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Message started by left shoe shuffle on Aug 26th, 2009 at 11:41am

Title: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Aug 26th, 2009 at 11:41am
Pete blogs that there'll be a new '- album in 2010...

24th August, 2009
UPDATE

I am writing a new musical.

FLOSS is an ambitious new project for me, in the style of TOMMY and QUADROPHENIA. In this case the songs are interspersed with surround-sound 'soundscapes' featuring complex sound-effects and musical montages. FLOSS will be a son-et-lumiére musical piece, intended for outdoor performance, or arenas. Several of the more conventional songs from FLOSS will be featured on a forthcoming Who recording for release in 2010. FLOSS will be heard in concert for the first time in 2011, at a venue and date yet to be established. I am already having talks with producers in New York.

The collected music and sound for FLOSS convey the story of a married couple whose relationship gets into difficulty. Walter, a straight-cut pub rock musician, is able to retire when one of his songs becomes the TV anthem of a big car company. He becomes a house-husband while his wife Floss devotes herself to a riding stables and stud. When he tries to return to music after a fifteen year hiatus, he finds that what he hears and what he composes evoke the ecologically rooted, apocalyptic mindset of his generation. Shaken by this and torn by personal difficulties, he and Floss become estranged. A series of dramatic events in a hospital emergency ward bring them both to their senses.

While Roger Daltrey exercises his ageing vocal chords by embarking on a two month USE OR LOSE IT solo tour, my focus is on FLOSS, which touches on the current issues faced by the Boomer generation. It also addresses their uneasy relationship with their parents, children and grandchildren. As a 19 year old – with My Generation – I wrote the most explicitly ageist song in rock. At 64, I now want to take on ageing and mortality, using the powerfully angry context of rock 'n' roll.




www.thewho.com

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Post by Gimme Shelter on Aug 26th, 2009 at 1:24pm
Cool news.

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Post by Joey on Aug 26th, 2009 at 2:13pm
" Pete blogs that there'll be a new 'oo album in 2010...

24th August, 2009
UPDATE

I am writing a new musical.

FLOSS is an ambitious new project for me, in the style of TOMMY and QUADROPHENIA. In this case the songs are interspersed with surround-sound 'soundscapes' featuring complex sound-effects and musical montages. FLOSS will be a son-et-lumiére musical piece, intended for outdoor performance, or arenas. Several of the more conventional songs from FLOSS will be featured on a forthcoming Who recording for release in 2010. FLOSS will be heard in concert for the first time in 2011, at a venue and date yet to be established. I am already having talks with producers in New York.

The collected music and sound for FLOSS convey the story of a married couple whose relationship gets into difficulty. Walter, a straight-cut pub rock musician, is able to retire when one of his songs becomes the TV anthem of a big car company. He becomes a house-husband while his wife Floss devotes herself to a riding stables and stud. When he tries to return to music after a fifteen year hiatus, he finds that what he hears and what he composes evoke the ecologically rooted, apocalyptic mindset of his generation. Shaken by this and torn by personal difficulties, he and Floss become estranged. A series of dramatic events in a hospital emergency ward bring them both to their senses.

While Roger Daltrey exercises his ageing vocal chords by embarking on a two month USE OR LOSE IT solo tour, my focus is on FLOSS, which touches on the current issues faced by the Boomer generation. It also addresses their uneasy relationship with their parents, children and grandchildren. As a 19 year old – with My Generation – I wrote the most explicitly ageist song in rock. At 64, I now want to take on ageing and mortality, using the powerfully angry context of rock 'n' roll. "


This makes Joey moist .



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by 2000monkey on Aug 26th, 2009 at 2:15pm
The idea sounds horrible but I'll give Pete the benefit of the doubt. Their last album had some great stuff. Hope this isn't another Psychoderelict.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 26th, 2009 at 2:28pm
"  Their last album had some great stuff.  "

BEST WHO ALBUM SINCE QUADRO !!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/pete-townshend/46911


Really , all Pete needs to do is relax ,  ' dumb down '  a bit and write a Lil' Ditty ( See : Let My Love Open the Door ) .


There IS such a thing as being TOO cerebral

!!!!!!!





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 26th, 2009 at 3:19pm

Joey wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 2:28pm:
"  Their last album had some great stuff.  "

BEST WHO ALBUM SINCE QUADRO !!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/pete-townshend/46911


Really , all Pete needs to do is relax ,  ' dumb down '  a bit and write a Lil' Ditty ( See : Let My Love Open the Door ) .


There IS such a thing as being TOO cerebral

!!!!!!!



He also needs a new lead singer. :forfucksake

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:34pm

Joey wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 3:36pm:
" He also needs a new lead singer. "

*** SIGH !!! ***

!!!!


Joey,a moose in heat would sound better than Roger Daltry.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:37pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:34pm:

Joey wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 3:36pm:
" He also needs a new lead singer. "

*** SIGH !!! ***

!!!!


Joey,a moose in heat would sound better than Roger Daltry.



RIM!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:55pm
" Joey,a moose in heat would sound better than Roger Daltry "








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Post by Zack on Aug 27th, 2009 at 7:48am
That's cold, SCL.  Keith don't play guitar so good anymore either, do he?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 27th, 2009 at 8:33am
" That's cold, SCL.  Keith don't play guitar so
good anymore either, do he ? "


My ' Nizzle !!!!!


Zack ....... I heard from Keith " Dear Boy " Moon last evening  . Keith mentioned that he plans on arriving at the Dubliner around 10'ish Friday night to hear one of his favorite bands .....    : " THE ELDERS !!! " :


www.dublinerpubomaha.com



http://www.eldersmusic.com/liveshows.shtml



" Say a friggin prayer for me Ronnie    ...... Keith can DRINK !!!!! "



JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ FLY !

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 27th, 2009 at 9:33am

Zack wrote on Aug 27th, 2009 at 7:48am:
That's cold, SCL.  Keith don't play guitar so good anymore either, do he?


Yeah Zack. But I'm on a self imposed ban from taking any cheap shots at the Stones for the next 30 days. :nanker

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Aug 27th, 2009 at 10:14am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 27th, 2009 at 9:33am:

Zack wrote on Aug 27th, 2009 at 7:48am:
That's cold, SCL.  Keith don't play guitar so good anymore either, do he?


Yeah Zack. But I'm on a self imposed ban from taking any cheap shots at the Stones for the next 30 days. :nanker

:smilestu

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 27th, 2009 at 10:24am
"  But I'm on a self imposed ban from taking any cheap shots at the Stones for the next 30 days.  "

W- What ?! ... !!! :


!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by steeldrivinghammer on Aug 28th, 2009 at 1:29pm
Yank it up Pete, go get yerself a new name.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 28th, 2009 at 2:49pm
" Yank it up Pete, go get yerself a new name. "



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Post by mojoman on Aug 29th, 2009 at 6:59pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:34pm:

Joey wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 3:36pm:
" He also needs a new lead singer. "

*** SIGH !!! ***

!!!!


Joey,a moose in heat would sound better than Roger Daltry.



?
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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Aug 29th, 2009 at 8:12pm
TOMMY can you hear me? If Pete thinks he can write another musical, than he should do it! Or is that a rock-opera?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Aug 29th, 2009 at 8:28pm

Townshend's written a slew of concept pieces.
'Floss' is just the latest.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 29th, 2009 at 11:27pm
Pete needs to learn the concept of a lead singer who can actually sing.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 30th, 2009 at 1:09am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 29th, 2009 at 11:27pm:
Pete needs to learn the concept of a lead singer who can actually sing.




:Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Aug 30th, 2009 at 2:04am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 29th, 2009 at 11:27pm:
Pete needs to learn the concept of a lead singer who can actually sing.


Alright, that's it.  

Put 'em up!  Put 'em up!
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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Aug 30th, 2009 at 6:05pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:34pm:
Joey,a moose in heat would sound better than Roger Daltry.



Not quite.  But Roger can only sing decently about once a week or so nowadays.  A traditional tour should be vetoed.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Aug 30th, 2009 at 6:08pm

Daltrey's upcoming tour sked is heavier than that.
Guess he hasn't been listening to the tapes...

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:33am



A Vespa?

Where's the GS scooter?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:35am
" Where's the GS scooter ? "


left shoe shuffle .........

Look what I just found :


" The Mod(grand)father: Pete Townshend returns to his roots on Fifties scooter at age of 64  "



" He is perhaps the best-known figurehead of the Mod movement in the 1960s.


And it is clear that even in his 64th year, Pete Townshend has not lost his rebellious streak.


The former Who guitarist, once famed for smashing up guitars on stage and hotel rooms off it, is showing his lawlessness in a less extreme fashion nowadays.


Neighbours at his sprawling £15 million mansion on Richmond Hill in Surrey have been surprised to find the rocker eschewing the trappings of fame and fortune to pootle around the town on that most Mod of accessories - a bright red Vespa motorscooter.


Even more surprising to locals has been Townshend's bizarre habit of riding the 50cc bike not, as might be expected, into his garage, but right over the threshold and into the hallway of his home. The curious spectacle was captured by a Mail photographer this week.


As Townshend pulled up outside his house on the Vespa, he simply leaned across to unlock the door, revved the engine up and steamed right on in over the welcome rug.



Who lives in a house like this: Pete simply parks his Vespa inside

Earlier, Townshend, in sunglasses and a bright orange helmet, had left his house on the scooter through the same door before immediately breaking the law and riding 200 meters the wrong way down a one-way street.


What makes the strange parking arrangement even more intriguing is the fact that Townshend keeps a number of exclusive cars - including a blue Ferrari - off-street behind a high wooden gate just a few meters further down the road.


Townshend told the Mail this week that he had so much fun on the 125cc Vespa he uses to get around at his and his girlfriend Rachel Fuller's home in France that he decided to buy one for his English home.  


And of course, the Vespa must bring back golden memories of his Mod heyday when such scooters were iconic symbols of the movement, adorned with mirrors and lights and rode wearing fishtail parkas.


As the guitarist and songwriter for The Who, he wrote more than 100 songs for the band's eleven studio albums, including the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia and the singles My Generation and Substitute.


He amassed a £40 million fortune from four decades in the business.


However, Townshend's wife of 40 years, Karen Astley, filed for divorce in April, prompting a fight over his million fortune.


Astley, who had been separated from Townshend for 15 years, hired Fiona Shackleton, the formidable lawyer who represented Sir Paul McCartney in his split from Heather Mills.


Court papers stated Miss Astley found her husband's behaviour 'no longer tolerable'. Whether that included riding motorbikes into the house is not known.


The divorce paves the way for Townshend, 63, to marry girlfriend Miss Fuller, 35.  "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1210279/Pete-Townshend-swaps-rock-star-life-moped.html#




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Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:42am


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:56am




This is much cooler ( IMO ) :

!!!!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 1st, 2009 at 10:04am

Not even close.
Add two more wheels...


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Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:18pm

Roger Daltrey Promises New Takes on Who Tracks on Fall Solo Tour

9/8/09, 2:57 pm EST

The Who won’t be hitting the road again until next year, but as Rolling Stone reported, Roger Daltrey won’t be staying home during their hiatus. “That’s a long time for me,” says Daltrey, “so I put a little band together. I’m going back to where it all began.” For his first solo shows since 1985, Daltrey and his own band (which includes Simon Townshend, Pete’s brother, on guitar) will be playing theaters in October and November. “Simon’s my mate,” he says. “And like me, he needs to work.”

The set list is still in the works, but Daltrey is promising “different versions of Who songs” — like an acoustic reworking of “Who Are You.” (”Strip away the synthesizers and it’s a blues song,” he says.) He’s also considering rarely performed tracks from Who albums like The Who By Numbers and Face Dances (”I always liked ‘Cache Cache,’ ” he says) as well as select tracks from his own albums, like “Walk on Water” and a few of the Leo Sayer covers from his 1973 album Daltrey.

Fans expecting solo hits like “Avenging Annie” or “After the Fire” may be disappointed: “Some of those might sound dated now,” Daltrey says. But the lineup — and the balance between solo and Who songs — are still in the planning stages. “The show has to be a journey,” he says, laughing. “An enjoyable journey or it could be a bumpy ride!”

When The Who do resume rework next year, Daltrey says he and Townshend are considering playing Tommy or Quadrophenia in full. “I’d like to do a stripped-down show — no staging, no big production, just play the bloody music,” he says. “The music is timeless.” Although Daltrey keeps his voice in shape with vocal warm-ups — and even calls his solo tour Use It Or Lose It — he’s also realistic about his singing future. Of the Quadrophenia songs, he says, “These are the last years of my life that I can sing that material.”


www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily

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Post by Joey on Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:26pm
"  Although Daltrey keeps his voice in shape with vocal warm-ups — and even calls his solo tour Use It Or Lose It — he’s also realistic about his singing future. Of the Quadrophenia songs, he says, “These are the last years of my life that I can sing that material.  "

Thanks Left Shoe Shuffle !!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:34pm

The Quadrophenia material might have already reached it's sell-by date.

According to Roger, 'Sea And Sand' gave him trouble on the last tour...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:49pm
"  'Sea And Sand' gave him trouble on the last tour... "


Sweet Charmed Life did not seem to have a problem with Daltrey singing " Sea and Sand " last tour .  Word


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY CAKES ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:51pm

'Sea And Sand' was played once - in Boston.


<insert Nokia Theatre image here>

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 8th, 2009 at 3:18pm
I sea that Daltry can pound sand as far as this solo tour goes.  :boring

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 8th, 2009 at 3:49pm
" I sea that Daltry can pound sand as far as this solo tour goes.  "

!!!!!




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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:20am
[url=[url]http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/getback/140871/when-singers-cant-sing-their-songs-anymore/][url]http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/getback/140871/when-singers-cant-sing-their-songs-anymore/[/url][/url]

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:48am
http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/getback/140871/when-singers-cant-sing-their-songs-anymore/[/url][/url]


" When Singers Can't Sing Their Songs Anymore "


" While The Who is on hiatus, Roger Daltrey is going solo for his "Use It or Lose It" tour starting October 10. "Use It or Lose It" refers to Daltrey's voice, or as bandmate Pete Townshend puts it, "his aging vocal chords." In an interview with Rolling Stone, Daltrey was even more blunt, "These are the last years of my life that I can sing that material," he confessed.
I love The Who. "Quadrophenia" saved my life. Literally saved my life. Daltrey's wail was one of the most gut-wrenching, soul busting sounds in rock.
Was.
I'm sad to say that Daltrey has already lost it. Give the guys props for sticking with it but he ain't the Daltrey of days past. He's old and that youthful wail has turned into a croak. It's painful to hear. It's painful for me to say it out loud. I love the man. I owe him and his bandmates for rescuing my childhood. Still, I can't hide behind the romanticism of my classic rock past.
RELATED GALLERY: See singers who have NEVER been able to sing
The truth is this: singing over-the-top rock is a young man's game. At a certain point, a singer needs to either start making instrumentals or seriously reinvent his style. Sadly, most have trouble shifting gears and insist on singing like a twenty-year-old well into their 60s. Their ears somehow don't hear what the rest of ours hear. Those magic falsettos have crashed to earth.
As evidence, I submit two versions of "Love Reign O'er Me," the epic grand finale from "Quadrophenia." The first is from a 1982 Who concert. It's a tepid performance and Daltrey and Townshend are dressed like understudies for Culture Club. Still, by this point, Daltrey has been singing this song for almost 10 years and his voice is tight and focused.  "


Rubbish !!!!!



Absolute friggin RUBBISH !!!!!

I just viewed the second youtube clip again and Roger sounds majestic !!!!

Does Roger sometimes have an ' off ' night ?!  :

Yes , but Pete MORE than makes up for Rog.'s lack of vocal range these days by playing the friggin HELL out of his guitar . Word .



" Hit Me Ronnie !!!! "


O'kins ! ™
 





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Post by StPeteStone on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:49am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:20am:
[url]http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/getback/140871/when-singers-cant-sing-their-songs-anymore/
[/url]

Pearl Jam's cover of Love Reign O'er Me is very nice.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:50am
" Pearl Jam's cover of Love Reign O'er Me is very nice.  "


Concur .


But Eddie Vedder ain't THE WHO !  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:54am

StPeteStone wrote on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:49am:
Pearl Jam's cover of Love Reign O'er Me is very nice.


Yeah, but Bettye LaVette's kills...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by StPeteStone on Sep 18th, 2009 at 10:09am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:54am:

StPeteStone wrote on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:49am:
Pearl Jam's cover of Love Reign O'er Me is very nice.


Yeah, but Bettye LaVette's kills...


That was great!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 18th, 2009 at 10:42am

Joey wrote on Sep 18th, 2009 at 9:48am:
http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/getback/140871/when-singers-cant-sing-their-songs-anymore/[/url][/url]


" When Singers Can't Sing Their Songs Anymore "


" While The Who is on hiatus, Roger Daltrey is going solo for his "Use It or Lose It" tour starting October 10. "Use It or Lose It" refers to Daltrey's voice, or as bandmate Pete Townshend puts it, "his aging vocal chords." In an interview with Rolling Stone, Daltrey was even more blunt, "These are the last years of my life that I can sing that material," he confessed.
I love The Who. "Quadrophenia" saved my life. Literally saved my life. Daltrey's wail was one of the most gut-wrenching, soul busting sounds in rock.
Was.
I'm sad to say that Daltrey has already lost it. Give the guys props for sticking with it but he ain't the Daltrey of days past. He's old and that youthful wail has turned into a croak. It's painful to hear. It's painful for me to say it out loud. I love the man. I owe him and his bandmates for rescuing my childhood. Still, I can't hide behind the romanticism of my classic rock past.
RELATED GALLERY: See singers who have NEVER been able to sing
The truth is this: singing over-the-top rock is a young man's game. At a certain point, a singer needs to either start making instrumentals or seriously reinvent his style. Sadly, most have trouble shifting gears and insist on singing like a twenty-year-old well into their 60s. Their ears somehow don't hear what the rest of ours hear. Those magic falsettos have crashed to earth.
As evidence, I submit two versions of "Love Reign O'er Me," the epic grand finale from "Quadrophenia." The first is from a 1982 Who concert. It's a tepid performance and Daltrey and Townshend are dressed like understudies for Culture Club. Still, by this point, Daltrey has been singing this song for almost 10 years and his voice is tight and focused.  "


Yes , but Pete MORE than makes up for Rog.'s lack of vocal range these days by playing the friggin HELL out of his guitar . Word .

 





Joey,Roger Daltry belongs in an old croaks home.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 18th, 2009 at 10:53am
" ... Roger Daltry belongs in an old croaks home "


S.C.L. ....................


You make Joey weep and shit liquid . WHY ?!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 18th, 2009 at 11:00am

Daltry bought a vowel on "Wheel Of Fortune" years ago...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 19th, 2009 at 10:32am
" Yeah, but Bettye LaVette's kills...    "


" It doesn't have any of the volume and orchestration of the original, but does have all the strength and power of Townhend's work. My fave covers include Pearl Jam's (at the Who's Rock Honors concert, not the soundtrack version) and Heart's version in 2008 by Ann & Nancy Wilson.   "


Agree One Hundred Percent !!!!!!!


Roger does the BEST job on all Pete Townshend compositions ( Rog. , John & Keith made those songs come to life )


J'Kins ! ™




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Sep 22nd, 2009 at 11:00am

Joey wrote on Sep 19th, 2009 at 10:32am:
" Yeah, but Bettye LaVette's kills...    "


" It doesn't have any of the volume and orchestration of the original, but does have all the strength and power of Townhend's work. My fave covers include Pearl Jam's (at the Who's Rock Honors concert, not the soundtrack version) and Heart's version in 2008 by Ann & Nancy Wilson.   "


Agree One Hundred Percent !!!!!!!


Roger does the BEST job on all Pete Townshend compositions ( Rog. , John & Keith made those songs come to life )


J'Kins ! ™


Pearl Jam?  Heart?  Joey, are you off your meds?  Much as I love to death John, Keith and Rog as players and singers, Pete needed the Who because he couldn't give a concert by himself.  Lifehouse demos speak for themselves!  

"Not 'was' brilliant. 'Am' brilliant."  - Pete, recently!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by real wild child on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 3:16pm
Actually Daltrey can´t sing
They cancelled the show in Mexico 2 years ago because he had laryngitis

So he owes a ticket to me  :aimama

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 3:26pm
" So he owes a ticket to me  "




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by real wild child on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 3:42pm

Thanks Joey! But I know that wasn´t Pete´s  fault  :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey




" So he owes a ticket to me  "




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 28th, 2009 at 12:55pm

Joey?


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 28th, 2009 at 2:07pm




Yes L.S.S. ; Joey ! :

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 28th, 2009 at 2:28pm
They should change the name of the song to Why Are You.....As in,why are you still attempting to fucking sing when your voice is shot. :paristhong

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 28th, 2009 at 3:26pm

Gotta keep that Pacer garaged, Joey.

New plates ain't cheap...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 28th, 2009 at 3:45pm
" Gotta keep that Pacer garaged, Joey.

New plates ain't cheap ... "


!!!!!!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Sep 28th, 2009 at 3:49pm

Just sayin'...
Plus, it helps keep the rust away.

Is 'Who By Numbers' still stuck in the 8-Track?


"Cruise Night 09" at The Brazen Head Pub, Omaha NE (AP)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 28th, 2009 at 3:52pm
" Is 'Who By Numbers' still stuck in the 8-Track? "

!!!!



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Post by BILL PERKS on Sep 28th, 2009 at 6:18pm
I AM BACK AFTER BEAUCOUP COMPUTER PROBLEMS.
ENDLESS WIRE IS A FANTASTIC RECORD..I LISTEN TO IT WAY MORE THAN A BIGGER BANG..
CANT WAIT FOR FLOSS...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 29th, 2009 at 9:44am
" I AM BACK AFTER BEAUCOUP COMPUTER PROBLEMS.
ENDLESS WIRE IS A FANTASTIC RECORD..I LISTEN TO IT WAY MORE THAN A BIGGER BANG..
CANT WAIT FOR FLOSS .... "


Thanks Perks ...............


But I do not particularly care for your avatars


J'Kins ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Oct 6th, 2009 at 2:35pm

Daltrey was on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" the other day - 'I Can See For Miles'.

He's also scheduled to be on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" next Friday, 10/16.

www.thewho.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 6th, 2009 at 3:13pm
" Daltrey was on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" the other day - 'I Can See For Miles'.

He's also scheduled to be on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" next Friday, 10/16. "


L.S.S. ......................................



I am now so excited that I am typing this with me nipples .


O'kins ! ™


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 6th, 2009 at 3:18pm
ELLEN IS GAYER THAN JOEY!!

THATS POSTIN !!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 6th, 2009 at 4:00pm
" ELLEN IS GAYER THAN JOEY!!

THATS POSTIN  !!!! "


Perks .....................................................


I swear the friggin GOD !!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 6th, 2009 at 4:18pm

Joey wrote on Oct 6th, 2009 at 3:13pm:
" Daltrey was on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" the other day - 'I Can See For Miles'.

He's also scheduled to be on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" next Friday, 10/16. "


L.S.S. ......................................



I am now so excited that I am typing this with me nipples .


O'kins ! ™

How soon they forget.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QNHzeIJUWc&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Nellcote on Oct 6th, 2009 at 4:23pm

Joey wrote on Oct 6th, 2009 at 4:00pm:
" ELLEN IS GAYER THAN JOEY!!

THATS POSTIN  !!!! "


Perks .....................................................


I swear the friggin GOD !!!!!




Joey, is this the poster formerally known as.........

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 6th, 2009 at 4:43pm
" Joey, is this the poster formerally known as......... "


Hello Nellcote .........


... That is Baby Josh Magnolia !!!!!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 7th, 2009 at 11:48am
I'll be at the Seattle show this Monday and I get to meet him. TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :areyoufuckingserious

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 7th, 2009 at 11:53am

Gimme Shelter wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 11:48am:
I'll be at the Seattle show this Monday and I get to meet him. TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :areyoufuckingserious

You better make sure about that. Somebody posted this on IORR yesterday:

I obtained a ticket to his first solo show this Saturday. "Meet & Greet." I received an "Important Alert" e-mail message today from Ticketmaster advising no "Meet & Greet" (was advised that "we are no longer able to offer the Meet & Greet in its entire package for this event)." Got general admission instead, rather than preferred seating, and the etc. What's with that? Too bad, because I was looking forward to it, and now I am not going at all. I got a full refund instead (except for CDN $4.35 in Ticketmaster service charges)


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 7th, 2009 at 1:44pm
" I obtained a ticket to his first solo show this Saturday. "Meet & Greet." I received an "Important Alert" e-mail message today from Ticketmaster advising no "Meet & Greet" (was advised that "we are no longer able to offer the Meet & Greet in its entire package for this event)." Got general admission instead, rather than preferred seating, and the etc. What's with that? Too bad, because I was looking forward to it, and now I am not going at all. I got a full refund instead (except for CDN $4.35 in Ticketmaster service charges) "


Did you REALLY buy a ticky to Daltrey's gig S.C.L. ?!

That is SO cool of you to give Rog. another chance .


http://www.pollstar.com/resultsArtist.aspx?ID=19080&SortBy=Date&SearchBy=roger%20daltrey




O'kins ! ™


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 7th, 2009 at 3:01pm
I just got an email giving me instructions on where to meet the fanfare guy in order to meet Roger. I then emailed him back asking if we could bring items for Roger to sign and he responded for me to bring them.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 7th, 2009 at 3:31pm
" I just got an email giving me instructions on where to meet the fanfare guy in order to meet Roger. I then emailed him back asking if we could bring items for Roger to sign and he responded for me to bring them . "


This makes Joey moist .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 11th, 2009 at 1:19pm
Here is the setlist from Roger's first show of this tour last night in Vancouver BC. Sounds pretty cool to me. I can't wait for Monday in Seattle.

Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Going Mobile
Blue, Red and Grey
Boris the Spider
Days Of Light
A Second Out
Walk On Water
Rider
I Can See For Miles
Young Man Blues
Tattoo
Johnny Cash Medley: I got Stripes/Ring of Fire
2000 Years
Squeezebox
Someone Give Me A Stone
Baba O'Riley

ENCORE

Cache Cache
The Real Me

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 11th, 2009 at 6:11pm
" Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Going Mobile
Blue, Red and Grey
Boris the Spider
Days Of Light
A Second Out
Walk On Water
Rider
I Can See For Miles
Young Man Blues
Tattoo
Johnny Cash Medley: I got Stripes/Ring of Fire
2000 Years
Squeezebox
Someone Give Me A Stone
Baba O'Riley

ENCORE

Cache Cache
The Real Me "


Nice Set List  . Thanks


Especially the following :

" Pictures Of Lily
Going Mobile
Blue, Red and Grey
Boris the Spider "

J.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Oct 11th, 2009 at 8:07pm

Interesting. A whole lot more 'oo than Daltrey said there'd be...

Enjoy the show, GS!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Oct 11th, 2009 at 10:49pm
Where's "Say It Ain't So, Joeykins?" :pukey

Or "Free JB"

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 12th, 2009 at 10:18am
" VANCOUVER — For fans of the Who, watching Roger Daltrey perform at the Commodore must be like a Catholic having the Pope say mass in their living room.

But at least a few members of the sold-out faithful weren't showing much forgiveness for indie-rock opening act, Paper Zoo, whose brief set one Daltrey disciple leaning againt the bar described as "possibly the worst s--- I've ever heard."

Well, everyone's a critic.

The fittingly named Use It or Lose It tour – billed by Daltrey as a vocal warmup for an upcoming Who album and subsequent tour – was a stripped-down affair that kicked off in Vancouver Saturday night featuring some of his solo work, a few covers and, of course, some crowd-pleasing Who tracks.

The lengthy set, which topped 100 minutes, kicked off with a polite welcome for Daltrey from the crowd and, perhaps not surprisingly, an acoustic/plugged-in hybrid of the Who’s hit, Who Are You, which probably reminded more than one aging rock fan in the crowd to PVR the tenth season of CSI.

Daltrey was accompanied onstage by longtime collaborator, guitarist Simon Townshend (who was celebrating a birthday); and a solid quartet of American players, including guitarist Frank Simes, bassist Jon Button, keyboardist Loren Gold and drummer Scott Devours.

He gave his pipes somewhat of a break when he slowed things down with A Second Out – from his solo compilation album, Moonlighting – and Tattoo. But he still seemed to labour somewhat through I Can See for Miles.

Interestingly, it was after that struggle he complained about the sound, calling it “weird”, though he’d already mentioned the echo was “worse than a stadium.”

Considering it was the tour’s leadoff performance, though, Daltrey sounded like he was in decent form, especially on less vocally taxing tracks like 2,000 Years and a decidedly countrified reworking of Squeeze Box, which the crowd helped out on during the chorus.

Daltrey could’ve used more assistance shortly afterwards.

After telling the crowd about the inspiration behind the writing of Days of Light, he then forgot the words about halfway through, stopped the band and tried again.

Of course, no one seemed to mind, since the show had a laidback, informal feel to it.

But, when he screwed up the next one too, he wisely chose to just move on to more memorable fare, which included a decent double-shot of Johnny Cash covers (I Got Stripes and Ring of Fire), an homage to a singer who Daltrey found quite influential as a teenager.

Then the guy next to me decided to give me his unsolicited interpretation of the opening act.

"Every song they did made me feel like I was having a baby out of my eyeballs," he said.

I see.

Back to Daltrey: he also performed Boris the Spider, a song he sang at the memorial for former Who bassist John Entwistle, who wrote and performed the song at the group’s live shows up until he died in 2002. “For the great bloke that he was,” Daltrey said.

Near the end of the main set, Daltrey belted out Baba O’Riley (don’t forget to PVR season six of CSI: New York!), which got the reasonably mellow crowd riled enough for a serious sing-along during the chorus.

That set the stage for the last song of the main set: A Daltrey-led sing-along of the timeless classic, Happy Birthday, which was dedicated to band-mate Simon Townshend.

Brother Pete was certainly missed. Still, on this night, fans certainly got their fix. Even if it proved that, while you can take Daltrey out of the Who, you can’t take the Who out of Daltrey.  "


www.thewho.com




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Oct 13th, 2009 at 11:16am

Eddie Vedder joined Daltrey for a few songs last night, including 'Bargain'.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 13th, 2009 at 1:28pm
" Eddie Vedder joined Daltrey for a few songs last night, including 'Bargain'.


Awesome Clip !!!!


Thanks L.S.S. !!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 13th, 2009 at 6:34pm
Just got back into town from going to the show last night in Seattle. It was incredible. Got to meet roger before the show, too cool!!!!! I'll post pics later. Going to bed.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 14th, 2009 at 8:28am
" Just got back into town from going to the show last night in Seattle. It was incredible. Got to meet roger before the show, too cool!!!!! I'll post pics later. Going to bed. "

I am now so excited that I am typing this with me nipples

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 14th, 2009 at 10:56am

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 14th, 2009 at 10:58am













Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:01am
During the Meet and Greet I got my pic with Roger, as soon as they send it to me I'll post that too.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:01am
roger looks like a granny!!! and i can smell vedders smugness!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:03am

Good stuff, GS!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:39am
Glad you enjoyed it GS.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 14th, 2009 at 2:04pm
" During the Meet and Greet I got my pic with Roger, as soon as they send it to me I'll post that too. "

Nice .

Sounds like you had a BLAST !!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by ijwthstd on Oct 14th, 2009 at 2:10pm
I might go Saturday, Goldstar has half price tickets. There's another late show in the neighborhood I was counting on attending so I gotta figure out schedule and logistics.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 14th, 2009 at 2:17pm
Rog is doing a corporate gig tonight (along with Aerosmith) for Oracle. Proving your never too old to sell out....again. :perverted

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 15th, 2009 at 9:24pm
" I might go Saturday, Goldstar has half price tickets. There's another late show in the neighborhood I was counting on attending so I gotta figure out schedule and logistics "


Please attend this gig and thank your young Joeykins later .

J'kins ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Oct 17th, 2009 at 9:27am

http://www.longliverock.org/downloads/torrents-details.php?id=878

     Artist: Roger Daltrey
Date: 2009-10-12
Location: Seattle, WA
Venue: Showbox SoDo
Source: Audience
Lineage: Nak 700 mics>Olympus LS-10(96/24)>Wavelab(44.1/16)>Flac
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Band Members:
Roger Daltrey - guitar, ukulele, vocals
Simon Townshend - guitar, vocals
Frank Simes - lead guitar, vocals
Loren Gold - keyboards, vocals
Jon Button - bass, vocals
Scott Devours - drums  
Special Guests
Eddie Vedder - guitar, vocals
Bernt Bodal - bass

Setlist:
01. Intro
02. Who Are You
03. Pictures Of Lily
04. Goin' Mobile
05. Second Out
06. Tatto
07. I Can See For Miles
08. Gimmie A Stone
09. Freedom Ride
10. Giving It All Away
11. Squeeze Box
12. Days Of Light
13. Better Man *
14. The Real Me *
15. Blue, Red And Grey
16. Walk On Water
17. Young Man Blues
18. Shakin' All Over
19. Baba O'Riley
20. Band Introductions
21. Johnny Cash Medley
22. Bargain **

* W/Eddie Vedder
** W/Eddie Vedder, Bernt Bodal

Length: 111:19

Notes:
JEMS master recording. This is an excellent sounding recording and performance capturing Roger on the second night of his Use It Or Lose It tour. The show features a nice mix of Roger's solo tunes along with Who songs. Also of note Days Of Light is played twice with the song being restarted from the beginning a quarter of the way through. For reviews and lots of pictures from the show please visit Long Live Rock and their concert calendar section.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 17th, 2009 at 9:33am
CANT BELIEVE HE'S NOT PLAYING "AFTER THE FIRE"

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Oct 17th, 2009 at 9:35am
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McVicar.jpg (70 KB | )

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 17th, 2009 at 11:01am

http://www.longliverock.org/downloads/torrents-details.php?id=878

     Artist: Roger Daltrey
Date: 2009-10-12
Location: Seattle, WA
Venue: Showbox SoDo
Source: Audience
Lineage: Nak 700 mics>Olympus LS-10(96/24)>Wavelab(44.1/16)>Flac
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Band Members:
Roger Daltrey - guitar, ukulele, vocals
Simon Townshend - guitar, vocals
Frank Simes - lead guitar, vocals
Loren Gold - keyboards, vocals
Jon Button - bass, vocals
Scott Devours - drums  
Special Guests
Eddie Vedder - guitar, vocals
Bernt Bodal - bass

Setlist:
01. Intro
02. Who Are You
03. Pictures Of Lily
04. Goin' Mobile
05. Second Out
06. Tatto
07. I Can See For Miles
08. Gimmie A Stone
09. Freedom Ride
10. Giving It All Away
11. Squeeze Box
12. Days Of Light
13. Better Man *
14. The Real Me *
15. Blue, Red And Grey
16. Walk On Water
17. Young Man Blues
18. Shakin' All Over
19. Baba O'Riley
20. Band Introductions
21. Johnny Cash Medley
22. Bargain **

* W/Eddie Vedder
** W/Eddie Vedder, Bernt Bodal

Length: 111:19

Notes:
JEMS master recording. This is an excellent sounding recording and performance capturing Roger on the second night of his Use It Or Lose It tour. The show features a nice mix of Roger's solo tunes along with Who songs. Also of note Days Of Light is played twice with the song being restarted from the beginning a quarter of the way through. For reviews and lots of pictures from the show please visit Long Live Rock and their concert calendar section  "




Bob ...................


You have a PM



Joey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by ijwthstd on Oct 17th, 2009 at 1:11pm

Joey wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 9:24pm:
" I might go Saturday, Goldstar has half price tickets. There's another late show in the neighborhood I was counting on attending so I gotta figure out schedule and logistics "


Please attend this gig and thank your young Joeykins later .

J'kins ! ™



I got the ticket for $29.75. Afterward I am going to see The Choke down the street at the Redwood.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 17th, 2009 at 1:13pm

Joey wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 9:24pm:
" I might go Saturday, Goldstar has half price tickets. There's another late show in the neighborhood I was counting on attending so I gotta figure out schedule and logistics "


Please attend this gig and thank your young Joeykins later .

J'kins ! ™

Let me know when he's giving away tickets for free. I still won't go, but..... :will-ya

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Oct 17th, 2009 at 1:46pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Oct 17th, 2009 at 1:13pm:

Joey wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 9:24pm:
" I might go Saturday, Goldstar has half price tickets. There's another late show in the neighborhood I was counting on attending so I gotta figure out schedule and logistics "


Please attend this gig and thank your young Joeykins later .

J'kins ! ™

Let me know when he's giving away tickets for free. I still won't go, but..... :will-ya




BABA O' JOEY?

Joey-baba_Love_001.jpg (49 KB | )

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 17th, 2009 at 6:49pm
" Let me know when he's giving away tickets for free. I still won't go, but..... "


You make Joey very sad .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by ijwthstd on Oct 18th, 2009 at 11:37am
It had it's moments but dude can't sing anymore. However I made it to the Redwood afterward in time for the Choke who were amazing.

Here's an untracked mp3 of Daltrey, I will do a torrent when I have a chance.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AFDO5VQU

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 20th, 2009 at 6:04pm
Just got my pic with Roger sent to me.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 20th, 2009 at 7:59pm
" Just got my pic with Roger sent to me.  "






What a Lovely Picture  !!!!!!!


Congratulations --- Glad you enjoyed the show

J.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Oct 28th, 2009 at 11:45am

Nice interview with Daltrey in the Springfield MA Republican.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 28th, 2009 at 12:22pm
Cool, thanks for posting

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 28th, 2009 at 1:55pm
" Nice interview with Daltrey in the Springfield MA Republican.


Full Frontal Nuzzle Coming Your Way Me Stonesian Brother !!!!


Full FRONTAL !!!!!



O'kins ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lavendar on Oct 28th, 2009 at 3:20pm
Congratulations!  SWEET!

Dontcha feel like a Rock Star too!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Oct 29th, 2009 at 11:28am
Great pics Gimme Shelter ~ you kinda look like James Taylor! Nice of Roger to autograph. He's a cool dude.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:18pm
" you kinda look like James Taylor! Nice of Roger to autograph. He's a cool dude. "


Concur Bitch !

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:19pm
Right on

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Honky Tonk Man on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:24pm
This photograph was taken yesterday 28/10/09 on a Florida beach and was featured in today's Daily Mail newspaper


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:41pm



< ---- I swear he could kick Joey's ass !!!!


oh Lil' Fella ( Lil' Fijikins )

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:45pm

"The beach is a place where a man can feel he's the only soul in the world that's real"...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 29th, 2009 at 2:08pm

Joey wrote on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:41pm:


< ---- I swear he could kick Joey's ass !!!!


oh Lil' Fella ( Lil' Fijikins )

That ain't bringing Pete back.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by StPeteStone on Oct 29th, 2009 at 2:14pm

Honky Tonk Man wrote on Oct 29th, 2009 at 1:24pm:
This photograph was taken yesterday 28/10/09 on a Florida beach and was featured in today's Daily Mail newspaper



Did it say what beach?  My guess is an east coast one.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 1st, 2009 at 9:44am
ROGER's rockin' bod looks yummy! Are those scars on his chest area? Has he had surgery? Just wondering, I havent kept up on his medical history.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 1st, 2009 at 10:08am
" Are those scars on his chest area? Has he had surgery? "


< ---- Great Question(s) ....... Bitch !

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 1st, 2009 at 10:10am

Daltrey's had that scar forever.

He swallowed a rusty nail as a child, and it had to be surgically removed.  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 1st, 2009 at 10:13am
" Daltrey's had that scar forever.

He swallowed a rusty nail as a child, and it had to be surgically removed.  "

< ---------- Really ?!  ... Thanks L.S.S.



Yes . Nuzzles


J.



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 1st, 2009 at 10:22am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 1st, 2009 at 10:10am:
Daltrey's had that scar forever.

He swallowed a rusty nail as a child, and it had to be surgically removed.  


Wow that's crazy! Thanks for clearing that up!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 5th, 2009 at 10:01am
Yeah old Rog is in fine form these days.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Knd19fFNIQ

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 5th, 2009 at 10:22am

Roger Daltrey's storied voice is reduced to a frustrating rasp by end of sold-out concert at House of Blues
By John Soeder, The Plain Dealer
November 04, 2009, 1:45AM


John Soeder, The Plain Dealer
Roger Daltrey performs Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at House of Blues in Cleveland.


Roger Daltrey brought his Use It or Lose It Tour to Cleveland for a sold-out concert Tuesday night at House of Blues.

He used it all right. Unfortunately, he lost it, too.

The Who’s frontman -- a shoo-in on any list of the greatest rock ’n’ roll singers -- had to cut short his set after 90 minutes when his voice gave out.

At least the evening got off to a robust start, with Daltrey up to the challenge of three classic Who songs: “Who Are You,” “Pictures of Lily” and “Behind Blue Eyes.”

It was a rare pleasure catching this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in a relatively intimate setting. Usually Daltrey, 65, can be found belting out classic-rock anthems on the arena circuit.

Early on, he told fans that his solo tour was an excuse to have some fun.

Mission accomplished, to the tune of a handful of worthy selections from his oft-overlooked solo career (including “Who’s Gonna Walk on Water”) and an intriguing cross-section of personal favorites by other artists. In the latter category, Daltrey salvaged a couple of songs -- “Freedom Ride” and “Gimme a Stone” -- from “Largo,” an obscure song cycle by members of the Hooters, based on Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony.


John Soeder, The Plain Dealer
Roger Daltrey performs Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at House of Blues in Cleveland.


Daltrey didn’t downplay the Who, either. Alongside crowd-stoking renditions of “Squeeze Box” and “I Can See for Miles,” he even revisited “Tattoo,” an obscurity off 1967’s “The Who Sell Out” album.

He also fired off a few bars of “My Generation,” recast with a swinging blues arrangement. It segued into a partial take on the Muddy Waters standard “Mannish Boy.”

Daltrey had to draw the line somewhere, though. When someone called out a request for “Magic Bus,” Daltrey shot back: “What is it about ‘Magic Bus?’ One of the worst songs we ever did!”

He often strummed a guitar while he sang. His proficient five-piece backing band included Simon Townshend on guitar and occasional vocals. He sounded enough like his older brother, the Who’s Pete Townshend, to pull off a fun “Goin’ Mobile.”

Daltrey embellished the latter song with colorful bursts of harmonica. Ditto a rough-around-the-edges “Baba O’Riley.”

By then, his storied voice had been reduced to a frustrating rasp.

Signs posted around the venue stated that at Daltrey’s request, the air conditioning had been turned off. Despite such measures, as well as a steady stream of warm beverages in mugs for our hoarse hero, Daltrey slowly morphed into Tom Waits before our ears.

The frayed edges actually worked to Daltrey’s advantage during a ferocious “Young Man Blues,” the Mose Allison chestnut popularized via the Who’s seminal 1970 album, “Live at Leeds.”

Other numbers weren’t as lucky. A Johnny Cash medley and the Who’s “Blue, Red and Grey” were abandoned because Daltrey’s pipes just weren’t up to snuff, although he managed to get through a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Born on the Bayou” before calling it quits.

Daltrey was his own harshest critic, if not entirely apologetic.

“I sound terrible,” he said toward the end of the show.

“I had a very bad night’s sleep last night,” he added. “This is what I woke up with. So tough [expletive] [expletive].”


John Soeder, The Plain Dealer
Roger Daltrey performs Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at House of Blues in Cleveland.


SET LIST:
Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Days Of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Goin’ Mobile
Tattoo
My Generation (partial)
Mannish Boy (partial)
Who’s Gonna Walk On Water
Squeeze Box
I Can See for Miles
Young Man Blues
Shakin’ All Over
Baba O’Riley
Johnny Cash Medley (aborted)
Blue, Red And Grey (aborted)
Born On The Bayou

www.cleveland.com/popmusic


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 5th, 2009 at 1:20pm


<  ---- What do you expect ?! Roger is NOT twenty- five years old anymore ( even though he looks like it ) .





Concur Lil' Buddy ( Lil' Fijikins )


Next year , The Who will have to tour like they did in 2000 & 2002  --  Ten or eleven gigs , then a nice break for a month   ......... ten or eleven gigs then break ................... otherwise Rog. will not make it through the tour and Pete's ex-wife is getting ready to take him to the cleaners so they BOTH need the money THIS time .

Developing ..............................................................



" Hit Me Ronnie ! "

Joey Moon ! ™


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 5th, 2009 at 1:43pm

Joey wrote on Nov 5th, 2009 at 1:20pm:
Next year, The Who will have to tour like they did in 2000 & 2002--Ten or eleven gigs, then a nice break for a month...


Sadly that may be about 9 or 10 too many...


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 5th, 2009 at 2:19pm
" Sadly that may be about 9 or 10 too many...  "


You make young Joey sad .


www.rememberthespectrum.com




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 5th, 2009 at 2:34pm

The Spectrum, 12/4/73


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 5th, 2009 at 3:28pm



When is demolition date ?!

Are they REALLY tearing that place down ?!

Why ?!


WHY ?!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 5th, 2009 at 3:29pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 5th, 2009 at 2:34pm:
The Spectrum, 12/4/73




best who ever!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 12th, 2009 at 12:05pm

The Who at the Super Bowl?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 12th, 2009 at 12:31pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 12th, 2009 at 12:05pm:
The Who at the Super Bowl?



best WHO shirt ever!!!
tori-praver.jpg (52 KB | )

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 12:35pm
" The Who at the Super Bowl " "


" Who wants some breaking news? Who wants to know who is performing at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 in Miami? Who wants me to shut up and just get to it already? Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, according to a source, The Who will take the stage during the NFL's championship game. Reached for comment, an NFL spokesperson said, "When we have something to announce, we'll announce it." I can assure you I'm not just writing this because Tori Praver rocked this body paint in Sports Illustrated's 2007 Swimsuit Issue, which was billed as "The Music Issue." The Who will be performing at the Super Bowl.  "


I actually had a dream about this last night .

Hope it does not rain that evening ........... WAIT !!!!



Love Reign O'er Me ?!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 12th, 2009 at 12:45pm
The Who at the Super Bowl " "


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :pukey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 12:56pm
" The Who at the Super Bowl " "


Hildi's Rock News  

WHO Tops Rock Fans Wish List for Superbowl Halftime 2010
By Hildi @ February 11, 2009 6:17 PM Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBacks (0)
Shawn from Deltona told me LED ZEPPELIN playing next year's Superbowl would be the Ultimate choice - especially if, somehow, they were able to keep it a surprise. Agreed! But Rolling Stone readers chose differently...see the list and give your opinion...


The Who have topped a new poll asking fans who they want to see at next year's Super Bowl halftime show.

I can only guess that most people think the prospect of Led Zeppelin playing the event is, well, not a prospect - or they would have topped the list.

Bruce Springsteen, who did a 12-minute set at this year's game, suggested that Coldplay are hired to play at Superbowl XLIV, which takes place at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami. However, the British band only came 15th in the new vote.

Previous acts to perform halftime shows include The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Prince and Aerosmith.

The top ten:

1. The Who
2. Pearl Jam
3. Guns n' Roses
4. Van Halen
5. Dave Matthews Band
6. Foo Fighters
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers
8. AC/DC
9. Neil Young
10. Led Zeppelin


http://whtq.com/blogs/rock_news/2009/02/who-tops-rock-fans-wish-list-f.html




Title: Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in Miami ...
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:08pm


So WHO is performing at the halftime of Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 in Miami?


