

    October 25, 2012 10:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 &qu ...

  14. Clear Channel's John Sykes On Green Day at IHeartRadio: 'If a Set Goes Long, We Don't Care'

    September 24, 2012 11:23 AM EDT Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong tosses the neck of his guitar into the crowd following his expletive-filled rant at the end of the band's IHeartRadio set Friday night. (Photo: Getty Images) How did Clear Channel get No Doubt, Rihanna, T ...

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

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 -- no ...

  16. 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 ...

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

    August 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  18. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  19. JD Samson On NYC's Free Pussy Riot Event, The Riot Grrrl Movement, Band's 'Courage and Strength'

    August 14, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Members of Pussy Riot performing a punk prayer inside a Moscow's Cathedral in protest against Vladimir Putin. This Friday (Aug. 17) a final verdict is expected in the trial of Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, t ...

  20. Russian Prosecutors Ask For 3 Year Sentence For Pussy Riot's Anti-Putin Protest

    August 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday called for three-year sentences for the members of a feminist punk band who performed an anti-Vladimir Putin stunt in Moscow's main cathedral, ignoring demands by human rights groups that the three women ...

  21. Members of The Who, Franz Ferdinand Seek Pussy Riot Release

    August 02, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of Britain's leading musicians have published a letter calling for Russian officials to release a punk band that has been jailed following a protest in Moscow's main cathedral. The Who's Pete Townshend, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, ...

  22. U.K. Musicians Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Tennant Seek Release of Russia's Pussy Riot

    August 02, 2012 8:53 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Some of Britain's leading musicians have published a letter calling for Russian officials to release a punk band that has been jailed following a protest in Moscow's main cathedral. The Who's Pete Townshend, former Pu ...

  23. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Battle With Label: 'We Don't Want to Work for The Man, We Want to Be The Man' (Q&A)

    August 01, 2012 6:45 PM EDT One by one, Def Leppard's arsenal of hit songs will get a modern-day shining. No, we're not talking about a newly mastered version of "Pyromania" or an anniversary edition of their greatest hits package "Vault." Rathe ...

  24. Backbeat: KCRW, Portugal. The Man Team Up For T. Rex Tribute Album, Release Party

    July 25, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Portugal. The Man with manager Rich Holtzman and their youngest fan Frances Gourley, the daughter of lead singer John Gourley. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Los Angeles celebrated the legacy of T. Rex with the release of T. Rex vs. KCRW Soundclash , a fi ...

  25. Elton John, Pete Townshend, Simon Cowell, Others Call on British Prime Minister, Google to Act Against Music Piracy

    July 25, 2012 7:40 AM EDT Elton John, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend and Simon Cowell were among 11 prominent music figures who signed a letter addressed to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking Google and other search engines, Internet service providers, and online ad ...

  26. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' (Plus Hits) Tour

    July 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date romp through North Amer ...

  27. Backbeat: Rolfe Kent Receives Career Achievement Honor at BMI Film and TV Awards

    May 17, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent, and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards. (Photo: Randall Michelson/Wire Image) ...

  28. Read: Slash's Heartfelt Tribute to Marshall Amps Founder Jim Marshall

    April 06, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Jim Marshall, who helped shape the sound of rock with his groundbreaking amplifier designs, died Thursday at the age of 88. Jim Marshall is the founder of Marshall Amplification, which produced the amplifiers that rocked music halls and arenas aft ...

  29. Jim Marshall, Founder of Marshall Amps, Dies at 88

    April 05, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jim Marshall, who helped shape the sound of rock with his groundbreaking amplifier designs, has died. He was 88. His son Terry Marshall said he died in a hospice in England on Thursday morning after suffering from cancer and several severe strokes. ...

  30. Jim Marshall, Famed Founder of Marshall Amps, Dead at 88

    April 05, 2012 10:02 AM EDT Jimi Hendrix (left) with Noel Redding performing live onstage filming German TV Show 'Beat Club' in 1967 with Marshall amplifiers. ( Photo by Bob Baker/Redferns) LONDON (AP) -- Ears still ringing from the 1960s? Jim Marshall might be to ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen Playing 'Intimate' SXSW Show

    February 28, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play an intimate concert on March 15 at the South by Southwest Media Conference and Festival, the annual gathering of music, film and tech industry professionals. The festival, dubbed SXSW, announced the ...