" Who wants some breaking news? Who wants to know who is performing at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 in Miami? Who wants me to shut up and just get to it already? Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, according to a source, The Who will take the stage during the NFL's championship game. Reached for comment, an NFL spokesperson said, "When we have something to announce, we'll announce it." I can assure you I'm not just writing this because Tori Praver rocked this body paint in Sports Illustrated's 2007 Swimsuit Issue, which was billed as "The Music Issue." The Who will be performing at the Super Bowl.  "


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/extramustard/hotclicks/11/12/the-who-to-perform-at-halftime-of-super-bowl-xliv/index.html

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/extramustard/hotclicks/11/12/the-who-to-perform-at-halftime-of-super-bowl-xliv/index.html#ixzz0WfpjQqPh
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" Stones is Stones Baby ...... Bigger than ALL of us !!! "


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY Son ! ™

Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by Lazy Bones on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:14pm

Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:17pm
" What, the "Townshend/Who" thread ain't good enough ? "



**** SIGH !!!!! ******


www.rememberthespectrum.com




!!!!!!



Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:45pm
Here's what the setlist will be:
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O'Riley
Who Are You
Won't Get Fooled Again

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:50pm
" Here's what the setlist will be:
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O'Riley
Who Are You
Won't Get Fooled Again

***** SIGH !!!!! *******




Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by Pdog on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:56pm
pinball wizard will be played... fo shurzle...

Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by 72Tele on Nov 12th, 2009 at 2:08pm
The Who? Aren't they all dead?

God I hope it never comes down to Mick and Charlie or Charlie and Keith or Mick, Bernard and Bobby and a red tongue.  

Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 2:14pm
" The Who? Aren't they all dead? "

WHAT .. ?!  ... !!!!! :


!!!!!!







Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Nov 12th, 2009 at 4:39pm
This is gonna suck out loud

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2009 at 4:56pm
" This is gonna suck out loud "


YOU MAKE JOEY CRY LIKE BABY !!!!!!!!!


Why ?!


WHY ?!


Why do you make young Joey cry so violently ?!

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Title: Re:  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Feb. 7 in
Post by mojoman on Nov 12th, 2009 at 5:47pm

Joey wrote on Nov 12th, 2009 at 1:50pm:
" Here's what the setlist will be:
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O'Riley
Who Are You
Won't Get Fooled Again

***** SIGH !!!!! *******





pretty much the setlist they've been doing for the last thirty years

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Mr. Sex Drugs Rock n Roll on Nov 12th, 2009 at 5:55pm
Look on the bright side, at least Petey can eye fuck all the handsome young fellows in tight pants slapping each others anus, he'll be as happy as a hog in shit



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Nellcote on Nov 12th, 2009 at 6:24pm

Joey wrote on Nov 12th, 2009 at 4:56pm:
" This is gonna suck out loud "


YOU MAKE JOEY CRY LIKE BABY !!!!!!!!!


Why ?!


WHY ?!


Why do you make young Joey cry so violently ?!

WHY .. ?!   ... WHY ?!


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Joey, I hoping all is well with you, however, I am troubled by an item within this post.
I notice the first line of "why's" are one character to the left of each of the subsequent lines.
In addition, the first line is missing a why.
These faux pas ruin the intent of the remaining why's in your statement.
We are looking to impress the new posters to Rocks Off, these type of errors
reduce the high quality of posting which Rocks Off is known for.
Kindly be more cognizant of such items in the future if you desire to achieve maximum impact to your intent in this type of phraseology.  

Towards the WHO @ the Super Bowl, this is another example of English Rock providing maximum entertainment to the largest television viewing audience in February.  This will certainly trump any of the paltry acts presently being hailed as "superstars", only to be lost in the abyss of time (see N Sync) who have performed at this event in the past.  Roger Daltrey would be wise to end his solo tour now to rest his voice for this event, he needs all the help he can get.  I will look forward to Pete Townsend windmills & Zak Starkey intense drumming while consuming several glasses of a fine merlot.  

I will refrain from entertaining any thought to the participants in this epic event, as there are many important games left on the schedule.  One game at a time.

Thank you for your cooperation & support.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 12th, 2009 at 6:52pm

Game's on CBS.
Cue the CSI Trilogy.

And don't be surprised if they follow the lead of Petty and Springsteen and put tickets for their 2010 Tour on sale February 8th...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 13th, 2009 at 8:23am
" Game's on CBS.
Cue the CSI Trilogy.

And don't be surprised if they follow the lead of Petty and Springsteen and put tickets for their 2010 Tour on sale February 8th .... "


Damn Straight My Stonesian Brother ........ It is the SMART move !!!!

What better way to sell tickets as our nation rises out of the recession :




" The Who: Super Bowl halftime performers
Last Updated: 4:29 AM, November 13, 2009

Posted: 1:10 AM, November 13, 2009 "



" The Who will perform during halftime at this year's Super Bowl, according to reports.

The band, led by surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, are all set for Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7 in Miami, according to Sports Illustrated.

The NFL hasn't confirmed the booking, saying only that, "When we have something to announce, we'll announce it."

But the choice of the renowned British rockers makes sense, since CBS uses Who songs as intros for all three of its "CSI" shows: "Who Are You" ("CSI"), "Baba O'Riley" ("CSI: NY") and "Won't Get Fooled Again" ("CSI: Miami").

The Super Bowl -- which draws TV's biggest annual audience -- is traditionally a huge showcase for A-list acts during the halftime show.

In past years, the roster of performers has included Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson (and her infamous "wardrobe malfunction"), Paul McCartney, U2, The Rolling Stones, Prince and Bruce Springsteen.

CBS officials had no comment yesterday. "


http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/the_who_super_bowl_halftime_performers_3KlZoBjckCZ4olRCljqKtJ







Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 13th, 2009 at 8:29am
" Joey, I hoping all is well with you, however, I am troubled by an item within this post.
I notice the first line of "why's" are one character to the left of each of the subsequent lines.
In addition, the first line is missing a why.
These faux pas ruin the intent of the remaining why's in your statement.
We are looking to impress the new posters to Rocks Off, these type of errors
reduce the high quality of posting which Rocks Off is known for.
Kindly be more cognizant of such items in the future if you desire to achieve maximum impact to your intent in this type of phraseology.  "


Nellcote ............................



You make young Joey laugh like Hell !!!!!



" Towards the WHO @ the Super Bowl, this is another example of English Rock providing maximum entertainment to the largest television viewing audience in February.  This will certainly trump any of the paltry acts presently being hailed as "superstars", only to be lost in the abyss of time (see N Sync) who have performed at this event in the past.  Roger Daltrey would be wise to end his solo tour now to rest his voice for this event, he needs all the help he can get.  I will look forward to Pete Townsend windmills & Zak Starkey intense drumming while consuming several glasses of a fine merlot.   "


Merlot ?!



MERLOT  ..... ?!  .... !!!!!



Why ?!


WHY ?!

www.hesscollection.com





JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY FLY ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Nellcote on Nov 13th, 2009 at 9:42am
Yes Joseph, Merlot
Try these two sometime

'06 Merlot
http://www.donapaula.com.ar/ingles/nuestrosvinos.html

http://www.conosur.com/en/our-wines/cono-sur-single-varietal/merlot/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 13th, 2009 at 9:44am

Nellcote wrote on Nov 13th, 2009 at 9:42am:
Yes Joseph, Merlot


http://www.conosur.com/en/our-wines/cono-sur-single-varietal/merlot/



Joey Merlot?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 13th, 2009 at 10:04am


http://www.conosur.com/en/our-wines/cono-sur-single-varietal/merlot/[/quote]


Joey Merlot?


No Mojo  .... NOT Joey Merlot !!!! :





"  Cono Sur Merlot 2008

A soft and serious Merlot. A wine of great tipicity and remarkable fruit expression. This wine’s colour is dark and intense. In nose, concentrated notes of black fruit and soft hints of sweet toasted oak. In mouth this Merlot surprises with its excellent structure, balanced acidity, fruit intensity and pleasantly ripe tannins. Undoubtedly to be drunk young.

Food Pairing

Merlot can be served with steaks, burgers, duck, lamb, and pork. It also goes quite well with rare tuna and foods flavoured with balsamic vinegar. This wine is also smooth enough to accompany a salad toppled with cheese or cold cuts. "






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Starbuck on Nov 13th, 2009 at 7:21pm

Nellcote wrote on Nov 12th, 2009 at 6:24pm:
These faux pas ruin the intent of the remaining why's in your statement.
We are looking to impress the new posters to Rocks Off, these type of errors
reduce the high quality of posting which Rocks Off is known for.

come now nellie dear

anytime joey touches a keyboard, it reduces the high quality of posting which Rocks Off is known for.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Kilroy on Nov 13th, 2009 at 8:11pm
I for one am glad they are playing!
But I will say The Who to Me can't be the Who with THE MOON..............
Not to mention The Ox..................................................................
But I still will be all EARS...............................................................
h7-asafekeithmoon.jpg (17 KB | )

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 14th, 2009 at 8:49am
" I for one am glad they are playing!
But I will say The Who to Me can be the Who with THE MOON..............
Not to mention The Ox..................................................................
But I still will be all EARS  .... "


Come To Joey .........................

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 14th, 2009 at 10:30am
Here you go Joey. Here is a semi-listenable Rog performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN_9lsa5xHY

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 14th, 2009 at 1:36pm
" Here you go Joey. Here is a semi-listenable Rog performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN_9lsa5xHY "


Great Stuff !!!!


Thanks Sweet charmed Life !!


Roger's voice actually seems to be getting stronger as this solo tour of his progresses  .....he should be in Super Bowl Form by the time February rolls around .

Developing ......................................



" Hit Me Ronnie ! "


'kins ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 14th, 2009 at 1:49pm

Joey wrote on Nov 14th, 2009 at 1:36pm:
Roger's voice actually seems to be getting stronger as this solo tour of his progresses.....


Maybe he should cancel shows more often...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 14th, 2009 at 2:08pm
" Maybe he should cancel shows more often... "


*** SIGH !!!! ***


http://www.1070thefan.com/sterling/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10071124

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3idc37ef3d9b1c8d9e631d94445fb1e663



" Nov 13, 2009, 11:58 AM ET

NEW YORK -- 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 NFL championship game, scheduled for Feb. 7 in Miami.

The NFL has yet to officially confirm the report, saying, "When we have something to announce, we'll announce it."

During a recent stop on his "Use It or Lose It" solo tour, frontman Roger Daltrey told Billboard.com that he and bandmate/composer Pete Townshend were working on new material for the Who's followup to 2006's "Endless Wire."

"Hopefully if this tour has done it's job, I'll be in really good form as a vocalist," said Daltrey. "And who knows, we might make our best work."

Townshend has also acknowledged working on two projects -- a new musical called "Floss" and the Who's next album, which he has said will include some pieces from the "Floss" project. "






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by CrissCrossMind on Nov 14th, 2009 at 7:28pm
"moving to Montana soon ... gonna become a dental Floss tycoon!" ... super size it ...  :perverted

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 17th, 2009 at 4:36pm

The Who Booked for Super Bowl XLIV, Source Tells Rolling Stone

11/17/09, 5:04 pm EST


Photo: Kanaris/Getty

The Who have signed to play during halftime at Super Bowl XLIV, a source close to the performance confirms to Rolling Stone. “It’s 100 percent The Who,” the source says. “They signed a long time ago.” The official announcement from the band and the NFL is expected on Thanksgiving Day, according to another source familiar with the deal. The game, which will take place February 7th in Miami, will be broadcast on CBS.

www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 17th, 2009 at 5:07pm

The Who Booked for Super Bowl XLIV, Source Tells Rolling Stone

11/17/09, 5:04 pm EST


Photo: Kanaris/Getty

The Who have signed to play during halftime at Super Bowl XLIV, a source close to the performance confirms to Rolling Stone. “It’s 100 percent The Who,” the source says. “They signed a long time ago.” The official announcement from the band and the NFL is expected on Thanksgiving Day, according to another source familiar with the deal. The game, which will take place February 7th in Miami, will be broadcast on CBS.

www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily



I AM NOW SO EXCITED THAT I AM TYPING THIS WITH MY NIPPLES AND PENIS !!!!!!!!!



www.rememberthespectrum.com


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 17th, 2009 at 6:04pm

Joey wrote on Nov 17th, 2009 at 5:07pm:
The Who Booked for Super Bowl XLIV, Source Tells Rolling Stone

11/17/09, 5:04 pm EST


Photo: Kanaris/Getty

The Who have signed to play during halftime at Super Bowl XLIV, a source close to the performance confirms to Rolling Stone. “It’s 100 percent The Who,” the source says. “They signed a long time ago.” The official announcement from the band and the NFL is expected on Thanksgiving Day, according to another source familiar with the deal. The game, which will take place February 7th in Miami, will be broadcast on CBS.

www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily



I AM NOW SO EXCITED THAT I AM TYPING THIS WITH MY NIPPLES AND PENIS !!!!!!!!!



www.rememberthespectrum.com

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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 19th, 2009 at 2:46pm
" Here you go Joey. Here is a semi-listenable Rog performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN_9lsa5xHY "


!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 19th, 2009 at 3:15pm
roger daltrey-****************NOKIA THEATER NYC**************

TOMMOROW!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 19th, 2009 at 3:31pm
" roger daltrey-****************NOKIA THEATER NYC**************

TOMMOROW !!!! "

WHAT ?! :

!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 20th, 2009 at 1:02pm
I'll be there tonight at the Nokia too. Supposed to be an opening act but I dont know who. Friday night in the city, it's gonna be a cool show and I always wish for 'special guests' ~ hey, you never know, maybe Steven Tyler will pop up on stage, haha!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 20th, 2009 at 4:40pm
" I'll be there tonight at the Nokia too. Supposed to be an opening act but I dont know who. Friday night in the city, it's gonna be a cool show and I always wish for 'special guests' ~ hey, you never know, maybe Steven Tyler will pop up on stage, haha ! "

<------ Enjoy the show tonight Bitch !!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 20th, 2009 at 6:34pm

Joey wrote on Nov 20th, 2009 at 4:40pm:
" I'll be there tonight at the Nokia too. Supposed to be an opening act but I dont know who. Friday night in the city, it's gonna be a cool show and I always wish for 'special guests' ~ hey, you never know, maybe Steven Tyler will pop up on stage, haha ! "

<------ Enjoy the show tonight Bitch !!!!!!!

Joey,don't these people know they are going to get Nokia'd? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QNHzeIJUWc&feature=PlayList&p=54F9457A40565917&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1 :aimama

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 21st, 2009 at 12:37pm

Looks like a mighty fine show in NYC last night - 'Naked Eye', 'Born On The Bayou', 'The Real Me'...

What say those in attendance?

Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Days Of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Going Mobile
Naked Eye
I'm A Man/My Generation
I Can See For Miles
Squeeze Box
Born On The Bayou
Young Man Blues
The Real Me
Walk On Water
Baba O'Riley
Johnny Cash Medley
Blue, Red And Grey
Without Your Love

from www.thewho.com


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 21st, 2009 at 1:25pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 21st, 2009 at 12:37pm:
Looks like a mighty fine show in NYC last night - 'Naked Eye', 'Born On The Bayou', 'The Real Me'...

What say those in attendance?

Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Days Of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Going Mobile
Naked Eye
I'm A Man/My Generation
I Can See For Miles
Squeeze Box
Born On The Bayou
Young Man Blues
The Real Me
Walk On Water
Baba O'Riley
Johnny Cash Medley
Blue, Red And Grey
Without Your Love

from www.thewho.com




i stayed home and blasted the summit dvd from 75. it was awesome!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 21st, 2009 at 2:28pm

" Looks like a mighty fine show in NYC last night - 'Naked Eye', 'Born On The Bayou', 'The Real Me'...

What say those in attendance?

Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Days Of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Going Mobile
Naked Eye
I'm A Man/My Generation
I Can See For Miles
Squeeze Box
Born On The Bayou
Young Man Blues
The Real Me
Walk On Water
Baba O'Riley
Johnny Cash Medley
Blue, Red And Grey
Without Your Love

from www.thewho.com




Joey Like !!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 12:27pm

Joey wrote on Nov 21st, 2009 at 2:28pm:
" Looks like a mighty fine show in NYC last night - 'Naked Eye', 'Born On The Bayou', 'The Real Me'...

What say those in attendance?

Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Days Of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Going Mobile
Naked Eye
I'm A Man/My Generation
I Can See For Miles
Squeeze Box
Born On The Bayou
Young Man Blues
The Real Me
Walk On Water
Baba O'Riley
Johnny Cash Medley
Blue, Red And Grey
Without Your Love

from www.thewho.com




Joey Like !!!!!!

That's a good setlist. Now if they can just find somebody who can play it well.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 12:44pm

Daltrey's band includes longtime Who sideman - and Pete's little brother - Simon.
His playing and singing are spot on.

Guitarist Frank Simes has recorded and toured with a guy name Mick Jagger.

Bassist Jon Button has recorded and toured with several acts, including Sheryl Crow.

Drummer Scott Devours is no Zak Starkey, but he's no slouch either.  


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiNik8erCg

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:06pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 12:44pm:
Daltrey's band includes longtime Who sideman - and Pete's little brother - Simon.
His playing and singing are spot on.

Guitarist Frank Simes has recorded and toured with a guy name Mick Jagger.

Bassist Jon Button has recorded and toured with several acts, including Sheryl Crow.

Drummer Scott Devours is no Zak Starkey, but he's no slouch either.  


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiNik8erCg

Sounds like a great Who tribute band. ::)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:09pm

What's your point?

Townshend has toured without Daltrey. Was that a Who tribute?

Were Jagger and Richards' solo jaunts Stones tributes?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:11pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:06pm:

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 12:44pm:
Daltrey's band includes longtime Who sideman - and Pete's little brother - Simon.
His playing and singing are spot on.

Guitarist Frank Simes has recorded and toured with a guy name Mick Jagger.

Bassist Jon Button has recorded and toured with several acts, including Sheryl Crow.

Drummer Scott Devours is no Zak Starkey, but he's no slouch either.  


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiNik8erCg

Sounds like a great Who tribute band. ::)



roger waters toured with a great PF tribute band last time around and prolly next year also!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:21pm

mojoman wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:11pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:06pm:

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 12:44pm:
Daltrey's band includes longtime Who sideman - and Pete's little brother - Simon.
His playing and singing are spot on.

Guitarist Frank Simes has recorded and toured with a guy name Mick Jagger.

Bassist Jon Button has recorded and toured with several acts, including Sheryl Crow.

Drummer Scott Devours is no Zak Starkey, but he's no slouch either.  


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiNik8erCg

Sounds like a great Who tribute band. ::)



roger waters toured with a great PF tribute band last time around and prolly next year also!!!

I know I saw that tour. At least that Rog still has his pipes.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:53pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:21pm:

mojoman wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:11pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:06pm:

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 12:44pm:
Daltrey's band includes longtime Who sideman - and Pete's little brother - Simon.
His playing and singing are spot on.

Guitarist Frank Simes has recorded and toured with a guy name Mick Jagger.

Bassist Jon Button has recorded and toured with several acts, including Sheryl Crow.

Drummer Scott Devours is no Zak Starkey, but he's no slouch either.  


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiNik8erCg

Sounds like a great Who tribute band. ::)



roger waters toured with a great PF tribute band last time around and prolly next year also!!!

I know I saw that tour. At least that Rog still has his pipes.



most of their fans still had theirs

:smoking

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Nov 23rd, 2009 at 3:18am
This is one of THE best audience filmed DVD's you will ever see!:)

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=277319

Roger Daltrey
The Music Box
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ
Friday, November 13, 2009


Filmed in full high definition, rendered to standard definition DVD as I don't have Blue-Ray capability.


Video: Sony HDR-CX520 (AVCHD, filmed in 1920 X 1080i)
Audio: DPA 4061s (HEBs) > ST-9100 > R-09 (24/44.1) > wav file > Sound Studio > convert 16 bit
Workflow: USB > iMovie '09 (sync audio/video) > iDVD > DVD > MacTheRipper (extract files, no re-encoding) > VIDEO_TS file
Filmed, taped and authored by: Tapehead2

DVD attributes obtained with MPEG Streamclip:
Video: DVD-NTSC, MPEG-2, 16:9, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps, bitrate 7.66 Mbps
Audio: 2ch PCM stereo, 48 kHz, bitrate 1.54 Mbps


Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day. Despite the threat of a nor'easter that put six Jersey shore counties in a state of emergency, I made the rainy ninety minute drive down the AC Expressway to see Roger on his "Use It Or Lose It" tour. Everything went right - all the stars must have been aligned - and I came away with this really nice capture which I'm happy to share with Who fans everywhere.


See screenshots below.

YouTube previews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MkBkriVQaQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00INVCANtSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEmtlebu4uA


Many thanks to toolrep1. Had he not contacted me, this never would have been filmed.

And on a more personal note:

I'd like to give a shout out to Mrs. Tapehead, who has unwaveringly supported me in all my taping (and recently filming) endeavors. She puts up with my running off to gigs, my endless techie talk, my spending hours in front of the computer. She's the perfect seatmate, doesn't mind not saying a word from start to finish, didn't get upset even when I got busted for videotaping. She's the first "other set of ears" after the show and helps me preview DVDs. She never EVER gives me a hard time about devoting so much time to my hobby. For that I thank you, Mrs. Tapehead! You're the best!



DVD 1: 0:49:55

Intro
Who Are You
Pictures of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Days of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Goin' Mobile


DVD 2: 0:56:24

I'm A Man/My Generation
I Can See For Miles
Squeeze Box
Who's Gonna Walk On Water
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Johnny Cash medley: I Got Stripes/Folsom Prison Blues/There You Go/Train of Love/Ring of Fire
Blue, Red and Grey
Without Your Love




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 23rd, 2009 at 8:20am
" This is one of THE best audience filmed DVD's you will ever see!:)

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=277319

Roger Daltrey
The Music Box
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ
Friday, November 13, 2009


Filmed in full high definition, rendered to standard definition DVD as I don't have Blue-Ray capability.


Video: Sony HDR-CX520 (AVCHD, filmed in 1920 X 1080i)
Audio: DPA 4061s (HEBs) > ST-9100 > R-09 (24/44.1) > wav file > Sound Studio > convert 16 bit
Workflow: USB > iMovie '09 (sync audio/video) > iDVD > DVD > MacTheRipper (extract files, no re-encoding) > VIDEO_TS file
Filmed, taped and authored by: Tapehead2

DVD attributes obtained with MPEG Streamclip:
Video: DVD-NTSC, MPEG-2, 16:9, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps, bitrate 7.66 Mbps
Audio: 2ch PCM stereo, 48 kHz, bitrate 1.54 Mbps


Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day. Despite the threat of a nor'easter that put six Jersey shore counties in a state of emergency, I made the rainy ninety minute drive down the AC Expressway to see Roger on his "Use It Or Lose It" tour. Everything went right - all the stars must have been aligned - and I came away with this really nice capture which I'm happy to share with Who fans everywhere.


See screenshots below.

YouTube previews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MkBkriVQaQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00INVCANtSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEmtlebu4uA


Many thanks to toolrep1. Had he not contacted me, this never would have been filmed.

And on a more personal note:

I'd like to give a shout out to Mrs. Tapehead, who has unwaveringly supported me in all my taping (and recently filming) endeavors. She puts up with my running off to gigs, my endless techie talk, my spending hours in front of the computer. She's the perfect seatmate, doesn't mind not saying a word from start to finish, didn't get upset even when I got busted for videotaping. She's the first "other set of ears" after the show and helps me preview DVDs. She never EVER gives me a hard time about devoting so much time to my hobby. For that I thank you, Mrs. Tapehead! You're the best!



DVD 1: 0:49:55

Intro
Who Are You
Pictures of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Days of Light
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Goin' Mobile


DVD 2: 0:56:24

I'm A Man/My Generation
I Can See For Miles
Squeeze Box
Who's Gonna Walk On Water
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Johnny Cash medley: I Got Stripes/Folsom Prison Blues/There You Go/Train of Love/Ring of Fire
Blue, Red and Grey
Without Your Love



Bob ...............................


You have a PM .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 23rd, 2009 at 11:30am
Hey guys ~ I have no free time to post now but I am working on uploading the awesome videos and pics from the Nokia show to post and review later. I just wanted to step in and say that DALTREY started out the show by stating 'this is NOT a WHO show so dont expect to hear the Who' so I was surprised that they played so many Who songs. I guess Roger wanted to make it clear that the band isnt a Who replacement band. They sounded great, I took some cool pics and will post them when I have a few minutes. I'm in Nashville now, but have my laptop here. Country Music at the Ryman Auditorium and last night I took my son to see JOHN FOGERTY who also played Born on the Bayou and he did it 1000x better than Daltrey! I was shocked FOGERTY is in great shape and can really carry a tune and play at a very high level musically and energy-wise he is uo there with MICK!  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 23rd, 2009 at 11:37pm
Fogerty kicks Daltry's ass always :smoking

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 24th, 2009 at 10:48am

Daltry?


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Nov 24th, 2009 at 11:23am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Nov 22nd, 2009 at 1:21pm:

I know I saw that tour. At least that Rog still has his pipes.[/quote]

No, he has tapes.  Just like Brit-Brit.  :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 26th, 2009 at 7:03pm
" THE WHO AT THE SUPERBOWL
THE WHO TO PERFORM
FEBRUARY 7 DURING THE BRIDGESTONE
SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW ON CBS

The Who will perform in the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW on CBS Sports at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, the NFL announced today during halftime of the Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys game on CBS.

The Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. More than 151 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.  The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.  

The Who join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney.

Few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who .  Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n' roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music's most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after.  Inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, the band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, placing 27 top-forty singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's pummeling Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia, 1978's Who Are You, and their most recently acclaimed Endless Wire, their first full length album of new material in nearly two decades.  Last year they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

Singer ROGER DALTREY, guitarist and songwriter PETE TOWNSHEND, The Who's two remaining original members, are once again being hailed as rock standard bearers.  Daltrey and Townshend debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems--“I Can’t Explain,” “The Kids Are Alright” and “My Generation.” Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,”  “Pinball Wizard,” Who Are You,” and,” You Better You Bet.” Unprecedented demand for their sold out trek across the globe, which began in 2007 and blazed up until the first half of 2009, reaffirmed their reputation as rock's most influential and robust performing artists.  

This year marks the third time the Bridgestone brand has sponsored the Super Bowl halftime show.  

The BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW is an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER and directed by HAMISH HAMILTON. "


www.thewho.com




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 26th, 2009 at 8:39pm
Pics from the Nokia Theater, November 20, 2009
Cool outside lighted sign


The Ladies Room was very nice!

Roger was smiling right at me, I kept shouting out to him and waving my arms up in the air!He was looking at me and lauging because I was jumping up and down like a crazy fvcking lunatic! Of course I couldnt hold the camera still enough to get it clear but I love this pic!!! He is so cute!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 26th, 2009 at 9:38pm
i always wondered what went on behind the doors of the ladies rooms. i guess this is why the lines always seem so long and many crash the mens rooms..........

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 27th, 2009 at 7:35am

mojoman wrote on Nov 26th, 2009 at 9:38pm:
i always wondered what went on behind the doors of the ladies rooms. i guess this is why the lines always seem so long and many crash the mens rooms..........


I KNEW some of the men would be interested in seeing this pic! Most 'Ladies Rooms' are nothing special, but this was a really nice one! They say you can tell a quality of a restaurant/pub/venue by its rest rooms. If they are dirty, the kitchens are also dirty. The mind wonders, I've worked in restaurants where you wouldnt want to see what goes on in the klitchen! Once they dropped a piece of cake on the floor, picked it up, scraped off the side and served it. Another time a piece of meat was green so they cut off the bad part and served the 'good' side. They do this type of thing all the time in restaurants here in the US, and I imagine all over the world, which is why I prefer to eat at home.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 27th, 2009 at 11:50am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Nov 26th, 2009 at 10:12pm:
The Who to perform at halftime during Super Bowl

(AP)

NEW YORK — The Who will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl this season.

The NFL announced during Thursday's game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the longtime rock band known for classic hits such as "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O'Riley" will play Feb. 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

Driven by singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend, the band's two remaining original members, The Who gained fame in the mid-1960s and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Recent halftime acts at the Super Bowl have included Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince and the Rolling Stones.

The Super Bowl halftime show is sponsored by Bridgestone.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Is this just in from the breaking news Dept?.....Thanks Joey. :wtf3

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 29th, 2009 at 6:05pm
OK I just finished posting these Daltrey videos up on Youtube. Please rate favorably ***** and enjoy!

NAKED EYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51vaIQRcePE
TATOO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d5TRLy_OSQ
GOING MOBILE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKViIpnNgrA
MANNISH BOY ~ I CAN SEE FOR MILES ~ MY GENERATION (medley)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TLZ-xMzO04
BORN ON THE BAYOU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF8YEmSqVc4
SQUEEZEBOX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTzx96lFkc

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 29th, 2009 at 6:14pm
" OK I just finished posting these Daltrey videos up on Youtube. Please rate favorably ***** and enjoy!

NAKED EYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51vaIQRcePE
TATOO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d5TRLy_OSQ
GOING MOBILE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKViIpnNgrA
MANNISH BOY ~ I CAN SEE FOR MILES ~ MY GENERATION (medley)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TLZ-xMzO04
BORN ON THE BAYOU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF8YEmSqVc4
SQUEEZEBOX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTzx96lFkc


Full Frontal Nuzzle Coming Your Way Bitch !!!!!!


Full FRONTAL !!!!!!!!!!


Watching these videos demonstrates how important it is to just have some friggin FUN in life .

Roger is having a BLAST and is reminding all of us that Rock n' Roll should be FUN !!!

Somewhere along the way the Rolling Stones ( .... and Peter T .  ) have forgotten that one important fact . It is the same way with songwriting   ---- all Pete needs to do is relax , have some fun and write about fifty Lil' Ditties and throw them against the wall  ........ guaranteed that twelve good ones will stick and there you have the album . Word !!!!



JACKY !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 29th, 2009 at 6:33pm
Maybe Daltrey (sp correct) should think about doing an all instrumental show. :-[

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 29th, 2009 at 6:34pm
" Maybe Daltrey (sp correct) should think about doing an all instrumental show. "


You shall NOT be greeted during next spring's Who Concert Tour . Word !!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 30th, 2009 at 12:27pm

Picked up the 'In The Attic' 2 CD/1 DVD set for $3.99 at Best Buy yesterday.

Pete's solo take of 'Drowned' makes it worth the scratch...
   

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 8:41am

" Picked up the 'In The Attic' 2 CD/1 DVD set for $3.99 at Best Buy yesterday.

Pete's solo take of 'Drowned' makes it worth the scratch... "


I would like to caress your kneecaps .
   

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 12:32pm

Carnegie Hall is presenting "The Music Of The Who" on March 2nd.

Wonder if Pete and Roger will be there...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 1:13pm
" Carnegie Hall is presenting "The Music Of The Who" on March 2nd.

Wonder if Pete and Roger will be there... "


PRESENTED BY MICHAEL DORF

The Music of the Who

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage (Seating Chart)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 8 PM

Tickets from $45 - $130
Program  



I would like to nibble your elbows .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Jesus Christ on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 1:24pm

Joey wrote on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 1:13pm:
" Carnegie Hall is presenting "The Music Of The Who" on March 2nd.

Wonder if Pete and Roger will be there... "


PRESENTED BY MICHAEL DORF



I love his stuff!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Dec 7th, 2009 at 3:53pm

7th December, 2009
ROGER ON THE ROAD WITH ERIC IN FEB/MARCH 2010

On the heels of two major U.S. Grammy nominations for his CD release with Steve Winwood last year, Eric Clapton has announced a series of North American solo shows.  The tour will begin on February 25 in Pittsburgh, PA and will travel to 11 U.S. cities and feature a very special guest, Roger Daltrey to kick off the show.

In recent years, Clapton has done some of his most innovative and collaborative work, pairing with iconic artists such as Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck and JJ Cale for concert and CD projects.  Recent concert set lists have seen a variety of Clapton music featuring some of his biggest solo hits alongside classic Derek and The Dominos and Blind Faith songs.  The band will consist of Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton and Walt Richmond on keyboards, and Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.


Ticket On-Sale Information
Check local listings for on-sale dates and ticket availability.

Thursday, February 25 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Saturday, February 27 Nashville, TN Sommett Center
Sunday, February 28 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Jefferson
Tuesday, March 2 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wednesday, March 3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Friday, March 5 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Saturday, March 6 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Monday, March 8 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
Tuesday, March 9 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
Thursday, March 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
Saturday, March 13 Orlando, FL Amway Arena

www.thewho.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 7th, 2009 at 4:02pm
7th December, 2009
ROGER ON THE ROAD WITH ERIC IN FEB/MARCH 2010

On the heels of two major U.S. Grammy nominations for his CD release with Steve Winwood last year, Eric Clapton has announced a series of North American solo shows.  The tour will begin on February 25 in Pittsburgh, PA and will travel to 11 U.S. cities and feature a very special guest, Roger Daltrey to kick off the show.

In recent years, Clapton has done some of his most innovative and collaborative work, pairing with iconic artists such as Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck and JJ Cale for concert and CD projects.  Recent concert set lists have seen a variety of Clapton music featuring some of his biggest solo hits alongside classic Derek and The Dominos and Blind Faith songs.  The band will consist of Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton and Walt Richmond on keyboards, and Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.


Ticket On-Sale Information
Check local listings for on-sale dates and ticket availability.

Thursday, February 25 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Saturday, February 27 Nashville, TN Sommett Center
Sunday, February 28 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Jefferson
Tuesday, March 2 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wednesday, March 3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Friday, March 5 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Saturday, March 6 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Monday, March 8 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
Tuesday, March 9 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
Thursday, March 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
Saturday, March 13 Orlando, FL Amway Arena  "


THIS MAKES JOEY EXCITED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


**** Young Joey Now Walking Around the House With his Penis Sticking Out ! *****


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Nellcote on Dec 7th, 2009 at 7:35pm
Maybe my spaceship has not touched down recently, but I noticed Willie Weeks on bass with Clapton.
Has he been touring with any other band?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Dec 7th, 2009 at 7:41pm

Willie's been playing with Clapton for a few years...


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Nellcote on Dec 7th, 2009 at 8:05pm
Thanks Lefty!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 8th, 2009 at 12:01pm
" Thanks Lefty ! "

" Clapton Dates – U.S. With Daltrey, Europe With Winwood  "


" Eric Clapton keeps loading up his touring schedule, announcing a U.S. run with special guest Roger Daltrey, and a European outing with his old Blind Faith mate Steve Winwood.


The twin announcements come one week after Clapton and Jeff Beck announced three February dates for the U.S. and Canada – New York (Feb. 18), Toronto (Feb. 21) and Montreal (Feb. 22). Since the announcement a second show has been added to New York – Feb. 19 at Madison Square Garden.

The Clapton solo U.S. tour begins shortly after the dates with Beck, kicking off Feb. 25 in Pittsburgh at the Mellon Arena. From there the tour heads to Nashville for a gig at The Sommet Center Feb. 27 and plays Birmingham at the BJCC Arena Feb. 28.

Other stops on the 11-city tour include Tulsa (March 2), Kansas City (March 3), Memphis (March 5), New Orleans (March 6), Raleigh (March 8), Atlanta (March 9) and Ft. Lauderdale (March 11). Last date on the itinerary is March 13 in Orlando at Amway Arena.

Recreating the successful Clapton / Winwood 2009 North America tour, the Blind Faith partners head to Europe for a May/June co-headline, beginning May 18 in Birmingham, England, at the NEC.

Other Euro dates include London at Wembley Arena May 20; Merksem (Antwerp), Belgium, at Sportpaleis May 23; Paris at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy May 25 and Dusseldorf at Philipshalle May 28.

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
June 12, 2009



Other cities on the listing include Arnhem (May 29), Malmo (May 31), Berlin (June 2), Hamburg (June 3), Munich (June 5), Vienna (June 7), Belgrade (June 9) and Bucharest June 11. Last date on the Clapton/Winwood Euro tour is June 13 in Turkey at Santral Istanbul.

All ticket sales will be announced locally. For more information, click here for Eric Clapton’s Web site and here for Steve Winwood’s home on the ‘Net.  "



http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2009/12/08/700849.aspx

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Dec 10th, 2009 at 6:23pm



The first announced performing artists to pay tribute to The Who:
Warren Haynes & Gov't Mule, Postelles, Robyn Hitchcock, The Smithereens, Sondre Lerche, Mose Allison, Matt Nathanson, Gaslight Anthem, Frank Black (of the Pixies), Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü), and Living Colour

MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED (subject to change)

www.carnegiewho.com


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Dec 22nd, 2009 at 5:36pm

Bettye LaVette has been added to the list of performers for the Carnegie Hall Who Tribute.

Might have to go and see this in person - 'Love Reign O'er Me'

www.carnegiewho.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by moy on Dec 28th, 2009 at 12:34pm
Groups protest Pete Townshend's Super Bowl appearance over child porn charge
By Jim Farber
Daily News Staff Writer
Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:37 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/28/2009-12-28_pete_townshend.html#ixzz0b0dPPBMz

:wtf3 :aimama


Brownbill/AP
Pete Townshend of The Who. His appearance at the Super Bowl is being protested because of a child pornography charge.

Who's playing the Super Bowl half time show this season?

The Who were supposed to. But if a pair of watchdog groups have their way, that won't happen, according to ButlerReport.com.

The groups - Child AbuseWatch and Protect Our Children - are incensed that the NFL invited Pete Townshend's band to play February's halftime show, since the guitarist was a registered sex offender in the U.K. between 2003 and 2008. Townshend had to register for that five year period after admitting to breaking the law by searching for child pornography on his computer.

While Townshend may have copped to downloading the porn, he said it was part of research he was doing to help stop the practice.

The advocacy groups aren't appeased.

Protect Our Children has not only been protesting the NFL over the Who's inclusion in the Super Bowl. They've also contacted the Immigration and Naturalization Department about the issue.

They're calling on a clause in U.S. immigration law which allows authorities to deny entrance to the country to "aliens convicted of - and those who admit - having committed a crime involving moral turpitude."

POC's Kevin Gillick ranted to the ButlerReport, "how he (Townshend) has been given access to the U.S. remains a mystery or perhaps it's another demonstration of celebrity privilege."

According to the U.K.'s Guardian, the NFL has responded to the groups with a letter stating that Townshend never faced criminal charges in the matter.

Last year, Child AbuseWatch wrote to the organization behind the Kennedy Center Awards protesting their decision to honor Townshend and his band. The honor went through as planned.

The Superbowl takes place Feb. 7 in Miami.

jfarber@nydailynews.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Dec 28th, 2009 at 4:24pm

moy wrote on Dec 28th, 2009 at 12:34pm:
Groups protest Pete Townshend's Super Bowl appearance over child porn charge
By Jim Farber
Daily News Staff Writer
Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:37 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/28/2009-12-28_pete_townshend.html#ixzz0b0dPPBMz

:wtf3 :aimama


Brownbill/AP
Pete Townshend of The Who. His appearance at the Super Bowl is being protested because of a child pornography charge.

Who's playing the Super Bowl half time show this season?

The Who were supposed to. But if a pair of watchdog groups have their way, that won't happen, according to ButlerReport.com.

The groups - Child AbuseWatch and Protect Our Children - are incensed that the NFL invited Pete Townshend's band to play February's halftime show, since the guitarist was a registered sex offender in the U.K. between 2003 and 2008. Townshend had to register for that five year period after admitting to breaking the law by searching for child pornography on his computer.

While Townshend may have copped to downloading the porn, he said it was part of research he was doing to help stop the practice.

The advocacy groups aren't appeased.

Protect Our Children has not only been protesting the NFL over the Who's inclusion in the Super Bowl. They've also contacted the Immigration and Naturalization Department about the issue.

They're calling on a clause in U.S. immigration law which allows authorities to deny entrance to the country to "aliens convicted of - and those who admit - having committed a crime involving moral turpitude."

POC's Kevin Gillick ranted to the ButlerReport, "how he (Townshend) has been given access to the U.S. remains a mystery or perhaps it's another demonstration of celebrity privilege."

According to the U.K.'s Guardian, the NFL has responded to the groups with a letter stating that Townshend never faced criminal charges in the matter.

Last year, Child AbuseWatch wrote to the organization behind the Kennedy Center Awards protesting their decision to honor Townshend and his band. The honor went through as planned.

The Superbowl takes place Feb. 7 in Miami.





jfarber@nydailynews.com



uncle ernie?



I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie
I'm glad you won't see or hear me
As I fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !

Your mother left me here to mind you
Now I'm doing what I want to
Fiddling about
Fiddling about
Fiddle about!

Down with the bedclothes
Up with your nightshirt!
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !

Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !

You won't shout as I fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !
Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle.
Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle.
Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle.
Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle...FIDDLE!













Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Dec 30th, 2009 at 4:26pm

Nice grandstanding by these "watchdogs".
Get some free pub for your organization by attaching it to a giant media event.

Guess they weren't watching while Pete toured the US a few times since his 2003 legal matter...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 30th, 2009 at 6:12pm
" Nice grandstanding by these "watchdogs".
Get some free pub for your organization by attaching it to a giant media event.

Guess they weren't watching while Pete toured the US a few times since his 2003 legal matter... "


Full Frontal Nuzzle Coming Your Way Me Stonesian Brother .

Full FRONTAL !!!!!!

Joey Townshend

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Dec 31st, 2009 at 8:07am
The Who are obviously British.  In the British lexicon collective nouns such as pop groups are regarded as plural.  

Then why isn't the UK edition of the Who's first album titled "The Who Sing My Generation" instead of "Sings"?

This troubles me.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 31st, 2009 at 11:00am
" The Who are obviously British.  In the British lexicon collective nouns such as pop groups are regarded as plural.  

Then why isn't the UK edition of the Who's first album titled "The Who Sing My Generation" instead of "Sings"?

This troubles me. "


**** " WTF ?! " ****


****** " ? " *********


*********  Why ?! ***********




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Dec 31st, 2009 at 11:14am
THE WHO MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO ACT LIKE THEY ARE STILL 30 LIKE THE STONES.I'M AFRAID THE SUPER BOWL APPEARANCE WILL BE AN EMBARRASMENT..BAD CHOICE ON BOTH SIDES.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 31st, 2009 at 7:03pm
" THE WHO MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO ACT LIKE THEY ARE STILL 30 LIKE THE STONES.I'M AFRAID THE SUPER BOWL APPEARANCE WILL BE AN EMBARRASMENT..BAD CHOICE ON BOTH SIDES. "


Perks ...............................................................................



www.thewho.com



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Jan 4th, 2010 at 7:28pm
I'll be watching it at the bar, wearing my Who shirt! My local Tavern has several large screen HDTV's so it's going to be more fun than the game! Pinball Wizard would be a good choice for a song, since there are pinball machines there too! And Teenage Wasteland, since we're all wasted!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Boomy on Jan 4th, 2010 at 7:43pm
You can buy "Endless Wire" for $3.99 at BestBuy.com if you're interested........ :blankfriggingstare1

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 4th, 2010 at 9:56pm
" You can buy "Endless Wire" for $3.99 at BestBuy.com if you're interested........  "

!!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Boomy on Jan 21st, 2010 at 7:45pm
:weed

Saw a man about fifty or so
He looked lonely but his eyes were bright
He was walking up the Holland Park Road
And I stopped him to ask for a light
He practacally froze when I spoke
But eased when he saw my cigarette
Then I saw as he lit up my smoke
Beneath his coat he was naked and wet

With eyes full of shame
For he knew that I knew
He slumped to the wall with a moan
I said "I know there's no name
For what you go through
But how can you do it alone."

I crossed the street to the local newstore
Flicked through some cheap magazines
Beside me some schoolkid I saw
Push some girlie mags down into his jeans
The shop girl was watching amazed
Asked me to call for the police.
She screamed at his blushing young face
And he escaped into the streets.

With eyes full of shame [etc.]

Do it alone, how can you do it alone,
I need your help, so I can do it by myself.
Do it alone, don't have to breathe down a phone
I ain't got a clue, 'bout the things that you do
But how...can you do it alone.

How can you do it.

Back at the flat my girl sat in the shower
And wasn't too keen on me sharing
She came out well after an hour
And by that time I was past caring
Some women it seems have the knack
Of attaining that stars in their dreams
They simply relax and lay back
While people like us scratch our jeans.

With eyes full of shame
And I know it must show
I slump - and I fall and I groan
Will somebody explain
What I need to know
How can you do it alone.

How can you do it.

How can you do it without any help
How can you do it all by yourself.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 21st, 2010 at 9:24pm
" Some women it seems have the knack
Of attaining that stars in their dreams
They simply relax and lay back
While people like us scratch our jeans.

How can you do it ?

How can you do it without any help
How can you do it all by yourself "

Amen Boomy .......................................


Perhaps Pete will write a song about good ol' Carrie :

www.thecarrieprejean.com



Athena ?! ( Theresa  ....  ?! )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8QZLF2EdDs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItpasoGRFoc&NR=1


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 22nd, 2010 at 6:11am


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 22nd, 2010 at 10:34am

Joey wrote on Jan 21st, 2010 at 9:24pm:
" Some women it seems have the knack
Of attaining that stars in their dreams
They simply relax and lay back
While people like us scratch our jeans.

How can you do it ?

How can you do it without any help
How can you do it all by yourself "

Amen Boomy .......................................


Perhaps Pete will write a song about good ol' Carrie :

www.thecarrieprejean.com



Athena ?! ( Theresa  ....  ?! )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8QZLF2EdDs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItpasoGRFoc&NR=1


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!



You can't always get it
When you really want it
You can't always get it at all
Just because there's space
In your life it's a waste
To spend your time why don't you wait for the call

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 22nd, 2010 at 10:40am
" You can't always get it
When you really want it
You can't always get it at all
Just because there's space
In your life it's a waste
To spend your time why don't you wait for the call "

!!!!

!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 25th, 2010 at 7:40pm

The Who Reveals Super Bowl Set List
by Ray Waddell, Nashville and David J. Prince, N.Y. | January 25, 2010 3:00 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 kinda doing a mashup of stuff," the guitarist tells Billboard. "A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."

The annual Super Bowl half time concert has become one of rock's highest profile gigs, with U2, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney each taking the stage in recent years. The medley format is not unusual for artists with such a deep catalogue - Springsteen and Prince took a similar approach.

Speculation about the set, conceived this year by the band's Roger Daltrey along with Pete's brother Simon Townshend, executive producer Ricky Kirschner and new director Hamish Hamilton, is always of huge interest to fans, and last year online sportsbook Bodog took bets on the set's opening number.

If the past is any indicator, The Who's halftime hits medley will give the band a big sales boost. Last year, Bruce Springsteen used his appearance to mark the release of "Working On A Dream," which hit stores the week before the big game. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on the week culminating with Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1, 2009), and stayed at No. 2 the following week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Billboard's full preview of the Who's Super Bowl performance, plus extended interviews with Townshend and Daltrey, will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Billboard, and on Billboard.com starting Friday (Jan. 29).

Super Bowl XLIV, between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints, will be played Sunday, February 7 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

www.billboard.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 25th, 2010 at 8:40pm
" We're kinda doing a mashup of stuff," the guitarist tells Billboard. "A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."


This is so friggin cool !!!!!


Thanks Left Shoe Shuffle    .... I can not WAIT for the Superbowl !!!!