  32. Pete Townshend on 'Quadrophenia,' The Who's 'Last Great Album'

    November 11, 2011 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 With a recent theatrical production, a forthcoming orchestral version and movie sequel, a pair of upgraded reissues and a possible tour in 2012, Pete Townshend says he's understandably "had 'Quadrophenia' on the brain now for qui ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Pete Townshend: iTunes Is 'Like a Digital Vampire'

    October 31, 2011 9:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 In remarks that came just in time 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 sto ...

  36. The Beatles, Byrds, Black Keys Ready Record Store Day Black Friday Releases

    October 20, 2011 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Record Store Day may come but once a year, but vinyl devotees will have the opportunity to pick up another round of limited edition releases on Black Friday. The initiative, aimed at supporting independent record stores, will offer releases includin ...

  37. The Who's Daltrey on 2012 Tour: 'Nothing's For Sure Yet'

    October 04, 2011 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though Pete Townshend has stated that he and Roger Daltrey plan to take the Who on the road next year to play their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia," Daltrey is choosing to remain cautiously optimistic. "Certainly we are hoping to," ...

  38. Ryan Adams Mellows Out: 'I'm Not the Guy I Was'

    September 23, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The prolific singer-songwriter talks "Ashes & Fire," hyped as his best solo album in years. "How does he function? How long have you got?!" Legendary producer Glyn Johns, his Surrey accent flaring, is asking, rhetorically, ab ...

  39. Billboard Bits: 'Idol' Creator Sues Fox, Paul McCartney 9/11 Doc To Air on Showtime

    July 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'American Idol' Creator Sues Fox TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today, as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Selena Gomez Cuts Out Pink Horses, 'Glee's' Jane Lynch Hosting Emmys

    June 02, 2011 8:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Selena Gomez Cuts Pinks Horses from Music Video After Selena Gomez was criticized for using pink-painted horses while filming the music video for "Love You Like a Lo ...

  41. Gregg Allman Is Latest Rocker to Announce Memoir

    May 20, 2011 8:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gregg Allman, frontman for the legendary Allman Brothers Band, has signed with William Morrow to bring his untitled memoir to print in spring 2012. Rock memoirs have been a hot category for publishers the last several years. The announcement comes t ...

  42. BMI CEO Hints at YouTube Deal During Film and TV Awards; David Arnold Receives Richard Kirk Award

    May 19, 2011 12:31 PM EDT LOS ANGELES -- BMI expects to sign a deal with YouTube within the next few weeks over rights payments, BMI president and CEO Del Bryant cryptically announced Wednesday at the BMI Film and TV awards gala. Bryant did not identify YouTube or its pare ...

  43. Pete Townshend To Tell 'Crazy Story' in 2012 Memoir

    May 18, 2011 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long-awaited memoir by British rock guitarist and the Who songwriter Pete Townshend will be finished and published by next year, book publisher Harper Collins said on Tuesday. The 65-year-old musician, idolized since rising to prominence with The ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Google Music Beta's Instant Mix Fails 'WTF Test'

    May 16, 2011 4:01 PM EDT The launch of Google's music beta service last week introduced us to yet another playlist-building app called Instant Mix. Simply pick a song in your library, and Instant Mix will build a playlist based on similar songs also in your library. ...

  46. Pearl Jam Reveals WI Labor Day Fest, Canadian Tour, Film, Book

    May 16, 2011 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam has finally confirmed the details for its own festival, as well as a film, tour and book in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten." Anchored by the only U.S. performances by Pearl Jam this year, the festiva ...

  47. The Who's Roger Daltrey Plots North American 'Tommy' Tour

    May 12, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After taking the Who 's "Tommy" through the U.K. in July, Roger Daltrey will bring the famed rock opera to North America this fall. Daltrey and his band will perform 28 "Tommy" shows beginning Sept. 13 in Hollywood, Fla., an ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Gaga to Release New Version of 'Born This Way,' Radiohead to Distribute 'Universal Sigh' Newspaper

    March 24, 2011 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga to Release 'Country Road Version' of 'Born This Way' Friday The Mother Monster took to her Twitter account Thursday morning (Mar. 24) to ann ...

  49. The Who Eyeing Spring 2011 'Quadrophenia' Tour

    July 06, 2010 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 T he 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 ...

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