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !

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Post by Starbuck on Jan 25th, 2010 at 9:04pm
TMZ is reporting that pete was hoping for a colts/vikings matchup.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Jan 26th, 2010 at 2:00am
Can't wait for the halftime show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 26th, 2010 at 2:50pm
" Can't wait for the halftime show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "


I LIKE THIS !!!!!!! :







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 kinda doing a mashup of stuff," the guitarist tells Billboard. "A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."

The annual Super Bowl half time concert has become one of rock's highest profile gigs, with U2, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney each taking the stage in recent years. The medley format is not unusual for artists with such a deep catalogue - Springsteen and Prince took a similar approach.

Speculation about the set, conceived this year by the band's Roger Daltrey along with Pete's brother Simon Townshend, executive producer Ricky Kirschner and new director Hamish Hamilton, is always of huge interest to fans, and last year online sportsbook Bodog took bets on the set's opening number.

If the past is any indicator, The Who's halftime hits medley will give the band a big sales boost. Last year, Bruce Springsteen used his appearance to mark the release of "Working On A Dream," which hit stores the week before the big game. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on the week culminating with Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1, 2009), and stayed at No. 2 the following week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Billboard's full preview of the Who's Super Bowl performance, plus extended interviews with Townshend and Daltrey, will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Billboard, and on Billboard.com starting Friday (Jan. 29).

Super Bowl XLIV, between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints, will be played Sunday, February 7 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

www.billboard.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 26th, 2010 at 3:05pm


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Mr. Yeats on Jan 26th, 2010 at 8:59pm
Not looking forward to their Soup Bowl gig, and I feel kinda sad about it maybe just that I don't dig The Who as much anymore?).

Much as I love Springsteen and Prince, those medley things sort of annoy me, especially considering they both have so much brilliant material that surely they could have made their marks with just two proper songs.

The Stones certainly did, even though the performances were (literally) phoned in (from the gig they were playing in Detroit that night, if I'm not mistaken. And even managed to get BOTH songs censored- "Rough Justice" and "Start Me Up"- ooooh!! Bad boys!)).

Macca played full songs, and I think Petty did, as did U2. It's sort of sends a signal that you're just a "legendary" oldies act when you play these abreiviated medley things. I imagine if the Stones had actually been at the gig and tried one of those, they would have fucked it up (they're still a traditional r n' r band, amazingly). U2, Springsteen and Prince are still all real, viable recording/touring outfits with "something to say", if you will- so I don't know why they opted for the mash-up approach.

The Who's Never Ending Tour Revue, on the other hand, are kind of the epitomy of the Legendary Old Guys Who Play Their Hits act, so the medley thing suits them more. But to recall just how much great stuff they have that gets trivialized a bit by blatantly consumerist business deals (bad TV shows, etc.), makes me sad (and irritated. And feel a bit older).

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 26th, 2010 at 9:38pm

I'm sure the NFL has a say in what songs the halftime acts play. They want to squeeze the most out of those twelve minutes, hence the medleys and abbreviated versions of songs.

Save for the 'Endless Wire' tour a couple of years ago, The Who's setlist has been fairly static for a long time. Yesterday's announcement just confirmed the expected same old, same old.
And since CBS is broadcasting the game, the CSI Trilogy was already a lock.

The Stones performed three songs at the Super Bowl, not on tape from elsewhere.

Killer stage, btw...


 

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Post by Mr. Yeats on Jan 26th, 2010 at 10:20pm
[quote author=left shoe shuffle link=1251304913/225#229 date=1264563483]
I'm sure the NFL has a say in what songs the halftime acts play. They want to squeeze the most out of those twelve minutes, hence the medleys and abbreviated versions of songs.

Save for the 'Endless Wire' tour a couple of years ago, The Who's setlists has been fairly static for a long time. Yesterday's announcement just confirmed the expected same old, same old.
And since CBS is broadcasting the game, the CSI Trilogy was already a lock.

The Stones performed three songs at the Super Bowl, not on tape from elsewhere.

Killer stage, btw...

They DID play at the Super Bowl? Damn, what am I thinking of where it was a satellite feed (some Grammys type show?).
And what was the third song? I only remember RJ and SMU...
But yeah, I know the NFL sorta dictates how they want the procedings to flow (the edited "Born to Run" was dumb, IMO, and "Working on a Dream" was gorgeous with the chior and all, but the song's short and sweet as is, plus it was new, should have played that one unedited. And yeah- I'm one of the 17 people who actually dig that song and album!).

Thanks for the info Left Shoe Shuffle.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 26th, 2010 at 10:32pm

'Satisfaction' was the third song.

The live-via-satellite thing you're thinking of was a couple of months earlier in Salt Lake City.
'Rain Fall Down' and 'It's Only Rock & Roll' were shown on the American Music Awards.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Mr. Yeats on Jan 26th, 2010 at 10:34pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Jan 26th, 2010 at 10:32pm:
'Satisfaction' was the third song.

The live-via-satellite thing you're thinking of was a couple of months earlier in Salt Lake City.
'Rain Fall Down' and 'It's Only Rock & Roll' were shown on the American Music Awards.



Yup, that's it. Got the two mixed up. it all just came back to me.

Thanks again LSS!

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 27th, 2010 at 12:07am
A medley? :interestingstuffronnie

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Post by Jumping Jack on Jan 27th, 2010 at 3:59am
What is the over/under on the number of f-bombs dropped by Pete?

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 27th, 2010 at 11:01am

will.i.am, Slash Remix The Who's 'My Generation' For Haiti Charity Single

A fresh remix of The Who's "My Generation" is coming to raise money for Haitian earthquake relief.

The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am tells Billboard.com that he was commissioned to remix the iconic 1965 rock anthem, which will air during the Super Bowl XLIV broadcast on Feb. 7 -- where the Who is performing at halftime -- and then go on sale via iTunes. "It's The Who, their song, and then I altered the lyric to fit my generation now and then have Slash on it," will.i.am says. "It was awesome. I loved that song way before this even came up, and talking to Pete Townshend on the phone is like, 'What?! I'm talking to Pete Townshend on the phone?!' That was awesome, being able to just hear their advice and everything. Those guys are just awesome."

www.billboard.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 27th, 2010 at 1:15pm
" The Who's Never Ending Tour Revue, on the other hand, are kind of the epitomy of the Legendary Old Guys Who Play Their Hits act, so the medley thing suits them more. But to recall just how much great stuff they have that gets trivialized a bit by blatantly consumerist business deals (bad TV shows, etc.), makes me sad (and irritated. And feel a bit older). "

This makes young Joey very sad.

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 28th, 2010 at 2:56pm

That community watchdog group is getting more press for their anti-Townshend efforts.
They're papering the Miami area with "public safety" postcards. ::)

www.nbcmiami.com



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:26am
" That community watchdog group is getting more press for their anti-Townshend efforts.
They're papering the Miami area with "public safety" postcards. "


< ---- FRIG these people and their ' postcards ' .  America LOVES THE WHO !!!!!!


I feel ya Lil' buddy ( Lil' Fijikins ) .

!!!!


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Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:37am

Pete Townshend: Super Bowl Pariah?


(Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:44am
" Pete Townshend: Super Bowl Pariah ? "

!!!!!

!!!!!!!


This makes young Joey sad !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:51am

Gary Coleman and Carrie Prejean probably don't even know who Pete Townshend is...

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Jan 29th, 2010 at 5:26pm

The Who's Pete Townshend: The Super Bowl Q&A
by Ray Waddell | January 29, 2010 2:38 EST



By taking the stage at the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, British rock legends The Who will play in front of the year's biggest TV audience. Billboard checks in with guitarist Pete Townshend about the gig, his friendship with singer Roger Daltrey, and what's next.

How did you and Roger Daltrey decide to play the Super Bowl halftime Show?


We thought about it quite hard. I think Roger was doubtful that we should do it this year. We played Australia last year in March and we were considering going on and doing some more touring, and quite a lot later on this year. And then I got quite engrossed in writing, and told Roger that I would probably need another year to write. So we cancelled plans for this year. We were going to play at Coachella, the New Orleans Jazz festival, we had all kinds of things planned, so I persuaded Roger we should do the Super Bowl to kick those events off. And then decided that I couldn't do that work later this year because I felt I had to continue to write. So this must have been on the cards for quite a long time, but I think we made a final decision to go ahead in October or something like that.

Most bands that play the Super Bowl use it as a platform to announce other projects.

That won't be the case with us, however. In a sense the Super Bowl is emblematic of where Roger and I are currently. We both have very different needs, we always have. My hearing trouble makes it quite difficult for me to work in a studio for long periods of time. I have to be quite careful not to work too much and not to tour too much.  I can still hear pretty well, I don't need a hearing aid to hear conversations and I can work with music. As I get older, I'm 65 next birthday, my hearing is naturally falling off with age, so I'm having to take great care.

This show, for us, is a an example of what he and I can do together, waving the Who flag, carrying the flag for the boomer generation, I suppose, just as Paul McCartney does, and a couple of other artists that have done it recently like Tom Petty and the Stones.

But it also marks kind of a watershed. The music industry is changing so much. Almost everything about my life as a writer and a performer is about four or five songs that I wrote in 1971. It's all about television, movies, commercials. When we go out and tour we don't play stadiums like the Rolling Stones or U2, we play arenas, and we don't always absolutely fill them to the brim. We do pretty well because we're quite good at what we do.

When we put out records we don't sell very many records, not that anybody does these days. But we are facing the same changes that everybody else is facing, so for us to be playing the Super Bowl at this point of our career -- two old guys standing on the crest of a wave and we don't know where that wave is going to crash next -- it's fabulous to be doing this show. I think it will help us decide what we are going to do next, what shape that will take, and whether we should just try and put out another record, whether we should do one of the fancy things I do on the side.

The Who's music seems to be everywhere these days.

I broke up the Who in 1981 -- we did a tour in '82 to say goodbye, we got back together in '89 to reminisce -- but I had that long period between 1982 and 1989 where all I did was work on some solo stuff. But I was also learning how to run my catalog, learning how to be a publisher, learning how to make money outside of making records and touring.

I developed quite a knack for it, and I was actually licensing songs for television, for commercials, for movies well before it was considered to be OK. I was one of the first artists to sit with journalists and answer to the idea that I was selling out a heritage and emotional catalog that didn't really belong to me -- that belonged to my fans, that argument.

So today I feel quite confident about the fact that when we do something like the Super Bowl or we do our shows, we do what we do very, very well -- which is to play live -- and it shines a light back on our work.

There's no question the licensing has broadened this band's appeal and shows these songs were built to last.

In actual fact, it may have turned out they were built to last but they were never intended to. What I felt that I was good at almost by accident was working to the brief that I picked up when I was a kid, which was just writing for the neighborhood.

Later, I started to look at a slightly different set of issues and values, but I never, ever strayed into the political. I don't quite know why -- I've always had an interest in politics and world affairs -- but I never allowed it to come into my work and I always fought very hard to prevent people from finding a political position in what I did. And the band were fairly apolitical as well. We saw ourselves almost like circus entertainers. Our function was to put on a show and make people happy, make them forget their troubles.

In a sense the function of doing the music was not that far away from the music of my father's generation. My father was a musician and he played post-war music, it was the fantasy of love lost and love maybe found again, that kind of thing. The war broke up marriages, love affairs, futures, and visions and dreams. All of the music of the immediate post-war years seemed to be devoted to restoring the possibility of that dream. Rock's function was very much to say "that's fine, you have your dreams, but [we] have to live in the reality of what we see as a very bleak landscape. We have no function. We have no reason for being. We can't see where we're going to go or how we're going to get there. We don't like what we've seen you guys doing for the last 200 years. How are we going to change it?" So the music there was about living in the present and losing yourself in the moment. Now that has changed. Boomers kind of hang on to that as a memory.

When I go back and listen to those songs, the Who songs in particular of the late '60s and early 70s, there was an aspiration in my writing to attune to the fact that what I could feel in he audience was -- I won't say religious -- but there was certainly a spiritual component to what people wanted their music to contain. There's definitely a higher call for the music now which is almost religious.  U2, for example, are hugely successful with songs about inner longing for freedom, ideas.

A song like "Baba O'Riley," with "we're all wasted," it just meant "we're all wasted" -- it didn't have the significance that it now has. What we fear is that in actual fact we have wasted an opportunity. I think I speak for my audience when I say that, I hope I do.

Talk about your relationship with Roger.

We've never hated each other in the way that the press has sometimes portrayed, but we've never found it easy to get on with each other. We've never socialized very much, and we still don't.

But what has emerged in the past 10 years, particularly with the death of [bassist] John Entwistle, which was the last big shock we went through, is a tremendously supportive friendship. Roger and I have become friends who can say we love each other, and at our age that's wonderful. I've known Roger since I was 11 years old.

What's your take on the latest Who "Greatest Hits" project that was released in December?


It's interesting because it's got a couple of the more recent songs on it. It's got "Real Good Looking Boy" from the EP we did in 2002, which is the last recording we made with John Entwhistle on bass. And its' got "It's Not Enough" from the last album we did together called "Endless Wire."

Normally 'Greatest Hits' give a sense that there's no continuum beyond "Emimence Front," I suppose, which is 1982, that there's this great void. It's really nice to be able to get a sense that when you listen to a record we are actually recording music that compares pretty well to what we did in the old days.

Are you satisfied with The Who's place in history?

We were lucky in a lot of ways. We hit the spot with our audience, particularly in America, in a way that was pretty accidental. I think I was really good at writing for the English working class boys in my early days, and when we started to work in America I think I got a little bit lost. I didn't really know what to write or how to write, and some of the big bands when we first went into American in 1966 or '67, were bands like Jimi Hendrix, who was writing about angels in the sky, the color purple; Cream, Crosby Stills & Nash -- the music at the time was quite romantic and quite drug-fueled.

The Who were just a hard drinking rock 'n roll band dealing with the kind of working class stuff that I think became the essence of what happened later on with Bruce Springsteen. Bruce used to come watch our band in the early days quite a lot. I'm not saying he was studying or copying, but there was definitely a resonance.

When the Who suddenly passed through events like Monterey Pop Festival or Woodstock, those things for us made us rather a romantic musical entity. Because we were so hard-working and so good on the road live, when we finally came up with a definitive album in "Who's Next," the timing was absolutely perfect for us. Songs like "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley" were written for a movie score for a movie that never ever got made in the shape of "Lifehouse." Those songs were not written for a specific audience, but they really seemed to hit the spot in the USA.

And strangely enough, "Quadrophenia," which is a piece about mods in London in the early '60s, has worked for several generations. That's the one piece that always surprises me when I talk to young people that hear it for the first time. They always say this is something that really reflects the way [they] feel about growing up.

What are you working on these days?


I'm working on a musical play called "Floss" about a girl who rides horses, whose husband is a retired musician. I've been working on it for a long time. First I wrote the story, then I wrote the book. It's about the idea that there is a tremendous feeling of fear today about the future and about our responsibility for the future, whether we're worried about global warming, our behavior as aggressors, or as guardians of world peace. The middle classes of America and Europe have taken this position almost that they have to make amends. They look at the future and they don't see any answers, and they don't see very much hope. In a sense, as an artist and a songwriter what I want to do is reflect some of that, but also to demonstrate that music has a function in all this.

I finished the story in November and I've written quite a lot of lyrics, and I've been doing demos since the beginning of December. I've done about 10 songs so far. Whether or not this will work as a Who project I don't know, but I'm pretty sure there are a few songs that I've done which Roger will enjoy singing. So there's a possibility we might be able to release some of the songs from the play as an album or an EP.

www.billboard.com


No 'oo tour in 2010... :(

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Post by CrissCrossMind on Jan 29th, 2010 at 6:15pm
fuck the Pruds ... It's A Legal Matter baby ... got me on the run ...  :pullanolte

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Mr. Yeats on Jan 29th, 2010 at 8:18pm
The whole 'child porn' thing is absolute garbage, as I understand it. Weren't all charges dropped (but Pete still had to register as an offender due to certain technicalities in the UK's laws)?

And didn't Townshend actually file a lawsuit against New Scotland Yard/Metropolitan Police? Anyone have any info on that?

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Post by Heart Of Stone on Jan 30th, 2010 at 7:55am
Slash & The Who.
"http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/slash-0128/"

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Post by Joey on Jan 31st, 2010 at 10:18am


< ----- One More Week !!!!!  



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 1st, 2010 at 9:06am

Joey wrote on Jan 31st, 2010 at 10:18am:
< ----- One More Week !!!!!  



Joey,what's going to happen when 70,000 people get Nokia'd. :forfucksake

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 1st, 2010 at 10:06am
" Joey,what's going to happen when 70,000 people get Nokia'd. "

WHAT ?!  .. !!!! :

!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Ade on Feb 1st, 2010 at 10:14am
http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/teenage-cancer-trust/default.aspx

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 1st, 2010 at 10:16am
http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/teenage-cancer-trust/default.aspx


" The Who
Tuesday 30 March
The Who will wrap up this 10-night spectacular
in style with a performance of Quadrophenia.  "

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=378




Joey LIKE !!!!!!!

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Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:15am
" 1st February, 2010
PRE-SUPER BOWL PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE STREAMED LIVE.....



We have just received confirmation that a pre-Super Bowl press conference, attended by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, will be streamed LIVE on Thursday at 3:00pm EST on NFL.COM, in addition to NFL Network Cable Channel LIVE Coverage.  "

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=380





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:26am

You can get action on The Who's halftime show at bodog.com:

How many times will Pete Townshend do his legendary windmill move during the halftime show?
Over/Under 5


(Getty Images)


Take the over...




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Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:27am
" How many times will Pete Townshend do his legendary windmill move during the halftime show ?


< ------ 50


Amen Little Buddy ( Lil' Fijikins )


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:30am
I'll be on the deck hitting bongs at half time.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:31am
" I'll be on the deck hitting bongs at half time "


!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:33am
Bon Jovi was busy?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:42am

Not old enough.

Tentatively scheduled for Super Bowl LII.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:43am
" Not old enough.

Tentatively scheduled for Super Bowl LII. "

Christ , that is postin' on loan from GOD right there .....


.... that is Miracle on ICE postin' !!!!!

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 10:46am
What's the over/under on the # of times daltrey's voice cracks. :warhorse


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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 1:25pm

Sirius XM Launches The Who Channel in Time for Super Bowl
2/2/10, 2:03 pm EST


Photo: Arnold/WireImage

With The Who set to take one of the biggest stages of their career this weekend during halftime of Super Bowl XLIV, Sirius Satellite Radio will celebrate the music of Townshend and Daltrey by launching a limited-run station called The Who Channel tomorrow. In its six-day run on satellite radio (it ends February 8th at noon), The Who Channel — located on XM Ch. 40 or Sirius Ch. 16 — will journey through five decades worth of Who music, from their 1965 debut to Tommy to Quadrophenia to Endless Wire. Plus, if by some chance your television breaks or you’re stuck in traffic and you can’t watch the Colts take on the Saints, The Who Channel will also provide a live broadcast of The Who’s halftime performance.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Townshend let slip what songs will be a part of The Who’s halftime medley (”Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Tommy,” “Who Are You” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” — but we’ll still be tuning in this Sunday night as The Who rock Miami.

rollingstone.com

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Post by Gimme Shelter on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 1:49pm
RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 2:13pm
" As Rolling Stone previously reported, Townshend let slip what songs will be a part of The Who’s halftime medley (”Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Tommy,” “Who Are You” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” — but we’ll still be tuning in this Sunday night as The Who rock Miami. "


I am now so excited that I am typing this with me penis


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 2:33pm

Joey wrote on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 2:13pm:
" As Rolling Stone previously reported, Townshend let slip what songs will be a part of The Who’s halftime medley (”Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Tommy,” “Who Are You” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” — but we’ll still be tuning in this Sunday night as The Who rock Miami. "


I am now so excited that I am typing this with me penis

!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 2:46pm
" What's the over/under on the # of times daltrey's voice cracks. "

What ?!  ... !!!! :

!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 2:52pm

Gary Coleman has no clue who Roger Daltrey is...


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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 4:14pm
Here is some footage of The Who rehearsing for the Super Bowl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufaeTybjXNA

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Post by MRD8 on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 4:17pm


I am imagining great confusion outside of Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Super Bowl Sunday:

Guy No. 1: Did you hear Who's playing at halftime?

Guy No. 2: No, I didn't. Who?

Guy No. 1: Yes.

Guy No. 2: Yes? I hope they play "Roundabout."

Guy No. 1: I wouldn't expect them to play that.

Guy No. 2:Them? They broke up years ago.

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Post by MRD8 on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 6:04pm

THE WHO TO PLAY QUADROPHENIA FOR TEENAGE CANCER TRUST - SEE THE SHOW
As a climax of 10 nights of gigs by stellar acts at the Royal Albert Hall, London in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who will perform QUADROPHENIA on Tuesday March 30.

Tickets will be available to the public, but this show will sell out fast. There will be a ticket presale for subscribers of thewho.com. The presale will be Wednesday, 3 February 10AM to Thursday, 4 February at 10PM (local venue time).

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Post by Boomy on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 6:19pm
Joey

Do you have Sirius or XM radio? Can't wait to listen to the Who Channel!


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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 6:37pm

Sign up for a free 7 day trial and listen on line - www.sirius.com/deeptracks

http://www.sirius.com/servlet/BlobServer?blobtable=ImageAsset&blobcol=urlimage&blobkey=id&blobwhere=1263950824622

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 8:52pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 6:37pm:
Sign up for a free 7 day trial and listen on line - www.sirius.com/deeptracks

http://www.sirius.com/servlet/BlobServer?blobtable=ImageAsset&blobcol=urlimage&blobkey=id&blobwhere=1263950824622



deep tracks is the best channel for classic rock, the real lp stuff. micheal tearson one of the deejays is a veteran from the early days of FM radio. good chit man


:smoking

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Post by keiths liver on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 8:57pm
I would bet Daltrey pre-records his vocal- he's simply too unreliable for a show that big.

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Post by Joey on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 9:46pm
" I would bet Daltrey pre-records his vocal- he's simply too unreliable for a show that big "


This makes Joey sad .

The British are TOUGH !!!!

" Almost through with Conrad Black's biography of FDR , Ronnie   -- 1200 PAGES . Ouch ! "


Joey Churchill ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Ade on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 2:26am

Joey wrote on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 9:46pm:
" I would bet Daltrey pre-records his vocal- he's simply too unreliable for a show that big "


This makes Joey sad .

The British are TOUGH !!!!

" Almost through with Conrad Black's biography of FDR , Ronnie   -- 1200 PAGES . Ouch ! "


Joey Churchill ™


checkout 'Churchill 1940-45' by Max Hastings........fabulous read.

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 9:22am
Stage Collapses At Stadium, 4 Injured
Portable Stage Crashes At Sun Life Stadium

POSTED: Wednesday, February 3, 2010
UPDATED: 9:43 am EST February 3, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- It was a frightening scene outside Sun Life Stadium Tuesday night when a portable stage came crashing down on the stadium grounds, just days before the Super Bowl is scheduled to be played there.

Four people were injured and two of the victims were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"I was pretty shocked, considering all the safety measures they have been taking out here," said worker Guillermo Pascual of Caulking & Waterproofing.

"I have been here for years and nothing has collapsed," said electrician Lamar Currey. "Everything we do is usually safe, so I am surprised anything collapsed."

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the incident on the northeast exterior corner of the stadium shortly after 8 p.m.

The victims were reportedly helping to set up a rehearsal stage for the Super Bowl halftime show when pieces used to construct a larger stage tipped over.

Construction crews working inside the stadium said it's been a busy week and things can get crazy at times.

"Something is going on every day -- every minute of the day. It's extremely busy," said worker Dave Lucken.

"It's kind of a madhouse. Everybody is getting ready for the game," Pascual said.

But crews said safety is their top priority.

"No matter what, you need a hard hat. No matter what, you need pants and boots on, no cut-off shirts, nothing to that affect," Pascual said.

"It's very safe," Lucken said. "We're very safety conscious."

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 10:13am
" checkout 'Churchill 1940-45' by Max Hastings........fabulous read "

Thanks Ade ....... I will have to look into that one ( always on the market for a great book ) .

It is amazing to watch as Roosevelt used his intuition ,  intellect , cunning and political skills in allowing
Stalin & the Russians to continue to absorb 90 Percent of the casualties in WWII year ... after year ... after year ........ until the Normandy Invasion    ( ... thus minimizing American casualities )  -- Of course the payoff was the Soviet Occupation of Eastern Europe but hey ,  .....  ain't war a bitch ?!

Churchill could DRINK :)

" Hit Me Ronnie ! "

Joey Churchill ! ™  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 1:12pm

Bridgestone's commercial for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Nice work making Pete a lefty in some of the images...  :-?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 2:58pm
Bridgestone's commercial for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Friggin COOL !!!! :

" THE WHO SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW PROMO " :

" THE WHO, one of the world's greatest and most dynamic rock and roll bands, will perform in the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW on CBS Sports at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday,...   "

This will open up the band to an entirely new audience (  ... ie : Young People )

***** " YES !!!! " ******


Left Shoe Shuffle ........ where is the band staying ?!   ....... Soundcheck tomorrow ?! . !!!!!

Developing ...........................


" The British RULE , Ronnie ! "

O'kins Churchill

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 3:17pm

Dolphin Stadium is so two names ago.

Has any stadium had more?

Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Land Shark Stadium and now Sun Life Stadium...

:wtf3

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 6:22pm

" I am imagining great confusion outside of Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Super Bowl Sunday:

Guy No. 1: Did you hear Who's playing at halftime?

Guy No. 2: No, I didn't. Who?

Guy No. 1: Yes.

Guy No. 2: Yes? I hope they play "Roundabout."

Guy No. 1: I wouldn't expect them to play that.

Guy No. 2:Them? They broke up years ago.  "


Bob ...................................


You make Joey giggle !!!!


Can not WAIT until Sunday Night !!!!  : Best Bands 1964 - PRESENT ! ( Nothing Ever Really Changes My Friend ) :

1. Beatles
2. Rolling Stones
3. The Who  


www.thewho.com


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by platter on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 6:33pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 3:17pm:
Dolphin Stadium is so two names ago.

Has any stadium had more?

Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Land Shark Stadium and now Sun Life Stadium...

:wtf3



left shoe shuffle = the new gazza.

you are full of knowledge


:thatwassmart

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 4th, 2010 at 7:32am
" left shoe shuffle = the new gazza.

you are full of knowledge  "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np3nGnS0CTg#






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 4th, 2010 at 8:08am

Pete and Roger interview tomorrow at 2:00 pm ET.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:28pm
" ... checkout 'Churchill 1940-45' by Max Hastings........fabulous read. "

Ade ........................

I highly , HIGHLY recommend Conrad Black's weighty tome on FDR .

Roosevelt and Churchill absolutely HAD to keep Stalin in the war , taking as many of the
casualties as they could safely expect him to endure ( .... without a Russian military collapse
or Stalin making a catastrophic separate peace with Hitler  )  , while they mounted an operation in
Europe that would convince Stalin the West would do its part to subdue Germany and enable
some Russian penetration of Europe .

......a wonderful read


Joey Churchill

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Mr. Yeats on Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:49pm

Joey wrote on Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:28pm:
" ... checkout 'Churchill 1940-45' by Max Hastings........fabulous read. "

Ade ........................

I highly , HIGHLY recommend Conrad Black's weighty tome on FDR .

Roosevelt and Churchill absolutely HAD to keep Stalin in the war , taking as many of the
casualties as they could safely expect him to endure ( .... without a Russian military collapse
or Stalin making a catastrophic separate peace with Hitler  )  , while they mounted an operation in
Europe that would convince Stalin the West would do its part to subdue Germany and enable
some Russian penetration of Europe .

......a wonderful read


Joey Churchill


Holy shit, Joey! You not be just a loveable moron (I, too, be a moron- but mayhaps not as lovable, dig), you be The Joey!!!

Looky here, man:
Haven't read Sir Max Hasting's Churchill book yet, but have read nearly all his other stuff.
Here is an add I've posted on several WWII sites concerning my dad's WWII memior:

Comments:
Hello all. My father, William L. Devitt, served as a 2nd lieutenant in E Co., 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, from August 1944 to January 1945, where he was severely wounded in the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Jan. 3. The majority of his combat time was in the Hurtgen Forest campaign in Germany, late November to late December 1944. He recieved two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, and has published a book on his experiences entitled "Shavetail: The Odyssey of an Infantry Lieutenant in World War II". It has received excellent reviews, notably from the US Army War College quarterly, "Parameters", as well as highly respected military historians Sir John Keegan and Sir Max Hastings (who used several passages from Shavetail and Mr. Devitt's picture in his 2004 best seller "Armagedon: The Battle for Germany"). My dad's book is for sale (soft-cover, many photos and maps) for $18 (US) and Mr. Devitt ("Bill", to all his friends) can be contacted at: devitt@spacestar.net. Mr. Devitt will gladly sign the book if you'd like. Also, my dad would love to hear from any of his old comrades, or anyone, really, who has an interest in the 330th/83rd ID/Hurtgen campaign. He's still quite sharp and witty, and likes to talk (we are Irish, after all!). We- myself and two brothers- made the journey back to the Hurtgen with him in October of 2007, and he is currently working on a book about that momentous trip (my eldest brother has already completed his very moving account of the same trip, and is looking for a publisher). One particularily magical, and improbable, incident occured when we set out to find a house that my dad had assaulted in 1944 (and experienced an intense firefight at)in Untermaubach: we met the owner of the house- Countess von Spee, a member of the von Spee family (of the pocket battleship "Graff Spee" fame). As a young girl, she was there when my father's platoon attacked her family's large, beautiful, and castle-like ancestoral home, which had a small chapel attached to it, wherein she and many neighbors hid and prayed during the course of the battle. A lovely woman she is, and an such incredible twist of fate to meet her. Thanks, and all the best to all of you.

Yo- pleased to meet you, Joeyman. Cool as hell to see some historical and literary stuff on this here board!

Peaceonya!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:03am

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100204/i/r2924606119.jpg?x=400&y=275&q=85&sig=00gdCkf8Aon.L9ogPQCFZg--

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100204/i/r1982483107.jpg?x=400&y=276&q=85&sig=OXlFvBQVD8M2BiQIexdt6A--
Reuters

Pete and Roger's acoustic set at yesterday's media conference - YouTube

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:36am
Hello Mr. Yeats ...............



" We- myself and two brothers- made the journey back to the Hurtgen with him in October of 2007, and he is currently working on a book about that momentous trip (my eldest brother has already completed his very moving account of the same trip, and is looking for a publisher). One particularily magical, and improbable, incident occured when we set out to find a house that my dad had assaulted in 1944 (and experienced an intense firefight at)in Untermaubach: we met the owner of the house- Countess von Spee, a member of the von Spee family (of the pocket battleship "Graff Spee" fame). As a young girl, she was there when my father's platoon attacked her family's large, beautiful, and castle-like ancestoral home, which had a small chapel attached to it, wherein she and many neighbors hid and prayed during the course of the battle. A lovely woman she is, and an such incredible twist of fate to meet her. Thanks, and all the best to all of you.

Yo- pleased to meet you, Joeyman. Cool as hell to see some historical and literary stuff on this here board!  "

Please to meet you too !!!!  .. I bet the trip back to the Hurtgen was very , very moving for your father .... a momentous trip INDEED !!!!!!

The Joey




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Post by Joey on Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:37am
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100204/i/r2924606119.jpg?x=400&y=275&q=85&sig=00gdCkf8Aon.L9ogPQCFZg--

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100204/i/r1982483107.jpg?x=400&y=276&q=85&sig=OXlFvBQVD8M2BiQIexdt6A--
Reuters

Pete and Roger's acoustic set at yesterday's media conference - YouTube

Joey LIKE !!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 5th, 2010 at 9:16am
Well that didn't suck too bad. But geez,nothing like doing your whole act at the press conference. What if that's better than the halftime show. Maybe they should stick to acoustic.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 5th, 2010 at 9:31am
" But geez,nothing like doing your whole act at the press conference. What if that's better than the halftime show. Maybe they should stick to acoustic. "


You make Joey sad .

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/sns-ap-fbn-super-bowl-performers,0,1741206.story



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Post by Bingo on Feb 5th, 2010 at 10:34am
I watched it live on the NFL network, nice little gig. Roger had a hard time hitting some of the notes on Behind Blue Eyes. The interview afterwards was kind of funny. Roger said he understands if you add up the actual playing time during a game it comes out to about 11 minutes.

He said The Who were playing either 12 or 16 minutes, I forget, then Pete acting a little surprised at that bit of news said, "Maybe we should renegotiate our contract?"

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 5th, 2010 at 10:43am
" ..  watched it live on the NFL network, nice little gig. Roger had a hard time hitting some of the notes on Behind Blue Eyes. The interview afterwards was kind of funny. Roger said he understands if you add up the actual playing time during a game it comes out to about 11 minutes.

He said The Who were playing either 12 or 16 minutes, I forget, then Pete acting a little surprised at that bit of news said, "Maybe we should renegotiate our contract?"  "

Bingo ........ your Avatar is STILL Stoned !!!! :

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/sfl-dayinpix,0,2100660.photogallery



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bingo on Feb 5th, 2010 at 10:50am
He's a Stonerman Pincher  :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 5th, 2010 at 1:42pm
" He's a Stonerman Pincher  "

!!!!!

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Post by mojoman on Feb 5th, 2010 at 1:59pm
When Generations Collide: The Who at the Super Bowl


By JOE LAPOINTE
Published: February 4, 2010

Minutes before, the two leaders of the Who held acoustic guitars for an expressive mini-concert that included “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Pinball Wizard” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

“Meet the new boss. ... ” Daltrey sang, ending the final song by purposely leaving off the final line, “same as the old boss.”

Rock music at halftime is a Super Bowl ritual, and it sometimes features founding fathers from the 1960s British Invasion. Daltrey, who at age 65 is old enough to be Brett Favre’s father, smiled when someone reminded him that the Rolling Stones played this gig four years ago.

“I’m glad,” he said. “I just wish they were still out on the road like us.”

The Who will play for 12 minutes. Townshend observed that they will provide more sustained action than the football players.

Daltrey, in an interview with the NFL Network, marveled at how workers will put up and take down a full stage during a 20-minute halftime. “You should have sent your roadies to war,” he said. “The whole mess would be cleared up by now.”

It is curious that the Who would perform for a controlled entity like the N.F.L., which stresses a tightly scripted environment. If rock music had penalty flags, the Who in its earlier years often would have been charged with excessive celebration and dangerous play.

One famous episode came in 1967 (also on CBS in prime time on a Sunday) when a planned explosion on stage was more powerful than expected. A video clip of their appearance on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” is an artifact of an era often remembered for risk and experimentation.

It occurred the same year as the first Super Bowl. The YouTube clip first shows a stilted Tom Smothers awkwardly introducing the members of the band. Before a performance of “My Generation,” Smothers tells viewers “you’re going to be surprised what happens.”

That proved to be an understatement. The performance ends with destruction of their equipment — Townshend smashes his guitar into an amplifier — and several explosions. According to rock legend, the last one accidentally injured the band’s drummer, Keith Moon, and left Townshend with damaged hearing. The video shows Moon lying on stage and Daltrey tending to him.

An apparently befuddled Townshend then takes an acoustic guitar from Smothers and smashes it, too.

Worse than that was the stampede outside Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum on Dec. 3, 1979, when rushing fans tried to push through too few open doors for general admission seating. Eleven people died from suffocation in the crush. Two months ago, survivors and their descendants held a 30th anniversary memorial.

Ellen Dearing Betsch, 47, told The Cincinnati Enquirer that she became claustrophobic from the trauma.

“I just hope, so much, that people don’t forget what happened,” Betsch told The Enquirer, “so that other people won’t lose loved ones like this.”

Neither episode was mentioned during Thursday’s session, although one questioner alluded to past legal accusations against Townshend for viewing child pornography. Townshend said his full explanation could not be contained in a brief answer and that more details could be found on the Internet.

The band is scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl because it has played some of the Woodstock g-g-generation’s most iconic music. Much of the conversation Thursday meandered down memory lane.

Daltrey, asked about the filming of a Rolling Stones concert movie in 1968, recalled the Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones reeling through the final months of his troubled life. Townshend recalled from those film sessions the presence of the young Yoko Ono shortly after she and John Lennon got together.

“I’m one of the select Yoko Ono fans,” Townshend said. “I think she’s amazing.”

Jim Henke, chief curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, said in a telephone interview that the Who will be best remembered for its powerful sound and stage presence. The band was defined, he said, by Townshend’s windmill arm motions while playing his guitar as Daltrey swung the microphone like a lariat.

“They laid the groundwork for heavy metal, punk and power pop,” Henke said.

Moon, Henke added, might have been rock’s best drummer. Henke also mentioned the famous lyric line from “My Generation” in which Daltrey — in the character of a defiant adolescent — sang Townshend’s words “Hope I die before I get old.”

Moon died in 1978, at age 32

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 5th, 2010 at 3:26pm
" Rock music at halftime is a Super Bowl ritual, and it sometimes features founding fathers from the 1960s British Invasion. Daltrey, who at age 65 is old enough to be Brett Favre’s father, smiled when someone reminded him that the Rolling Stones played this gig four years ago.

“I’m glad,” he said. “I just wish they were still out on the road like us.”

Ouch !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 5th, 2010 at 4:33pm


Mike Fender/The Star

Complete performances of 'Behind Blue Eyes' and 'Pinball Wizard' from yesterday - nfl.com

Pete and Roger's interview with Rich Eisen - nfl.com


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 5th, 2010 at 5:21pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 5th, 2010 at 4:33pm:

Mike Fender/The Star

Complete performances of 'Behind Blue Eyes' and 'Pinball Wizard' from yesterday - nfl.com

Pete and Roger's interview with Rich Eisen - nfl.com


Thanks for that LSS, that was great!

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Post by Some Guy on Feb 6th, 2010 at 6:58am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 5th, 2010 at 4:33pm:

Mike Fender/The Star

Complete performances of 'Behind Blue Eyes' and 'Pinball Wizard' from yesterday - nfl.com

Pete and Roger's interview with Rich Eisen - nfl.com

Whomiliation.

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 6th, 2010 at 10:27am

For The Who, it's "right time" to play Super Bowl

http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20100206&t=2&i=56607604&w=460&r=2010-02-06T023933Z_01_BTRE61507E200_RTROPTP_0_NFL
Credit: Reuters/Joe Skipper

Ray Waddell

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Hey, kids! Those "CSI" theme songs sure are catchy, right? The band that wrote them wants you to know there's a lot more where that came from.

In a melding of the quintessential British band and the most American of events, The Who will deliver about 12 minutes of glory Sunday (February 7) at the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIV on CBS. The band is the latest in a line of mostly boomer-oriented A-list rock stars to play the spectacle, among them Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

But those acts had something to promote -- be it a new album or an upcoming tour. Outside of a greatest-hits album released in December and at least one upcoming high-profile performance, The Who doesn't have much to announce at the moment. "Totally original, as usual," Roger Daltrey says with a laugh.

"We've got an event (planned) for a charity that I'm a patron of, but that's about it. I know Pete (Townshend is) working on material. It's not that we're never going to work again -- it's just at the moment there's nothing in the pipeline."

Nothing, of course, except the chance to perform in front of an American TV audience of 100 million people with quick access to The Who's catalog of albums to purchase. History shows that artists who perform at the Super Bowl receive a noticeable bump in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last year's performer, Springsteen, sold 102,000 copies of his just-released "Working on a Dream" the week after he played; sales of his "Greatest Hits" album with the E Street Band rose by 66 percent. After performing in 2008, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Greatest Hits" album sales rose by 196 percent the week after the game; in 2007, Prince's "The Very Best of Prince" jumped 147 percent.

'IT STANDS ALONE'

Townshend says it just "seems like the right time" to play this biggest of stages. "It would be great to be in full touring harness," he says. "But it stands alone. We've often been on the road when the Super Bowl has been on, and I've felt a bit peeved that everybody's talking about the Super Bowl and not talking about The Who's next show. So for once we get the benefit of both."

Odd as it may sound to music fans, Who manager Bill Curbishley says that for many viewers, the Super Bowl could be the first time they see the Who perform. "There is a part of The Who audience that don't really know who they are," a circumstance largely due to the omnipresence of CBS' globally popular "CSI" franchise, which uses a trio of Who classics -- "Who Are You," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley" -- for its theme songs. (In recent years, according to the Hollywood Reporter, "CSI: Miami" -- which opens with "Won't Get Fooled Again" -- was the most-watched U.S. TV series around the world.)

The magnitude of the halftime audience, both in person and via TV, is more than apparent to Townshend. "When we go out and tour, we don't play stadiums like the Rolling Stones or U2; we play arenas, and we don't always absolutely fill them to the brim. We do pretty well, because we're quite good at what we do," he says.

There wasn't a strict blueprint for who would play in front of the packed house at Dolphin Stadium in Miami and a TV audience of more than 1 billion people, but Charles Coplin, vice president of programing for the National Football League and one of the producers of the show, says there are certain criteria.

"We stay away from overexposed acts. When was the last time you saw The Who on TV?" he asks. "We like acts whose songs are very familiar to people of all ages, all demographics."

Curbishley draws a parallel between The Who at the Super Bowl and the band's memorable set at the Concert for New York City in 2001 at Madison Square Garden. "I was a little unsure about that when we went into it. New York is our second home, and nobody had more empathy for the people who lost loved ones in 9/11 than the band did," Curbishley says. "But The Who don't do short sets; they do two-hour shows, and you gradually move with the band through those shows. But the 9/11 show was phenomenal, and the reaction was brilliant. And I'm hoping that the same thing will happen at the Super Bowl."

So is Coplin. "There are other acts who do wonderful things and their music is tremendous, but it's not always as anthemic and explosive, and when you're doing something like the Super Bowl, those two words are really vital parts of making a show come to life."

MIAMI SOUND MACHINE

The challenge of showcasing a band like The Who is distilling decades of classic material down to minutes. Speculation about the set -- which was conceived by Daltrey along with Simon Townshend, Pete's son (sic) and a longtime musical associate of the band; executive producer Ricky Kirschner; and new director Hamish Hamilton -- is always of huge interest to fans, and the NFL guards the information like a state secret. So Coplin and company probably won't be thrilled that Townshend discussed it freely.

"We're doing kind of a compact medley, like a mash-up of stuff," he says. "A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."

Curbishley says he has been impressed with the skill and creativity of the NFL Productions team. "I was really surprised at the grasp they have of The Who," he says. "Wait until you see the lighting of it -- stunning stuff. The people who are in control of the different areas of productions, they're really Who fans. They know the music intimately."

Super Bowl halftime shows, particularly in recent years, have moved light-years beyond early productions that featured college bands and Carol Channing. This year, the show will include visual techniques never before attempted by the NFL. "What we want to do is have several 'wow' moments visually and musically that complement each other, that people have never seen before," Coplin says.

The NFL has taken a few knocks the past several years by not showcasing more contemporary (read: young) acts, at least at halftime. The Who is no exception. "Music and entertainment are such broad concepts that no matter which direction you go, you're going to get pushback," Coplin says. With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acts like The Who, he says, "you have a much better chance of feeling very confident the next day when it's over."

WHO'S NEXT

Largely because of Townshend's licensing efforts, Who music crops up all over the place. "It's absolutely astonishing, and strangely rewarding in a way," Daltrey says. "I always knew the way Townshend wrote was special. There was an energy within the music. The songs were written from a very private place from Pete, but it's the private place that we've all got."

The power and continued relevance of Townshend's writing are obvious, but few could argue that Daltrey's supercharged vocals don't play a key role in the longevity of the songs.

Daltrey says he always knows "instantly" if he can deliver on the lyrics Townshend produces. "There are things that he brings to the table, I'll say, 'I can't sing this, you would do a better job on this, or this is not one that we should be doing,'" he says. "It's not because I can't sing the notes, it's just about where the song sits and where I come from."

Daltrey toured solo as a headliner last year and will tour as support for Eric Clapton in a brief spring tour. Townshend is in full-blown writing mode, and despite his prowess as a guitarist and performer, writing has proved to be his most celebrated gift. "Almost everything about my life as a writer and a performer is about four or five songs that I wrote in 1971," Townshend says.

The performance at the Super Bowl will help Daltrey and Townshend "stand together and decide what we are going to do next, what shape that will take and whether we should just try and put out another record, or whether we should do one of the fancy things I do on the side," Townshend says.

For Daltrey, it's still about getting onstage, "being able to do the one thing I wanted to do in the first place, which was to get up there and make some noise and just have fun with my friends and hopefully make people happy for a few hours in the audience," he says. "Anything's better than working a bloody steel mill. Or a sheet metal factory. I did years of that, so I know the difference."

Curbishley calls the Super Bowl "probably the last thing that we haven't done, when I think about it," he says. "Whenever there has been a crisis of any sort this band has always turned up to be part of that, so it's great that we can now be part of what, to me, is like a national rejoicing. I know that the Super Bowl means a lot in the American psyche, and it's great for us to be on that platform. I think the boys would agree with me that most of what we have in our lives came from America. So we love America."

Reuters

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Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 6th, 2010 at 11:18am
Anything is better then working in a steel factory, I've done years of that--Daltry.

Right on Roger! and he still remembers even after being in The Who most of his life, thanks for the article Left Shoe.

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Post by Joey on Feb 6th, 2010 at 4:28pm

Complete performances of 'Behind Blue Eyes' and 'Pinball Wizard' from yesterday - nfl.com

Pete and Roger's interview with Rich Eisen - nfl.com

L.S.S. .........................


You make Joey Happy !!!!


You are much loved --- the British ROCK !!!!


Twenty - Four Hours to GO  -- One BILLION people will see the band ( many for the first time ) .

" Great Exposure Ronnie ! "

O'kins ! ™

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 6th, 2010 at 4:59pm
When Pete Townshend revealed the Who’s mashup set list for this Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, we figured there wouldn’t be a repeat of the gambling havoc that followed Bruce Springsteen’s set list leak a few days before the Super Bowl last year. However, some gambling Websites are still offering up some pretty insane prop bets going into this weekend. Over at Bodog Sportsbook, there’s a trio of Who-related bets, from whether a guitar will be smashed — if you think yes, a $100 bet will win $170 — to what other object the guitar being smashed will hit first (”Floor” is the big 1-to-6 favorite).

Check out a short history of rock stars in Super Bowl commercials.

However, our favorite Who prop bet: How many times will Pete Townshend do his legendary windmill move? The over-under is 5 1/2, with the Under paying $180 on a $100 bet, meaning that whoever makes odds for these things thinks that Townshend is favored to windmill six times minimum. The prop bet comes with the disclaimer “Windmill move must be a full 360 degree revolution and be shown on TV to be counted for this wager.” Also, with Carrie Underwood set to sing the National Anthem, you can also bet over or under on whether her rendition will last longer than a minute and 42 seconds. (Tip: If you really feel the need to bet on this, you might want to check out the many videos on YouTube of Underwood performing the National Anthem at other sporting events — or, take the over.)

As Rolling Stone reported last year, we single-handedly ruined all prop betting on Springsteen’s Super Bowl performance after alerting our readers which set list option to bet on a gambling Website after the set list leaked during sound checks. Other more incredulous Springsteen prop bets included whether he would pull actress Courteney Cox out of the crowd during “Dancing in the Dark.”

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 6th, 2010 at 5:03pm
" The over-under is 5 1/2, with the Under paying $180 on a $100 bet, meaning that whoever makes odds for these things thinks that Townshend is favored to windmill six times minimum. The prop bet comes with the disclaimer “Windmill move must be a full 360 degree revolution and be shown on TV to be counted for this wager.”


Take the over  ..... and thank your young Joey later .

O'kins

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 6th, 2010 at 5:05pm

No action on Daltrey's voice cracking?  ::)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 6th, 2010 at 5:07pm
" No action on Daltrey's voice cracking?  "

WHAT ?!   ... !!!!! :



!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 6th, 2010 at 5:09pm

Gary Coleman doesn't know who Roger Daltrey is.

BTW, Roger sounded mighty fine the other (tricky) day...

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 6th, 2010 at 5:48pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 6th, 2010 at 5:09pm:
Gary Coleman doesn't know who Roger Daltrey is.

BTW, Roger sounded mighty fine the other (tricky) day...

Let's hear what he sounds like when they go electric. He did sound good the other day. Except when he tried to hit the high note on the "But my dreams" part of BBE. :will-ya

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Post by Mr. Yeats on Feb 6th, 2010 at 7:10pm
Nothing to do with the Soup Bowl gig, but I listened today Bowie's "Slow Burn" from his '02 album 'Heathen'.

The tune is one of the better 9/11 dedications, and Townshend does the guitar on it.

I remember when I first heard it, my then girlfriend wouldn't tell me who it was or let me see the CD booklet, and made me guess. I guessed Robert Fripp, Robert Quine, even Richard Thompson. All wrong, it was Pete.

Once you know it's him it starts to make sense, but it's a truly moving and unsettling performance- no lead or straight rhythm per se, just a howl of grief, pain and confusion with an almost hard-bop jazz construction.

That cat can really play.

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 7th, 2010 at 7:51am

Nice piece by Barney Hoskyns in The Independent - Long live rock! The Who at the Super Bowl


Getty Images

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Post by Some Guy on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:07am
dudes are old

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:10am
Joey, I don't know how this will play in Peoria.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Feb 7th, 2010 at 7:39pm

Horrible sound mix as always in the half time show. Really dont know why these bands can be bothered.

Cramming 5 songs into a twelve minute medley appeared to be a setlist for people with Attention Deficit Disorder which makes it a bit hard to really get into (and some of the segues (ie Pinball wizard to Baba O'Riley) were a bit horrid,) but they pulled it off. Pete was fine, Roger just about held it together. Could have been an embarrassment, but thankfully it wasn't.

Roger's scream on 'Wont Get Fooled Again' taking place off-camera followed by him managing to recover in time to sing 'meet the new boss' effortlessly within a second or two of it would suggest a wee bit of assistance with backing tapes, but no matter - its a TV show, not a concert and thats the way the producers probably want it to be.

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Post by Factory Girl on Feb 7th, 2010 at 7:51pm
Just saw Who HalfTime-NVG.  Should Try Touring to get it up.

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Post by 72Tele on Feb 7th, 2010 at 8:14pm
The name finally fits.

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Post by macdaddy on Feb 7th, 2010 at 8:14pm
Agree, gazza-that segue from pinball wizard Sucked. Stones were much better, and worked the whole stadium, too. Half the place just saw the backs
of Pete and Roger. Boss was still the best, IMO, stones were pretty close, and prince wasn't that bad, either.

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Post by Holden on Feb 7th, 2010 at 8:22pm
Prince was AWESOME!

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Post by Joey on Feb 7th, 2010 at 9:40pm
" Cramming 5 songs into a twelve minute medley appeared to be a setlist for people with Attention Deficit Disorder which makes it a bit hard to really get into (and some of the segues (ie Pinball wizard to Baba O'Riley) were a bit horrid,) but they pulled it off. Pete was fine, Roger just about held it together. Could have been an embarrassment, but thankfully it wasn't. "


Just got Back !!!!!   ... Outstanding Concert  ( Halftime ) .

Pete's Belly was on FIRE !!!!!!!


Seriously , Roger Daltrey sounded fantastic . In fact , his voice is better now than it was duing the entire 2006- 2007 Tour .  Pete really was unable to solo due to the time constraints .

Overall , the fact that " Who Are You " clocks in at 8:36 and "  Won't Get Fooled Again " Clocks in at 11:37 means only one thing .................... We'll be fighting in the streets ... with our children at our feets .. and the morals they all worshipped will be GONE !!!!!!

Well Done  Pete & Rog.

" Hit Me Ronnie ! "


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !  


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 7th, 2010 at 9:45pm

Yeah, Roger's scream happened off camera.
And it looked/sounded to me like his vocals were pre-recorded.

Townshend brang it - the over on windmills was hit in the first coupla minutes.

Very cool visuals, and the crowd singing along gave the performance some added oompf.

Good stuff.

Part 1  
Part 2

Not as entertaining as the second half, though.

Props to Shannon Sharpe for the bit of 'Love Reign O'er Me' during the pregame...


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Post by platter on Feb 7th, 2010 at 9:47pm
the who kicked ass...they were great

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Post by Joey on Feb 7th, 2010 at 9:51pm
" And it looked/sounded to me like his vocals were pre-recorded.


Very cool visuals, and the crowd singing along gave the performance some added oompf.  "

Damn Straight My Brother .


Everybody at the bar mentioned how Roger may have been " Lip Synching " !!!!!


Crowd singing along remined me of the Omaha , NE 2006 gig ( .. a cold winter's night  ) .. but very warm inside  :) !!!!!

Joey Prejean ! ™


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:03pm

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100208/capt.sb31002080121.super_bowl_football_sb310.jpg?x=369&y=345&q=85&sig=HRGAbQEKZXykQdxCZWG4vQ--
AP

In 12 Minutes, Flashes of Age and Familiarity
 
By JON PARELES
Published: February 7, 2010

Lasers, lights and fireworks were flashing full-tilt through the Who’s halftime show Sunday at Super Bowl XLIV. It looked as if the producers were worried that the rock geezers at the center — the guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend, 64, and the singer Roger Daltrey, 65 — might not look heroic enough to the camera. Townshend, in a porkpie hat and shades with a black suit hanging off his lanky frame, was grizzled. Daltrey, in a striped neo-Mod jacket and a scarf, revealed a voice that was raspy and thick. But the Who still had the stadium shouting along on choruses Townshend wrote decades ago: “Who are you” and “We don’t get fooled again!”

The Who didn’t hazard “My Generation,” with its famous line “Hope I die before I get old,” or the other songs written in guitar-smashing youth as the Who got its start. (The band didn’t break any equipment for this finale, either.)

Instead, for what was probably their biggest one-time viewing audience, they chose repertory from Townshend’s increasingly ambitious late-1960s albums and afterward, when he was already taking a grown-up’s point of view: “Pinball Wizard” and the gentle “See me, feel me” snippet from his 1969 rock opera “Tommy”; “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” from the 1971 “Who’s Next”; and the title song from the 1978 “Who Are You.” If there was a 21st-century attention-span paradox in having the man who wrote rock operas and concept albums compress his life’s work into 12 minutes — well, Townshend said beforehand that the medley was Daltrey’s idea.

They were songs about prowess, determination, desperation and rage at how revolutions fail: an arc of verbal frustration defied, and explosively overcome, by musical assertiveness, with the power chords that the Who made ring worldwide. They were songs that expected, and got, large audiences at the time. It was music born to be heard in arenas and stadiums, and the halftime show might have been these songs’ last airing on their accustomed monumental scale.

The Who hasn’t toured lately and doesn’t plan to for the moment. Townshend said in an N.F.L. news conference that he has “health issues” with his shoulder and his hearing. But the band didn’t coast through its 12 minutes — even if the pulsating prerecorded keyboards of “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” gave them a few seconds of respite.

Townshend put full force into his famous windmilling guitar chords — echoed by the light display — and in “Who Are You” he hammered on the strings with a fist. Daltrey belted as if he wouldn’t mind being hoarse for the next week or two. Their backing musicians hit hard, as Townshend and Daltrey pumped their fists. And in “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” when Daltrey sang “the hypnotized never lie” to the television audience, he added, “Do ya?”

But Townshend can’t exactly “pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday,” as “Won’t Get Fooled Again” vows. The songs are oldies now, so taken for granted that the Colts regularly use the Who for their entrance music at games. The turmoil the music captured, personal and societal, is all but buried by familiarity.

The Who did their best to punk up their songs again, even amid the Super Bowl’s fiesta of corporate branding, and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” — the song that got the fullest airing — still had a good part of its old ferocity. But it was a line in “Baba O’Riley” that touched on what kind of milestone this brief, happily unkempt, late-career performance was for the Who. “Let’s get together before we get much older,” Daltrey sang, looking directly across the stage at Townshend.

New York Times

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:06pm
Even on tape Yoko Daltrey was in mid-tour form. Awful. Pete ripped off a few nice solos. But seemed like he was out of sync with Daltry on the vocals. Maybe because Yoko was on tape. :smilemick

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:10pm

Fair assessment, swtcharmdlif...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:22pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:10pm:
Fair assessment, swtcharmdlif...

Ya think Pete took the over on windmills?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 7th, 2010 at 10:40pm

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100208/i/r1551792387.jpg?x=400&y=294&q=85&sig=hGoOt6tb_r_mjU2nggWlag--

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100208/i/r3947783570.jpg?x=400&y=306&q=85&sig=5pNCOQIacnTUiVB25iKYKw--

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100208/i/r3075405616.jpg?x=400&y=266&q=85&sig=5IL9GW_gjQYwcOwNQbxFGw--

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100208/i/r688576849.jpg?x=400&y=339&q=85&sig=58MYIuOUWklVhtUVDO_p7w--
Reuters

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100208/capt.sb36402080201.super_bowl_football_sb364.jpg?x=400&y=282&q=85&sig=q0Ffl0OUzcyz.LnGAdbSYg--
AP

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 8th, 2010 at 7:23am
The Super Bowl Concert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Io05fTLSg&feature=PlayList&p=3AD095B399026E96&index=0
YouTube - The Who Superbowl Half-time Show Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCqgtb3Nby4&feature=PlayList&p=3AD095B399026E96&index=1
YouTube - The Who Superbowl Half-time Show Part 2

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Post by PartyDoll MEG on Feb 8th, 2010 at 7:37am
Sorry Joey, but Roger just doesn't have the chops anymore...

And where were Pete's headphones so he could hear what he was playing? Maybe he had tiny ones under his bandana thingy....

Obviously pre-recorded and good thing after I listened to their acoustic set at the press conference..

Liked the light show however.  Good as far as Half time Super Bowl sets go.  They weren't an embarrassment.

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Post by Some Guy on Feb 8th, 2010 at 9:49am

Joey wrote on Feb 7th, 2010 at 9:40pm:
" Cramming 5 songs into a twelve minute medley appeared to be a setlist for people with Attention Deficit Disorder which makes it a bit hard to really get into (and some of the segues (ie Pinball wizard to Baba O'Riley) were a bit horrid,) but they pulled it off. Pete was fine, Roger just about held it together. Could have been an embarrassment, but thankfully it wasn't. "


Just got Back !!!!!   ... Outstanding Concert  ( Halftime ) .

Pete's Belly was on FIRE !!!!!!!


Seriously , Roger Daltrey sounded fantastic . In fact , his voice is better now than it was duing the entire 2006- 2007 Tour .  Pete really was unable to solo due to the time constraints .

Overall , the fact that " Who Are You " clocks in at 8:36 and "  Won't Get Fooled Again " Clocks in at 11:37 means only one thing .................... We'll be fighting in the streets ... with our children at our feets .. and the morals they all worshipped will be GONE !!!!!!

Well Done  Pete & Rog.

" Hit Me Ronnie ! "


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !  

weeding?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 8th, 2010 at 10:00am
How does The Who do a medley of their greatest hits and not include My Generation...Oh that's right because it's not the theme to any CSI show. :sad

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by macdaddy on Feb 8th, 2010 at 10:07am
The giveaway re: prerecorded bits is that you could download the set and play it on rockband right after the super bowl, and there is no way they could put that together in an hour's time, so they had to have it earlier.

Agreed - it was not disgraceful, but it wasn't as good the sets by Bruce, the stones or the purple one.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2010 at 10:23am
" Sorry Joey, but Roger just doesn't have the chops anymore...

And where were Pete's headphones so he could hear what he was playing? Maybe he had tiny ones under his bandana thingy....

Obviously pre-recorded and good thing after I listened to their acoustic set at the press conference..

Liked the light show however.  "

This makes young Joey cry .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Feb 8th, 2010 at 11:55am
Weep ye not, Joseph . . . That was 12 minutes of top quality entertainment.  I didn't notice recorded backing tracks.  

Bring on Floss, Pete.  The world is ready.

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Post by 2000monkey on Feb 8th, 2010 at 12:01pm
The only prerecorded tracks were the synth bits which they always do. Daltry was not lip synching for f***k's sake.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Feb 8th, 2010 at 12:24pm
Well, Daltrey's scream at the end of Won't Get Fooled was a bit iffy, actually.  The camera wasn't on him, was it?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 8th, 2010 at 12:26pm
it's over

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 8th, 2010 at 12:36pm

Zack wrote on Feb 8th, 2010 at 12:24pm:
Well, Daltrey's scream at the end of Won't Get Fooled was a bit iffy, actually.  The camera wasn't on him, was it?


No. In fact, a lot of long shots were used.

If the vocals weren't pre-recorded, then the producers did an awful job of synching the audio and video.
There were a few instances where Daltrey's vocals clearly didn't match.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2010 at 12:39pm
The Super Bowl Concert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Io05fTLSg&feature=PlayList&p=3AD095B399026E96&index=0
YouTube - The Who Superbowl Half-time Show Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCqgtb3Nby4&feature=PlayList&p=3AD095B399026E96&index=1
YouTube - The Who Superbowl Half-time Show Part 2


Oh , this is friggin GREAT !!!!!

Bless You ... Here is a nice article :

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/news/sns-ap-fbn-super-bowl-halftime-review,0,7549738.story?track=rss




J Fly

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 8th, 2010 at 1:28pm

The complete Super Bowl halftime performance - veoh.com  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2010 at 2:22pm
" The complete Super Bowl halftime performance - veoh.com


My 'Nizzle !!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/02/07/the-who-rock-super-bowl-xliv-with-explosive-medley-of-big-hits/

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Super-Bowl-is-most-watched-TV-apf-1207557857.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=4&asset=&ccode=





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Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 8th, 2010 at 2:55pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 8th, 2010 at 1:28pm:
The complete Super Bowl halftime performance - veoh.com  


this is even better! Thanks.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 8th, 2010 at 2:56pm

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2010 at 4:41pm
"  ..... this is even better! Thanks . "

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100208/ap_en_tv/us_super_bowl_ratings_15


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Post by Some Guy on Feb 8th, 2010 at 4:54pm
Joey didn't, from above, the stage look kind of like a drain; which was fitting cause those cats were circling it!

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 8th, 2010 at 4:58pm

Never seen this before, eh, SG?


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Post by Some Guy on Feb 8th, 2010 at 5:02pm
There ain't a whole lot of quality sinking ship pictures out there. I'm busting my ass here bro.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 8th, 2010 at 5:07pm

Slow day at the "Happy Birthday JB" thread?


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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 8th, 2010 at 6:15pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 8th, 2010 at 4:54pm:
Joey didn't, from above, the stage look kind of like a drain; which was fitting cause those cats were circling it!

R-I-M :smilestu

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Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2010 at 6:53pm
' joey ...... it really does not get any better , huh ?  '

That is RIGHT some Guy ! :

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V

http://www.veoh.com/search/videos/category/music/q/The%20Who/sort/most%20recent#watch%3Dv19787448BPcAnF4t


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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 8th, 2010 at 11:24pm

Didn't know it was missing...



Super Bowl XL Halftime Show

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 9th, 2010 at 12:49am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 8th, 2010 at 5:07pm:
Slow day at the "Happy Birthday JB" thread?


brutally...
we just ain't gettin the views we used to, I fear it's over

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Post by Ade on Feb 9th, 2010 at 2:37am
will Joey be attending the Royal Albert Hall show in March??  :areyoufuckingserious


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Post by Joey on Feb 9th, 2010 at 10:10am


Hello Ade .............................

Nine  ... can not make the gig :


Super Bowl XL Halftime Show

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100208/i/r3075405616.jpg?x=400&y=266&q=85&sig=5IL9GW_gjQYwcOwNQbxFGw--

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 9th, 2010 at 10:28am

Townshend Talks About The Super Bowl

Posted on Monday February 8, 2010 at 09:01 AM

More than 100 million viewers saw The Who tear through a 12-minute set during the Super Bowl halftime show at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens yesterday, but Pete Townshend says it was clear the band wasn’t the main event.


The Who
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend rocking Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.
February 7, 2010 (AP Photo)


“You know, you could kind of tell from the stage the crowd is really here for the game,” Townshend said.

“It was nice for that reason. It was nice to feel a part of something and not having it all to be about us,” adding “We’re too far gone to care I think.”

Turns out yesterday’s Super Bowl was the first time Townshend or Who frontman Roger Daltrey had ever seen American football. For Townshend, it was all about the spectacle.

“It’s extraordinary,” said Townshend. “You forget how big sport is and how every week it happens ... I’m not trying to be humble but we felt like a very small piece of a huge team.”


Roger Daltrey
During The Who's halftime performance at the Super Bowl.
February 7, 2010 (AP Photo)


The guitarist also addressed the protests raised by some local children’s rights groups questioning his Super Bowl appearance because of his 2003 child pornography arrest.

Townshend, who was arrested for downloading one picture, always claimed he was researching the subject and that he himself was an abused child. Although e-mails between him and a children’s advocacy group confirmed his claims, he was forced to register as a sex offender.

Townshend called the protests “a bit of a cheap shot.”


The End Of The Show
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend at the end of The Who's Super Bowl halftime performance.
February 7, 2010 (AP Photo)


“I think if people don't believe, they fall on that side of the line, there's little I can do, but most people have been very kind, very understanding, and I know I did nothing wrong,” Townshend said.

-Jay Smith

pollstar.com

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Post by Joey on Feb 9th, 2010 at 10:33am



I LIKE THIS !!!!!! :






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 9th, 2010 at 10:40am

Joey wrote on Feb 9th, 2010 at 10:33am:
I LIKE THIS !!!!!! :




I think he just heard his own voice. :pukey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 9th, 2010 at 10:42am

:warhorse

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 9th, 2010 at 11:04am
Yeah I'm beating a dead horse. Would you rather I beat a live one?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 9th, 2010 at 2:10pm


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 9th, 2010 at 2:55pm



Ride a ROCK HORSE !!!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Feb 9th, 2010 at 8:35pm
I was very pleased with the WHO half-time show! It rocked! YEAHHHHHHH!  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Kilroy on Feb 9th, 2010 at 9:21pm

Bitch wrote on Feb 9th, 2010 at 8:35pm:
I was very pleased with the WHO half-time show! It rocked! YEAHHHHHHH!  

I agree They did a really Great job, I was proud to be a WHO fan the other nite. Who are you! I am a Who Fan always was and will always be. I do miss the Moon!
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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 10th, 2010 at 12:12am
You know....I am a Who fan. I would'nt have seen them 6 times if I wasn't. But let's be real here. For a performance that was supposed to have been very closely choreographed,orchestrated and manipulted to make the band come out sounding the best. They failed miserably. I have talked to friends who watched the game,to co-workers who watched the game and halftime. I listened to local classic rock radio stations who never criticize anything. The overwhelming consensus is that not only were they not very good. They were embarassingly bad. As always,great debate as to whether the performance was absolutely live or on tape. But either way,anyone who looks or listens to this honestly has to admit Daltrey's vocals were horrid. Not only was the sound mix bad.But their was at least 2-3 occasions were Pete and Rog looked at each other and were completely off sync with vocals and playing. Just stating the facts here folks.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Kilroy on Feb 10th, 2010 at 1:10am
I stand by my original post, with a shaky beginning They seemed to regroup and continue to blow the doors off. IMO
If it was a recording it was a good mime, if it was live it was Rock on. As I recall from the one view I had.IMO
I do respect your opinion, having never seen them vs having seen them, I have to and will go back and review the performance again. This time with the Critical ear and eye. I guess I was up for the game and The WHO ! I miss Keith

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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Kilroy on Feb 10th, 2010 at 1:12am

Kilroy wrote on Feb 10th, 2010 at 1:10am:
I stand by my original post, with a shaky beginning They seemed to regroup and continue to blow the doors off. IMO
If it was a recording it was a good mime, if it was live it was Rock on. As I recall from the one view I had.IMO
I do respect your opinion, having never seen them vs having seen them, I have to and will go back and review the performance again. This time with the Critical ear and eye. I guess I was up for the game and The WHO ! I miss Keith

By the way it's been 666 days since you registered, is that weird or what. or just a # :blankfriggingstare1
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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 10th, 2010 at 9:08am

Kilroy wrote on Feb 10th, 2010 at 1:12am:

Kilroy wrote on Feb 10th, 2010 at 1:10am:
I stand by my original post, with a shaky beginning They seemed to regroup and continue to blow the doors off. IMO
If it was a recording it was a good mime, if it was live it was Rock on. As I recall from the one view I had.IMO
I do respect your opinion, having never seen them vs having seen them, I have to and will go back and review the performance again. This time with the Critical ear and eye. I guess I was up for the game and The WHO ! I miss Keith

By the way it's been 666 days since you registered, is that weird or what. or just a # :blankfriggingstare1

Just call me Lucifer.... :forfucksake

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 10th, 2010 at 10:05am
"  As always,great debate as to whether the performance was absolutely live or on tape. But either way,anyone who looks or listens to this honestly has to admit Daltrey's vocals were horrid. Not only was the sound mix bad.But their was at least 2-3 occasions were Pete and Rog looked at each other and were completely off sync with vocals and playing. Just stating the facts here folks. "


THIS MAKES JOEY CRY LIKE BABY !!!!


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Post by Zack on Feb 10th, 2010 at 10:24am
Man, they just don't make stereos like that anymore.  Back then, the pound was worth about $2.50, so we're talking $7,500 in early 70s dollars.  You could buy two good cars for that, or the better part of a house.  Bet it was worth every penny.
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Post by Tom on Feb 10th, 2010 at 10:38am
Joey?



:aimama

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 10th, 2010 at 10:53am

'Cry If You Want', Joey...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by 2000monkey on Feb 10th, 2010 at 11:48am
If anything, RD sounded better than he often does on tour. There was one instance during WGFA where he pulled the mic away from his mouth while he was still singing but that is no evidence of lip sync. Anyone who heard the mini-opera from the recent Endless Wire tour shouldn't be surprised they can still pull off a live medley.
Whether you like Daltrey's latter-day vocals or not, he's had a rep for 45 years as an impassioned, committed singer. It's unlikely he'd blow that rep by miming at a football game.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 10th, 2010 at 12:21pm

Joey wrote on Feb 10th, 2010 at 10:05am:
"  As always,great debate as to whether the performance was absolutely live or on tape. But either way,anyone who looks or listens to this honestly has to admit Daltrey's vocals were horrid. Not only was the sound mix bad.But their was at least 2-3 occasions were Pete and Rog looked at each other and were completely off sync with vocals and playing. Just stating the facts here folks. "


THIS MAKES JOEY CRY LIKE BABY !!!!

Fooling no one but ourselves
Good is dying

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 10th, 2010 at 12:31pm

Here's the will.i.am remix of 'My Generation' that preceded The Who's halftime performance.

Slash on the guitar outro...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 10th, 2010 at 12:39pm
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by oldtimer on Feb 10th, 2010 at 12:58pm
i was glad to see them, but they sounded "thin".  i think it's because entwhistle can't bereplaced, nobody could play bass like he could.  zak did a great job, and it was weird seeing pete do a kind of elvis costello impersonation.  but other than that, they did fine, it wasn't their crowd, after all.

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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 10th, 2010 at 3:26pm

The Who’s Townshend Reveals the Story Behind Big Super Bowl Set

2/10/10, 3:37 pm EST


Photo: Mazur/WireImage

On Sunday, The Who became the latest in a growing list of classic rockers — along with the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Prince — to play a Super Bowl halftime. Why did they do it, what was it like being onstage at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, and why a hits medley? For the answers, we went directly to The Who’s Pete Townshend the day after the performance.

What was your first reaction to being invited to play the Super Bowl?
I really wanted to do it. I felt it would be easy to do [chuckles]. I felt that doing this would be a great thing to do at this particular time because it would let people know that we’re alive and kicking and that Roger and I still do stuff together and intend to do whatever we can in the future together. You feel part of something that’s bigger than you and you feel part of a huge team. It’s a monster gig.

How did it feel being onstage, in the midst of that spectacle?

A couple of people said to me they could have done with more Who and less football. But I suppose it’s best if I tell the truth. I felt nothing. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a great big football stadium or a little club somewhere. As soon as I get close to a stage, I feel very at home and very safe and secure. It feels completely normal. When the NFL started to talk to us about this, one of the things they started to talk about was the numbers. I looked at Roger and looked at them and I said, “I’ve done a solo show in front of 80 million people on TV.” The abstract numbers make no difference.

I heard that Roger and Simon Townshend [Pete's brother and guitarist in The Who touring band] came up with the medley, not you.

That’s right. I thought we’d just do the CSI songs ["Won't Get Fooled Again," "Baba O'Riley," "Who Are You"]. My pitch was just to do three regular-length songs. We could fall back on what was very familiar. But Roger felt he needed something that gave him more narrative scope, as he described it. He and Simon and one of the lieutenants in the crew put together a track and surprisingly I thought it worked really well. Roger and I have a great relationship these days; it’s very warm and close. So I trusted him to do that job.

Were you wearing sunglasses up there?
No, I was wearing reading glasses. I like to be able to see the guitar.

What was it like finally experiencing an American football game?

English people still find the rules almost incomprehensible, like Americans finding cricket incomprehensible. It’s very difficult to understand how the game operates. But it’s a real sporting event and very exciting backstage and very dignified and serious. Some of my friends have been quite sniffy and said, “We watched it and it was like fucking Disneyland.” But when you’re on the inside of it, there’s a real sense of it being a job, a passion. I learned a lot about it yesterday, and it was all good.

What was the most surprising thing about it?
Not seeing a single cheerleader. Not anywhere. It was terrible. There are lot of girls who’ve said, “I used to be a cheerleader once.” But as hard as you try to persuade them, they won’t do it again.

rollingstone.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by uncleson on Feb 10th, 2010 at 4:43pm
I thought the Who did a great job!

Miss John and Keith though.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by platter on Feb 10th, 2010 at 7:35pm

uncleson wrote on Feb 10th, 2010 at 4:43pm:
I thought the Who did a great job!

Miss John and Keith though.



well duh...who doesn't

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 14th, 2010 at 6:21pm
" Miss John and Keith though... "

I ( The Joey ) actually drank with Keith Friday Night at the Brazen Head .

!!!

http://pics.livejournal.com/cill_dara/pic/00009857/s320x240 !!!!


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Post by Some Guy on Feb 14th, 2010 at 7:03pm
Joey, cut it out

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 16th, 2010 at 3:21pm

Who Tribute Show Lineup Growing

Posted on Tuesday February 16, 2010 at 01:01 PM

The lineup of artists and bands honoring The Who next month just got bigger as Raul Midon and Nicole Atkins join in on the fun.

The “Tribute To The Music Of The Who” takes place at New York City’s Carnegie Hall March 2.

Previously announced artists and bands appearing at the all-star concert include The Smithereens, Bettye LaVette, Jason Isbell, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould, Warren Haynes, Gaslight Anthem, Sondre Lerche, The Postelles, Living Colour, Robyn Hitchcock and Mose Allison.

While it’s almost impossible to imagine anyone but The Who performing the band’s incredible catalog of songs, some details as to who will be playing which tunes has been released. Expect Gaslight Anthem performing “Baba O’Riley,” Hitchcock playing “Substitute,” LaVette singing “Love Reign O’er Me” and McFerrin offering his own unique take on “My Generation.”

The “Tribute To the Music Of The Who” is being staged by Knitting Factory and City Winery founder Michael Dorf, who has organized some of the biggest artist tributes in the music biz, including events honoring Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Elton John and Joni Mitchell.

As always, all profits from the upcoming Who tribute will help provide needed funds for music education charities serving disadvantaged New York City schoolchildren. Tickets range from $45 to $130. For more information, click here for the event’s Web site.

- Jay Smith

pollstar.com

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Post by Joey on Feb 17th, 2010 at 10:11am
" The lineup of artists and bands honoring The Who next month just got bigger as Raul Midon and Nicole Atkins join in on the fun.[/i]

The “Tribute To The Music Of The Who” takes place at New York City’s Carnegie Hall March 2.

Previously announced artists and bands appearing at the all-star concert include The Smithereens, Bettye LaVette, Jason Isbell, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould, Warren Haynes, Gaslight Anthem, Sondre Lerche, The Postelles, Living Colour, Robyn Hitchcock and Mose Allison.

While it’s almost impossible to imagine anyone but The Who performing the band’s incredible catalog of songs, some details as to who will be playing which tunes has been released. Expect Gaslight Anthem performing “Baba O’Riley,” Hitchcock playing “Substitute,” LaVette singing “Love Reign O’er Me” and McFerrin offering his own unique take on “My Generation.”

The “Tribute To the Music Of The Who” is being staged by Knitting Factory and City Winery founder Michael Dorf, who has organized some of the biggest artist tributes in the music biz, including events honoring Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Elton John and Joni Mitchell.

As always, all profits from the upcoming Who tribute will help provide needed funds for music education charities serving disadvantaged New York City schoolchildren. Tickets range from $45 to $130. For more information, click here for the event’s Web site.


This makes Joey EXCITED !!!!!!



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Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 18th, 2010 at 5:55pm

The Who’s Future Uncertain as Townshend’s Tinnitus Returns

2/18/10, 4:58 pm EST


Photo: Arnold/WireImage

Two weeks ago, during Super Bowl XLIV’s halftime show, The Who rocked out in front of the largest audience of their 46-year career. With 150 million viewers tuning in to the band’s 12-minute medley, the performance was supposed to springboard Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend into a busy 2010. Instead, The Who’s future is uncertain because of Townshend’s returning tinnitus. As the guitarist tells Rolling Stone in our new issue, “If my hearing is going to be a problem, we’re not delaying shows. We’re finished. I can’t really see any way around the issue.”

The band tells RS a planned spring 2010 tour and appearances at the Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Festivals were ditched when Townshend’s tinnitus returned while he was working on his musical Floss. Neil Young put Townshend in touch with an audiologist who recommended an in-ear monitor that may prevent any further damage. Townshend will give the device a test drive when The Who perform at their only scheduled gig of 2010, a March 30th charity show in London where they’ll play Quadrophenia in its entirety. “It’s a good test of Pete’s hearing,” Daltrey tells Rolling Stone. “We won’t know until we try.”

For more on Townshend’s plans for Floss and their big Super Bowl gig, grab the new issue, on newsstands now.

rollingstone.com


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Post by Joey on Feb 18th, 2010 at 6:15pm
" Two weeks ago, during Super Bowl XLIV’s halftime show, the Who rocked out in front of the largest audience of their 46-year career. With 150 million viewers tuning in to the band’s 12-minute medley, the performance was supposed to springboard Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend into a busy 2010. Instead, The Who’s future is uncertain because of Townshend’s returning tinnitus. As the guitarist tells Rolling Stone in our new issue, “If my hearing is going to be a problem, we’re not delaying shows. We’re finished. I can’t really see any way around the issue.”

The band tells RS a planned spring 2010 tour and appearances at the Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Festivals were ditched when Townshend’s tinnitus returned while he was working on his musical Floss. Neil Young put Townshend in touch with an audiologist who recommended an in-ear monitor that may prevent any further damage. Townshend will give the device a test drive when The Who perform at their only scheduled gig of 2010, a March 30th charity show in London where they’ll play Quadrophenia in its entirety. “It’s a good test of Pete’s hearing,” Daltrey tells Rolling Stone. “We won’t know until we try.”


THIS MAKES JOEY CRY LIKE BABY !!!!!!!!!!!!


WHY ?! .. !!!!! I thought Pete had surgery on his ears in order to correct his tinnitus ?

Heck  .....  ,    Zak , Pino , Rabbit , Simon and  even Rog. all need   ' feeding '  ... ( when Pete does not work THEY do not work )


" Band's Gotta Eat too , Ronnie ! "

WHY ?!

J. Fly !  


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 18th, 2010 at 6:33pm

Not quite as dire as you might think.
Rabbit, Pino and Zak have recorded/toured with other acts before. If The Who goes on indefinite hiatus, they certainly could again.

And Simon will be on the road with Roger soon.

Neil Young's audiologist obviously worked for him.
Let's hope Pete finds the same success...




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 18th, 2010 at 10:10pm
Best wishes to Pete....and yeah the backup band is certainly talented enough to find work with others. :keithpunky

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 9:55am

Roger Daltrey wants to work with Jimmy Page

If The Who decide to call it day, the My Generation singer says he would 'love to' form a blues band with the Led Zeppelin guitarist

Sean Michaels
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 February 2010 10.54 GMT


Blues brothers ... The Who's Roger Daltrey wants to jam with Jimmy Page.
Photograph: Tim Shaffer/Reuters

If Pete Townshend's tinnitus forces The Who into retirement, Roger Daltrey would love to record new music with Jimmy Page. The My Generation singer has proposed a blues album with the Led Zeppelin guitarist, saying he'd "love to do something".

"I'd love to do an album with Jimmy," Daltrey told BBC 6 Music. "He needs a singer to drive him." The two have worked together before, on a B-side for Daltrey's first solo album in 1973. "I don't sing the blues with The Who, but that's what I used to be before Townshend started writing," Daltrey said. "I used to be a great blues singer."

If things with Page don't work out, perhaps he could work with Liam Gallagher. Daltrey revealed that he approached the former Oasis frontman to see if he would perform at the forthcoming Teenage Cancer Trust gig, which is The Who's last scheduled concert. "I actually rang him," Daltrey told Absolute Radio, "but he's otherwise engaged." Gallagher's brother, Noel, is scheduled to perform later in the trust's 2010 concert series, playing solo gigs on 25 and 26 March.

The Guardian

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Post by Joey on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 9:58am
" If The Who decide to call it day....

If Pete Townshend's tinnitus forces The Who into retirement, Roger Daltrey would love to record new music with Jimmy Page. The My Generation singer has proposed a blues album with the Led Zeppelin guitarist, saying he'd "love to do something".

If things with Page don't work out, perhaps he could work with Liam Gallagher. Daltrey revealed that he approached the former Oasis frontman to see if he would perform at the forthcoming Teenage Cancer Trust gig, which is The Who's last scheduled concert.  "


This makes young Joey very sad.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 10:28am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 9:55am:
Roger Daltrey wants to work with Jimmy Page

If The Who decide to call it day, the My Generation singer says he would 'love to' form a blues band with the Led Zeppelin guitarist

Sean Michaels
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 February 2010 10.54 GMT


Blues brothers ... The Who's Roger Daltrey wants to jam with Jimmy Page.
Photograph: Tim Shaffer/Reuters

If Pete Townshend's tinnitus forces The Who into retirement, Roger Daltrey would love to record new music with Jimmy Page. The My Generation singer has proposed a blues album with the Led Zeppelin guitarist, saying he'd "love to do something".

"I'd love to do an album with Jimmy," Daltrey told BBC 6 Music. "He needs a singer to drive him." The two have worked together before, on a B-side for Daltrey's first solo album in 1973. "I don't sing the blues with The Who, but that's what I used to be before Townshend started writing," Daltrey said. "I used to be a great blues singer."

If things with Page don't work out, perhaps he could work with Liam Gallagher. Daltrey revealed that he approached the former Oasis frontman to see if he would perform at the forthcoming Teenage Cancer Trust gig, which is The Who's last scheduled concert. "I actually rang him," Daltrey told Absolute Radio, "but he's otherwise engaged." Gallagher's brother, Noel, is scheduled to perform later in the trust's 2010 concert series, playing solo gigs on 25 and 26 March.







The Guardian



page is rumoured to be touring this year.........




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 10:39am
Daltrey with Page :sad......I'd rather hear David Coverversion. :warhorse

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 10:45am
I didn't have no idea The Who were calling it quits, The Who being Daltry & Townshend.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 10:49am

Townshend's tinnitus has returned, and he says that The Who are done if it can't be resolved.

The article's a few posts up...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 11:45am
" Townshend's tinnitus has returned, and he says that
The Who are done if it can't be resolved.   "

< ----- Young Joey gets on his knees and prays .


That is right little fella .

That is RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 24th, 2010 at 8:07am



Pete's Blog

21st February, 2010
A BRIEF DIARY ENTRY... SUNDAY EVENING IN LONDON

The Super Bowl show is now history, and next up is our concert version of Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall, for the Teenage Cancer Trust, on March 30th. We start rehearsing ten days before the show. So there is almost a month to do some other stuff.

While Roger does some more solo shows, this time supporting Eric Clapton, I am writing some more songs, testing out some studio and stage in-ear monitor systems, and wearing a Phonak hearing aid almost all the rest of the time. I feel as though I've been reborn in some ways. Not everything I hear is worth hearing, but at least I don't have to turn the TV down in order to tell everyone in the room that what they are watching is rubbish. I don't have to turn it up in the first place. Instead of TV interspersed with conversation, we have TV with conversation that happens at the same time. That kind of family running commentary on what we watch on TV is something I didn't know I missed, but I did miss it. On a higher note, hearing birdsong again is pretty amazing.

I'm also working on Floss. I've gone back to the story and I'm fleshing out the characters, digging into their fictional past to learn more about them. Quite a bit of what I've been doing until now has been creating new studio set ups for the soundscapes that the hero of the story is so distracted by. I need a lot of triggers, buttons and switches, and powerful software playback systems that will allow me to 'perform' each soundscape in a variety of ways, allowing me lots of takes if necessary. I'm mixing dialogue, sound effects, music-concrete and music. So the set up I need is rather like a movie sound-mixing desk, with almost as many elements sometimes.

By a strange coincidence, while searching for music charts of Quadrophenia for our Music Supervisor on the RAH show, I found technical notes and drawings for studio systems I devised while cooking up the four channel version of the 1973 album - the Quad version that got away. Looking at the plans, designs and drawings I have before me today for Floss it's clear that I haven't lost my mojo when it comes to taking myself to the edge of technological nervous breakdown.

Thanks everyone who stood by me during the Super Bowl (especially Roger as always), and to everyone who has emailed to say how much they enjoyed the half-time stint. The hat I wore, that was popular with some-but not all-of our fans, contains some ancient technology that helps me hear myself better on stage. It's called, the BRIM.

thewho.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Feb 24th, 2010 at 12:19pm
Sounds positive!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 26th, 2010 at 11:03am

" 26th February, 2010
DALTREY OPENS FOR CLAPTON IN PITTSBURGH

Opening the show for Eric Clapton at a sold-out Mellon Arena in pittsburgh, Roger Daltrey noted brightly that this was "one-up from a toilet break at a football match."

"And it was for us, too", writes Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "Rumors of Mr. Daltrey's vocal demise, based on the Super Bowl halftime, were greatly exaggerated. On the first night of the new tour with his solo band, The Who singer sounded 20 years younger than he did in Miami."


http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=396


" Clapton plays to sold out crowd "


" His reputation as a guitar god was sealed 40 years ago. He has all the money and respect in the world. He has a full head of rock star hair for his photo op on the cover of Rolling Stone. On top of that, now he even has his own custom Fender T-Mobile cell.

So did he phone it in last night at the sold-out Mellon Arena?

It seemed like it at first when he hit the stage crawling through "Goin' Down Slow," a sluggish opener that offered nothing more exciting than what you'd get at the corner bar. It was followed by one of his most epic blues burners, "Key to the Highway," toned down to more of a flicker, with a brief, disinterested solo.


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Set lists
Eric Clapton

Goin' Down Slow

Key to the Highway

Tell the Truth

Old Love

I Shot the Sheriff

Driftin' Blues

Nobody Knows You When You're Down Out

Running on Faith

Badge

Little Queen of Spades

Before You Accuse Me

Wonderful Tonight

Cocaine

Encore: Crossroads

Roger Daltrey

I Can See for Miles

The Real Me

Days of Light

Freedom Ride

Give Me a Stone

Mannish Boy/My Generation/Young Man's Blues

Baba O'Riley

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Then came signs of life, with the female backup singers spiking the great melody on "Tell the Truth," the second straight "Layla" song. It wasn't until the grinding "Old Love" that we got the first burst of passion from Mr. Clapton, one of those trademark solos with the long stabbing note and then a fast flurry on the neck.

He carried that into a punched-up "I Shot the Sheriff," with its jarring scrapes and then a long closing jam, done so effortlessly, cleanly and precisely. The tone was gorgeous as usual and the only pedal he seemed to need was a little distortion.

There was no struggle on the vocals, either, as he hasn't exactly worn them out with over-use. They were a bold accompaniment to his acoustic playing on a middle section of "Driftin' Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "Running on Faith."

What Mr. Clapton doesn't do there that some might is sit down and tell a story. He said almost nothing to the fans and projected zero personality. In the trade, I guess that's called "letting the music do the talking."

It talked on "Badge," with that stunning late riff, and on "Little Queen of Spades," a round-robin jam that showed off his keyboard players before coming back around to one of his meaner solos.

"Wonderful Tonight" was what it was -- a slow dance that either bored you or made you sentimental about your wedding. He quickly picked up the pace again with power-chord classic, "Cocaine," and signed off with a "Crossroads" a few shades lighter than Cream.

So while we got the "Assorted Love Songs," what we didn't get, oddly, was "Layla," his most beloved song. It may have added that little "blow-you-away" factor that was missing, may have made this Clapton concert one to phone home about.

Opening the show, Roger Daltrey noted brightly that this was "one-up from a toilet break at a football match."

And it was for us, too.

Rumors of Mr. Daltrey's vocal demise, based on the Super Bowl halftime, were greatly exaggerated. On the first night of the new tour with his solo band, The Who singer sounded 20 years younger than he did in Miami.

He kicked it off with "I Can See for Miles" and "The Real Me," which turned out to be kind of a tease. This wasn't a Who tribute set with Pete Townshend's little brother Simon subbing in.

The meat of his set was drawn from other parts of his career -- with the rough and tumble "Days of Light" and bluesy "Freedom Ride," building up to a hard blues medley of "Mannish Boy," a slow-chugging "My Generation" and then a walloping "Young Man's Blues," during which lead guitarist Frank Simes got his licks in.

Mr. Daltrey didn't have the benefit of flashy lighting, a rowdy crowd or even room to swing his mike. He also complained about new in-ear monitors. But he made the best of all that, with lots of muscle left in his pipes. It's a lucky concert crowd that gets "Baba O'Riley" from the opening act -- with the original guy who sang it. "

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10057/1038819-388.stm

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Feb 26th, 2010 at 11:24am

Joey wrote on Feb 26th, 2010 at 11:03am:
" 26th February, 2010
DALTREY OPENS FOR CLAPTON IN PITTSBURGH

Opening the show for Eric Clapton at a sold-out Mellon Arena in pittsburgh, Roger Daltrey noted brightly that this was "one-up from a toilet break at a football match."

"And it was for us, too", writes Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "Rumors of Mr. Daltrey's vocal demise, based on the Super Bowl halftime, were greatly exaggerated. On the first night of the new tour with his solo band, The Who singer sounded 20 years younger than he did in Miami."


http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=396


" Clapton plays to sold out crowd "


" His reputation as a guitar god was sealed 40 years ago. He has all the money and respect in the world. He has a full head of rock star hair for his photo op on the cover of Rolling Stone. On top of that, now he even has his own custom Fender T-Mobile cell.

So did he phone it in last night at the sold-out Mellon Arena?

It seemed like it at first when he hit the stage crawling through "Goin' Down Slow," a sluggish opener that offered nothing more exciting than what you'd get at the corner bar. It was followed by one of his most epic blues burners, "Key to the Highway," toned down to more of a flicker, with a brief, disinterested solo.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Set lists
Eric Clapton

Goin' Down Slow

Key to the Highway

Tell the Truth

Old Love

I Shot the Sheriff

Driftin' Blues

Nobody Knows You When You're Down Out

Running on Faith

Badge

Little Queen of Spades

Before You Accuse Me

Wonderful Tonight

Cocaine

Encore: Crossroads

Roger Daltrey

I Can See for Miles

The Real Me

Days of Light

Freedom Ride

Give Me a Stone

Mannish Boy/My Generation/Young Man's Blues

Baba O'Riley

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Then came signs of life, with the female backup singers spiking the great melody on "Tell the Truth," the second straight "Layla" song. It wasn't until the grinding "Old Love" that we got the first burst of passion from Mr. Clapton, one of those trademark solos with the long stabbing note and then a fast flurry on the neck.

He carried that into a punched-up "I Shot the Sheriff," with its jarring scrapes and then a long closing jam, done so effortlessly, cleanly and precisely. The tone was gorgeous as usual and the only pedal he seemed to need was a little distortion.

There was no struggle on the vocals, either, as he hasn't exactly worn them out with over-use. They were a bold accompaniment to his acoustic playing on a middle section of "Driftin' Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "Running on Faith."

What Mr. Clapton doesn't do there that some might is sit down and tell a story. He said almost nothing to the fans and projected zero personality. In the trade, I guess that's called "letting the music do the talking."

It talked on "Badge," with that stunning late riff, and on "Little Queen of Spades," a round-robin jam that showed off his keyboard players before coming back around to one of his meaner solos.

"Wonderful Tonight" was what it was -- a slow dance that either bored you or made you sentimental about your wedding. He quickly picked up the pace again with power-chord classic, "Cocaine," and signed off with a "Crossroads" a few shades lighter than Cream.

So while we got the "Assorted Love Songs," what we didn't get, oddly, was "Layla," his most beloved song. It may have added that little "blow-you-away" factor that was missing, may have made this Clapton concert one to phone home about.

Opening the show, Roger Daltrey noted brightly that this was "one-up from a toilet break at a football match."

And it was for us, too.

Rumors of Mr. Daltrey's vocal demise, based on the Super Bowl halftime, were greatly exaggerated. On the first night of the new tour with his solo band, The Who singer sounded 20 years younger than he did in Miami.

He kicked it off with "I Can See for Miles" and "The Real Me," which turned out to be kind of a tease. This wasn't a Who tribute set with Pete Townshend's little brother Simon subbing in.

The meat of his set was drawn from other parts of his career -- with the rough and tumble "Days of Light" and bluesy "Freedom Ride," building up to a hard blues medley of "Mannish Boy," a slow-chugging "My Generation" and then a walloping "Young Man's Blues," during which lead guitarist Frank Simes got his licks in.

Mr. Daltrey didn't have the benefit of flashy lighting, a rowdy crowd or even room to swing his mike. He also complained about new in-ear monitors. But he made the best of all that, with lots of muscle left in his pipes. It's a lucky concert crowd that gets "Baba O'Riley" from the opening act -- with the original guy who sang it. "

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10057/1038819-388.stm




sounds like my EC review from last fridays show

heres an excerpt

baby i'm still amazed after all these years of claptons transition from uber blues rock guitarist to MOR king. why? why? why?  the raging fire consumed by the junk but much more likely it was after he put away the booze. honestly i don't own any studio release after backless. his set was the warhorses, at least JB mixes it up. the set  80% of the people dropped all that dough for. thankfully the unplugged numbers were at the beginning. nothing could be more lame than Running on faith and Rock and roll heart which was as insipid as his commercial. it really picked up once the electric came out, some great jamming and we got one suprise with Little Queen Of Spades.  
 
i dont know whether it was the weather but beck seem to just materialize at the end of erics set. once that happened it was like hitting the afterburner. the show at least for me and a few others went from fridays to rock concert despite all the wives and kids(please leave your nine year old at home!!!) this is what a rock guitar fan like myself lives for, what i fantasize about. words cannot describe the interplay, while not ferocious for a couple of old dudes it smoked. whilst it would have been nice to hear them do a yarbirds thang or layla it was still great and worth every dollar to see it.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Feb 26th, 2010 at 11:41am

Anyway, anyhow, anywhere: Roger Daltrey keeping voice vital with solo shows
By Mary Colurso -- The Birmingham News
February 26, 2010, 7:00AM


Roger Daltrey’s last solo CD was 1992’s “Rocks in the Head.”
He intends to record a new one, but isn’t quite ready to go into the studio.
“I’ve been meeting people and writers and talking about ideas,” Daltrey said. “But no, there’s nothing yet."
(AP / Kirsty Wigglesworth)



Roger Daltrey has distilled his mature vocal philosophy to a single phrase: Use it or lose it.

That was the name of Daltrey’s solo tour last fall, and it’s why The Who’s lead singer, 65, agreed to open 11 tour dates for Eric Clapton in late February and early March.

"I’ve never done a supporting role, not in 40 years, so this is going to be interesting," Daltrey said during a phone interview.

The legendary frontman, who’s enjoyed the spotlight for more than 45 years, said it takes discipline and practice to keep his voice in shape for songs such as "My Generation," "Won’t Get Fooled Again," "See Me, Feel Me" and other classics by the British rock band.

"The voice is like an incredibly complex muscle," Daltrey said. "It’s an incredibly sensitive part of our bodies. The thing has to be exercised well and highly treasured."

Although he’ll delve into The Who’s powerful archive for his dates with Clapton — including a Sunday concert at Birmingham’s BJCC Arena — Daltrey isn’t aiming for a note-by-note recreation of the group’s greatest hits. He has a solo catalog at his disposal, about a dozen albums strong, and a backing band that’s suited to improvisation and new arrangements.

"I like to take things that come out of the air," Daltrey has said. "That what I love about The Who. That’s what we always used to do, right from the very early days: make it up on the spot."

When asked if it might be freeing to open for another rock icon, bearing less than the customary weight for each show’s success, Daltrey let out a laugh.

"I haven’t got a clue, to be honest," he said. "I’ll tell you on Friday."

Daltrey, who spoke during a rehearsal break earlier this week, said his first date on the Clapton tour — Thursday at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh — would give him the necessary insight on the pluses and minuses of an opening set.

One thing is certain, however: He’ll opt for less talk than usual, fitting everything into a shorter space of time.

"I think we’ll have just the music and not the chat that comes with it," Daltrey said.

Don’t expect intimate anecdotes about The Who’s founding in the early 1960s, the band’s appearance at Woodstock or the making of "Tommy," a seminal rock opera.

Reminiscences like these tend to get swallowed up in large arenas, Daltrey said. And, of course, any attempt to trace The Who’s heyday, from "I Can’t Explain" to "You Better You Bet," would take more than his allotted time.

Fans may be interested to hear that Daltrey’s backing band will include guitarist Simon Townshend, 49, brother of The Who’s Pete Townshend. Instrumental windmills might not be his personal style, but the younger Townshend has been part of The Who’s touring ensemble since the late 1990s.

With no prospects for a Who tour on the horizon in 2010, Daltrey said, he was determined to remain on stage and keep his solo band intact.

"I’ve just got to keep singing; it’s as simple as that," he said.

Tickets already have sold out for The Who’s charity show on March 30 in England, when the band will cover "Quadrophenia" at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s a benefit for Teenage Cancer Trust, which Daltrey has supported for at least a decade.

Back in the U.S., The Who made its latest appearance at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIV, offering a 12-minute medley of classics to a backdrop of lasers and fireworks. Performing amid the sports hoopla offered the band a high-profile showcase on television, but was not exactly a rewarding artistic experience, Daltrey said.

"It was an honor to do it," he said. "It was an incredibly spectacular event. But really, it was the toilet break of a football game. For me, it was a non-show show. Twelve minutes is not really us; we can do one song that lasts that long."

The Birmingham News

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Honky Tonk Man on Feb 28th, 2010 at 4:56am
I see The Who have released yet another Greatest Hits CD - why???

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hits-Who/dp/B002VJVCQ4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1267354458&sr=1-3

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 28th, 2010 at 7:32am

Honky Tonk Man wrote on Feb 28th, 2010 at 4:56am:
I see The Who have released yet another Greatest Hits CD - why???

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hits-Who/dp/B002VJVCQ4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1267354458&sr=1-3


I see what you mean, but this does have a great selection of my favorites of theirs, there's always some songs that are missing on these greatest hits packages, but this one is great.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Mar 1st, 2010 at 2:04am
First night of Eric Clapton's tour w/ Roger Daltrey opening.


Music review: Clapton plays to sold out crowd
Friday, February 26, 2010
By Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Matt Freed/Post-GazetteGuitarist Eric Clapton performs in front of a sellout crowd Thursday in Mellon Arena.At this point Eric Clapton doesn't have a thing to prove to anyone.

His reputation as a guitar god was sealed 40 years ago. He has all the money and respect in the world. He has a full head of rock star hair for his Rolling Stone cover photo. On top of that, now he even has his own custom T-Mobile Fender cellphone.

So did he phone it in last night at the sold-out Mellon Arena?

It seemed like it at first when he hit the stage crawling through "Goin' Down Slow," a sluggish opener that offered nothing more exciting than what you'd get at the corner bar. It was followed by one of his most epic blues burners, "Key to the Highway," toned down to more of a flicker, with a brief, disinterested solo.

Then came signs of life, with the female backup singers spiking the great melody on "Tell the Truth," the second straight cut from "Layla." It wasn't until the grinding "Old Love," a little known song, that we got the first burst of passion from Mr. Clapton, one of those trademark solos with the long stabbing note and then a fast flurry at the bottom of the neck.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Set lists
Eric Clapton

Goin' Down Slow

Key to the Highway

Tell the Truth

Old Love

I Shot the Sheriff

Driftin' Blues

Nobody Knows You When You're Down Out

Running on Faith

Badge

Little Queen of Spades

Before You Accuse Me

Wonderful Tonight

Cocaine

Encore: Crossroads

Roger Daltrey

I Can See for Miles

The Real Me

Days of Light

Freedom Ride

Give Me a Stone

Mannish Boy/My Generation/Young Man's Blues

Baba O'Riley


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


He carried that into a punched-up "I Shot the Sheriff," with its jarring scrapes and then a long closing jam, performed effortlessly, cleanly and precisely. The tone was gorgeous as usual -- no argument there -- and the only pedal he seemed to need was a little distortion. If you like your guitar heroes messy, or want to high-five your friend after a shredding solo, he's not the guy.

As for the vocals, there was no struggle there, as he hasn't exactly worn them thin with over-use (it was his first show here in more than 10 years). His gruff voice was a bold accompaniment to his acoustic playing on a middle section of "Driftin' Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "Running on Faith."

What Mr. Clapton doesn't do there that some might is sit down and tell a story. He said almost nothing to the fans and projected less personality than Bob Dylan. In the trade, I guess that's called "letting the music do the talking."

It talked on "Badge," with that stunning late riff, and on "Little Queen of Spades," a round-robin jam that showed off his keyboard players before coming back around to one of his meaner solos.

"Wonderful Tonight" was what it was -- a slow dance that either put you to sleep or made you sentimental about some wedding. He picked up the pace again with power-chord classic "Cocaine," and signed off with a "Crossroads" a few shades lighter than Cream.

So while we got the "Assorted Love Songs," what we didn't get, oddly, was "Layla," his most beloved song. It may have added that certain "blow-you-away" factor that was missing, may even have made this Clapton concert one to phone home about.

Opening the show, Roger Daltrey noted brightly that this was "one-up from a toilet break at a football match."

And it was for us, too.

Rumors of Mr. Daltrey's vocal demise, based on the Super Bowl halftime, were greatly exaggerated. On the first night of the new tour with his solo band, The Who singer sounded 20 years younger than he did in Miami.

He kicked it off forcefully with "I Can See for Miles" and "The Real Me," which turned out to be kind of a tease. This wasn't a Who tribute set with Pete Townshend's little brother Simon subbing in.

The meat of his set was drawn from other parts of his career ---with the rough and tumble "Days of Light," the bluesy "Freedom Ride" and Elvis tribute "Real Good Lookin' Man." It built up to a hard blues medley of "Mannish Boy," a slow-chugging "My Generation" and then a walloping "Young Man's Blues" that allowed lead guitarist Frank Simes to get his licks in.

Mr. Daltrey didn't have the benefit of flashy lighting, a rowdy crowd or even room to swing his mike. He also complained about new in-ear monitors. But he made the best of all that, with lots of muscle left in his pipes. It's a lucky concert crowd that gets "Baba O'Riley" from the opening act -- with the original guy who sang it!

Scott Mervis: smervis@post-gazette.com; 412-263-2576.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10057/1038819-388.stm#ixzz0guTv9Ufb

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Ade on Mar 1st, 2010 at 2:37am
happy birthday Roger  :)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 1st, 2010 at 9:26am
" happy birthday Roger   "


That is RIGHT !!!!! : Happy Sixty - Sixth Birthday Roger !!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 2nd, 2010 at 9:32am






Photos by Brent Thompson

2/28 - BJCC Arena, Birmingham AL

Birmingham Weekly

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 3rd, 2010 at 12:42pm

Patti Smith, Living Colour Pay Tribute to The Who at Carnegie Hall
3/3/10, 12:16 pm EST


Photo: Bank/WireImage

“Carnegie Hall, I apologize for what I’m about to do,” said surprise guest Patti Smith last night at a Who tribute concert at the famed New York venue before launching into a snarling punk version of “My Generation,” during which she spit on the hallowed stage at least three separate times. (Iggy Pop did some damage to the very same stage at the Tibet House benefit last week.) Earlier in the night, Bobby McFerrin did the same song, though he used no instrument other than his mouth and the sound of his hand banging against his chest. Patti’s was stronger (mainly because it didn’t bear resemblance to the Cosby Show theme), but it proved that The Who’s vast catalog is strong enough to survive nearly any re-interpretation.

The night — which was a benefit concert for numerous organizations including Music Unites — began with a children’s choir and the house band performing “Overture” and “Tommy Can You Hear Me.” They were followed by Living Colour, who did an absolutely killer funk-metal “Eminence Front.” It was a hard act to top, but Robyn Hitchcock’s acoustic “Substitute” and The Smithereens’ fierce one-two punch of “The Seeker” and “Sparks” came pretty close with an incredibly frantic energy. Bettye LaVette slowed things down with a beautiful torch ballad rendition of “Love Reign O’er Me” that was definitely the vocal highlight of the night.

Mose Allison, looking pretty spry for 82, was the only performer who did an original. He played “Young Man Blues” (which was a staple of The Who’s set list in the 1960s and ’70s) and its recent sequel “Old Man Blues.” Beatles cover band Fab Faux stepped one inch outside of their comfort zone by playing “Tommy’s Holiday Camp” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Every note and harmony from the Tommy finale was hit with stunning precision. The Gaslight Anthem tore into “Baba O’Riley” Pearl Jam style, while Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould dipped deep into The Who’s catalog for a frenzied cover of “Can’t Reach You” from The Who Sell Out. The night ended with all the performers jamming on a sloppy but fun “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” featuring an unprecedented two primal screams — one by Willie Nile and another by Nicole Atkins, who nailed it better than Daltrey has in quite some time.

rollingstone.com

Patti Smith - 'My Generation'

Bettye LaVette - 'Love Reign O'er Me'

The Gaslight Anthem - 'Baba O'Riley'

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 14th, 2010 at 8:44pm


The Who to Tour this fall  ?!!!!! . !!!

*  "  YES !  "   ..... oh , GOD !!!!  --- YES !!!!!!  " *

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_music_blog/2010/03/clapton-lets-his-guitar-do-the-talking-at-amway-arena.html

" 14th March, 2010
ROGER IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Roger Daltrey played another great set opening for Eric Clapton at the Amway Arena, Orlando, and dropped a hint about a possible Who tour in the autumn.

Will it happen? Who knows. Looks like it's in the lap of the gods or, more precisely, in the brim of Pete Townshend's hat, which houses a special audio device to help him counter his tinnitus. He's trying it out at the performance of Quadrophenia in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on March 30th. Roger will be flying back from the States soon to join Pete and the rest of the band for rehearsals. All Who fans are keeping their fingers crossed that 'the brim' does the trick.

To read a blog review of the Daltrey/Clapton sets in the Orlando Sentinal, CLICK HERE.  "

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=404

We must all say a special prayer for Pete's ears :

" When it came to talking, opening act Roger Daltrey was the chatty one, peppering his hourlong set with rambling recollections and even a newsy tidbit about plans for a potential tour by The Who in the fall  .....  with a spirited mix of classics (“Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes”) and songs such as Taj Mahal’s “Freedom Ride” that took the band outside classic rock.

A little bit of Daltrey’s showmanship from Clapton would’ve been nice, but a guitar god does what he wants.  "





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 18th, 2010 at 10:26am

There's a Pete interview with Bob Cianci in the new issue of Premier Guitar.
Obviously a lotta gear talk, but here's a few other bits of interest:

This brings us to the subject of hearing loss. You and I are both longtime working musicians who suffer from this problem. Mine is pretty severe, not only as a result of gigging for over 40 years, but as a result of genetic factors. What is the state of your hearing right now? Do you wear hearing aids, and assuming you use in-ears onstage, how are you protecting your hearing?

I don’t use in-ears on stage. Not yet. I have just been introduced to a new microprocessor- controlled system with three transducers in each ear. They sound amazing. But the Chinese might hack into my gig…

I have started wearing hearing aids in the past months. The new ones are incredible. Tiny. The only way to protect my hearing would be to stop playing music. I get the most problems from long periods of studio work, which is how I compose. So I am nervous about the future right now.

You’ve always been a proponent of the internet, and have used it to your benefit for many years. When you conceptualized Psychoderelict, were you at all aware that you might have been predicting the rise of the internet with the album’s theme of a “grid?”

I predicted the internet back in 1971 with Lifehouse. I can’t take all the credit—I was taught at art school in 1961 that computers would change the way artists worked and communicated, and the way society functioned.

I have read you are writing material for a new Who album tentatively titled Floss. Can you give us some information about it? Will it be a return to a guitar-based sound again? What is the theme and when will it be released?

Floss is not a new Who album. It is a musical play. Some of the music might work for Roger and me; I am still working on it. I reckon I have another year to go writing.

What was it like to tour right after John Entwistle’s death? That must have been extremely hard on you and Roger.

It was hard, but we had no option.

Do you plan on touring with The Who again at any time in the future, and if so, when?

There are no plans to tour at the moment.

After almost 47 years with The Who, are there any regrets? Would you change anything if you could? Do you still get a rush, a thrill, performing live with the band?

I’ve never gotten a rush or thrill from performing. I’m good at it, and I find it easy and natural. No regrets. I fell into this business, the family business, out of art school. It’s given me the chance to combine popular music (which is so natural for me) with ambitious creativity, so I’ve been really lucky. I’ve had great support, too, from The Who band and managers over the years. Lots of crazy ideas.

Did you ever, in your wildest dreams, think The Who would last as long as it has, and are you satisfied with your musical legacy and the body of work you have created?

The gap from 1982 to 2006 in recording is a great shame. I made some good solo records, but the break was necessary, I think. I’m satisfied so far. I hope there is more to come.

premierguitar.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 18th, 2010 at 10:32am

HTM will be happy to know that The Who are releasing another hits collection next week.
This one's live...



Disc: 1
1. I Can't Explain (December 1971, San Francisco)
2. Substitute (December 1971, San Francisco)
3. Happy Jack (February 1970, Hull, England)
4. I'm A Boy (February 1970, Hull, England)
5. Behind Blue Eyes December 1971, San Francisco)
6. Pinball Wizard (June 1976, Swansea, England)
7. I'm Free (June 1976, Swansea, England)
8. Squeeze Box (June 1976, Swansea, England)
9. Naked Eye/Let's See Action/My Generation (Medley) (May 1974, South London, England)
10. 5.15 (December 1973, Capital Centre, Largo)
11. Won't Get Fooled Again (December 1973, Capital Centre, Largo)
12. Magic Bus (February 1970, Leeds University, England)
13. My Generation (1965, BBC Sessions)

Disc: 2
1. I Can See For Miles (August 1989, Los Angeles, CA)
2. Join Together (August 1989, Los Angeles, CA)
3. Love Reign O'er Me (August 1989, Los Angeles, CA)
4. Baba O'Riley (August 1989, Los Angeles, CA)
5. Who Are You (August 1989, Los Angeles, CA)
6. The Real Me (January 2002, Watford Hity Hall)
7. The Kids Are Alright (February 2002, London, England)
8. Eminence Front (March 2009, Brisbane)
9. A Man In A Purple Dress (March 2007, Uniondale, New York)

amazon.com

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 18th, 2010 at 10:49am
" You’ve always been a proponent of the internet, and have used it to your benefit for many years. When you conceptualized Psychoderelict, were you at all aware that you might have been predicting the rise of the internet with the album’s theme of a “grid?”[/b]

I predicted the internet back in 1971 with Lifehouse. I can’t take all the credit—I was taught at art school in 1961 that computers would change the way artists worked and communicated, and the way society functioned.  "





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 21st, 2010 at 5:59pm

Talkin' about deGeneration


By John Earls, 20/03/2010


ROCK legends The Who may have to GIVE UP playing some of their best-known hits - because Roger Daltrey is struggling to sing them.

The band have racked up countless sales and awards since their first Top 10 hit I Can't Explain in 1965 - but, 45 years on, Roger admits being the older generation is finally catching up with him and guitarist Pete Townshend.

The Who play a special performance of their classic 1973 album 'Quadrophenia' at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 30 in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity Roger is a patron of.

And the frontman reckons it might be the last time he ever performs its songs live.

"We're getting to the age now where this might be the last time we're physically able to play these songs," Roger tells Rated.

"The years are catching up, and some of 'Quadrophenia's' songs I'm not able to sing particularly comfortably.

"My health is as good as I could expect for a man of 66 - but the voice ages a lot quicker than the rest of the body, which is bloody annoying."

Despite such bleak talk, Roger is quick to scoff at any notions that he and Pete are thinking of retirement.

"The Who's songs are still amazing to play," he enthuses. "We should play them all the time that we still can, so long as we can do them well. When me and Pete started out, we looked up to the old blues guys, and we still do.

"BB King is 80 and in a wheelchair, and he's still out there doing it. That's what music should be about - playing your songs while you can. And if people don't like it and think we should stop, tough s***!"

'Endless Wire', The Who's first album for 24 years, was a Top 10 hit in 2006. But Roger admits he doesn't know if he'll ever make a new record with Pete.

With a throaty chuckle, Roger says: "There's nothing planned - as usual! Pete hasn't shown any new songs to me lately, so I really don't know what's next.

"I get incredibly excited when Pete gives me new songs, and he's in really, really good shape. He's still the most original lead guitarist there ever was. But you'd have to ask him about a new album."

If Pete's songwriting has dried up, Roger reveals he might make a record with another rock god guitarist, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

"Jimmy's a good lad," smiles Roger. "I'd love to work with him. I've told him that if he ever needs a singer, I'm there for him. And, you know, I always need a guitarist.

"But I'm in no rush to do anything right now. For the first time, life is starting to make sense. I'm really enjoying life, and looking forward to some time off with my family. It feels like, for once, the telescope is the right way round for me."

That wasn't always the case for Roger, who grew up in a tough neighbourhood of Acton, West London, where he met Pete and bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle, who died in 1978 and 2002 respectively.

"Growing up, music was our entire lives," recalls Roger. "That's the case with all the best bands - music rules you over everything else. If me and Pete were 16 now, I think we'd still form a rock band. Kids have more distractions, and for a lot of them music is only a small part of life these days. But even now you get bands whose lives are ruled by music.

"I saw The Horrors recently, and they were astonishing. Like so many British bands, they turn music on its head, make you look it in a new way. So I reckon the 16-year-old me and Pete of 2010 would be doing something like that."

Roger will get to see more talent at the ten days of Royal Albert Hall gigs starting tomorrow, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Acts playing include Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, JLS, Suede and The Specials.

"I'm really pleased JLS are playing, because it's the first time we've had a pop band play in ten years," says Roger. "I've asked loads of pop acts before, but they're often controlled by managers who aren't as benevolent towards charity as the bands themselves.

"Generally, though, I'm overwhelmed by how much support I get every year for these shows. People think the rock industry is anarchistic chaos, and it's the opposite.

"Rock concerts are run like the army. If we sent roadies into Iraq, it'd be sorted in two days. Those roadies would be onto the partying by now."

News Of The World

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 30th, 2010 at 7:04pm

The Who at the Albert Hall

From The Times
March 31, 2010
David Sinclair



Rumbling on like a soap opera that can’t be stopped, The Who returned to the Albert Hall last night to stage the first performance of their “rock opera” Quadrophenia since 1997, when they took a production of it on a tour of America.

As usual, the build-up to the show was marked by a certain tension between Roger Daltrey, 66, whose enthusiasm for reviving the name and repertoire of the group knows no bounds, and Pete Townshend, 64, who always seems to have a compelling excuse not to carry on with it. Currently it is the threat of his worsening tinnitus. But the opportunity to perform their masterwork on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust (of which Daltrey is the patron) was evidently an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Townshend has stated that Quadrophenia is the “best album that I will ever write”. He may be correct — history has certainly judged it to be one of the key pop texts. Despite the seething sense of youthful alienation and angst that permeates the music and lyrics, the album was already an essay in nostalgia when it was released in 1973.

This production turned it into a full-blown social history of pop culture, with film footage that went all the way back to the Blitz in London and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima playing on a screen at the back while the band performed the album’s title track. The increasingly Darby and Joan-like Daltrey and Townshend were reunited with the usual supporting cast: Pino Palladino (bass), Zak Starkey (drums), John “Rabbit” Bundrick (keyboard), and Simon Townshend (guitar), together with an assortment of brass and string players.

There were guest cameos from Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, who sang 'The Punk And The Godfather', and Tom Meighan of Kasabian, who made a splendid job of Keith Moon’s part in 'Bell Boy', which he began mounted on a scooter at the back of the stage.

The narrative thread of the story was bolstered by film footage in which the regally disaffected mod character Jimmy declaimed his lines to camera about working-class life in 1960s Britain. Newspaper headlines of the day flashed up as Townshend sang a rather meandering 'Cut My Hair'. And there were scenes of mods and rockers fighting on Brighton beach as the band piled into 'Sea And Sand'.

Daltrey sang with his emphatic touch, while Townshend played acoustic and electric guitar with a combination of finesse and aggression. There was a bit of microphone twirling and windmilling of arms but, for the most part, it was more about getting the music right rather than making an exhibition of themselves.

Up-tempo numbers such as 'The Real Me' and a rollicking version of '5.15' got the crowd rocking along, and the dramatic thread of the story was put across with a coherence that has proved elusive in the past. Then, however, it all ended rather abruptly. Having performed a selection of hits at the Miami Superbowl in February, it seemed likely that there might be some extra songs played here.

But there were no encores, prompting scratching of heads and even a few boos as the lights came up.

Times Online

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 30th, 2010 at 9:46pm
Here is a vid of Eddie Vedder joining in on the Punk and the Godfather. Courtesy of Northshoreblues2 on IORR.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz_EbJ3Jzcg&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 31st, 2010 at 4:12pm

The Who performed Quadrophenia last night at the Royal Albert Hall, concluding the 10th year of concerts initiated by the band's singer, Roger Daltrey, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Joined by a brass and string section, plus special guests Eddie Vedder (PearlJam) and Tom Meighan (Kasabian), The Who, supported by a superb multimedia sequence directed by Aubrey Powell, gave a brilliant interpretation of Pete Townshend's edgy masterpiece.

SET LIST:

I Am the Sea
The Real Me
Quadrophenia
Cut My Hair
The Punk and the Godfather (with Eddie Vedder)
I’m One
The Dirty Jobs
Helpless Dancer
Is It in My Head?
I’ve Had Enough (with Eddie Vedder and Tom Meighan)
5:15
Sea and Sand (with Eddie Vedder and Tom Meighan)
Drowned
Bell Boy (with Tom Meighan)
Doctor Jimmy
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me

www.thewho.com








Photos: Matt Kent

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Mar 31st, 2010 at 4:19pm

left shoe shuffle wrote on Mar 31st, 2010 at 4:12pm:
The Who performed Quadrophenia last night at the Royal Albert Hall, concluding the 10th year of concerts initiated by the band's singer, Roger Daltrey, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Joined by a brass and string section, plus special guests Eddie Vedder (PearlJam) and Tom Meighan (Kasabian), The Who, supported by a superb multimedia sequence directed by Aubrey Powell, gave a brilliant interpretation of Pete Townshend's edgy masterpiece.

SET LIST:

I Am the Sea
The Real Me
Quadrophenia
Cut My Hair
The Punk and the Godfather (with Eddie Vedder)
I’m One
The Dirty Jobs
Helpless Dancer
Is It in My Head?
I’ve Had Enough (with Eddie Vedder and Tom Meighan)
5:15
Sea and Sand (with Eddie Vedder and Tom Meighan)
Drowned
Bell Boy (with Tom Meighan)
Doctor Jimmy
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me

www.thewho.com








Photos: Matt Kent




christ i would have loved to have been there defiantely MY favorite albun

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by StPeteStone on Mar 31st, 2010 at 4:28pm
What was the windmill over/under?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 31st, 2010 at 7:13pm
" The Who performed Quadrophenia last night at the Royal Albert Hall, concluding the 10th year of concerts initiated by the band's singer, Roger Daltrey, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Joined by a brass and string section, plus special guests Eddie Vedder (PearlJam) and Tom Meighan (Kasabian), The Who, supported by a superb multimedia sequence directed by Aubrey Powell, gave a brilliant interpretation of Pete Townshend's edgy masterpiece.

SET LIST:

I Am the Sea
The Real Me
Quadrophenia
Cut My Hair
The Punk and the Godfather (with Eddie Vedder)
I’m One
The Dirty Jobs
Helpless Dancer
Is It in My Head?
I’ve Had Enough (with Eddie Vedder and Tom Meighan)
5:15
Sea and Sand (with Eddie Vedder and Tom Meighan)
Drowned
Bell Boy (with Tom Meighan)
Doctor Jimmy
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me

www.thewho.com



I am moist !!!!!!!




BEST WHO YET !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Mar 31st, 2010 at 7:15pm
Great pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Mar 31st, 2010 at 7:52pm

Buncha videos from the RAH show are posted @ www.youtube.com/user/alistairburns

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 1st, 2010 at 11:34am
" Buncha videos from the RAH show are posted @ www.youtube.com/user/alistairburns "


You are muched Loved !!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Apr 1st, 2010 at 7:18pm
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the nicest, most beautiful venues in the world, and I have been to many! It's just fabulous, everything about the place from the exterior to the upper balconies, the restaurants and bars, its all so stylishly British! There is beautiful sound inside, too. I wonder if the Stones ever played there....Gazzapedia~ any records of that?  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Apr 1st, 2010 at 7:42pm

Stones and Beatles were on the "Great Pop Prom" bill at RAH in 1963.

And dig this clip from a 1966 show - www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJCDmXjsQw

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Apr 1st, 2010 at 8:01pm

Bitch wrote on Apr 1st, 2010 at 7:18pm:
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the nicest, most beautiful venues in the world, and I have been to many! It's just fabulous, everything about the place from the exterior to the upper balconies, the restaurants and bars, its all so stylishly British! There is beautiful sound inside, too. I wonder if the Stones ever played there....Gazzapedia~ any records of that?  



One of their most notorious ever gigs - September 1966

They also released a live album which was billed as coming from this gig (Got Live if You Want It) bit which came from other venues instead - as the Albert Hall show was abandoned after about 20 minutes.

I dont think they allowed rock bands back for a few years after that.

Some of the footage from the RAH riot was used in the 'Have you seen your mother baby' video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJCDmXjsQw

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Apr 2nd, 2010 at 6:15pm

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=297144

THE WHO
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 30. Mar. 2010

Disc 1:
01. Intro
02. I Am The Sea
03. The Real Me
04. 'Jimmy'
05. Quadrophenia
06. 'Jimmy'
07. Cut My Hair
08. 'Jimmy'
09. The Punk And The Godfather
10. 'Jimmy'
11. I'm One
12. 'Jimmy'
13. The Dirty Jobs
14. Helpless Dancer
15. Is It In My Head >
16. I've Had Enough >
17. 5:15

Disc 2:
01. 'Jimmy'
02. Sea And Sand
03. 'Jimmy'
04. Drowned
05. 'Jimmy'
06. Bell Boy
07. 'Jimmy'
08. Doctor Jimmy >
09. The Rock
10. Love Reign O'er Me

approx. 100 mins
seamless recording, disc change is a suggestion

Recording Info:
recorded by Vortex242
OKM IIr > A3 > EDIROL R-09HR (44.1/16) >
USB > WAV > Adobe Audition (EQing) > CDwave (tracking)
> FLAC frontend (level 6, verify, with align on sector boundaries)
> Tracker

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 2nd, 2010 at 6:40pm
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=297144

THE WHO
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 30. Mar. 2010

Disc 1:
01. Intro
02. I Am The Sea
03. The Real Me
04. 'Jimmy'
05. Quadrophenia
06. 'Jimmy'
07. Cut My Hair
08. 'Jimmy'
09. The Punk And The Godfather
10. 'Jimmy'
11. I'm One
12. 'Jimmy'
13. The Dirty Jobs
14. Helpless Dancer
15. Is It In My Head >
16. I've Had Enough >
17. 5:15

Disc 2:
01. 'Jimmy'
02. Sea And Sand
03. 'Jimmy'
04. Drowned
05. 'Jimmy'
06. Bell Boy
07. 'Jimmy'
08. Doctor Jimmy >
09. The Rock
10. Love Reign O'er Me

approx. 100 mins
seamless recording, disc change is a suggestion

Recording Info:
recorded by Vortex242
OKM IIr > A3 > EDIROL R-09HR (44.1/16) >
USB > WAV > Adobe Audition (EQing) > CDwave (tracking)
> FLAC frontend (level 6, verify, with align on sector boundaries)
> Tracker


Bob .............................


You have a PM !!!


'kins

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Apr 3rd, 2010 at 8:35am
Thanks Lefty and Gazza for the video link ~ that was an incredibly insane mob scene and the best part is watching BRIAN laugh about it! Histerical! That was wild!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Apr 3rd, 2010 at 4:06pm

Listened to the RAH Quadrophenia show.

Pete is magnificent, but sadly Roger struggles mightily in some spots...



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Apr 29th, 2010 at 9:41am

Wolfgang's Vault has added a previously unavailable Who show from 1970 in Lenox MA.

Great stuff...

The Who - 7/7/70  



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 29th, 2010 at 9:53am

The Who - 7/7/70  





Bless You Left Shoe Shuffle !!!!!


You are much loved by the Joey

www.thewho.com

www.thecarrieprejean.com



Joey Prejean

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Apr 29th, 2010 at 10:00am

Carrie Prejean doesn't know who Pete, Roger, John and Keith are...


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Apr 29th, 2010 at 10:07am

left shoe shuffle wrote on Apr 29th, 2010 at 10:00am:
Carrie Prejean doesn't know who Pete, Roger, John and Keith are...




if ms creamjeans photo is upside down does it mean she's distressed?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 29th, 2010 at 3:07pm
" ... does it mean she's distressed?   "



mojo ........................................


"Carrie Prejean`s troubles are bubbling up again, as a `Christian-focused` PR firm the former Miss California hired to help her project a `Biblically correct` image is suing her for $64,857 in allegedly unpaid bills. Prejean hired the Texas company, A. Larry Ross Communications, to do damage control..."

http://www.thecarrieprejean.com/

!!!!



..... poor Lil' Lamb . Why ?!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 30th, 2010 at 10:05am
" Carrie Prejean still doesn't know who Pete, Roger, John and Keith are .... "

!!!!

!!!!


!!!!

!!!!





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on May 27th, 2010 at 2:10pm
" Who frontman Roger Daltrey is going to be in the U.S. of A in late June/early july, doing three solo gigs....

Tuesday, June 22: Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
http://www.avaconcerts.com

Friday, June 25: Salina, KS - Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0600449ED255BA72?brand=stiefel

Saturday, June 26: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
http://www.uptowntheater.com/UptownTheater/CONCERTS.html

... and four gigs supporting Eric Clapton...

Monday, June 28: Milwaukee, WI - Markus Amphitheatre Summerfest
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07004476BAD96140?artistid=768018&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Wednesday, June 30: Cincinnati, OH / Riverbend Music Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16004478EA5A6AB6?artistid=768018&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Friday, July 2: Indianapolis, IN / Verizon Wireless Music Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05004493E05DAFB4?artistid=768018&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Saturday, July 3: Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0800449AE33A5A7B?artistid=768018&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1


Meanwhile, back on the Who farm, Roger and Pete are in discussions about the future plans of The Who, so do check into www.thewho.com for an announcement, which could come in a few days or a few weeks. "


http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=422



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jun 9th, 2010 at 11:14am
Pete's Gibson Guitars.
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/pete-townshend-0519/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jun 10th, 2010 at 7:55am
" Pete's Gibson Guitars.
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/pete-townshend-0519/




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jun 27th, 2010 at 3:23pm
eight years ago today we lost the OX..............




On top of the sky is a place where you go if you've done nothing wrong,
If you've done nothing wrong.

And down in the ground is a place where you go if you've been a bad boy,
If you've been a bad boy.

Why can't we have eternal life,
And never die,
Never die?

In the place up above you grow feather wings and you fly round and round,
With a harp singing hymns.

And down in the ground you grow horns and a tail and you carry a fork,
And moan and wail.

Why can't we have eternal life, And never die,

Never die?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Jun 27th, 2010 at 3:38pm
RIP JE

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jun 28th, 2010 at 9:14am
My favorite Entwistle song. One I relate to a great deal:

Everybody calls me the quiet one
You can see but you can't hear me
Everybody calls me the quiet one
You can try but you can't get near me
I ain't never had the gift of gab
But I can't talk with my eyes
When words fail me you won't nail me
My eyes can tell you lies

Still waters run deep so be careful I don't drown you
You've got nothing to hear I've got nothing to say
Sticks and stones may break your bones
But names can never down you
It only takes two words to blow you away

Everybody calls me the quiet one
But you just don't understand
You can't listen you won't hear me
With your head stuck in the sand
I ain't never had time for words that don't rhyme
My headd is in a cloud
I ain't quiet - everybody else is too loud

Still waters run deep so be careful I don't drown you
You've got nothing to hear I've got nothing to say
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names can never down you
It only takes two words to blow you away.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by left shoe shuffle on Jul 9th, 2010 at 7:57am

The Who Eyeing Spring 2011 'Quadrophenia' Tour
by Gary Graff  |  July 06, 2010



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 out what to do next," Daltrey tells Billboard.com. "We've got ideas...We're looking on probably being out there, hopefully if all goes well, in the spring of next year...We definitely don't want to stop. We feel it's the role of the artist to go all the way through life 'til you can't do it anymore."

Daltrey does acknowledge, however, that "there's a few things to get around -- primarily guitarist and composer Pete Townshend's continuing battle with severe Tinnitus. Daltrey says that "it's nothing that can't be sorted out -- just different monitor systems, different on-stage volume, which is where the issue is. Pete being the addictive character he is, if he gets carried away he tends to turn his volume up to the old levels, and that's when it causes the trouble. That's one of the problems with rock 'n' roll, once the old adrenaline kicks in."

Daltrey, who's been doing solo dates as a headliner and opening for Eric Clapton while The Who is off the road,  says he's not sure about the progress of Townshend's new musical "Floss" -- "That's not my bag, that's Pete." -- but is always hopeful for new material to sing. "He writes, and then we decide what to do," Daltrey explains. "One of the reasons I'm doing this (touring) is so if he ever does write anything significant or anything he needs me to sing, I've got a voice to do it. I've dedicated my life to being the voice of his music. I'm happy with that position. I feel I've done a good job for him."

As for taking "Quadrophenia" -- which The Who performed as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust benefits on March 30 in London -- back out on the road, Daltrey says that "there are issues with it to make it work at our age. I'm 16 years older than when we last did it, and I always had a bit of a problem, as far as the crowd was concerned, with the way we were presenting that show, the way our position within the piece was explained. For the newcomers it was narratively a bit of a puzzle, what Pete and I were to this guy on the screen. It needs a revamp. It would be dated to put it out as it is now. We need to fix that area, but I know how to do it."

While he's waiting for The Who's next move, Daltrey is also supporting the launch of a Teenage Cancer Trust in the U.S. He reports that UCLA has recently signed on to be one of the organization's medical center, and he predicts that "the way America is with philanthropy, I think you'll get it done a lot quicker than (the U.K.) did, once people are aware of the issue."

Billboard

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 9th, 2010 at 12:54pm
" 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 out what to do next," Daltrey tells Billboard.com. "We've got ideas...We're looking on probably being out there, hopefully if all goes well, in the spring of next year...We definitely don't want to stop. We feel it's the role of the artist to go all the way through life 'til you can't do it anymore."

Daltrey does acknowledge, however, that "there's a few things to get around -- primarily guitarist and composer Pete Townshend's continuing battle with severe Tinnitus. Daltrey says that "it's nothing that can't be sorted out -- just different monitor systems, different on-stage volume, which is where the issue is. Pete being the addictive character he is, if he gets carried away he tends to turn his volume up to the old levels, and that's when it causes the trouble. That's one of the problems with rock 'n' roll, once the old adrenaline kicks in."

Daltrey, who's been doing solo dates as a headliner and opening for Eric Clapton while The Who is off the road,  says he's not sure about the progress of Townshend's new musical "Floss" -- "That's not my bag, that's Pete." -- but is always hopeful for new material to sing. "He writes, and then we decide what to do," Daltrey explains. "One of the reasons I'm doing this (touring) is so if he ever does write anything significant or anything he needs me to sing, I've got a voice to do it. I've dedicated my life to being the voice of his music. I'm happy with that position. I feel I've done a good job for him."

As for taking "Quadrophenia" -- which The Who performed as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust benefits on March 30 in London -- back out on the road, Daltrey says that "there are issues with it to make it work at our age. I'm 16 years older than when we last did it, and I always had a bit of a problem, as far as the crowd was concerned, with the way we were presenting that show, the way our position within the piece was explained. For the newcomers it was narratively a bit of a puzzle, what Pete and I were to this guy on the screen. It needs a revamp. It would be dated to put it out as it is now. We need to fix that area, but I know how to do it."

While he's waiting for The Who's next move, Daltrey is also supporting the launch of a Teenage Cancer Trust in the U.S. He reports that UCLA has recently signed on to be one of the organization's medical center, and he predicts that "the way America is with philanthropy, I think you'll get it done a lot quicker than (the U.K.) did, once people are aware of the issue."



I am now so excited that I am typing this with me penis    ....... AND nipples !!!!!



O'kins ! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 31st, 2010 at 8:09pm
Pete&Roger show

Its on!!!

new subscription solicitation received today!!!

the dynamic duo returns$$








Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 31st, 2010 at 9:52pm

mojoman wrote on Aug 31st, 2010 at 8:09pm:
Pete&Roger show

Its on!!!

new subscription solicitation received today!!!

the dynamic duo returns$$

Any chance you can be a bit more specific? :whatapostronnie

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 1st, 2010 at 5:41pm
" Its on!!!

new subscription solicitation received today!!!  "


Link Please !!!!!



Joey Townshend ! ü ™





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 1st, 2010 at 1:14pm

Roger Daltrey Planning Who Tour, New Collaborations
‘I’ve always wanted to do something with Jimmy Page,” Daltrey says. ‘Mainly because, what the hell is he doing? What an amazing waste of a talent.’

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By  Andy Greene
Oct 01, 2010 12:27 PM EDT

In an audio interview posted on the band's website (and linked to by Consequence of Sound), Roger Daltrey reveals that the Who are contemplating a tour next year. "We're in the planning stages — but we do plan on doing something," says Daltrey. "I can't really talk about the specifics yet, but it will be based on our past work." Earlier this year the Who played Quadrophenia in its entirety at the Royal Albert Hall, and Daltrey says that more shows are possible. "I would like to be on the road playing as many different kinds of show as we possibly could. Maybe we'll do Quadrophenia one night and the greatest hits the next night. Maybe Tommy, too, if I can still sing it. The audience would have to take a chance on what show they're going to get."

The Greatest Singers of All Time

The Who toured Quadrophenia in 1996 and 1997, but Daltrey says these shows would be different. "It would be the same musically, but stylistically we'd try and update it and make it a little more coherent to a newcomer to the piece," he says. "We're sixteen years older now. A lot of the energy and the macho stuff I could bring to it then I don't have anymore." Any tour would have to get the green light from Pete Townshend, who meets with Daltrey three of four times a year to discuss future projects. "He's incredible adventurous when it comes to projects and new ideas and things," says Daltrey. "When it comes to getting out there and doing it I'm more adventurous than he is. I'd like to get the boat out more than him ... He is writing [a new album] and you never know when that might turn up." If Pete decides to not tour next year, Daltrey says he'll tour Europe with his solo band. "I can't retire," he says. "I've gotta do something. If the band aren't out there, I'll be out there with my little band."

Front Row at the Hottest Live Shows

Daltrey is also interested in working with other guitarists. "I've always wanted to do something with Jimmy Page," he says. "Mainly because, what the hell is he doing? What an amazing waste of a talent. He's a genius." Daltrey opened for Clapton on a handful of U.S. dates last year, and says he'd also like to work with him. "It would be very difficult for us to work together [onstage] because he's doing a very laid back blues show," says Daltrey. "I said to him 'it would be very interesting if we could find some songs that could dig a big deeper.' I think he needs a bit of driving, does Eric. That blues stuff is alright, but you need dynamic. Never forget dynamic. I think we could do interesting things." Daltrey said he was meeting with a guitarist later in the day to discuss a collaboration. "We're talking about maybe doing a blues album just for the fun of it and to revisit our early days," he says. "I don't want to say his name in case it doesn't happen, but he's got a band and I'll literally chose some songs from [The Who's early] period and get in there and do an album and put it out on the Internet."

The Greatest Guitarists of All Time

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Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 1st, 2010 at 1:16pm
Be patient with me, I'm trying to learn how to copy & paste, somehow I don't get the photos from the article, here is where it's from.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/51942/213606

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Ade on Oct 1st, 2010 at 3:45pm
new album in pipeline:-

http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/53256

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 11th, 2010 at 8:49pm
http://www.killingcancer.co.uk/

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Post by Joey on Nov 11th, 2010 at 9:31pm
http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/53256

" The singer also admitted that he'd like to play as many different shows on the tour as possible, such as full performances of their 1973 rock opera 'Quadrophenia' and 1969 counterpart 'Tommy'.

"I would like to be on the road playing as many different kind of shows as we could," he explained. "Maybe doing 'Quadrophenia' one night, do greatest hits the next night, this is what I would like to do. And 'Tommy', if I could still sing 'Tommy'.  "


I am now moist .


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Nov 12th, 2010 at 3:55am

Joey wrote on Nov 11th, 2010 at 9:31pm:
http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/53256

" The singer also admitted that he'd like to play as many different shows on the tour as possible, such as full performances of their 1973 rock opera 'Quadrophenia' and 1969 counterpart 'Tommy'.

"I would like to be on the road playing as many different kind of shows as we could," he explained. "Maybe doing 'Quadrophenia' one night, do greatest hits the next night, this is what I would like to do. And 'Tommy', if I could still sing 'Tommy'.  "


I am now moist .

TMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Ade on Nov 12th, 2010 at 9:44am
http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/53815

The Who, Richard Ashcroft, Debbie Harry to play Concert For Killing Cancer
Jeff Beck is also on the bill for the charity gig

The Who are set to play a gig at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo in aid of the Killing Cancer charity next January.

They will headline A Concert For Killing Cancer on January 13, joined by Richard Ashcroft, Debbie Harry and Jeff Beck.

The gig will raise money for the Killing Cancer charity, which helps to fund research into Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). The therapy destroys cancer cells with a single treatment.

Speaking about supporting the charity, Beck said: "Any new breakthrough in cancer treatment should be taken very seriously and we want as many people to know about that as possible. The concert is not just going to raise funds to pay for new PDT trials, but will also help raise public awareness."

Organisers Harvey Goldsmith and Bill Curbishley say they hope the concert will increase public and corporate donations to Killing Cancer, and in turn speed up the launch of PDT trials for heart and arterial disease, cervical, vulval and penile cancer.

Tickets go on sale at 9am (GMT) on November 19. See Killingcancer.co.uk for more information.

To check the availability of Killing Cancer tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 12th, 2010 at 9:49am

Joey wrote on Nov 11th, 2010 at 9:31pm:
http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/53256

" The singer also admitted that he'd like to play as many different shows on the tour as possible, such as full performances of their 1973 rock opera 'Quadrophenia' and 1969 counterpart 'Tommy'.

"I would like to be on the road playing as many different kind of shows as we could," he explained. "Maybe doing 'Quadrophenia' one night, do greatest hits the next night, this is what I would like to do. And 'Tommy', if I could still sing 'Tommy'.  "


I am now moist .

Tommy? He can't even sing Danny boy. :pukey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 12th, 2010 at 11:48am
JOEY, DON'T LET GO THE COAT !

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 12th, 2010 at 12:44pm
" JOEY, DON'T LET GO THE COAT  ! "


Forget the War Dances    ...... :




"  The Who are set to play a gig at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo in aid of the Killing Cancer charity next January.

They will headline A Concert For Killing Cancer on January 13, joined by Richard Ashcroft, Debbie Harry and Jeff Beck.

The gig will raise money for the Killing Cancer charity, which helps to fund research into Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). The therapy destroys cancer cells with a single treatment.

Speaking about supporting the charity, Beck said: "Any new breakthrough in cancer treatment should be taken very seriously and we want as many people to know about that as possible. The concert is not just going to raise funds to pay for new PDT trials, but will also help raise public awareness."

Organisers Harvey Goldsmith and Bill Curbishley say they hope the concert will increase public and corporate donations to Killing Cancer, and in turn speed up the launch of PDT trials for heart and arterial disease, cervical, vulval and penile cancer.

Tickets go on sale at 9am (GMT) on November 19. See Killingcancer.co.uk for more information. "




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Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 12th, 2010 at 7:09pm
"PENILE CANCER" NEVER LET GO THE COAT !

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 13th, 2010 at 11:15am
"PENILE CANCER" NEVER LET GO THE COAT  !  "


<   -- This makes young Joey scared !!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 13th, 2010 at 3:35pm

Joey wrote on Nov 13th, 2010 at 11:15am:
"PENILE CANCER" NEVER LET GO THE COAT  !  "


<   -- This makes young Joey scared !!!!!!!

BETTER SHIELD YOUR ROCKET, OR KEEP IT IN YOUR POCKET !

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Post by Bitch on Nov 18th, 2010 at 7:44pm
ROGER DALTREY OF THE WHO- ROCK N ROLL FANTASY CAMP
Featuring:
ROGER DALTREY (THE WHO), PHIL RAMONE, TOMMY JAMES along with our campers and legendary Rock Counselors:

Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Kip Winger, Sandy Gennara and Leslie West(Mountain)

2011-01-17
7:00PM


Doors @ 6:30PM

Tickets: $40 Adv/ $50 Day Of Show

* Standing Room Only Event
* All Ages Admitted
* Produced By David Fishof



I got as ticket for this event! Looks really cool!

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Post by mojoman on Nov 18th, 2010 at 8:23pm

Bitch wrote on Nov 18th, 2010 at 7:44pm:
ROGER DALTREY OF THE WHO- ROCK N ROLL FANTASY CAMP
Featuring:
ROGER DALTREY (THE WHO), PHIL RAMONE, TOMMY JAMES along with our campers and legendary Rock Counselors:

Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Kip Winger, Sandy Gennara and Leslie West(Mountain)

2011-01-17
7:00PM


Doors @ 6:30PM

Tickets: $40 Adv/ $50 Day Of Show

* Standing Room Only Event
* All Ages Admitted
* Produced By David Fishof



I got as ticket for this event! Looks really cool!



where is this?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 18th, 2010 at 9:33pm
BB Kings in NYC Times Square
Just went on sale

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 18th, 2010 at 9:36pm

Bitch wrote on Nov 18th, 2010 at 9:33pm:
BB Kings in NYC Times Square
Just went on sale



very cool, hope leslie will join jack bruce at the blue note two weeks later!!!

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Post by Kilroy on Nov 18th, 2010 at 11:04pm
CANCER SUCKS!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 7th, 2011 at 6:19pm
ROGER DALTREY PERFORMS THE WHO'S TOMMY
Teenage Cancer Trust has just announced the line-up to its 11th annual week of music and comedy gigs at the Royal Albert Hall.

The highlight for Who fans will be a special performance on Thursday 24 March by Roger Daltrey of The Who's 1969 rock opera TOMMY. Roger will also perform early hits including material from LIVE AT LEEDS.

Members of TheWho.com will be able to participate in a ticket presale this week beginning on Tuesday 9AM local time. If you would like to join TheWho.com here are all the details.

MORE TICKET AND PRESALE INFO

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=464&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMLWHO_OS_20110207_TCT_TOMMY&utm_term=MORE+TICKET+AND+PRESALE+INFO

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 7th, 2011 at 6:22pm
" ROGER DALTREY PERFORMS THE WHO'S TOMMY "


" Teenage Cancer Trust has just announced the line-up to its 11th annual week of music and comedy gigs at the Royal Albert Hall.

The highlight for Who fans will be a special performance on Thursday 24 March by Roger Daltrey of The Who's 1969 rock opera TOMMY. Roger will also perform early hits including material from LIVE AT LEEDS.

Members of TheWho.com will be able to participate in a ticket presale this week beginning on Tuesday 9AM local time. If you would like to join TheWho.com here are all the details.

MORE TICKET AND PRESALE INFO

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=464&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMLWHO_OS_20110207_TCT_TOMMY&utm_term=MORE+TICKET+AND+PRESALE+INFO



THIS MAKES JOEY GIDDY !!!!!!!!


*** YES !!!! ***

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 21st, 2011 at 12:30pm
Review – Roger Daltrey & His Band, O2 Academy Bournemouth
Sunday, March 20, 2011 Posted in Going Out
A meticulous performance of controlled power and measured musicianship saw Roger Daltrey roll back the years, all 42 of them, as he lead a crack band through The Who’s 1969 opus, Tommy, at the Academy.

In his first Bournemouth show since the album’s original release, when The Who warmed up for the Isle of Wight Festival with a date at the Pavilion Ballroom, Daltrey returned to road test his band ahead of the much-feted Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday.


Of course, Tommy has been played live many times before, albeit in various altered states from orchestral readings to a stage musical and by The Who themselves, but rarely has it been tackled with such reverence. Daltrey’s band of sympathetic American session players, augmented by Pete Townshend’s brother Simon, expertly recreate the original album with precision and skill; as the singer gamely delivers the lion’s share of the vocals (wisely leaving John Entwistle’s soprano parts for the higher-voiced Townshend).

The show revels in the subtle tones and crafted layers of the original Tommy. It was only The Who’s fourth album. In an amazing four years they’d progressed from the speedy R&B urgency of 1965’s My Generation, through the proto-psychedelia of A Quick One and the full-blown pop art cantata of The Who Sell Out to arrive at a point where absolute confidence in their own ability – coupled with a necessary dose of arrogance – had convinced them they could deliver Pete Townshend’s synesthetic vision of a rock album that could paint pictures and be played by a band acting like an orchestra.

It’s there in the intricately woven Overture, through the choral interludes of 1921 and the stirring finale, We’re Not Gonna Take It, which knits a euphoric symphony from two of Townshend’s finest songs – See Me Feel Me and Listening To You.



With a soundcheck that lasted nearly two hours, Daltrey obviously put the work in for this performance and was clearly irritated by some of the harmonies that didn’t quite come off. It’s a measure of his notorious perfectionism though and although we wouldn’t have it any other way, it didn’t actually matter because there was so much love between stage and crowd that he probably could have read the phone book and got away with it!

Rightly sharing the roundly deserved plaudits of the audience with his band, Daltrey noticeably relaxed into the second portion of the show – a chance to revisit some Who gems and indulge a few of his own tastes. White City Lights recalls his rock ’n’ roll teenage; while Freedom Ride plays to the rootsier sounds he makes with Charlie Hart (ex-Slim Chance), Danny Thompson, and long-time Who cohort Billy Nicholls, whose sentimental Without Your Love from the McVicar film soundtrack closes the show.

But for many, the real highlight must have been Daltrey’s loving resurrection of a brace of rarely-performed Who classics, Pictures Of Lily and I Can See For Miles, as well as more staple material like Baba O’Riley and Who Are You? They may lack the raw power and spontaneous energy of The Who in their prime – only a fool would try to ape that in any case – but this more measured, disciplined delivery reminds fans of every vintage just how good the songs were in the first place.

Daltrey makes for a personable host. Fit and lean, he banters with the loudmouths in the crowd and goes so far as to suggest he could still punch well above his weight. I don’t doubt it. There’s always been aggression in this music and no matter how fastidious the presentation of it is, scratch the surface and it bites back.

A full two-hour show and no encore… as the man with the biggest mic swing in the business says: “What more do you want from me? I’m a f***ing pensioner!”


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Mar 21st, 2011 at 12:35pm
“What more do you want from me? I’m a f***ing pensioner!”


priceless!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 22nd, 2011 at 5:49pm
" A meticulous performance of controlled power and measured musicianship saw Roger Daltrey roll back the years, all 42 of them, as he lead a crack band through The Who’s 1969 opus, Tommy, at the Academy.

In his first Bournemouth show since the album’s original release, when The Who warmed up for the Isle of Wight Festival with a date at the Pavilion Ballroom, Daltrey returned to road test his band ahead of the much-feted Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday.


Of course, Tommy has been played live many times before, albeit in various altered states from orchestral readings to a stage musical and by The Who themselves, but rarely has it been tackled with such reverence. Daltrey’s band of sympathetic American session players, augmented by Pete Townshend’s brother Simon, expertly recreate the original album with precision and skill; as the singer gamely delivers the lion’s share of the vocals (wisely leaving John Entwistle’s soprano parts for the higher-voiced Townshend).

The show revels in the subtle tones and crafted layers of the original Tommy. It was only The Who’s fourth album. In an amazing four years they’d progressed from the speedy R&B urgency of 1965’s My Generation, through the proto-psychedelia of A Quick One and the full-blown pop art cantata of The Who Sell Out to arrive at a point where absolute confidence in their own ability – coupled with a necessary dose of arrogance – had convinced them they could deliver Pete Townshend’s synesthetic vision of a rock album that could paint pictures and be played by a band acting like an orchestra.

It’s there in the intricately woven Overture, through the choral interludes of 1921 and the stirring finale, We’re Not Gonna Take It, which knits a euphoric symphony from two of Townshend’s finest songs – See Me Feel Me and Listening To You.



With a soundcheck that lasted nearly two hours, Daltrey obviously put the work in for this performance and was clearly irritated by some of the harmonies that didn’t quite come off. It’s a measure of his notorious perfectionism though and although we wouldn’t have it any other way, it didn’t actually matter because there was so much love between stage and crowd that he probably could have read the phone book and got away with it!

Rightly sharing the roundly deserved plaudits of the audience with his band, Daltrey noticeably relaxed into the second portion of the show – a chance to revisit some Who gems and indulge a few of his own tastes. White City Lights recalls his rock ’n’ roll teenage; while Freedom Ride plays to the rootsier sounds he makes with Charlie Hart (ex-Slim Chance), Danny Thompson, and long-time Who cohort Billy Nicholls, whose sentimental Without Your Love from the McVicar film soundtrack closes the show.

But for many, the real highlight must have been Daltrey’s loving resurrection of a brace of rarely-performed Who classics, Pictures Of Lily and I Can See For Miles, as well as more staple material like Baba O’Riley and Who Are You? They may lack the raw power and spontaneous energy of The Who in their prime – only a fool would try to ape that in any case – but this more measured, disciplined delivery reminds fans of every vintage just how good the songs were in the first place.

Daltrey makes for a personable host. Fit and lean, he banters with the loudmouths in the crowd and goes so far as to suggest he could still punch well above his weight. I don’t doubt it. There’s always been aggression in this music and no matter how fastidious the presentation of it is, scratch the surface and it bites back.

A full two-hour show and no encore… as the man with the biggest mic swing in the business says: “What more do you want from me? I’m a f***ing pensioner!”

This makes young Joey Happy !!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Mar 23rd, 2011 at 12:59pm

mojoman wrote on Mar 21st, 2011 at 12:35pm:
“What more do you want from me? I’m a f***ing pensioner!”


priceless!!!


Indeed, major rim for Roger.

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Post by Heart Of Stone on Mar 31st, 2011 at 5:14pm
John Entwistle leads the top 10 Bassist of all time. (no Bill Wyman which disappoints me)
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/rolling-stone-readers-pick-the-top-ten-bassists-of-all-time-20110331/1-john-entwistle-0795723


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Post by Heart Of Stone on May 17th, 2011 at 5:03pm
Pete Townshend Will Finally Deliver His Memoir Next Year
The Who guitarist plans release the book in fall 2012, after 15 years of work
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By Andy Greene
May 17, 2011 2:50 PM ET


Pete Townshend's long-awaited memoir Who He? is finally going to see the light of day. The Who guitarist has inked a deal with HarperCollins to release the book, which the publisher says will hit shelves in the fall of 2012. “In the 1970s, Pete Townshend famously asked the musical question ‘Who are you?’” Harper Collins executive editor David Hirshey said in a statement. “Now, in his autobiography, generations of fans will finally get the answer they’ve been waiting for.”

Townshend began working on his autobiography in the mid-1990s. When he was cautioned by the British Police in 2003 for accessing child pornography on the Internet, Townshend explained that he was researching material for the book. "I have been writing my childhood autobiography for the past seven years," he said in a written statement. "I believe I was sexually abused between the age of five and six and a half when in the care of my maternal grandmother who was mentally ill at the time. I cannot remember clearly what happened, but my creative work tends to throw up nasty shadows - particularly in Tommy. Some of the things I have seen on the net have informed my book which I hope will be published later this year."

Random Notes: Hottest Rock Pics

There was no further word about the book at the time, but four years later Townshend began a blog with plans of posting segments of it online. "The backbone is complete, all the research is in place," Townshend wrote. "And yet, because my creative and professional life is still so active, I feel I will never catch up with the present unless I retire simply to write. To retire, simply to write, when I am already a writer, presents a contradiction. So rather than endlessly write, I am going to publish."

He published a fascinating account of the day that the Who previewed Tommy for critics in 1969 at a London jazz club, but soon afterwards he shut the site down with little explanation. In September of 2008 he wrote on his website that the book was "on ice." There's been little word on it since.

Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Live Acts of All Time: The Who

The Who have been off the road since they toured Australia in 2009. Last year they played halftime at the Super Bowl, as well as staging Quadrophenia for charity at the Royal Albert Hall. Roger Daltrey expressed interest in bringing that show - as well as Tommy -  on a world tour this year. A few weeks ago, the Who frontman announced an extensive solo tour where he'll play Tommy straight though. What exactly that means for the future of the Who remains unclear. One year ago, Townshend expressed a reluctance to return to the road. "I’m tired of touring at the moment, and I’m writing," he said.  "So there are no plans right now." In that same interview, a fan asked Townshend about touring Tommy in 2019 to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary. "If we wait until 2019 one thing I can assure you: I will not be on stage," he wrote. "I will either be composing or decomposing."
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-will-finally-deliver-his-memoir-this-year-20110517

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Post by Joey on May 17th, 2011 at 6:20pm
" Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Live Acts of All Time: The Who  "

<  ---- This makes Joey smile .


So True Lil' Fella ( Little Fijikins )

So True


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJacky ! ®

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 17th, 2011 at 6:22pm
Roger will be touring the US and Canada doing Tommy in it's entirety.
DATE CITY VENUE

9/13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock

9/15 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Pavilion

9/17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena

9/18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

9/21 Philadelphia, PA MANN Center

9/23 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

9/24 Hartford, CT XL Center

**9/27 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts

**9/28 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

**9/30 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

10/1 Windsor, ON The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor

10/5 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center

10/7 Hammond, IN Venue at Horseshoe Casino

10/8 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House

10/11 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center

10/12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

10/14 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

10/16 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center

10/19 Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre

10/21 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic

10/22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

10/24 Portland, OR Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds

10/25 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

**10/27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

**10/29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

**10/30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

**11/1 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

**11/2 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

**Shows on sale Thursday, May 19. All other shows go on sale Friday, May 20. Tickets for the U.S. shows are available at www.aeglive.com.



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Post by mojoman on May 17th, 2011 at 7:32pm
can't wait for the inevitable Roger Daltreys Cape tour.........






[ Music Open: "Behind Blue Eyes" ]

Announcer: The New Jersey Civic Colisseum is proud to present... appearing live for a limited engagement... Roger Daltreys Cape!

[ music segues to "Substitute" ]

Announcer: Hear the hits of the Who, and see the Cape that made him famous.

[ flash shots of the Cape performing "Don't Let Go the Coat" to a packed crowd ]

Group of Girls: [ being interviewed outside ] It's sexy! It's very sexy!

[ Cape shakes while performing "The Real me" ]

Old Woman: It's simply mind-boggling!

Hippie: Uncanny.

Woman: It's visual.

Man: It was remarkable, I'm gonna have to bring the kids!

Announcer: Said one critic, "It was the closest thing to Roger himself."

[ wearing a lei, the Cape performs "Anyway,Anyhow,Anywhere" ]

Old Man: Wow! The lights!

Second Woman: The sound.

Second Man: I think I've seen all of the imitation Cape shows.. but they don't compare to the real thing.

Announcer: The Who may be dead, but the Coat lives on. Engagement begins Tuesday, November 7th.

[ SUPER: "BEGINS TUESDAY, NOV. 7th
New Jersey Civic Coliseum
Tickets Available at Box Office" ]

Black Woman: It's a trip! You really have to see it.

[ fade ]



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Post by Joey on May 19th, 2011 at 9:06pm



<---- Happy Happy 66th Birthday Pete !!!!!!!!!!!!!





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on May 19th, 2011 at 9:13pm
happy birthday mr t!!!

:booze :booze

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jun 28th, 2011 at 7:18pm
The World According to… Pete Townshend
Russell Hall
|
06.27.2011

As a songwriter, Pete Townshend merged great rock and roll with a novelist’s sense of narrative on such masterworks as Tommy and Quadrophenia. Similarly, his interviews often read like works of art themselves, filled, as they are, with provocative commentary on everything from the power of the three-minute pop song to brilliant dissections of the guitar styles of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and himself. Next fall, Townshend’s much-anticipated memoir, Who He?, will at last see the light of day. In the meantime, we scoured an array of past interviews to uncover some of his most revealing insights.

On writing for The Who, as told to Performing Songwriter in 2002:

“I always wrote toward the strengths of the band. On ‘My Generation,’ I made the demo with a six-string bass and played a solo because I knew that would suit John. I put in a stutter because Roger and I were both huge fans of John Lee Hooker and Johnny Cash, and both of them occasionally stuttered. When I started to employ drums on my demos, I tried not to overplay, but I certainly would have played like Keith sometimes if I could.”

On what led him to SGs, as told to Premier Guitar in 2010:

“I decided to concentrate much more on chordal work, trying to give a beat backbone to Moon’s flailing and undisciplined drumming. Pretty soon, by accident, I discovered the Gibson SG with P-90s. And because I was using a mix of Sound City (later Hiwatt) and Marshall amplifier stacks, I landed the Live at Leeds sound that stayed with me almost all the way on from there – at least onstage.”

On the “Hope I die before I get old” philosophy, as told to Rolling Stone in 1980:

“I’ve always been fascinated by the period of adolescence – and by the fact that rock’s most frenetic attachments, most long-lasting attachments, the deepest connections, seem to happen during adolescence, or just post-adolescence. Rock does evolve, and it does change … but [listeners] tend to listen in the same way. You expect – and you feel happiest when you get – an album that does for you what your first few albums did. [You’re] always chasing that same feeling, that same magic.”

On his initial impression of Hendrix, as told in the documentary, The History of Rock and Roll, in 1995:

“He did things which were magical. I don’t think he knew he was doing them or that he could do them, but he’d do things with his body that were very, very beautiful to look at, yet accompanied by these incredibly wild noises. It was some kind of strange alchemy. He demonstrated that there was actually such a thing as physical poetry in rock, something that was very close to ballet.”

On the success that came with Tommy, as told to Guitar World in 2009:

“In some ways it was wonderful. We went from being a band with a predominantly male following to one where Roger seemed to be a kind of Rock Sun God, and we had a few women in the audience for a change. But in other ways it was disarming, because the natural easy connection between me, as the writer, and the audience, was broken. The feeling I had was that we were starting to become in a way like Tommy: we started to become more deeply deaf, dumb and blind to what was actually happening to us.”

On the guitarists who influenced him most, as told to Premier Guitar in 2010:

“Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell (in his work with Jimmy Smith), Jim Hall (with Jimmy Giuffre), Buddy Guy, Leadbelly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Snooks Eaglin, Big Bill Broonzy, Hubert Sumlin (with Howlin’ Wolf), Albert King, Steve Cropper, Don Everly, Bruce Welch (with The Shadows), Eddie Cochran, James Burton (with Ricky Nelson). Among my contemporaries, it was Dave Davies, Jimi Hendrix and Neil Young. At art school I met Bert Jansch, and realized folk guys used tricks (tunings)!”

On the hazards of windmill-style power chords, as told to Guitar Player in 1989:

“The right method is to bleed, you know? Your hand and the pick have to connect with the [expletive] strings. You don’t open your fingers up and just sort of slap. And you have to be able to do it in a downward direction as well as an upward direction. Doing it from the top is right easy, but coming up from below ... you know, you’re going around, the string catches under your fingernail, carves it back, pulls it out and then goes poing,backwards.”

On the first time he smashed a guitar, as told to Sound International in 1980:

“I was very frustrated because I couldn’t do all that flashy [guitar] stuff. So I just started getting into feedback and expressed myself physically. And it just led to when, one day, I was banging my guitar around making noises and I banged it on this ceiling in this club and the neck broke off. Everybody started to laugh. I had no other recourse but to make it look like I had meant to do it. So I smashed the guitar and jumped all over the bits. The next day the place was packed.”

On music as his personal salvation, as told to Guitar World in 2009:

“Music for me has always been more than entertainment. Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color. And that’s where I discovered me; I found me in there. And that accounts for a lot of my passion and optimism. It’s what has kept me going, and [what’s] kept The Who coming back.”

On his favorite off-stage acoustic guitar, as told to Premier Guitar in 2010:

“My latest rave is an old J-200 with a Tune-o-matic bridge. This is the model I used on Tommy, Who’s Next, Rough Mix and Empty Glass. It’s also the model Keith Richards used on the Stones’ acoustic tracks like “Wild Horses.” Glyn Johns knew how to make it sound perfect with a Neumann mic at least two feet away from the sound-hole.”
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/pete-townshend-0627-2011/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mikeyc613 on Jun 30th, 2011 at 11:38pm
Hey guys, check out my band's performance of 'Who's Next' at Classic Album Night at Brooklyn Bowl this past May 7th.  We had a blast and did our best!  Let me know what you think, and if there's any Who boards we could share this with.  We're called Midnight Spin, and we're recording our debut album July/August.  Thanks!

Here's 'My Wife' - the rest should be on the right, unfortunately 'Goin' Mobile' didn't get filmed, boo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rffg7EFjf0Q :keithpunky

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by LanternHigh on Jul 1st, 2011 at 4:49am

mikeyc613 wrote on Jun 30th, 2011 at 11:38pm:
Hey guys, check out my band's performance of 'Who's Next' at Classic Album Night at Brooklyn Bowl this past May 7th.  We had a blast and did our best!  Let me know what you think, and if there's any Who boards we could share this with.  We're called Midnight Spin, and we're recording our debut album July/August.  Thanks!

Here's 'My Wife' - the rest should be on the right, unfortunately 'Goin' Mobile' didn't get filmed, boo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rffg7EFjf0Q :keithpunky

I've listened and see some of your vids Mikeyc613.. and they're such good about me. Bravo!
Hope you arent sorry if I've share some of them on my pro.
Keep on! You&band rock :wtf1

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 1st, 2011 at 8:23am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rffg7EFjf0Q :keithpunky


I would like to nuzzle you

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mikeyc613 on Jul 1st, 2011 at 8:12pm
hey, thanks guys!  i'm the lead singer.  long live the fucking who.  i was watching the 'history of rock and roll' dvd's last night, and pete should have basically been consulted about EVERYTHING, there is no fitter narrator/host.  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 2nd, 2011 at 5:47pm
"  long live the fucking who.  i was watching the 'history of rock and roll' dvd's last night, and pete should have basically been consulted about EVERYTHING, there is no fitter narrator/host. "


<   ------  Pete is a Great Man who said it best ... " All the Best Cowboys have Chinese Eyes "


Concur Lil' Buddy ( Lil' Fijikins     ... oh Little Fiji  )







Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bingo on Jul 2nd, 2011 at 6:59pm

mikeyc613 wrote on Jun 30th, 2011 at 11:38pm:
Hey guys, check out my band's performance of 'Who's Next' at Classic Album Night at Brooklyn Bowl this past May 7th.  We had a blast and did our best!  Let me know what you think, and if there's any Who boards we could share this with.  We're called Midnight Spin, and we're recording our debut album July/August.  Thanks!

Here's 'My Wife' - the rest should be on the right, unfortunately 'Goin' Mobile' didn't get filmed, boo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rffg7EFjf0Q :keithpunky


REAL NICE!! Good luck to you and the band.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Honky Tonk Man on Jul 26th, 2011 at 12:14pm
This isn't good  :(

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2017914/The-Who-Talking-Petes-degeneration-Townshend-relies-hearing-aids.html

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Jul 26th, 2011 at 12:26pm
Well check this out.......

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-the-who-will-perform-quadrophenia-on-tour-20110726

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 26th, 2011 at 6:14pm

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-the-who-will-perform-quadrophenia-on-tour-20110726

" Pete Townshend: The Who Will Perform 'Quadrophenia' On Tour  "


" He also disputes Roger Daltrey's assertion that he's not touring this year due to hearing problems "



"  From Pete Townshend's blog, The Who are going to stage another Quadrophenia tour next year. "The reason I am not on the road with Roger is that this is entirely Roger's adventure, one that is bringing him great joy," Townshend wrote.  "I don't belong on this Tommy tour. I wish him well, sincerely, and I look forward to playing with Roger again doing Quadrophenia next year."

Roger Daltrey Addresses Tensions Within The Who


In an interview with Rolling Stone just last month, Daltrey said that Townshend isn't touring with him this year because of his hearing problems. "Pete is having terrible hearing problems at the moment," he said. "I don't want to be on stage with him destroying the last bit of his hearing. That would be completely foolish. He's a composer."

Townshend completely disputes Daltrey's take on the matter. "My hearing is actually better than ever," he wrote on his blog. "Because after a feedback scare at the O2 Indigo in December 2008 I am taking good care of it. I'm 66, I don't have perfect hearing, and if I listen to loud music or go to gigs I do tend to get tinnitus. DON'T WE ALL????"

Roger Daltrey To Play Deep Cuts By The Who On 'Tommy' Tour

He also confirmed reports that he's prepping a remastered edition of Quadrophenia for release sometime in the near future. "I have computer systems in my studio that have helped me do my engineering work on the forthcoming Quadrophenia release," Townshend wrote.  "I have had assistance from younger forensic engineers and mastering engineers to help me clean up the high frequencies that are out of my range. The same computer systems work wonderfully well on stage, proving to be perfect for me when The Who performed at the Super Bowl and doing Quadrophenia for TCT at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010."

The Who originally toured behind Quadrophenia shortly after its release in 1973, but they quickly stopped playing many of the songs from the rock opera when the backing tapes required to perform the complex tracks repeatedly jammed up. In 1996 they launched a reunion tour where they performed the album in its entirety for the first time, and just last year they played the album for charity at the Royal Albert Hall. It's their only major album to not get re-released as a deluxe edition over the past decade.   "




THIS MAKES YOUNG JOEY GIDDY !!!!!!!!!!!





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by TomL on Jul 27th, 2011 at 12:16pm
Just heard that on the raido Kin's.................................................I think it was in 96 I seen them do that.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Jul 27th, 2011 at 12:49pm
http://youtu.be/31g0YE61PLQ

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 29th, 2011 at 11:55am
http://youtu.be/31g0YE61PLQ


!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by straycatuk on Jul 29th, 2011 at 7:44pm
Here's something joey - I need a better camera,but the voice is ready for Quadrophinia !

http://youtu.be/7l_Nvgyyfn8


sc uk

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 30th, 2011 at 6:46pm
" Here's something joey - I need a better camera,but the voice is ready for Quadrophinia !

http://youtu.be/7l_Nvgyyfn8


Me Stonesian Brother .................................................


I would like to bite and kiss you .


O'kins ®

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Jul 31st, 2011 at 7:18am

mikeyc613 wrote on Jun 30th, 2011 at 11:38pm:
Hey guys, check out my band's performance of 'Who's Next' at Classic Album Night at Brooklyn Bowl this past May 7th.  We had a blast and did our best!  Let me know what you think, and if there's any Who boards we could share this with.  We're called Midnight Spin, and we're recording our debut album July/August.  Thanks!

Here's 'My Wife' - the rest should be on the right, unfortunately 'Goin' Mobile' didn't get filmed, boo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rffg7EFjf0Q :keithpunky


Awesome.  I would sell my soul to be able to do that.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 28th, 2011 at 11:12am
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/08/28/british-rock-legends-the-who-to-headline-olympic-closing-gig-115875-23376367/



" British rock legends The Who to headline Olympic closing gig  "





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Post by Joey on Sep 18th, 2011 at 7:34pm
http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=510

" Roger Daltrey's tour of Tommy, Who classics and more rock and rolled into the Agganis Arena, Boston last night, treating a delighted audience to two hours of great music performed by the iconic Who singer in great voice backed by a tight band at the top of their game.

The musicians and the audience alike were delighted by the show.
"Chris stamp was there last night and loved the show," commented Simon Townshend. "He said it was like reliving the live Who shows of '69 but with the vocal harmonies added."

SET LIST
OVERTURE
IT’S A BOY
1921
AMAZING JOURNEY
SPARKS
EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND
CHRISTMAS
COUSIN KEVIN
ACID QUEEN
DO YOU THINK IT’S ALRIGHT
FIDDLE ABOUT
PINBALL WIZARD
DOCTOR
GO TO THE MIRROR
TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME
SMASH THE MIRROR
SENSATION
REFRAIN – IT’S A BOY
I’M FREE
MIRACLE CURE
SALLY SIMPSON
WELCOME
TOMMY’S HOLIDAY CAMP
WE’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT

I CAN SEE FOR MILES
BEHIND BLUE EYES
GIMME A STONE
DAYS OF LIGHT
GOIN’ MOBILE
PICTURES OF LILY
GIVING IT ALL AWAY
JOHNNY CASH MEDLEY
WHO ARE YOU
YOUNG MAN BLUES
BABA O'RILEY
WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
RED, BLUE AND GREY

Check in at www.thewho.com for all info regarding the tour, including dates, venues and ticket availability.  "




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Nov 1st, 2011 at 6:39pm
Pete Townshend video of lecture on Apple Itunes.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-calls-apple-a-digital-vampire-20111101

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 22nd, 2012 at 11:08am
http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=542


Corgi  .. ?!  ... !!! :


" Roger Daltrey has now added dates in Japan to those already announced in Italy, France and Australia.

He and his band will be performing The Who's Tommy plus Who Classics and more. He will be performing The Who’s legendary rock opera Tommy from start to finish (The Who never actually played the complete Tommy). Daltrey premiered the show at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25th and has since toured it throughout the UK, US and Canada.

Employing striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an unforgettable concert experience for lifelong fans and newcomers alike who will be treated not only to the full majesty of Tommy, but also to a variety of Who classics and more. Roger will be accompanied by Scott Devours (drums), Jon Button (Bass), Loren Gold (Keyboards), Frank Simes (Guitar and Musical Director) and Simon Townshend, brother of Pete (Guitar).

JAPANESE DATES
April 23 (Mon) Tokyo International Forum
April 24 (Tue) Tokyo International Forum
April 27 (Fri) Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
April 28 (Sat) Osaka Archaic Hall
April 30 (Mon) Nagoya Shi Kokaido


PRE-SALE INFO
Pre-sales are available for subscribed members of thewho.com from Tuesday, Jan. 24 10AM to Friday, Jan 27 10AM (local time, Japan).

Language: the site will be in Japanese, and will only accept orders from within Japan via the below credit cards issued within Japan (international orders will NOT be accepted)
Payment method: The following Credit-card only (Sezon, Visa, Master, JCB, Diners, Mitsui-Sumitomo, DC Card, UC Card, all of which have been issued within Japan)(No credit cards issued outside of Japan will be accepted)
Pick-up: at local 7-11 or Family Mart convenience stores (after public on-sale).
Ticket Limit: 4 tickets per show

If you are not a member of thewho.com but would like to join, click here to join. NB We'll be emailing members more details on these pre-sales before they begin.

AUSTRALIAN DATES
Mon 9th April Bluesfest, Byron Bay
Tickets on sale at www.bluesfest.com.au

Thurs 12th April - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sun 15th April - Royal Theatre, Canberra
Mon 16th April - Plenary Hall, Melbourne
Tickets for therse three shows go on sale Friday 16th December, 9am
at www.ticketek.com.au.

EUROPEAN DATES

MAR FRI 9 ITALY PADOVA TEATRO GEOX
SUN 11 ITALY GENOVA TEATRO CARLO FELICE
MON 12 ITALY TORINO TEATRO COLOSSEO
THU 15 FRANCE PARIS L'OLYMPIA GERARD DROUOT
SUN 18 ITALY TRIESTE TEATRO ROSSETTI
TUE 20 ITALY FIRENZE TEATRO COMUNALE
WED 21 ITALY ROME AUDITORIUM DELLA CONCILIAZIONE
FRI 23 ITALY ROME AUDITORIUM DELLA CONCILIAZIONE
SAT 24 ITALY MILAN TEATRO SMERALDO




www.thewho.com


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Post by mojoman on Jan 25th, 2012 at 9:39pm

‘Secret Policeman’ Coming To U.S.A.


02:01 PM, Wednesday 1/25/12
.
A longtime favorite event in England, the Secret Policeman’s Ball is coming to New York City in March.


The first Secret Policeman’s Ball was actually three nights at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1976. It had its genesis when Amnesty International asked Monty Python’s John Cleese if he might be able to round up a few friends for a fundraiser. Cleese’s friends turned out to be a members of Monty Python plus other British funny people including the ensemble comedic group The Goodies.



The Secret Policeman’s Ball quickly morphed into a comedy/music event and helped introduce the acoustic or “unplugged” trend. Artists such as Pete Townshend and Sting showed their music needn’t always be electrified. Sting’s acoustic rendition of “Roxanne” is still a fan favorite. The same goes for Townshend’s acoustic performances of classic Who songs such as “Pinball Wizard” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”



Amnesty International is celebrating its 50th anniversary by bringing the Secret Policeman’s Ball across the pond for a U.S. performance scheduled for New York City’s Radio City Music Hall March 4. Appearing will be Coldplay, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, and Reggie Watts with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Secret Policeman’s Ball has a long and hilariously off-color history of using comic genius to fight for free speech and human rights around the world,” Secret Policeman’s executive producer Lily Sobhani said. “We are thrilled that the leading lights of comedy and music are coming together to bring the Secret Policeman’s Ball to the United States for the first time.”

American Express cardmembers get first dibs on tickets via a special presale beginning today. The general onsale begins Jan. 30. There are also chances to win tickets. For more information, visit the Secret Policeman’s Ball on Facebook and check out the event’s Twitter page.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 26th, 2012 at 11:10am
I stopped reading that after I saw the word coldplay.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 26th, 2012 at 11:17am
"   ..... stopped reading that after I saw the word coldplay.  "


S.C.L.   ................. you make young Joey laugh like hell .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Jan 26th, 2012 at 1:43pm
JOEY, WHEN IS "WHO HE-A DIARY OF A CLOSETED PEDOPHILE" COMING OUT?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Jan 26th, 2012 at 2:10pm
Careful, you'll make Joey shit liquid!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 27th, 2012 at 9:56am
Perks ..................... ?!    :









Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 21st, 2012 at 8:57am


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-who-sell-out-pete-townshend-gets-millions-for-back-catalog-20120217


" The Who Sell Out: Pete Townshend Gets Millions for Back Catalog
Guitarist says windfall will fuel solo career. Plus: What's next for the Who? "

" By Andy Greene


" Over the past 20 years, the Who's music has been used to sell sports cars, allergy medicine and three incarnations of CSI. But that was just the beginning. On January 24th, Pete Townshend announced he was selling all of the publishing rights to his vast catalog of songs to the Spirit Music Group – a boutique firm that controls some or all of the rights to songs by acts from the Grateful Dead to Lou Reed – which now plans to place the Who's music even more aggressively in movies, TV and other media. "It's the biggest deal we've made so far," says Spirit president Mark Fried. "We're looking at his entire body of work."

The company, which spent three years crafting the Townshend deal, has a grand vision for his catalog. Of the roughly 400 songs that Town­shend has written, a mere seven tracks – hits like 1971's "Won't Get Fooled Again" and 1978's "Who Are You" – currently attract about 96 percent of the Who's TV and film licensing. "It's criminal," says Fried, who hopes to place more obscure cuts like the 1968 B side "Call Me Lightning" soon. Fried also dreams of a new Broadway run for 1992's Tommy musical, a theatrical production of the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia on London's West End – or even building a new custom theater space to present the Who's music. "Perhaps the show will be based on Lifehouse," Fried says of Townshend's unfinished 1971 rock opera, "or the totality of the Who repertoire, giving viewers a fully sensory experience."

Publishing rights – which generate royalty payments for the songwriter every time a tune is played, performed or otherwise licensed – are an increasingly important revenue source in the struggling music business. "If you have an evergreen song, you don't have to do any real work," says industry lawyer Josh Grier, who has worked on similar deals for the B-52s and Fountains of Wayne. "They just keep on making money."

While neither side will disclose what Spirit spent on Townshend's publishing, industry insiders estimate the price was in the tens of millions at least, possibly topping $100 million. Townshend, who will remain a consultant to Spirit's use of his catalog (but has no formal veto power), plans to use the windfall to fund new work – potentially including his long-gestating rock opera Floss – instead of relying on tour revenue. "To some degree, this deal might allow Pete to be freed from this massive brand called the Who," says Carrie Cooke, Townshend's director of special projects. "Other projects, like his acoustic 'In the Attic' concert series or his solo albums, were always seen as extracurricular – now he can focus more on them. This deal will let him take his creative muse wherever he sees fit."

But the Who have at least one more big project in the works: A Quadrophenia tour is tentatively slated to kick off in November. And on October 8th, Townshend's long-awaited memoir, reportedly titled Who He?, will hit shelves. "With all respect to Keith Richards, Pete is writing a very different kind of book," says Fried. "Pete is writing every word himself. He wants to share as much truth as possible, so it's going to be long and intense."




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:28am

Joey wrote on Feb 21st, 2012 at 8:57am:
"With all respect to Keith Richards, Pete is writing a very different kind of book," says Fried. "Pete is writing every word himself. He wants to share as much truth as possible, so it's going to be long and intense."


:nomames

quotes from upcoming book?

"don't let go of the coat"
"i like looking at little todgers on the internet"
"perks i do not like your avatar"
"I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won't be classified as just a man."
"Mary Jane became a good friend to me"
“The fact of the matter is, I'm f**king brilliant. Not 'was' brilliant. 'Am' brilliant.”
"watch the police and the tax man miss me"
"A lot of my audience are in their 50s. But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending."
"fuck off ya cunts"



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Mar 18th, 2012 at 4:17pm
For Joey-Learn to drive like Keith moon.
http://www.bathroomwall.co.uk/store/keith-moon-school-of-driving-the-who-tshirt-p-240.html

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 19th, 2012 at 8:21am
http://www.bathroomwall.co.uk/store/keith-moon-school-of-driving-the-who-tshirt-p-240.html

"JUST ONE LESSON AND YOU TOO CAN BE IN THE DRINK.... AND THAT'S A GUARANTEE". Everyone has a Who "Maximum R&B at the Marquee" T-shirt, "Target" or even Moonie's "Pow" shirt these days, so why not give a nod to rock's favourite loony with something a bit more unusual? So grab a T-shirt that celebrates a time when rock stars drove Rollers into swimming pools rather than poncing about getting photographed outside the Ivy. The Who's sticksman, as we all know was rock n' roll's greatest drummer, so isn't it about time we started honouring him with a suitably cool Keith Moon T-shirt? Besides, you don't want to look like a sheep wearing the same Keith Moon T-shirt as everyone else? "


Funny   ----- I  ( Your Joey ) drank with Keith all weekend  .


Man that guy can friggin DRINK !!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 13th, 2012 at 2:18pm
" London 2012 organisers 'wanted dead star Keith Moon to perform at Games'



http://www.metro.co.uk/olympics/895700-london-2012-organisers-wanted-dead-star-keith-moon-to-perform-at-games



" London 2012 organisers have reportedly inquired about The Who drummer Keith Moon's availability to perform at the Games - 34 years after he died.  "


I just drank with Keith last weekend .........................


.... and you's ?!

Joey Moon ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Apr 14th, 2012 at 6:01pm
JOEY?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 20th, 2012 at 9:51am
Release Date and Pre-Order Info for Pete Townshend's Long-Awaited Autobiography!



" Big news: Pete Townshend has been teasing his autobiography for about a decade at this point. As perhaps Rock's best writer of both music and prose, the prospect has been exciting even if the reality seemed less and less likely with each passing year. Well, Townshend's autobiography, Who I Am, finally has a release date: October 8, 2012.  "


http://www.thewho.com/news/title/cover-uncovered



!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Apr 20th, 2012 at 10:17am
WHO I AM?



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 21st, 2012 at 10:07am



Perks .....................................



I swear the friggin GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on May 22nd, 2012 at 2:22pm
" What was the windmill over/under?  "


!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on May 23rd, 2012 at 4:25am

mojoman wrote on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:28am:


:nomames

quotes from upcoming book?

"don't let go of the coat"
"i like looking at little todgers on the internet"
"perks i do not like your avatar"
"I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won't be classified as just a man."
"Mary Jane became a good friend to me"
“The fact of the matter is, I'm f**king brilliant. Not 'was' brilliant. 'Am' brilliant.”
"watch the police and the tax man miss me"
"A lot of my audience are in their 50s. But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending."
"fuck off ya cunts"

[/quote]

Nice.   :smilestu

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Jun 1st, 2012 at 9:47pm
The Who’s Pete Townshend to Perform with Jeff Beck at Movie-Themed London Concert
31 May 2012



Pete Townshend will team up with another ’60s guitar legend, Jeff Beck, at a special concert scheduled to take place June 11 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.  Townshend and Beck will play a version of the Who classic “Love Reign O’er Me” as part of an event titled London on Film, which will feature the BBC Concert Orchestra and various other musicians performing music from the scores of notable U.K. movies.

Townshend and Beck’s performance will be one of two tunes showcased from the 1979 film adaptation of The Who’s 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia.  Both songs will include orchestration by Townshend’s longtime partner, singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller, who’s in the process of putting together a symphonic version of the album.

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Title: Meeting Pete Townsend (NSC)
Post by Pdog on Jun 7th, 2012 at 7:56pm
Great article I found on Steve Hoffman Forums...

Who gets Geddy Lee giddy?! Exactly! The Rush vocalist may be a legend in the music industry but even he has his moments of being a fan boy, and his most recent instance came when meeting a member of the Who.
The singer tells Classic Rock magazine that the last instance occurred just recently. He recalls in a video interview (about :52 seconds in), “I was in Ottawa, Canada, the capital of Canada, and we were receiving what’s called the Governor General of Arts Award. It was a wonderful event and it was this gala and one of the surprise guests that night was Pete Townshend, who had come to perform with Dez McAnuff, who also won an arts award that evening.”

When the show was over, Lee received an invite to meet Townshend and jumped at the opportunity: “I’d never met him and Pete Townshend is one of my real, real heroes. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here talking to you if he hadn’t written those great songs for the Who. They just inspired me to be the best writer I could be.”

Lee admits he was a bit awestruck at the experience, but Townshend was great and easy to talk to. With a bit of a smile, Lee says, “In the back of my mind, I was going ‘Holy crap! I’m meeting Pete Townshend.’”

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rushs-geddy-lee-recalls-starstruck-meeting-with-pete-townshend/


Neil Peart's blog-

We were ushered backstage to meet up with Matt and thank him warmly for doing us that honor, then into Pete Townshend’s dressing room. Usually I don’t care much about meeting celebrities, like the actors or athletes who come to Rush shows, but this was one meeting and photo op I was more than glad to attend.

To briefly recap a long history, The Who were my first favorite band. In my mid-teens, my bedroom was papered in magazine photographs and posters of The Who, hung with pop-art mobiles I made from photos of them, and my dresser had a Union Jack painted across its top (a triumph of clumsy masking and brushwork). In the middle of one wall I had painted the bass-drum logo from Keith Moon’s famous “Pictures of Lily” kit. (Another challenge for my mediocre artistry with paints.) I possessed every one of their singles, albums, and compilations, and every magazine that mentioned them. On the “drumset” I made across my bed from old magazines, in the layout of Keith’s drums, I could play along with all of their songs.

Around that time I had a high-school science teacher who was exasperated by my constant finger-tapping on my desk. When I said I couldn’t help it, he said, “What are you—some kind of retard?”

Seriously.

He sentenced me to a detention in which I would have to sit and tap on a desk for one hour. I played Tommy from memory; the teacher had to leave the room.

To the teenage me, Pete Townshend set the example for what a rock musician should be: “He smashes guitars—and reads books!”

So . . . meeting him now, forty-odd years later, I remained full of admiration, respect, and gratitude—for his example.

As we shook hands, I was pleased to tell him that my first concert, at age fifteen, had been The Who, with the Troggs and the MC5 opening. He smiled at the notion of losing my concert virginity to that mix!

http://www.neilpeart.net/news/

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Coincidentally, thinking about Pete Townshend and The Who, and the enduring influence of Keith Moon’s drumming on my own, it occurs to me now that certain parts of my performance on “Instamatic” suggest what Keith Moon might have sounded like if he too had lived to be almost sixty—instead of dying from an overdose of anti-alcoholism medication at age thirty-two. Too soon, and too sad.

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Title: Re: Meeting Pete Townsend (NSC)
Post by Joey on Jun 7th, 2012 at 9:04pm
" When the show was over, Lee received an invite to meet Townshend and jumped at the opportunity: “I’d never met him and Pete Townshend is one of my real, real heroes. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here talking to you if he hadn’t written those great songs for the Who. They just inspired me to be the best writer I could be.”

Lee admits he was a bit awestruck at the experience, but Townshend was great and easy to talk to. With a bit of a smile, Lee says, “In the back of my mind, I was going ‘Holy crap! I’m meeting Pete Townshend.’”


" Coincidentally, thinking about Pete Townshend and The Who, and the enduring influence of Keith Moon’s drumming on my own, it occurs to me now that certain parts of my performance on “Instamatic” suggest what Keith Moon might have sounded like if he too had lived to be almost sixty—instead of dying from an overdose of anti-alcoholism medication at age thirty-two. Too soon, and too sad. "



This is Beautiful !!!!!!

Poi Diddy Dog   ...   I would like to bite and kiss you .


O'kins ®


Title: Re: Meeting Pete Townsend (NSC)
Post by Starbuck on Jun 8th, 2012 at 11:49am

Joey wrote on Jun 7th, 2012 at 9:04pm:
Poi Diddy Dog   ...   I would like to bite and kiss you .


O'kins ®




Title: Who News.
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jun 27th, 2012 at 5:43am
New Who Documentary to Hit U.S. Theaters on July 24
Russell Hall
|
06.22.2012
Who Quadrophenia


A new Who documentary film chronicling the story behind the band’s 1973 classic concept album, Quadrophenia, is set to premiere as a one-night theater event on July 24. Titled The Who: Quadrophenia—Can You See The Real Me?, the movie will be presented in select theaters throughout the U.S. beginning at 8 p.m. local time.

A press release promises that “the documentary [will take] fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when The Who’s creative musical genius was taking the world music stage by storm. Packed with never-before-seen stories, including the well-known onstage collapse of Moon during the tour’s first show, the evening will also feature additional performances of songs from Quadrophenia, including chart topper, ‘Love Reign O’er Me’.”

Fans who attend the in-theater event will have an opportunity to order the Quadrophenia – Director’s Cut box set, along with a special T-shirt, at a discounted price of $99.98. For a list of presenting theater locations, click here.

Title: Re: Who News.
Post by Edith Grove on Jun 27th, 2012 at 5:51am
RIP John



Title: Re: Who News.
Post by mojoman on Jun 27th, 2012 at 9:21am
ten years gone ..........rip john

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jun 27th, 2012 at 10:51am

RIP John  " Bass Player of the Millennium " !!!!!!!!


What an Entertainer   :


!!!!!!

Title: Re: Who News.
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jun 27th, 2012 at 7:34pm

Heart Of Stone wrote on Jun 27th, 2012 at 5:43am:
New Who Documentary to Hit U.S. Theaters on July 24
Russell Hall
|
06.22.2012
Who Quadrophenia


A new Who documentary film chronicling the story behind the band’s 1973 classic concept album, Quadrophenia, is set to premiere as a one-night theater event on July 24. Titled The Who: Quadrophenia—Can You See The Real Me?, the movie will be presented in select theaters throughout the U.S. beginning at 8 p.m. local time.

A press release promises that “the documentary [will take] fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when The Who’s creative musical genius was taking the world music stage by storm. Packed with never-before-seen stories, including the well-known onstage collapse of Moon during the tour’s first show, the evening will also feature additional performances of songs from Quadrophenia, including chart topper, ‘Love Reign O’er Me’.”

Fans who attend the in-theater event will have an opportunity to order the Quadrophenia – Director’s Cut box set, along with a special T-shirt, at a discounted price of $99.98. For a list of presenting theater locations, click here.

Got a link HOS?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MrPleasant on Jun 28th, 2012 at 6:27pm
I have a very important question. According toThe Hypertext Who, Pete Townshend got in a fight with fellow boxing asshole Roger Daltrey, many many years ago.

Pete: "I managed to convince the guys in the band that I would stay alive if they allowed me to work with them again. After the Rainbow fiasco [the 1981 concert where Pete drank four bottles of brandy and got in a backstage fight with Roger], I had difficulty proving to Roger in particular that I was going to enjoy working with the Who, and that it was important to me that the band end properly, rather than end because of my fucking mental demise."

http://www.thewho.net/linernotes/ItsHard.htm

My question is: how is it possible to drink four bottles of brandy on a single day (if I understand correctly)? It sounds like self-aggrandizing myth, unless Pete drank the liquor Joey Tribbiani style.



If a kind soul knows the true story, please tell it to us, the members of the hard working class, so we can go back to the opium factory. We don't need no unions, Bruce Springsteen or any of that crap. We want a world where Junior and all the Juniors can sit under a shade tree. We want socialism!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jul 18th, 2012 at 3:15pm
The Who Announce 36-Date 'Quadrophenia' Tour
'We've been anxious to work together before we drop dead,' says Pete Townshend


Pete Townshend
Christie Goodwin/Redferns
By Patrick Doyle
July 18, 2012 2:50 PM ET

The Who have announced they will embark on a 36-date Quadrophenia tour this fall, performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety. The band's first North American tour in four years will kick off on November 1st in Sunrise, Florida, and wrap on February 26th in Providence, Rhode Island.

The band last took Quadrophenia on the road in 1996 and 1997. "We've been anxious to work together before we drop dead," Townshend said in a press conference with bandmate Roger Daltrey in London today. Added Daltrey, "I don't know how many more years I'll be able to sing this music." (He's made similar comments before: In 1982, when the Who announced a farewell tour of the U.S., Daltrey told Rolling Stone, "I feel that our type of rock & roll is prehistoric . . . The gesture of a last tour is a good, positive thing.")

In a statement, Pete Townshend said, "I really love playing all of it. It's a unique piece for me in that. Some Who music is nightmarish to perform live. Roger has some very tough songs to sing, and he must have preferences. But for me on guitar, everything falls under the fingers. It flows naturally, and I always feel proud of my achievement as the writer, that I put it all together and gave the band a third wind."

Before heading out on tour, the band will be featured in the finale of the Olympics.  "We've recorded a piece of music which I think is a fabulous ending for the Olympics," Daltrey said. "This country put some fabulous music into the world. It wasn't really about the Who being a on a TV show. It's about just making great music that is applicable to the end of that event, where you've had people who have given the last eight years of their lives to be there on that field doing their thing."

The lineup for the Who's upcoming tour includes Daltrey and Townshend backed by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals) and Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes (keyboards).

At the press conference, Townshend updated fans on his upcoming memoir, due this fall – and made a dirty joke about his buddy Mick Jagger.

Tickets will go on sale via the Who's official fan club 10 a.m. on July 20 and will go on sale to the public Friday July 25th.

Here are the upcoming tour dates:

11/1 Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
11/3 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
11/5 Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center
11/8 Greenville, SC – Bi-Lo Center
11/9 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Arena
11/13 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
11/14 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
11/16 Boston, MA – TD Garden
11/20 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (on sale 7/28)
11/23 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
11/24 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
11/29 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
12/2 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
12/5 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
12/6 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
12/8 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
12/9 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

Leg Two:

1/28 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
1/30 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
2/1 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
2/2 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
2/5 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
2/6 Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena
2/8 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/12 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
2/14 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
2/16 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Arena
2/17 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
2/19 Hamiltion, ON – Copps Coliseum
2/21 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
2/22 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwak Hall
2/24 Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
2/26 Providence, RI – Dunkin' Donuts Center

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-who-announce-37-date-quadrophenia-tour-20120718#ixzz210Uv74SP

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 18th, 2012 at 8:46pm
" The Who have announced they will embark on a 36-date Quadrophenia tour this fall, performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety. The band's first North American tour in four years will kick off on November 1st in Sunrise, Florida, and wrap on February 26th in Providence, Rhode Island.

************************************

At the press conference, Townshend updated fans on his upcoming memoir, due this fall – and made a dirty joke about his buddy Mick Jagger.   "



I AM NOW SO EXCITED THAT I HAVE DECIDED TO WALK AROUND THE HOUSE WITH ME " HOG " HANGING OUT FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Developing ............................ Literally !!!!!



" Hit Me Ronnie ! "


O'kins

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jul 18th, 2012 at 10:04pm
this makes me moist

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 19th, 2012 at 1:03pm

mojoman wrote on Jul 18th, 2012 at 10:04pm:
this makes me moist

Reno here I come! :warhorse

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Jul 19th, 2012 at 1:33pm
JOEY,WHERE YOU TAKIN THE COVERED WAGON TO? TULSA OR DENVER?

Title: Moon Notch o' Top - (all Mormon content)
Post by sirmoonie on Jul 19th, 2012 at 12:50am
Look at that creature, my goodness.  I mean my goodness with Keith Moon.  Never seen that vid (and I waste many hours of my life on youtube).  Check at 0:46, the action on the high arching snare, he plastered the piss out of that while maintaining time.  Extraordinary.  Shades of November.  Shades of Bolivar at Aqua Cienega.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanAHVITCDY

Title: Re: Moon Notch o' Top - (all Mormon content)
Post by Some Guy on Jul 19th, 2012 at 7:35am
moonpuff, why the mormon fetish all a sudden?

Title: Re: Moon Notch o' Top - (all Mormon content)
Post by MrPleasant on Jul 19th, 2012 at 7:47am
"Live At Leeds" is the best album ever made. After this one, of course





Title: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Penis Be
Post by moy on Jul 18th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Penis Being Huge and Extremely Tasty'
By Rolling Stone
July 18, 2012 1:48 PM ET
http://www.rollingstone.com

Townshend made the crack at a press conference announcing a 'Quadrophenia' tour

At a press conference announcing the Who's fall Quadrophenia tour today, Pete Townshend made a racy joke about Mick Jagger. "What I remember of the size of Mick Jagger's penis – I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty," the Who guitarist said, referencing Keith Richards' disparaging remarks on the topic in his 2010 memoir.

As Who singer Roger Daltrey cracked up beside him, Townshend added: "I don't remember anything about Roger's . . . and wouldn't dare to mention it. Let's hope that makes the Internet."

Townshend is writing a memoir which is expected to be released this fall.

:blankfriggingstare1 :blankfriggingstare1 :blankfriggingstare1 :blankfriggingstare1 :blankfriggingstare1

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Bitch on Jul 18th, 2012 at 8:37pm
Huge and tasty, uh huh, I believe this suggests Pete T had a taste of MICK's love juice! If the article is true, Pete could actually be bragging that he blew MICK. Grinning! Not just tasty, but EXTREMELY tasty! So MICK's been eating alot of pineapples? MMMMMMICKKKK!!!!

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by mojoman on Jul 18th, 2012 at 10:05pm
:forfucksake

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by sirmoonie on Jul 18th, 2012 at 10:59pm

Bitch wrote on Jul 18th, 2012 at 8:37pm:
Huge and tasty, uh huh, I believe this suggests Pete T had a taste of MICK's love juice! If the article is true, Pete could actually be bragging that he blew MICK. Grinning! Not just tasty, but EXTREMELY tasty! So MICK's been eating alot of pineapples? MMMMMMICKKKK!!!!


You are starting to remind me of David St. Hubbins.

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by BONOISLOVE on Jul 19th, 2012 at 12:10am
Bestest thread ever.



Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jul 19th, 2012 at 5:15am
Best publicity to sell a Book yet! Townshend's will be a best seller! he, along with a lot of other people knows how to use the system, Mick must be embarrassed by all this.

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Some Guy on Jul 19th, 2012 at 7:33am
8 year olds, dude.

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by MrPleasant on Jul 19th, 2012 at 7:56am

So, now that Mick Jagger is a "Sir", a member of the Royal Family (I ignore such matters, so enlighten me; I only know that it gives them the right to kill exotic animals in Africa, like that stupid asshole "King" of Spain), people in England refer to him as "Your Royal Highness"?


Actually, I couldn't care less.


Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Joey on Jul 19th, 2012 at 10:01am
" Best publicity to sell a Book yet! Townshend's will be a best seller! he, along with a lot of other people knows how to use the system "


http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images/M_PeteTownshendMemoir630_042012.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1334966521030 !!!!!!



Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Some Guy on Jul 19th, 2012 at 10:46am
pass

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Joey on Jul 19th, 2012 at 12:57pm
" pass "


THIS MAKES YOUNG JOEY CRY LIKE BABY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by uncleson on Jul 19th, 2012 at 4:48pm
yep, pass.

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Tumbling Dijs on Jul 19th, 2012 at 5:34pm
Pete Townshend is/was a great guitarplayer, but now it seems he's a big cheap nasty asshole too.

Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by Factory Girl on Jul 19th, 2012 at 6:28pm
Pete's alleged pedophilia wasn't a best seller, so he's trying to blow grown men.   YIKES...

I too will pass.  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Jul 20th, 2012 at 10:31am
We bought twentieth row floor tickets this morning to see The Who play Quadrophenia in Orlando on November 3rd...it'll be a great birthday present! Be sure to check and see if their amazing new making of Quadrophenia documentary, Can You See The Real Me, is playing at a theater near you on Tuesday, July 24th, a one night event.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by FPM on Jul 20th, 2012 at 11:01am
from Huffington Post:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them.

The Who's 1979 concert in Providence was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, killed 11 people. The band hasn't been to Providence since.

The Who this week announced it will end its latest tour in Providence on Feb. 26 at the same venue where its show was canceled 33 years ago, now called the Dunkin Donuts Center.

General Manager Lawrence Lepore said on Thursday the venue will honor tickets from the canceled 1979 show. Lepore said many ticketholders got refunds for the canceled show in 1979, but others may have held on to their tickets as memorabilia.

"Somewhere, someplace, someone's got it stashed," he said. "The question is, are they willing to give that up? If they are, we're willing to take it."

He first made the offer on WPRO-AM, which then asked listeners to call if they still had a 1979 ticket. No one did.

The highest price ticket at the 1979 show was $14, Lepore said. Tickets for February's show range from $57.50 to $127.50.

Lepore said 1979 ticketholders can call his office to make the exchange. Any 1979 tickets redeemed will be donated to help raise money for the Special Olympics of Rhode Island.




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 20th, 2012 at 11:23am
" JOEY,WHERE YOU TAKIN THE COVERED WAGON TO? TULSA OR DENVER ?  "


PERKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :


 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MrPleasant on Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:02pm
Keith Richards' book was good (good -- not great); I'm hoping that Townshend's will be better.


Title: Re: Pete Townshend: 'I Remember Mick Jagger's Peni
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 20th, 2012 at 5:18pm

Factory Girl wrote on Jul 19th, 2012 at 6:28pm:
Pete's alleged pedophilia wasn't a best seller, so he's trying to blow grown men.   YIKES...

I too will pass.  

It was a joke.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Kilroy on Jul 21st, 2012 at 9:16am
Sorry But How does this band Continue without:

The Best Damn Drummer Ever
Sorry Stones
Sorry Beatles
Sorry Zepplin

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 1st, 2012 at 9:17am
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/31/ten-who-fans-redeem-17-tickets-33-years-later/

"  The Who fans trade in 1979 tickets 33 years later   "

" PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  It was December 1979 when Emery Lucier learned the concert he was eagerly awaiting in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who had been canceled over safety concerns. The 17-year-old was so angry he knocked over a chair in his high school classroom.

"I just remember being so upset about the whole thing," he said.

Lucier, now 50, of Milford, Mass., held onto the ticket, for which he paid $25 ($12.50 for the ticket and $12.50 more for the scalper). On Tuesday, he and nine other people traded in tickets from that canceled show and got new ones for The Who's final appearance on its Quadrophenia tour in February at the Dunkin Donuts Center, the same venue it was supposed to play 33 years ago.

The venue's general manager, Lawrence Lepore, said earlier this month he would honor tickets for the 1979 show, which then-Mayor Buddy Cianci canceled after a stampede before a Who concert in Ohio killed 11 people. Any 1979 tickets the venue receives will be donated to the Special Olympics of Rhode Island, which plans an August eBay auction of the 14 tickets turned in on Tuesday.

Ed McConnell, now 50, was a high school student in Pawtucket and planned to attend the concert with about 15 friends. He said he remembers the disappointment when he heard the concert was canceled, and even now can list reasons why it was a bad decision, among them that the concert had assigned seats and not festival seating -- which is what was blamed for the stampede in Cincinnati.

"I still don't agree with it," McConnell said after trading in his and his brother's tickets for the show.

McConnell said he met Cianci once and took the opportunity to complain.

Sandy Ball exchanged two tickets that her brother, Stephen, now of Colonial Heights, Va., had waited in line for overnight when he was a college freshman. The tickets have moved 16 times since then with Stephen, who was in the military. Ball said her family remembers the day when he learned the show was canceled.

"We had to talk him off the cliff," she said.

Barry Belotti, now 53, of Fitchburg, Mass., estimates he's seen The Who 100 times but still remembers the canceled show in Providence. He had second-row tickets and had bought several other tickets for friends to come along.

"We were pretty upset about it," he said.

He got a refund on most of the tickets after the show was canceled but kept one as a memento in a binder filled with newspaper clippings about the band and photos of singer Pete Townsend. Belotti said he is planning to see the band play on four or five stops on this tour, one he's especially looking forward to because it's playing the 1973 album "Quadrophenia," which is especially meaningful for him.

"It was very instrumental in my adolescence," Belotti said. "Townsend's writing, he was talking about me."

As for Lucier, he never got a chance to see The Who perform after that canceled 1979 show, until now. He's held onto the ticket for decades.

After he heard he could exchange his old ticket for a new one, he started digging and found it in a box with about 65 other stubs.

The one for The Who was the only one that wasn't ripped.  "



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/31/ten-who-fans-redeem-17-tickets-33-years-later/#ixzz22IrXuV63


!!!!!


!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 9th, 2012 at 9:51am


< ------ I just spoke with Keith Moon and he has informed me that he WILL be attending the closing ceremonies of the Olympics on Sunday Evening   .


Developing ................................................



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9462257/Kate-Bush-The-Who-and-George-Michael-tipped-for-Olympics-Closing-Ceremony.html


http://thewho.com/story/who-will-it-be/



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by FPM on Aug 9th, 2012 at 1:30pm

Joey...does Keith ever sign autographs at the Brazen Head?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 13th, 2012 at 12:28pm
GOT MY WHO TIX!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Aug 13th, 2012 at 6:55pm
The Who should be called The Two, it's just not the same without the Rhythm section.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 13th, 2012 at 9:07pm
" The Who should be called The Two, it's just not the same without the Rhythm section. "

Me Arse !!!!!!


Check it out :


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-kinks-olympics-performances/


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 14th, 2012 at 8:48pm
http://thewho.com/story/the-who-close-the-london-2012-olympic-games/

" Who gave a Great British finale to the London Olympic Games tonight with a specially prepared medley of Baba O’Riley, See Me/Feel Me, Listening To You and My Generation.



Who fans will have noticed the change of lyrics in the classic ‘Baba O’ Riley’, when Roger sang the words “There’s MORE THAN teenage wasteland” – a perfect way to sum up the spirit of the games and the legacy they will hopefully bring, and proving what The Who have always believed: “The Kids Are Alright”!



The full closing ceremony is viewable on BBC iPlayer in the UK for the next few days. The Who are on at the very end. "



http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01m1l2q/Olympic_Ceremonies_London_2012_Closing_Ceremony/



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:05am
I heard on Sirius/XM yesterday that a full orchestra will accompany The Who on their Quadrophenia tour...has anybody seen any articles mentioning that?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Edith Grove on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:22am

MRD8 wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:05am:
I heard on Sirius/XM yesterday that a full orchestra will accompany The Who on their Quadrophenia tour...has anybody seen any articles mentioning that?


Wow ! Sounds expensive.

I remember when Page & Plant first toured in the mid-90's, they used local orchestras.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:50am

Edith Grove wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:22am:

MRD8 wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:05am:
I heard on Sirius/XM yesterday that a full orchestra will accompany The Who on their Quadrophenia tour...has anybody seen any articles mentioning that?


Wow ! Sounds expensive.

I remember when Page & Plant first toured in the mid-90's, they used local orchestras.


it was different but it seemed it was used as filler for missing parts.....

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 15th, 2012 at 10:31am
" I heard on Sirius/XM yesterday that a full orchestra will accompany The Who on their Quadrophenia tour...has anybody seen any articles mentioning that ? "



That would be very cool (  ...... especially for the closing number Love Reign O'er Me  )  .

Hopefully Pete & Rog. have updated that mid- 90's film accompaniment  .

That things needs friggin WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!


O'kins ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Aug 15th, 2012 at 5:41pm

Joey wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 10:31am:
" I heard on Sirius/XM yesterday that a full orchestra will accompany The Who on their Quadrophenia tour...has anybody seen any articles mentioning that ? "



That would be very cool (  ...... especially for the closing number Love Reign O'er Me  )  .

Hopefully Pete & Rog. have updated that mid- 90's film accompaniment  .

That things needs friggin WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!


O'kins ™

PETE IS ONLY TOURING TO PROMOTE HIS BOOK

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Aug 15th, 2012 at 6:16pm
enough already.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 15th, 2012 at 7:48pm

Some Guy wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 6:16pm:
enough already.


some dude get yerself a ticky!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:56pm
" PETE IS ONLY TOURING TO PROMOTE HIS BOOK  "



Perks ..............................


I swear the friggin GOD !!!!!!!!!!

!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lavendar on Aug 16th, 2012 at 7:50am
I'M pissed, Pittsburgh, Toronto...but no Buffalo!?

WTF or should I say ??.

"The Who"  Who??

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Aug 16th, 2012 at 9:23am

mojoman wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 7:48pm:

Some Guy wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 6:16pm:
enough already.


some dude get yerself a ticky!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 16th, 2012 at 9:58pm
" some dude get yerself a ticky!!!  "




<  --- I absolutely LOVE buying " Who Ticky's "  ...... and " Stones' Ticky's  "  .......

......... and you's ?!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 21st, 2012 at 9:13pm

" Roger is now completely in charge of the new video presentation for the forthcoming Who-Quadrophenia tour that begins in November in Florida. He has some really exciting ideas and we have a good team. "


THANK GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger Daltrey is / has always been the Number One  " WHO FAN  "  in the World !!!!! He knows best .


http://thewho.com/story/summer-blog/


" I am not going to be much help. I’ve got two weeks of PR on my new book in October, with a lot of lead work to do prior to that time. I’m looking forward to the tour, mixing performing with PR interviews in which I hope to tell some of the more dodgy stories that my publisher’s legal department have removed from the book. One thousand pages cut to five-hundred. There are a lot of dodgy stories left over.  "

Developing ...........................




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 12:31pm

Joey wrote on Aug 21st, 2012 at 9:13pm:

" Roger is now completely in charge of the new video presentation for the forthcoming Who-Quadrophenia tour that begins in November in Florida. He has some really exciting ideas and we have a good team. "


THANK GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


http://thewho.com/story/summer-blog/


" I am not going to be much help. I’ve got two weeks of PR on my new book in October, with a lot of lead work to do prior to that time. I’m looking forward to the tour, mixing performing with PR interviews in which I hope to tell some of the more dodgy stories that my publisher’s legal department have removed from the book. One thousand pages cut to five-hundred. There are a lot of dodgy stories left over.  "

Developing ...........................



JOEY, I WAS RIGHT..ONLY TOURING TO PROMOTE BBOK.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 1:13pm
" JOEY, I WAS RIGHT..ONLY TOURING TO PROMOTE BBOK. "



 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!




http://mlkshk.com/r/HL3W

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images/M_PeteTownshendMemoir630_042012.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1334966521030 !!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Edith Grove on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 8:33pm
TEACHER PENALIZES STUDENT FOR CREDITING THE WHO HIT ‘BEHIND BLUE EYES’ TO LIMP BIZKIT
by: Billy Dukes Yesterday


Jo Hale, Getty Images

The price of sarcasm is high in one teacher’s classroom. The prof. (and obvious Ultimate Classic Rocker) was ticked that her student left an answer blank, but even more upset that he went on to quote the Who’s ‘Behind Blue Eyes,’ attributing the song to Fred Dust of Limp Bizkit.

While the early ’00s rock group did have success with the Who song in 2003, it was indeed Pete Townshend who wrote it for release in 1971. Macromeme.com captured the screen shot from below in which the teacher explains her system of properly penalizing the student. He/she even takes a jab at Limp Bizkit, which earns eight points on our grading scale.

Sadly, the Who may be getting used to being overlooked. Their performance at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony was cut for NBC’s broadcast. Videos later surfaced on the internet.


Macromeme.com

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-behind-blue-eyes-teacher-penalizes-student/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 9:01pm
" The price of sarcasm is high in one teacher’s classroom. The prof. (and obvious Ultimate Classic Rocker) was ticked that her student left an answer blank, but even more upset that he went on to quote the Who’s ‘Behind Blue Eyes,’ attributing the song to Fred Dust of Limp Bizkit.

While the early ’00s rock group did have success with the Who song in 2003, it was indeed Pete Townshend who wrote it for release in 1971. Macromeme.com captured the screen shot from below in which the teacher explains her system of properly penalizing the student. He/she even takes a jab at Limp Bizkit, which earns eight points on our grading scale.  "





Edith ..................... you make young Joey smile .


" Give Me Some PAW " :







Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 9:47pm
Joey it's Keith Moon's birthday. Will you be drinking with him tonight? :booze

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 10:03pm
" Joey it's Keith Moon's birthday. Will you be drinking with him tonight? "


Friday Evening S.C.L.  at The Upstream

www.upstreambrewing.com



How about you ?!  ... Drinking with Keith is a BLAST and he is EVER Present .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 10:04am

Joey wrote on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 10:03pm:
" Joey it's Keith Moon's birthday. Will you be drinking with him tonight? "


Friday Evening S.C.L.  at The Upstream

www.upstreambrewing.com



How about you ?!  ... Drinking with Keith is a BLAST and he is EVER Present .

Joey I'm going to trash a hotel room in his honor. :nomames

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 10:13am
" Joey I'm going to trash a hotel room in his honor. "


This makes Joey & Keith Smile  . S.C.L.   , I will see Keith on Friday Evening
and give him your love .


!!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 24th, 2012 at 1:38pm
Hello Me Stonesian kin ....................................


Keith  ( " Dear Boy " ) just gave me a call . He arrived into town ten minutes ago and wants me to
meet him at the bar as soon as I get off work  .

Please say a prayer :

http://www.upstreambrewing.com/SeasonBeers.aspx







" Gonna be a long and FUN evening , Ronnie ! "

O'kins  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Aug 24th, 2012 at 4:57pm


Have you seen this, Joey?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=the+who+live+in+texas+75&sprefix=the+who+live+in%2Cmovies-tv%2C274

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Aug 24th, 2012 at 5:04pm

MRD8 wrote on Aug 24th, 2012 at 4:57pm:
Have you seen this, Joey?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=the+who+live+in+texas+75&sprefix=the+who+live+in%2Cmovies-tv%2C274



wow. its about time!!!

and this also

http://www.amazon.com/The-Who-From-Bush-Valley/dp/B007PZIZUK/ref=pd_luc_bxgy_01_01_t_lh

cant contain anymore than the multiple disc story of the who set!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Aug 25th, 2012 at 9:05am
Have you seen this, Joey?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=the+who+live+in+texas+75&sprefix=the+who+live+in%2Cmovies-tv%2C274


Oh , ...  Yes Bob , ............. a Great Man from this board gave it to me as a gift :)

Enjoy the show in November , Roger's voice is better than ever and Pete is .............. well , ........... PETE !!!!!


" Best Who & Best Stones Yet , Ronnie !!!! "

O'kins

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 1st, 2012 at 10:12pm
Gazza?
Galbraith took his pen
To break down the men
Of the German army defeated
On the nineteenth day
Of a spring day in May
Albert Speer was deleted


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8hLui2Akok

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 7th, 2012 at 8:06am
http://thewho.com/story/the-who-live-in-texas-75-dvd-now-out-on-the-range/


!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:10am
"  .....   Joey I'm going to trash a hotel room in his honor.  "


S.C.L.   .............. Keith just gave me a call  -- he is in town with some Swedish Models  [  Go Figure :)    ] and wants to go drinking this evening .

Developing .........................


Shiver .....................  

!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:12am
Hit it hard tonight Joey!

Labels out!


:booze

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:14am
" Hit it hard tonight Joey!   "

 "  .....  Labels out!   "


Amen Saint Sway !!!!!!


Amen  -- My  "  Liver Warning Light   "  just came on and my kidneys are now screaming !!!!! :)


!!!!! 

!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:43am

Joey wrote on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:14am:
Amen  -- My  "  Liver Warning Light   "  just came on and my kidneys are now screaming !!!!! :)



Careful Young Joey, heed the warning signs.

One day all is fine, your drunk 24/7 and smoking street meth. Life is good. Next thing you know your shoes are falling apart... Then your teeth fall out... Then they cut off half your tongue... Then you look around and you have no idea why your brother is wearing a neck brace and your surrounded by some tap-dancing, deranged, perma-grinnin 50 year-old queen bowzie boppin about some half baked wresting BBQ to your fat, nerdy kid. Then.. BAM!! Your intestines explode!!!


I'm tellin ya it happens all the time.







homeless-eddie.jpg (42 KB | )

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 7th, 2012 at 11:10am

Joey wrote on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:14am:
" Hit it hard tonight Joey!   "

 "  .....  Labels out!   "


Amen Saint Sway !!!!!!


Amen  -- My  "  Liver Warning Light   "  just came on and my kidneys are now screaming !!!!! :)


!!!!! 

!!!!!

Joey if you drink that shit.You're going to have a screaming red ass. :will-ya

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by FPM on Sep 7th, 2012 at 11:52am

Joey, today is the anniversary of the sad day in 1978  
when Keith Moon shuffled off this mortal coil...I hope
you and your "Hog" (above, left) raise a glass or 12
in his honor! I know I will!




Today is also the day my doppelgänger Warren Zevon
died in 2003. So maybe we should double up on the
drinks tonight.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:18pm
" One day all is fine, your drunk 24/7 and smoking street meth. Life is good. Next thing you know your shoes are falling apart... Then your teeth fall out... Then they cut off half your tongue... Then you look around and you have no idea why your brother is wearing a neck brace and your surrounded by some tap-dancing, deranged, perma-grinnin 50 year-old queen bowzie boppin about some half baked wresting BBQ to your fat, nerdy kid. Then.. BAM!! Your intestines explode!!!   "





Sway  .............. you make young Joey giggle  .


I will give Keith your love .









Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:21pm
" Joey if you drink that shit.You're going to have a screaming red ass. "


Me Arse is already Raw from last evening's Lil' Drinkfest    ........... I am talking RAW !!!!!!!!!!


" Hit Me Ronnie ! "



Scorchy ®

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:23pm
"  .....sad day in 1978  
when Keith Moon shuffled off this mortal coil  "



Keith Died  ..... ?! ... !!!!!!    ................. but he ( Moonie ) is EVER present .

 

" Today is also the day my doppelgänger Warren Zevon
died in 2003. So maybe we should double up on the
drinks tonight.  "


Fleabit .............. you look just like Warren Zevon  . First ten beers at The Upstream are
for YOU this evening .

" Hit Me Ronnie !!!! "


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY Moon ! ™  

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by FPM on Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:45pm

Joey wrote on Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:18pm:
" One day all is fine, your drunk 24/7 and smoking street meth. Life is good. Next thing you know your shoes are falling apart... Then your teeth fall out... Then they cut off half your tongue... Then you look around and you have no idea why your brother is wearing a neck brace and your surrounded by some tap-dancing, deranged, perma-grinnin 50 year-old queen bowzie boppin about some half baked wresting BBQ to your fat, nerdy kid. Then.. BAM!! Your intestines explode!!!   "





Fleabit  .............. you make young Joey giggle  .




Young Joey, while I agree that I resemble the almost-dead version of Warren Zevon,
it was our esteemed colleague Saint Sway who made you giggle.



Credit where credit is due!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 14th, 2012 at 3:56pm
' joey ................ will you be drinking with Keith this evening ?   '


Yes Some Guy  -- Keith gave me a call last evening ( ................... he was in Paris ) and mentioned that he would be arriving in the states sometime this afternoon and wanted to meet up around 11:00 PM ; CDT   [ ...  " first ten rounds are on ME !!!!!  "  , he brayed  ]  .


Shiver ...........................................................................


My " Liver Warning Light " went on at Eight  O'Clock this morning .

Please say prayer  ( The guy can DRINK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZKpIEnBSwQ


http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/09/21/happy_80th_birthday_larry_hagman


Joey Moon !  ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Sep 16th, 2012 at 6:46pm

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 17th, 2012 at 7:44am
' joey  ....... October 8th can not get here soon enough .... '




I feel ya Some Guy .......................... :


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 27th, 2012 at 9:37pm
http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/66340


" The Who's Pete Townshend: 'Mick Jagger's the only man I've ever wanted to fuck' Rocker reveals his lust for Rolling Stones frontman in autobiography Who I Am  "


" The Who's Pete Townshend has revealed that Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger is the only man he's "seriously wanted to fuck".  "

" In an excerpt from his forthcoming new autobiography Who I Am, the legendary guitarist admitted lusting after his fellow rocker and also refuted stingy allegations made by the likes of Stones' guitarist Keith Richards about the size of the singer's manhood.

Townshend, who has been writing the memoir for 15 years, says:
He also described Jagger's penis as "long and plump" and insisted the singer was "very well endowed", echoing comments he had made about the frontman's member being "huge and extremely tasty". His description, however contradicts less complimentary claims made by Richards in his million-selling autobiography Life which reportedly led to a rift between the pair.

Who I Am, for 15 years will be published on October 11 by Harper Collins. The book will share details of Townshend's "incredible life and elaborates on the turbulences of time spent as one of the world’s most respected musicians – being in one of rock’s greatest ever bands, and wanting to give it all up."

It was during the writing of the book in 2003 that Townshend was cautioned by police for accessing child pornography on the internet. When questioned by police about the material he cited researching for the book as his reason for doing so.

He said at the time: "I believe I was sexually abused between the age of five and six and a half when in the care of my maternal grandmother who was mentally ill at the time. Some of the things I have seen on the internet have informed my book."

He added: "If I have any compulsions in this area, they are to face what is happening to young children in the world today and to try to deal openly with my anger and vengeance toward the mentally ill people who find paedophilic pornography attractive."

The Who recently performed at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, playing the band's hits 'Baba O'Riley' as well as 'See Me, Feel Me'/'Listening To You' and 'My Generation'. "






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by FPM on Sep 28th, 2012 at 8:41am
By Holly Frith On September 28, 2012

The Who's Pete Townshend: Mick Jagger Is The Only Man I've Wanted To F**k The star admits he was tempted by Jagger



The Who's Pete Townshend has revealed that he has a gay crush on Rolling Stones
frontman Mick Jagger, admitting that he is the only man he ever wanted to have sex
with.

The musician revealed his feelings for Jagger in his new autobiography, Who I Am,
and also said that the legendary frontman is the only man who has ever tempted him
to beome gay.

“Mick is the only man I’ve ever seriously wanted to f***.”

Earlier this year during a press conference, Townshend said: "What I remember of
the size of Mick Jagger's penis - I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty.''

"I don't remember anything about Roger's… and wouldn't dare to mention it," he added.
"Let's hope that makes the internet."


"Why, yes, I guess Keith DOES look like a penis..."

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 28th, 2012 at 1:29pm
Pete's always good for a quote isn't he? :smoking

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Sep 28th, 2012 at 2:32pm
" Pete's always good for a quote isn't he?  "


S.C.L.  .........................


Moonie just gave me a call here at the office ( how he got this number I will never know ) and wants to meet up for another " Pub Crawl " this evening  .   I told him " Yes " and me " Liver Warning Light " just went on .....


!!!!!!

Developing ........................

Shiver ..................


" Hit Me Ronnie ! "


O'kins

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Sep 28th, 2012 at 4:44pm
Pete Townshend Dishes on Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix in New Memoir
Highlights from Rolling Stone's excerpt of the blunt and fearless 'Who I Am      
By Rolling Stone
September 28, 2012 1:25 PM ET

pete townshend london
Pete Townshend at his flat in London
Photoshot/Getty Images

The new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands Friday, September 28th, features an exclusive excerpt from Pete Townshend's new memoir, Who I Am, which traces his life from the formation of the Who in 1962 through their historic headlining slot at Woodstock seven years later. In addition to many other revelations, Townshend writes that he was concerned his co-manager Kit Lambert was having an affair with Mick Jagger. "I felt a little jealous," Townshend writes. "Mick is the only man I've ever seriously wanted to fuck. He was wearing loose pajama-style pants without underwear; as he leaned back I couldn't help noticing the outline of his ample cock lying against the inside of his leg. From then on, I encouraged the band to arrange our 'equipment' for maximum effect, especially onstage or in photographs."

Other highlights from the excerpt:

Townshend writes about the first time he met Keith Moon:
"As soon as he began to play we knew we'd found our missing link. Roger tried to befriend Keith, but Keith kept his distance. He also seemed to see Roger's success pulling girls at our gigs as a challenge. They sometimes chased the same girls in these early days, and it was never clear to me who was winning . . . Keith's main pal in the band became John [Entwistle]. They were hysterically funny together and shared an apartment for a while. Roger and I got the impression they did almost everything together, including having sex with girls. It must have been mayhem."

"My Generation" was written while the Who were on tour in Holland and Scandinavia in 1965.
"I produced several sets of lyrics and three very different demos," Townshend writes. "The feeling that began to settle in me was not so much resentment towards those Establishment types all around my flat in Belgravia, but fear that their disease might be contagious. What was their disease? It was actually more a matter of class than age. Most of the rich kids around me were striving to be corporate executives of the future – not rebelling against anything. I associated their values with stasis, and therefore with death."

Backstage at the Monterey Pop Festival, Jimi Hendrix and Townshend couldn't agree on which act should close out the show. Hendrix eventually got the slot after a coin toss. At the airport the next day Townshend ripped into the Who's publicist over the matter.
"Jimi got wind of our little spat in the airport lobby and started giving me the evil eye," writes Townshend. "I walked over to him and explained that there were no personal issues involved. He just rolled his head around – he seemed pretty high. Wanting to keep the peace, I said I had watched his performance and loved it, and when we got home, would he let me have a piece of the guitar he had broken? He leaned back and looked at me sarcastically: 'What, and do you want me to autograph it for you?

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-dishes-on-mick-jagger-jimi-hendrix-in-new-memoir-20120927#ixzz27nrSwtwR

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 1st, 2012 at 2:50pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/book-review-pete-townshends-who-i-am-could-be-the-most-conflicted-rock-memoir-of-all-time-20120928



" Book Review: Pete Townshend's 'Who I Am' Could Be the Most Conflicted Rock Memoir of All Time
Townshend is vulnerable and candid in a quest to explore his defects and contradictions "

By Rob Sheffield
Pete Townshend’s memoir, 'Who I Am.'HarperCollins PublishersPete Townshend
Who I Am
HarperCollins Publishers
Four and a half Stars

" After all his years of musical confessions, Pete Townshend still has secrets to get off his chest. And in Who I Am, he finally lets loose. His long-awaited memoir is intensely intimate, candid to the point of self-lacerating. It's a rock god opening up his most human frailties. Throughout the book, Townshend makes himself uncomfortably vulnerable, especially in his deeply saddening memories of childhood sexual abuse. He sees those early years as emblematic of his postwar English generation, left parentless, at the mercy of predators. He turned this trauma into the 1969 breakthrough Tommy. Those feelings of rage, shame and inadequacy never left him, even after he fought his way to the top of the music world.

Townshend provides plenty of stories about the Who's hotel-trashing days and the insanity of Keith Moon. He dishes about sex ("Mick is the only man I've ever seriously wanted to fuck") as well as drugs – there are quite a few empty glasses and smashed mirrors. But he's not concerned about preserving his rock-star myth. Instead, it almost seems he wants to undercut it, exploring his defects and contradictions: the "Angry Yobbo" guitar hooligan he plays onstage versus the introspective composer, the spiritual seeker versus the hedonistic drug addict. He becomes a devotee of Meher Baba, yet loses years to cocaine and alcohol. As he says, "My spiritual longings were constantly under siege by all-too-worldly ambitions, undermined by scepticism and ambivalence, and challenged by my sexual yearnings.

.
I could also behave, frankly, like a complete arsehole."

He reminisces about his longtime mates, evoking Roger Daltrey as "the unquestionable leader," and John Entwistle as his link to the old days: "When we talked, the two of us would always summon the two 13-year-old boys from Acton with their cheap guitars
.
.
.
eating their fish and chip suppers, fantasizing about being as successful as the Shadows." He takes pride in the Who's live reputation, like when Bill Graham puts on Tommy at the Metropolitan Opera House and the crowd refuses to let the band leave. Backstage, Townshend boasts, "It's easy to bring us on, Bill. It's much harder to get us off."

But he's not interested in ticking off his achievements. (His classic solo LP, 1972's Who Came First, doesn't even rate a mention.) Instead, he wants to understand his failings and plumb his insecurities. In the early 1980s, Townshend felt he'd lost it, after the band's awkward attempt to carry on without Keith Moon. As he says, "I began seeing myself as a party man, an honorary senior punk-playboy- cum-elder-statesman . . . I took to wearing baggy suits and brothel creepers, piling my thinning hair on top of my head like a rocker. Always a pretty good dancer, I stopped idiot-dancing and danced like Mick Jones and Paul Simonon from the Clash. At 34 I was still just about young enough to pull it off."

It's strange to think of Pete Townshend feeling as self-conscious as any of his gawkiest teenage fans. He also has profound doubts about himself as an artist, a lover, a father. (He prints a sad note his daughter sent in the early 1980s, saying she missed him after hearing "You Better You Bet" on the radio.) His tone is less lofty than anyone would have expected, just as this book is more honest than any fan would have hoped. Maybe nobody knows what it's like to be the bad man, to be the sad man, behind blue eyes – but Who I Am is as close as we are likely to get.  "



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Post by mojoman on Oct 1st, 2012 at 3:20pm

NEW OLDE WHO!!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-At-Hull-Who/dp/B0091Q82L8/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1349122731&sr=1-1

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 2nd, 2012 at 12:36pm
' joey  .......  the anticipation is building  .... '




I feel ya Some Guy .......................... The  " Pre - Order "  lines at Barnes & Noble last evening were absolutely PACKED !!!!!!!!!!  This will go right to Number One on the NY Times BEST SELLER List   :


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!


" I wonder if Pete will be doing a ' mini ' book tour in the United States before the gigs ,  Ronnie ! "


Joey " Keith "  Moon !!! ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 2nd, 2012 at 2:27pm

Joey wrote on Oct 2nd, 2012 at 12:36pm:
' joey  .......  the anticipation is building  .... '




I feel ya Some Guy .......................... The  " Pre - Order "  lines at Barnes & Noble last evening were absolutely PACKED !!!!!!!!!!  This will go right to Number One on the NY Times BEST SELLER List   :


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!


" I wonder if Pete will be doing a ' mini ' book tour in the United States before the gigs ,  Ronnie ! "


Joey " Keith "  Moon !!! ™

JOEY, IS JB THE ONLY POSTER YOU EVER WANTED TO FUCK?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 5th, 2012 at 2:31pm
' joey .................... are you drinking with Keith Moon again tonight  ?  '


Moonie flew into town this morning ( ......with his Swedish Model Entourage )  , called to say that he just arrived HERE !!!!!! :


http://www.upstreambrewing.com/SeasonBeers.aspx




http://www.upstreambrewing.com/



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 6th, 2012 at 9:30am
http://thewho.com/story/who-i-am-promotional-activity/

Pete Townshend is promoting the launch of his long awaited memoir WHO I AM with book signing events and TV appearances.



Rolling Stone has given the memoir a 4.5 star rating. To read their review, click HERE.



Book Signing Events

Mon 10/08 – New York Public Library
Tue 10/09 – New York Union Square Barnes & Noble
Wed 10/10 – Philadelphia Free Library
Thu 10/11 – New Jersey Bookends
Fri 10/12 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston
Wed 10/17 Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, London



TV Appearances

Sun 10/7 – CBS – Sunday Morning
Mon 10/8 – ABC – The View- Live Interview in-studio
Mon 10/8 – COMEDY CENTRAL – The Daily Show
Mon 10/8 – NBC – TODAY Live Interview in Studio
Tue 10/9 – NBC – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4572809/pete-townshend-the-who-guitarist-memoir.html



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Oct 6th, 2012 at 10:06am
will be at free library in philly!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 6th, 2012 at 10:15am
I WILL BUY IT MONDAY..BUT I FEAR IT WILL BE A LONG WINDED BORE.
AS PETE, AT TIMES ,TENDS TO BE.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 6th, 2012 at 10:17am
[quote author=Joey link=1251304913/600#603 date=1349199410]' joey  .......  the anticipation is building  .... '




I feel ya Some Guy .......................... The  " Pre - Order "  lines at Barnes & Noble last evening were absolutely PACKED !!!!!!!!!!  This will go right to Number One on the NY Times BEST SELLER List   :


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!


" I wonder if Pete will be doing a ' mini ' book tour in the United States before the gigs ,  Ronnie ! "

Not if it interferes with his A.A. meetings.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 6th, 2012 at 5:48pm
" ..BUT I FEAR IT WILL BE A LONG WINDED BORE.
AS PETE, AT TIMES ,TENDS TO BE. "


 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 8th, 2012 at 10:59am


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/49292974/ns/today-books/


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 8th, 2012 at 1:14pm
' joey  ...... how was Pete's interview over at  " The View  "   ? Those hens can be downright vicious '

I feel ya Some Guy !!!!!!


http://theview.abc.go.com/

!!!!!!


Developing .....................................

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Nellcote on Oct 8th, 2012 at 2:16pm
It was a love fest.
Pete forgot a few things...
He did not give cite his inspiration for the windmill from Keith Richards as he has in the past.
A the start of the 2nd part, the famous clip from the Smothers Brothers show aired.  
Pete said he damaged his hearing, but he never mentioned Moon with the explosive overload.
Of course, Baba Wawa brought up the "research" incident....which Pete said he was attempting to show how credit card companies were profiting off of child porn....
All & all it was good

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 8th, 2012 at 2:37pm
" It was a love fest.
Pete forgot a few things...
He did not give cite his inspiration for the windmill from Keith Richards as he has in the past.
A the start of the 2nd part, the famous clip from the Smothers Brothers show aired.  
Pete said he damaged his hearing, but he never mentioned Moon with the explosive overload.
Of course, Baba Wawa brought up the "research" incident....which Pete said he was attempting to show how credit card companies were profiting off of child porn....
All & all it was good "


Thanks Nelle ................... I would like to nuzzle you .


Here ...... a reward :


http://theview.abc.go.com/video/pete-townshend-who-i-am



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57527499/the-whos-pete-townshend-a-reluctant-rock-star/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule



http://theview.abc.go.com/video/pete-townshend-who-i-am



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4uxlhCNPa2E



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C9CrZeo9GvU







Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Oct 8th, 2012 at 3:20pm
why is he not in jail?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 8th, 2012 at 3:41pm

Some Guy wrote on Oct 8th, 2012 at 3:20pm:
why is he not in jail?

Why should he be?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Oct 8th, 2012 at 3:48pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Oct 8th, 2012 at 3:41pm:

Some Guy wrote on Oct 8th, 2012 at 3:20pm:
why is he not in jail?

Why should he be?

8 yr olds dude.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 8th, 2012 at 5:19pm
BOOK IS VERY GOOD..READ ABOUT HALF SO FAR.
I THINK HE MAY HAVE TEMPERED SOME OF HIS TRUE FEELINGS BECAUSE OF THE KEITH BOOK FALLOUT.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 8th, 2012 at 9:25pm
" BOOK IS VERY GOOD..READ ABOUT HALF SO FAR.  "


Concur Perks  ............................


Been reading the book all evening    --  skimming around right now in order to get me ' feel ' for the tome ..... will ' digest ' in earnest later on in the week .  

Noticed one factual error   -- it was Minneapolis , 2006   -- and NOT Chicago  -- where Roger fell ill and had to leave the stage after " Won't Get Fooled Again " leaving Pete and the rest of the band to finish the encore by themselves .

In fact ,  the very night before in Omaha , NE  , Roger's voice started out very tough but got immensely stronger as the night continued  -- ending in a sublime " Two of Us " .  At the bar  --  after the gig -- , my mates and myself wondered how in the frig Rog. was going to be able to perform an entire show the next evening without faltering   --- turned out our concerns were very prescient  .

http://www.thewholive.net/concert/index.php?GroupID=1&id=1645&Jahr=2006

Roger finally 'gave out ' in Tampa right around March 13th , 2007 leading to the cancellation of the Mexico City and San Antonio gigs .


http://www.thewholive.net/concert/index.php?GroupID=1&id=1686&Jahr=2007



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 8th, 2012 at 10:25pm

Joey wrote on Oct 8th, 2012 at 9:25pm:
" BOOK IS VERY GOOD..READ ABOUT HALF SO FAR.  "


Concur Perks  ............................


Been reading the book all evening    --  skimming around right now in order to get me ' feel ' for the tome ..... will ' digest ' in earnest later on in the week .  

Noticed one factual error   -- it was Minneapolis , 2006   -- and NOT Chicago  -- where Roger fell ill and had to leave the stage after " Won't Get Fooled Again " leaving Pete and the rest of the band to finish the encore by themselves .

In fact ,  the very night before in Omaha , NE  , Roger's voice started out very tough but got immensely stronger as the night continued  -- ending in a sublime " Two of Us " .  At the bar  --  after the gig -- , my mates and myself wondered how in the frig Rog. was going to be able to perform an entire show the next evening without faltering   --- turned out our concerns were very prescient  .

Roger finally 'gave out ' in Tampa right around March 13th , 2007 leading to the cancellation of the Mexico City and San Antonio gigs .


http://www.thewholive.net/concert/index.php?GroupID=1&id=1686&Jahr=2007

JOEY, I DO THE SAME THING,I READ FROM OX DEATH TO END.WENT BACK TO 81 REHAB READ TO 2002.WENT BACK TO KEITH DEATH READ FORWARD.
IT'S REALLY GOOD.RIGHT THERE WITH CLAPTONS BOOK.
BOTH BETTER THAN "LIFE".
IF YOU READ THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AT THE END,HE SAYS HIS PUBLISHERS MADE HIM EDIT OUT SOME MORE SALACIOUS STORIES,MORES THE PITY.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Oct 9th, 2012 at 2:59pm
BBC Radio 4 interview with Chairman Pete from earlier this evening.

Now available to listen again :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n65rs

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Oct 10th, 2012 at 7:50am
From today's edition of The Guardian :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/oct/09/pete-townshend-who-i-am

I literally laughed out loud at this stinging rebuke from Mick Jagger :

By then, they'd made 1969's Tommy and 1971's Who's Next, the albums widely considered their masterpieces; but Townshend was haunted by the deaths of friends such as Hendrix and Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, and concerned that artists had become remote from their fans. At one juncture, he took to wearing a boilersuit on stage in an expression of working-class solidarity: "We're people like you – we don't dress up like Christmas trees." He sighs. "But I was the only one in the band that did it. One day, I decided to wear a gold lamé boilersuit with a crown. I came off stage and said to Mick Jagger, 'How do I look?' He said, 'If you want to know the truth, Pete, you look like a bit of a cunt.'"


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 10th, 2012 at 5:28pm
Pete Townshend on the Future of the Who
Guitarist opens up about his troubled childhood, writing new material and more

     
By Patrick Doyle
October 10, 2012 8:55 AM ET
pete townshend the who barnes and noble
Pete Townshend performs in Barnes and Noble in New York.
Griffin Lotz for RollingStone.com

Hundreds of die-hard Who fans lined up outside Barnes & Noble at New York's Union Square last night for a revealing conversation between Pete Townshend and Rolling Stone's editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner to celebrate Townshend's new book, Who I Am: A Memoir. The 45-minute interview spanned Townshend's epic life, with the guitarist discussing everything from how his troubled, abusive childhood influenced the Who's darker music to his difficulty continuing the Who without Keith Moon and John Entwistle. "It ended in a good place," he said of his personal struggles. "I'm alive, I'm happy, I'm healthy and I'm good at what I do and I find it easier."

Wenner famously interviewed Townshend in Rolling Stone in 1968, when the guitarist opened up about the concept of Tommy. Their shared history was clear; at one point, Wenner recalled the two watching the Stones record Let It Bleed in London. Townshend said he started writing Who I Am in 1997, but pulled the plug after his publisher wasn't satisfied with a draft. "They wanted the sex, drugs and rock & roll book and I didn't want to do that," he said. "I came back to it in 2005, put it down again and I looked at my watch and said 'I'm 66, I've got to get it finished!'" Townshend's goal, he said, was "to write about the way the postwar period in the U.K. set up the conditions which was exactly right for us to discover our music."

From the Archives: Pete Townshend: The Rolling Stone Interview, Part One

But the project forced Townshend to confront the darker side of his childhood. Onstage, he described a period between ages four and six when his parents sent him to stay with his grandmother, who he described as "very Victorian, dominating, bullying and screwy with no moral basis." Townshend visited his mother while working the book, who helped him recall memories he had shut out. "I wanted to be angry, but it was exactly the opposite," he said. "She filled me in on these two years and I started to see why so much of my writing is so dark, why so much of my cold presence on the stage appeared to be angry, rage . . . What I discovered in the book is all of this stuff made me who I am. It was great because it had tempered me and done something in the way I process everything I see around me and come across creatively. The audience loved what I did because they too each had their own shit."

jann s wenner pete townshend the who barnes and noble      
Jann S. Wenner speaks with Pete Townshend of The Who at Barnes and Noble in New York.
Griffin Lotz for RollingStone.com

Wenner also asked Townshend what he thought about other recent rock autobiographies. He praised Dylan's Chronicles, calling it "poetic," but thought less of Keith Richards' Life and Eric Clapton's Clapton. "I got about halfway through [Life] and I started to find myself thinking 'I know all this,'" he said. Discussing Clapton, Townshend said, "I don't know that Eric does himself a great service. He's such a good friend and I think he makes himself look too uncomplicated. I think he's a lot deeper, a lot darker, a lot more interesting than he portrays himself."

The guitarist also acknowledged that Roger Daltrey has been the one pushing the band to take risks lately. Townshend saying he's handed the production and video duties to the singer for the band's upcoming Quadrophenia tour. "He's working on a new dramatic scenario for it, working on a new video, trying to find a way to be comfortable being the narrator," he said.

From the Archives: Pete Townshend: The Rolling Stone Interview, Part Two

Townshend also opened up about the difficulty he's faced continuing the band after John Entwistle's death in 2002. "We feel the ghosts of Keith and John," Townshend said. "The second phase of the Who in a sense was really when we started to tour again around the year 2000, 2001. We were still able to evoke the sound, particularly with Zak Starkey. Now it's much more difficult even though Zak's there. John's sound was very big and rich and organic. When John died, there was a hole in the sound onstage and I was able to grow into that and find space. And I have to say as a guitar player, I prefer working without John. But as a member of the Who creating the incredible, powerful, driving, visceral sound, he's gone. I can't really do that again."

At one point, Wenner asked Townshend why he hasn't made a solo album in 20 years. "I write lots of music, I record lots of music. I probably write a song every couple of days," he said. "I have a very big archive of unfinished material."

Currently, Townshend is working on the musical project Floss, which he said he is about two-thirds finished, which he described as "a story with music, characters, a Aristotelian plot line very different from what I've done in the past. . . . The thesis is we're all terrified. We're living in terror, we're living in anxiety, discomfort and the fear that we have is for the future, the fear for our children's future, we're worried about the planet, we're worried about terrorism, being able to sustain life as we love it, we're afraid we can't guarantee peace."

Townshend said he loves Lady Gaga and constantly listens to music. "I just kind of surf Spotify and last.fm and iTunes and stick it on my iPhone. I listen to a lot of new music." He added that he predicted digital downloads "back in 1985 and before that in 1971. I knew there the digital revolution would change the way art happens and is made and is sold and we're not finished yet."

The conversation was followed by a brief acoustic performance, with Townshend playing soulful renditions of "Drowned" from Quadrophenia and "Won't Get Fooled Again" from Who's Next.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-talks-about-his-life-and-music-in-revealing-conversation-20121010#ixzz28wCqLgG4

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 10th, 2012 at 9:10pm

" Who Is Pete Townshend  "


http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2012/10/who-is-pete-townshend/


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 11th, 2012 at 7:57am


Great Book from The Chairman !!!!!!!!!


" I LOVE YOU ALL !!!!!! "


!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 11th, 2012 at 8:10am
Thanks Joey for the video's, very interesting, Fallon is the perfect T.V. host for Rock & Roll, love Townshend's stories.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 12th, 2012 at 3:57pm
A video is included in the link.

Pete Townshend Goes Acoustic on 'Won't Get Fooled Again'
The Who rocker plays hit, discusses new autobiography
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Rolling Stone      
October 11, 2012 5:15 PM

On October 9th, The Who's Pete Townshend sat down with Rolling Stone head honcho Jann Wenner for a chat about the legendary guitarist's revealing new autobiography, Who I Am. You can watch the full discussion above – and stay tuned until the end, when the rocker kicks into the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again." It's quite a sight: Townshend breaks out an acoustic guitar for an unplugged rendition of the classic cut, his voice ragged but strong and his strumming so furious, he seems ready to bust out a windmill at any moment.

"The kind of book I wanted to write would be more like war journalism, a war biography – I have survived," Townshend explains. "I think what I wanted to write about was about the way that the post-war period in the U.K. set up this atmosphere, this set of conditions, that was exactly right for when we discovered R&B."

Be sure to check out our report from the night's festivities, as well as our review of Who I Am, which Rob Sheffield calls "intensely intimate, candid to the point of self-lacerating. It's a rock god opening up his most human frailties."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/pete-townshend-goes-acoustic-on-wont-get-fooled-again-20121011#ixzz297X5GRe3

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 12th, 2012 at 4:24pm
" Thanks Joey for the video's, very interesting, Fallon is the perfect T.V. host for Rock & Roll, love Townshend's stories. "


My ' Nizzle !!!!!


J. " Pete " Townshend !!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 12th, 2012 at 5:41pm
Great interview with Fallon. Just picked the book up and can't wait to read it.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 14th, 2012 at 10:30am
" ................  Just picked the book up and can't wait to read it. "


Pete is on "  Morning Joe  "  October 15th :


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/


" On the show Monday

..... Pete Townshend and more  "
 





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 14th, 2012 at 6:28pm

Joey wrote on Oct 14th, 2012 at 10:30am:
" ................  Just picked the book up and can't wait to read it. "


Pete is on "  Morning Joe  "  October 15th :


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/


" On the show Monday

..... Pete Townshend and more  "
 

Morning Joe blows! :pukey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 14th, 2012 at 6:29pm
" Morning Joe blows!  "


This makes young Joey sad .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Oct 14th, 2012 at 6:35pm
Fuck 'em!  HEY JOEY!!!


Yes, I be weedin'!!!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 14th, 2012 at 6:37pm
" Fuck 'em!  HEY JOEY!!!


Yes, I be weedin'!!!  "



Jizzy  .................. you make Joey Happy !!!!!

!!!!!




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 16th, 2012 at 10:06pm


Morning Joe Interview :

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/#49415175



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 17th, 2012 at 11:56am

Joey wrote on Oct 16th, 2012 at 10:06pm:
Morning Joe Interview :

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/#49415175

Mika Brzezenski is hot! :smilebrian

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 17th, 2012 at 1:39pm
" Mika Brzezenski is hot!  "



Her Father was the ONLY bright bulb in the entire Carter Administration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Brzezinski


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Edith Grove on Oct 17th, 2012 at 2:01pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Oct 17th, 2012 at 11:56am:
Mika Brzezenski is hot!


So are the ladies at FOX. Probably why they call it FOX news.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 10:08am

http://www.southflorida.com/music/sf-sunrise-bbt-center-the-who-pete-townshend-110112,0,4744087.story


" Review: The Who at the BB&T Center in Sunrise
The iconic band was in great form during the opening night of its "Quadrophenia and More" tour. And then, Pete Townshend vanished.  "

" What happened to Pete Townshend? This question was the only one worth asking as the audience filed out of the BB&T Center in Sunrise Thursday night, minutes after the Who guitarist unexpectedly left the stage during what turned out to be the only encore on the opening night of the Who’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour.

Townshend exited the stage during a shaky rendition of the 1981 hit “You Better You Bet,” and after he failed to reappear to finish the song with the band, singer Roger Daltrey muttered to the crowd, “Pete’s having guitar troubles.” And then, following a nod to someone offstage, Daltrey proceeded to rush the remaining musicians through an awkward and dramatically Townshend-less “Baba O’Riley.” When the song was over, Daltrey told the audience good night, and an otherwise terrific concert came to an abrupt, mystifying end.

So what happened to Pete Townshend? A representative for the band could not be reached for comment early Friday morning, but Townshend’s brother and fellow guitarist Simon Townshend explained on his Twitter account (@simont4000) at about 12:30 a.m., “pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. was a good show but had some technical problems.”

Pete Townshend’s hearing problems are almost as legendary as his guitar-playing. For years, he has claimed to suffer from tinnitus, a chronic and incurable ringing in the ears, and in 2010, complaining that his ears were still ringing weeks after the band’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, Townshend told Rolling Stone, “If my hearing is going to be a problem, we’re not delaying shows — we’re finished. I can’t really see any way around the issue.”


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Townshend’s sudden exit marred what until that point was a well-executed resurrection of the Who’s 1973 rock opera “Quadrophenia,” a 17-song examination of 1960s British youth culture as seen through the eyes of “Jimmy,” a young man who suffers from a multiple-personality disorder. By no means an overlooked masterpiece, “Quadrophenia” nonetheless has been overshadowed by the Who’s other rock opera, the 1969 mega-hit “Tommy.” But Thursday night, Daltrey and Townshend stripped the years away and reminded fans why, on the cusp of the album’s 40th anniversary, “Quadrophenia” deserved to be dusted off and taken back out on the road.

With video footage of the Who in its guitar-smashing heyday providing a stark, but not unsettling, contrast with the grandfatherly men Townshend (67, and resembling the world’s coolest music professor in his dark shades and natty attire) and Daltrey (68, and looking not unlike a Hobbit elder who’d wandered far from the Shire) have long since become, the show offered a near-perfect balance of spectacle and artistry. Daltrey and Townshend, the only surviving members of the original Who lineup, were joined onstage by an eight-piece band that included longtime Who sideman Pino Palladino on bass, the aforementioned Simon Townshend on guitar and Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey on drums.

While Daltrey can’t hold the high notes for as long as he once could, he still can hit them, and until the encore, his voice offered few other traces of diminishment. Beginning with the urgent “The Real Me” and concluding with the pleading “Love Reign O’er Me,” whose chorus and piano-based melody serve as the album’s motif, “Quadrophenia” provides many opportunities for the singer to showcase his distinctive, explosive vocals, and this concert was no different. With Townshend, the Who’s dyspeptic, creative genius and windmilling focal point, to Daltrey’s left, the pair seldom interacted onstage, but neither did they display any of the fraternal animosity and competitiveness that has been a hallmark of their partnership since the beginning.

The show reached its zenith during “5:15,” the howling, brass-punctuated number that also serves as the album’s cathartic centerpiece. Townshend was at his most-dynamic here, his swinging right arm a blur as he pummeled his guitar repeatedly with upstrokes. Daltrey, meanwhile, twirled his microphone as if it were a mace and he were looking for a head to strike.

Later, during the five-song greatest-hits encore, that enthusiasm vanished before Townshend did, as the guitarist and Daltrey appeared impatient and spent, as if they were hurrying to finish up and get out of the arena before the effects of the “Quadrophenia” set wore off. They needn’t have worried. Unlike Townshend, the residual high from that earlier performance wasn't going anywhere.  "





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 10:58am

Joey wrote on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 10:08am:
http://www.southflorida.com/music/sf-sunrise-bbt-center-the-who-pete-townshend-110112,0,4744087.story


" Review: The Who at the BB&T Center in Sunrise
The iconic band was in great form during the opening night of its "Quadrophenia and More" tour. And then, Pete Townshend vanished.  "

" What happened to Pete Townshend? This question was the only one worth asking as the audience filed out of the BB&T Center in Sunrise Thursday night, minutes after the Who guitarist unexpectedly left the stage during what turned out to be the only encore on the opening night of the Who’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour.

Townshend exited the stage during a shaky rendition of the 1981 hit “You Better You Bet,” and after he failed to reappear to finish the song with the band, singer Roger Daltrey muttered to the crowd, “Pete’s having guitar troubles.” And then, following a nod to someone offstage, Daltrey proceeded to rush the remaining musicians through an awkward and dramatically Townshend-less “Baba O’Riley.” When the song was over, Daltrey told the audience good night, and an otherwise terrific concert came to an abrupt, mystifying end.

So what happened to Pete Townshend? A representative for the band could not be reached for comment early Friday morning, but Townshend’s brother and fellow guitarist Simon Townshend explained on his Twitter account (@simont4000) at about 12:30 a.m., “pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. was a good show but had some technical problems.”

Pete Townshend’s hearing problems are almost as legendary as his guitar-playing. For years, he has claimed to suffer from tinnitus, a chronic and incurable ringing in the ears, and in 2010, complaining that his ears were still ringing weeks after the band’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, Townshend told Rolling Stone, “If my hearing is going to be a problem, we’re not delaying shows — we’re finished. I can’t really see any way around the issue.”


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Townshend’s sudden exit marred what until that point was a well-executed resurrection of the Who’s 1973 rock opera “Quadrophenia,” a 17-song examination of 1960s British youth culture as seen through the eyes of “Jimmy,” a young man who suffers from a multiple-personality disorder. By no means an overlooked masterpiece, “Quadrophenia” nonetheless has been overshadowed by the Who’s other rock opera, the 1969 mega-hit “Tommy.” But Thursday night, Daltrey and Townshend stripped the years away and reminded fans why, on the cusp of the album’s 40th anniversary, “Quadrophenia” deserved to be dusted off and taken back out on the road.

With video footage of the Who in its guitar-smashing heyday providing a stark, but not unsettling, contrast with the grandfatherly men Townshend (67, and resembling the world’s coolest music professor in his dark shades and natty attire) and Daltrey (68, and looking not unlike a Hobbit elder who’d wandered far from the Shire) have long since become, the show offered a near-perfect balance of spectacle and artistry. Daltrey and Townshend, the only surviving members of the original Who lineup, were joined onstage by an eight-piece band that included longtime Who sideman Pino Palladino on bass, the aforementioned Simon Townshend on guitar and Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey on drums.

While Daltrey can’t hold the high notes for as long as he once could, he still can hit them, and until the encore, his voice offered few other traces of diminishment. Beginning with the urgent “The Real Me” and concluding with the pleading “Love Reign O’er Me,” whose chorus and piano-based melody serve as the album’s motif, “Quadrophenia” provides many opportunities for the singer to showcase his distinctive, explosive vocals, and this concert was no different. With Townshend, the Who’s dyspeptic, creative genius and windmilling focal point, to Daltrey’s left, the pair seldom interacted onstage, but neither did they display any of the fraternal animosity and competitiveness that has been a hallmark of their partnership since the beginning.

The show reached its zenith during “5:15,” the howling, brass-punctuated number that also serves as the album’s cathartic centerpiece. Townshend was at his most-dynamic here, his swinging right arm a blur as he pummeled his guitar repeatedly with upstrokes. Daltrey, meanwhile, twirled his microphone as if it were a mace and he were looking for a head to strike.

Later, during the five-song greatest-hits encore, that enthusiasm vanished before Townshend did, as the guitarist and Daltrey appeared impatient and spent, as if they were hurrying to finish up and get out of the arena before the effects of the “Quadrophenia” set wore off. They needn’t have worried. Unlike Townshend, the residual high from that earlier performance wasn't going anywhere.  "


JB?

don't let go the coat

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 3:28pm
" ......... don't let go the coat "


mojo .................................


I just heard from Brother JB  :


"  ............. can't lie..there were many songs I never heard of last night, but Pete is playing as well as ever,,,he is incredible ..the encore was best part..did not realize Pete left stage,  "

MRD8 is attending the Orlando Gig . Hope Pridden has figured out the correct monitor
volumes by then .

Developing .........................

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 5:41pm

Joey wrote on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 3:28pm:
" ......... don't let go the coat "


mojo .................................


I just heard from Brother JB  :


"  ............. can't lie..there were many songs I never heard of last night, but Pete is playing as well as ever,,,he is incredible ..the encore was best part..did not realize Pete left stage,  "

MRD8 is attending the Orlando Gig . Hope Pridden has figured out the correct monitor
volumes by then .

Developing .........................

BLAMING BOB PRIDDEN ARE WE? WHAT A CHILDISH ACT.
UNPROFESSIONAL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSP_Zs7Nr7o

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 3rd, 2012 at 10:04am
" BLAMING BOB PRIDDEN ARE WE? WHAT A CHILDISH ACT.
UNPROFESSIONAL.    "


Perks .............................................  :



****************** SIGH !!!!! *********************


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGFFl38STBk&feature=related

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 3rd, 2012 at 10:26am
PETE TOWNSHEND WALKS OUT EARLY DURING WHO TOUR OPENER
by: Dave Lifton Yesterday


Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Last night (Nov. 1) in Sunrise, Fla., the Who kicked off their ‘Quadrophenia + More‘ tour, but all did not go so well at the BB&T Center. Towards the end of the show, Pete Townshend walked offstage because the volume onstage was too loud.

Much to everyone’s confusion, Townshend left the stage as the band was performing ‘You Better You Bet.’ When he refused to return, Roger Daltrey said, “Pete’s having guitar troubles.” The band attempted to play ‘Baba O’Riley,’ but without Townshend’s power chords and classic vocal break, it lost much of its power, and the band called it a night after that.

Shortly after the concert ended, Simon Townshend, second guitarist and Pete’s brother, tweeted “Pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. was a good show but had some technical problems.”

Townshend’s hearing problems have long been an issue. He played an acoustic guitar for much of the 1989 reunion tour, leaving the bulk of the lead work to Steve “Boltz” Bolton. In the 1979 documentary ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ Townshend relays a story to Keith Moon about visiting an ear specialist, who proceeded to tell Who manager Bill Curbishley that maybe Pete should “learn to lip-read,” causing Moonie to crack up.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pete-townshend-walks-offstage-during-who-tour-opener/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Nov 4th, 2012 at 6:58am
About any accolade you want to put on it, brilliant, incredible...Quad is note perfect with all of Roger's band joining Simon, Pino and Zak...have you ever seen a classic album live show where a group plays an album song for song note for note? Add to that the multi-media on the screens and the effect was breathtaking! You get Entwhistles bass solo during 5:15 and Keith Moon sings Bellboy...they didn't leave the stage after Quad, they tore right in to Baba O'Reilly, I imagine because that's the song Pete missed on Thursday night in Sunrise. Roger's voice is stronger than I've heard him in twenty years, no cracking or talking the lyrics...they seemed very happy with Roger and Pete hugging each other after Quad and before Tea & Theater!

   I Am the Sea
   The Real Me
   Quadrophenia
   Cut My Hair(Simon on vocals)
   The Punk and the Godfather
   I'm One
   The Dirty Jobs
   Helpless Dancer
   Is It in My Head?
   I've Had Enough
   5:15
   Sea and Sand
   Drowned
   Bell Boy
   Doctor Jimmy
   The Rock
   Love, Reign O'er Me
   Encore:
   Baba O'Riley
   The Kids Are Alright
   Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
   Behind Blue Eyes
   Who Are You
   Won't Get Fooled Again
   Tea & Theatre

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Nov 4th, 2012 at 6:52am

Edith Grove wrote on Oct 17th, 2012 at 2:01pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Oct 17th, 2012 at 11:56am:
Mika Brzezenski is hot!


So are the ladies at FOX. Probably why they call it FOX news.


Yes but they are also psychos. :spooky

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 4th, 2012 at 8:56am
" About any accolade you want to put on it, brilliant, incredible...Quad is note perfect with all of Roger's band joining Simon, Pino and Zak...have you ever seen a classic album live show where a group plays an album song for song note for note? Add to that the multi-media on the screens and the effect was breathtaking! You get Entwhistles bass solo during 5:15 and Keith Moon sings Bellboy...they didn't leave the stage after Quad, they tore right in to Baba O'Reilly, I imagine because that's the song Pete missed on Thursday night in Sunrise. Roger's voice is stronger than I've heard him in twenty years, no cracking or talking the lyrics...they seemed very happy with Roger and Pete hugging each other after Quad and before Tea & Theater!  "


   I Am the Sea
   The Real Me
   Quadrophenia
   Cut My Hair(Simon on vocals)
   The Punk and the Godfather
   I'm One
   The Dirty Jobs
   Helpless Dancer
   Is It in My Head?
   I've Had Enough
   5:15
   Sea and Sand
   Drowned
   Bell Boy
   Doctor Jimmy
   The Rock
   Love, Reign O'er Me
   Encore:
   Baba O'Riley
   The Kids Are Alright
   Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
   Behind Blue Eyes
   Who Are You
   Won't Get Fooled Again
   Tea & Theatre

Glad you saw a fantastic show Bob    ---- both Pete & Rog. are on FIRE !!!!!!

Um ,.... Er , if you happen to run across a recording / DVD  of this one please let me know .


'kins

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Nov 4th, 2012 at 11:53am
I'm looking for an audio recording of Sunrise or Orlando...there ARE several aweesome clips on Youtube...they gave me goosebumps as big as golf balls!:)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Nov 4th, 2012 at 1:34pm
For my baby Joey to celebrate the opening show of the tour



Also the header for him LOL  :aimama

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 4th, 2012 at 1:59pm
Yeah some cool clips up from opening night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4z9vE4Hpjc&feature=related

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 4th, 2012 at 5:22pm
" For my baby Joey to celebrate the opening show of the tour   "

" Also the header for him "

Bless You Voo ...........................  :)




Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 4th, 2012 at 5:30pm
" Yeah some cool clips up from opening night.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4z9vE4Hpjc&feature=related


**************** {  ... " YES !!!!! "  ... } ***************



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 4th, 2012 at 9:11pm
3:54 IS THE MOMENT OF NO RETURN.
UNBELIEVABLE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZAqoIR0SN0&feature=related

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 5th, 2012 at 7:06am
Enjoy !!! :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIS2TBPohQ0&feature=related

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Nov 6th, 2012 at 4:03am


http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=427265&page=0#startcomments

The Who

Orlando, Florida
Amway Center
November 3 2012

DPA-4060-MMA6000-R-09HR
1st Row in front of Pete

24-48 - Cooledit- CD Wave
Flac Level 8 Align on SB



1.I Am the Sea
2.The Real Me
3.Quadrophenia
4.Cut My Hair
5.The Punk and the Godfather
6.I'm One
7.The Dirty Jobs
8.Helpless Dancer
9.Is It in My Head?
10.I've Had Enough
11.5:15
12.Sea and Sand
13.Drowned
14.Bell Boy
15.Doctor Jimmy
16.The Rock
17.Love, Reign O'er Me
18.Baba O'Riley
19.The Kids Are Alright
20.Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
21.Behind Blue Eyes
22.Who Are You
23.Won't Get Fooled Again
24.Tea & Theatre


The Who - 2 Night os Soundchecks & Front Rows.
AMAZING.

Datfly

November 05 2012




PS: Some crowd excitement from being too close to The Who
is obvious in some spot. A few mics glitches.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 6th, 2012 at 7:40am
The Who

Orlando, Florida
Amway Center
November 3 2012

DPA-4060-MMA6000-R-09HR
1st Row in front of Pete

24-48 - Cooledit- CD Wave
Flac Level 8 Align on SB



1.I Am the Sea
2.The Real Me
3.Quadrophenia
4.Cut My Hair
5.The Punk and the Godfather
6.I'm One
7.The Dirty Jobs
8.Helpless Dancer
9.Is It in My Head?
10.I've Had Enough
11.5:15
12.Sea and Sand
13.Drowned
14.Bell Boy
15.Doctor Jimmy
16.The Rock
17.Love, Reign O'er Me
18.Baba O'Riley
19.The Kids Are Alright
20.Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
21.Behind Blue Eyes
22.Who Are You
23.Won't Get Fooled Again
24.Tea & Theatre


The Who - 2 Night os Soundchecks & Front Rows.
AMAZING.

Datfly

November 05 2012




Bob  .................. You Have a PM !!!!!!!!

Joey

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bitch on Nov 11th, 2012 at 11:11pm
Just for you Joey! I was thinking of you when I scored $250+ Box Seats outside the venue for $50! It was a great show!

A fabulous version of 5:15 from the Sunrise. FL show. I have 10 songs of this show on my Youtube Channel Bitchkeepsbitchin.

http://youtu.be/Gjy8IaSDiqA


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 14th, 2012 at 9:29pm
" Just for you Joey! I was thinking of you when I scored $250+ Box Seats outside the venue for $50! It was a great show!

A fabulous version of 5:15 from the Sunrise. FL show. I have 10 songs of this show on my Youtube Channel Bitchkeepsbitchin. "

http://youtu.be/Gjy8IaSDiqA


Bless You Bitch !!!!!!!


You Are Much Loved By The Joey


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 18th, 2012 at 7:05pm
" THE MOMENT OF NO RETURN.
UNBELIEVABLE.   "


Concur .




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJDlbgwzxhU&feature=related

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 18th, 2012 at 9:40pm
DUDES ROCKED !

Title: OT: The Who in Toronto (Joey content)
Post by polytoxic on Nov 26th, 2012 at 9:47am
Meanwhile, on this side of the pond. The Two absolutely slayed the crowd at The Air Canada Centre,
as evidenced by this blistering version of 5:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsir9B2nKqM

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Nov 27th, 2012 at 2:53am
Christopher Morris

Variety

6:30 p.m. CST, November 26, 2012
Chris Stamp, the early, star-making co-manager of the Who, died Saturday, Nov. 24, of cancer in New York City. He was 70.

With partner Kit Lambert, Stamp -- the younger brother of actor Terence Stamp -- guided the Who at the height of their '60s and '70s artistic and commercial success. Stamp and Lambert also founded Track Records, whose acts included not only the Who but the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Thunderclap Newman and Golden Earring.

The Oxford-educated Lambert and the working-class Stamp were an unusual, almost mismatched pair of businessmen. But they vaulted the Who to international fame. "Most importantly, the two of them knew how to get things done," the Who's singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Townshend noted in his recent memoir, "Who Am I."

Stamp, who served as executive producer of Ken Russell's 1975 film adaptation of the Who's "Tommy," parted ways with the band he nurtured amid considerable business acrimony in the early '70s. But the band reconciled with Stamp in later years; lead singer Roger Daltrey offered an onstage tribute to the late manager during a Who tour date in Detroit on Nov. 24.

He was born in London into a family of six; his father piloted tugboats on the Thames. He had an early interest in filmmaking and met Lambert, the son of Covent Garden Ballet musical director Constant Lambert, while the two were working as assistant directors at London's Shepperton Studios.

Hoping to make a short film about London's burgeoning rock scene, the pair were drawn to the High Numbers, a hyper-kinetic quartet they caught in performance at London's Railway Hotel in July 1964. They acquired the band's management rights from Peter Meaden soon thereafter and urged them to take up their original moniker, the Who.

After the Who attained success with a pair of albums on England's Decca Records, Stamp and Lambert extricated the group from their label contract and founded Track.

Besides releasing such classic Who albums as "The Who Sell Out," "Tommy," "Who's Next" and "Quadrophenia," Track issued singer-guitarist Hendrix's groundbreaking early singles and albums, Arthur Brown's pyrotechnic "Fire," Andy "Thunderclap" Newman's classic Townshend-produced single "Something in the Air" and Dutch band Golden Earring's FM hit "Radar Love."

Relations between the Who and Lambert, who had acquired a heroin habit, and Stamp eroded in the early '70s, and in 1974, Bill Curbishley, a childhood friend of Stamp, assumed management of the band. Track Records folded in 1978, and Lambert died in 1981 with his affairs in receivership.

Stamp moved to New York in 1976 and became a psychotherapist. After seeking treatment for serious drug and alcohol problems in 1987, he became active in counseling, psychodramatic therapy and healing, practicing in both the U.S. and England.

His survivors include his wife Calixte, two daughters, three brothers and a sister.


Title: Re: OT: The Who in Toronto (Joey content)
Post by Joey on Nov 27th, 2012 at 7:42am
"  ...................Meanwhile, on this side of the pond. The Two absolutely slayed the crowd at The Air Canada Centre,
as evidenced by this blistering version of 5:15   "


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsir9B2nKqM


You Are Much Loved By the Joey !!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Saint Sway on Nov 28th, 2012 at 12:10pm
I'm catching wednesdays show at MSG!! Psyched to see the Starkey Show! Dude puts on a clinic.

What time have the they been going on?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Nov 28th, 2012 at 1:00pm

Saint Sway wrote on Nov 28th, 2012 at 12:10pm:
I'm catching wednesdays show at MSG!! Psyched to see the Starkey Show! Dude puts on a clinic.

What time have the they been going on?


8:30

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 28th, 2012 at 1:29pm
" I'm catching wednesdays show at MSG!! Psyched to see the Starkey Show! Dude puts on a clinic.  "



<   ----------    I would like to nuzzle you    ----  Best  "  WHO  " YET    ...... !!!!!!!!!


" I hope I die before I get old."

" So Pete Townshend wrote and Roger Daltrey sang back in 1965 when the Who debuted. Neither got his wish, and that proved the good fortune of 7,000 nostalgic fans at Minneapolis' Target Center on Tuesday night, Nov. 27. For Townshend and Daltrey joined with eight other musicians and an elaborate multi-screen video presentation to give a grand distillation of the group's thunderous spirit.

Bands of the Who's vintage sometimes build tours around performing classic albums front-to-back, and the recording of choice for this sojourn is 1973's "Quadrophenia," a double-disc delivery of youthful angst and alienation. What could have seemed an incongruous evening of two men in their late 60s singing of the emotional terrain they traversed in the early '60s instead was a triumphant performance, one that felt like an affectionate farewell to one of rock's most distinctive bands.

Yes, Townshend may be 67 and Daltrey 68, but they were ful of energy on Tuesday, particularly still-windmilling-after-all-these-years guitarist Townshend. While both had a fair amount of strain and croak to their vocals, they made up for it by packing their performance with more conviction than anyone had a right to expect. The sorrowful power ballads of "Quadrophenia" surged and raged like the sea so often mentioned in them, while the rockers exploded with urgency.

taking us up to the era that Townshend was looking back upon when he composed "Quadrophenia": The teenage years that he spent among the mods, the fashion-following youth who made up the Who's first fan base and did battle with leather-clad rockers at seaside resorts.

Townshend's Brighton Beach memoir was delivered with impressive energy by the entire ensemble, really hitting its stride on the torrid tandem of "I've Had Enough" and "5:15." The former was haunting, as old footage of the band's  
deceased rhythm section -- bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon -- shone behind Daltrey and Townshend as they harmonized with sad resignation on the words, "I've had enough of living." But the performance kicked into another gear on a furious, ferocious version of "5:15" that spawned the evening's first extended jam session, going well past the 10-minute mark thanks to lengthy solos from both Townshend and the fleet-fingered Entwistle, visiting from beyond via videotape.

With footage and faithful audio of Moon singing the title role in "Bell Boy," the show began to feel like an overdue memorial for the departed Who-mates, one that had the raucous spirit of an Irish wake. That's when the sense sunk in that Townshend and Daltrey were putting a cap on the band's career with this tour, that 47 years after their first album, they decided to give the Who a spirited send-off.

While composer Townshend's epic inclinations were indulged, this inventor of rock opera seemed intent upon reminding all in attendance that the Who was always, at heart, a high-energy rock band, built around anger, adrenaline and explosiveness. When the song called for big blasts of electricity -- as on "The Punk and the Godfather" and "Doctor Jimmy" -- it poured forth from the stage and filled the arena. And any remaining reserve was cast aside on a breathtakingly climactic "Love, Reign O'er Me," Daltrey's rough-edged vocals unleashing howls of catharsis.

The excitement didn't abate after the completion of "Quadrophenia," as the band offered a well-executed six-song encore that featured three from "Who's Next," including a thrilling "Won't Get Fooled Again" that was the last of several stellar examples of drummer Zak Starkey (yes, Ringo Starr's son) channeling Moon's exhilaratingly reckless style.

The night ended quietly, with just Daltrey and Townshend onstage for "Tea & Theatre," the acoustic ballad that closed their last studio album, 2006's "Endless Wire." It had a valedictory tone, the lyrics speaking of an enduring friendship and a last wistful look back. If this is indeed the Who's last visit to the Twin Cities, they went out with admirable abandon. "



http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/181111851.html






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by SweetVirginia on Dec 6th, 2012 at 12:15am
The Who at MSG 12-5-12











Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gimme Shelter on Dec 6th, 2012 at 12:17am
Awesome pics!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 6th, 2012 at 8:14am



Fantastic Pictures     ------ I would like to bite and kiss you !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by SweetVirginia on Dec 6th, 2012 at 8:22am
I knew you would like 'em, Joey.  :)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 6th, 2012 at 8:24am
"  ...........  I knew you would like 'em, Joey.    "



Nuzzles !!!!!


 !!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by LadyJane on Dec 6th, 2012 at 8:37am
Damn, girl, Facebook doesn't do your pics justice!!!!!!!!
The last one with the Two Who (Who's left) is amazing.
Thank you SV!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by SweetVirginia on Dec 6th, 2012 at 9:49am
It was an awkward moment. Those two barely even get into the same zip code on stage.
When Pete is singing or playing, Roger turns his back on him.
Pete was definitely warmer toward Roger, and when he put his arm around him at the end, you could see Roger visibly cringe.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by SweetVirginia on Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:04am
Baby Joey:

Roger fell down during Pinball Wizard:

http://youtu.be/iPEm5smgncw

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:12am

SweetVirginia wrote on Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:04am:
Baby Joey:

Roger fell down during Pinball Wizard:

http://youtu.be/iPEm5smgncw




hope he's better for saturdays show!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:33am
Roger fell down during Pinball Wizard:

http://youtu.be/iPEm5smgncw


" The Who at MSG Pinball Wizard  "   --- Ouch !!!!!    ... Sh#t Happens





Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by ijwthstd on Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:42am

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Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Dec 9th, 2012 at 12:38pm
i was out drinkin with moonie last night. fantastic. didnt need to see roger with his shirt unbuttoned. ninety minutes of straight quadraphenia was awesome

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Dec 9th, 2012 at 2:56pm
My boy Keith and I will be seeing them in a few hours!!



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Dec 9th, 2012 at 3:22pm

SweetVirginia wrote on Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:04am:
Baby Joey:

Roger fell down during Pinball Wizard:

http://youtu.be/iPEm5smgncw



How ironic. Singing a song about a deaf, dumb and blind kid and then he falls over a monitor which he didn't see.

Just as well they weren't playing "Fiddle About" at the time.....   ;D

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 9th, 2012 at 6:11pm
"  ................ My boy Keith and I will be seeing them in a few hours!!   "



Hi Jizzy   ....................................


Please give Keith my Love .  :)



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 9th, 2012 at 6:44pm
Joey I'm going to the Reno show..........I will not be Nokia'd this time. :warhorse

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 9th, 2012 at 6:58pm
" Joey I'm going to the Reno show..........I will not be Nokia'd this time.  "


No Way S.C.L.     .................... Roger's voice is STRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST WHO YET !!!!!!!


Message from the Chairman    --- Enjoy :

http://thewho.com/story/pete-townshend-tour-diary-december-10th-2012/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Dec 10th, 2012 at 7:57am
Hey Joey!!  The Who Rocked It!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 10th, 2012 at 8:46am
" Hey Joey!!  The Who Rocked It!!    "


Glad you enjoyed the concert Jizzy .


Was it a complete sell-out ?


Developing ..........................


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Dec 10th, 2012 at 3:25pm
Yes, Joey, a complete sell-out.  About 13,000 capacity at Mohegan Sun Arena and not an empty seat---not even for the opener.  We met Tom Tom Club at dinner before the show!


Title: The Who Announce Short Tour of UK and Europe
Post by Wild Bill on Jan 28th, 2013 at 6:24am
June 8th            Dublin: The O2

June 10th          Belfast: Odyssey

June 12th          Glasgow: SECC

June 15th          London: The O2

June 18th          Sheffield: Motorpoint Arena

June 20th          Newcastle: Metro Arena

June 23rd          Manchester: Arena

June 25th          Cardiff: Motorpoint Arena

June 28th          Birmingham: LG Arena

June 30th          Liverpool: Echo Arena

July 3rd             Paris: Bercy

July 5th              Amsterdam: Ziggo Dome

THE WHO have announced a 12 date arena tour of the UK and Europe. They will perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The UK tour follows hot off the heels of their hugely successful North American, tour, praised by press and fans alike as probably the definitive interpretation of Quadrophenia and “a rock ‘n’ roll lover’s dream come true” (Telegram.com, Boston). “QUADROPHENIA is their (The Who’s) boldest and most fully realized albums,” writes Rolling Stone, “but it’s never quite gotten the live show it deserves – until now”.

More info: http://thewho.com/story/the-who-announce-tour-of-uk-and-more/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:26pm
Got 7th row centre for Belfast this morning - (thanks to Meggy for helping me out when my PC fucked up at work)

First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.

Cant wait. Quadrophenia is one of my top 10 albums ever.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:49pm
They just kicked off the second leg of their U.S. tour last night in Anaheim to good reviews. I'm going Saturday night.
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/2013/01/the_who_-_honda_center_-_12813.php

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:50pm

Gazza wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:26pm:
Got 7th row centre for Belfast this morning - (thanks to Meggy for helping me out when my PC fucked up at work)

First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.

Cant wait. Quadrophenia is one of my top 10 albums ever.


My last Who show was also Quadrophenia, 16 long years and one member ago sadly.  Please send Pete my regards, but behave yourself.  It's a fucking rock and roll concert, not a fucking tea party.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:54pm
Pete Townshend receives 2013 Les Paul Award

http://www.trbimg.com/img-5106d779/turbine/la-et-ms-pete-townshend-les-paul-tec-award-who-001/600
Pete Townshend, right, the Who's lead guitarist and main songwriter, was presented the Les Paul Award by Martin Lewis at the TEC Awards ceremony Friday in Anaheim. (Le Studio)

More here http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-pete-townshend-les-paul-tec-award-who-quadrophenia-20130128,0,2293301.story

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 29th, 2013 at 4:04pm
" First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.  "


Nine Years ?!


NINE YEARS   ................  ?! .. !!!!!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!


Sparky :  " WHOOF !!!! "


http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/01/27/pete-townshend-les-paul-award/1867905/






Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Jan 29th, 2013 at 4:37pm
They played Dublin in June 2007, Joey - but I was otherwise engaged that week on Rocks Off duty  in Lisbon and Madrid stalking the Stones with Gottorollme.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Jan 29th, 2013 at 4:39pm

Zack wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:50pm:

Gazza wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:26pm:
Got 7th row centre for Belfast this morning - (thanks to Meggy for helping me out when my PC fucked up at work)

First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.

Cant wait. Quadrophenia is one of my top 10 albums ever.


My last Who show was also Quadrophenia, 16 long years and one member ago sadly.  Please send Pete my regards, but behave yourself.  It's a fucking rock and roll concert, not a fucking tea party.



the Hyde Park 'Quadrophenia' gig in 1996 was my only other Who show before 2004. A low figure for someone who's been a big fan, but they just havent played near me often enough down the years.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 29th, 2013 at 4:39pm
" They played Dublin in June 2007, Joey - but I was otherwise engaged that week on Rocks Off duty  in Lisbon and Madrid stalking the Stones with Gottorollme. "








Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:09pm

Zack wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:50pm:

Gazza wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:26pm:
Got 7th row centre for Belfast this morning - (thanks to Meggy for helping me out when my PC fucked up at work)

First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.

Cant wait. Quadrophenia is one of my top 10 albums ever.


My last Who show was also Quadrophenia, 16 long years and one member ago sadly.  Please send Pete my regards, but behave yourself.  It's a fucking rock and roll concert, not a fucking tea party.



they did close with Tea&Theatre last fall.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-Bb37vpqM

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Zack on Jan 31st, 2013 at 3:36am

mojoman wrote on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:09pm:

Zack wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:50pm:

Gazza wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:26pm:
Got 7th row centre for Belfast this morning - (thanks to Meggy for helping me out when my PC fucked up at work)

First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.

Cant wait. Quadrophenia is one of my top 10 albums ever.


My last Who show was also Quadrophenia, 16 long years and one member ago sadly.  Please send Pete my regards, but behave yourself.  It's a fucking rock and roll concert, not a fucking tea party.



they did close with Tea&Theatre last fall.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-Bb37vpqM


Ironic . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjumawGYmwg

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 31st, 2013 at 11:02am

mojoman wrote on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:09pm:

Zack wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:50pm:

Gazza wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:26pm:
Got 7th row centre for Belfast this morning - (thanks to Meggy for helping me out when my PC fucked up at work)

First time the Who have played here since June 1967 - 10 days before their historic performance at Monterey - and the first time I'll have seen them in nine years.

Cant wait. Quadrophenia is one of my top 10 albums ever.


My last Who show was also Quadrophenia, 16 long years and one member ago sadly.  Please send Pete my regards, but behave yourself.  It's a fucking rock and roll concert, not a fucking tea party.



they did close with Tea&Theatre last fall.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-Bb37vpqM

Never mind Tea&Theatre. I need Beer&Tequilla. :aimama

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by ijwthstd on Jan 31st, 2013 at 2:04pm
Good show at Staples Center, apparently word of mouth from Anaheim spurred a last minute run on tickets and the venue was at least 98% full with discounts not as plentiful as they were in the past few weeks. Me and some friends with scattered upper deck seats sat in the very last row in the very back and watched the production dead on. Still a horrible venue for a concert, couldn't see myself paying $125-ish for the same seats for the Stones in a few months. Pete sounded great. Roger sounded better than he did at the solo show in 2009.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 7th, 2013 at 1:34pm


"  ........... anyone read the reviews from phoenix ?   "


http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/music/articles/20130206review-the-who-quadrophenia-tour-townshend.html?nclick_check=1


" Watching Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend work their way through “Quadrophenia” 40 years after the fact, it was hard to imagine that this was the album the Who in their prime had so much trouble touring, enduring what Townshend refers to in his memoir, “Who I Am,” as “some of the most shameful performances in our career onstage.”

Advances in the visual production of a rock show have allowed this latest version of the Who to move the plot along without taking a break from presenting the music to explain what’s going on. And fleshing out the lineup to a 10-piece — including all manner of keyboards, horns and Townshend’s brother Simon on second guitar and vocals — allowed them to present a fairly faithful re-creation of the album’s richly textured sound.

The biggest challenge they faced in presenting the high-concept album at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale on Wednesday, Feb. 6, was the effect those 40 years have had on the surviving members’ singing voices. Drummer Keith Moon died at 32 just five years after “Quadrophenia” was issued while bassist John Entwistle died at 57 in 2002. But Daltrey, 68, and Townshend, 67, have both managed to get fairly old before they died. And getting fairly old can take its toll on one’s abilities to hit those notes that came so easy in their youth.

But here’s the thing. It worked.

Did Daltrey back down from a number of the album’s more heroic moments, choosing lower notes on more than one occasion? Yes, he did. He even handed off some vocals to auxiliary members. But he nailed the most important part, that screaming chorus toward the end of “Love Reign O’er Me.” And approaching an album as emotional as “Quadrophenia” with a voice that sounds like it’s been through its share of life experiences only heightens the sense of catharsis.

The same goes for Townshend, whose voice has aged into the weatherbeaten rasping of the grizzled bluesmen he admired in his youth. To hear that elder-statesman growl replace the tender, youthful yearning of “Why should I care if I have to cut my hair?” was one of several arguably unintended revelations.

And while most performers in the Who’s position would be loath to juxtapose that live performance with constant video reminders of what audiences would be seeing on that stage if this were 1967, the sense of nostalgia that permeates the album seemed more poignant when presented while the ghosts of who they used to be watched over who they are today. They even interacted with their former bandmates, Entwistle rocking the RotoSound strings on his bass via video during “5:15” and Moon, in the concert’s emotional highlight, reprising his vocal on “Bell Boy,” also through the magic of archival video footage. It was touching yet hilarious.

The visual tributes to their fallen comrades carried over into “Dr. Jimmy,” underscoring Daltrey’s vocal as he sang “The past is calling,” which it clearly was.

They only went so far into that past, though. After staging “Quadrophenia” in its entirely, they stayed on stage and treated fans to a handful of their most enduring contributions to classic-rock radio, not to mention “CSI.” “Who Are You” was followed by a bittersweet “Behind Blue Eyes,” then “Pinball Wizard,” “Baba O’Riley“ and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” That’s nothing earlier than “Tommy,” which is kind of so sad about us — and by us, I mean people who understand that Townshend’s genius was already well established by the time he got to “Tommy.”

Maybe next time through, they’ll stage “The Who Sell Out” in its entirety.

For now, they did a classic album justice while revisiting a number of their greatest contributions to the history of live performance, Townshend executing windmill after windmill (with footage of actual windmills filling up the screen behind him on the encore) while Daltrey continued to twirl his mike like a lasso. There wasn’t much jumping. And no instruments were smashed. Nor were there scissor kicks. But it felt like a Who show.

And with only half the members standing and the 50th anniversary of “My Generation” just around the bend, that may be more any rock fan has a right to hope for in 2013. "



!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lavendar on Feb 7th, 2013 at 6:04pm

Quote:
For now, they did a classic album justice while revisiting a number of their greatest contributions to the history of live performance, Townshend executing windmill after windmill (with footage of actual windmills filling up the screen behind him on the encore) while Daltrey continued to twirl his mike like a lasso. There wasn’t much jumping. And no instruments were smashed. Nor were there scissor kicks. But it felt like a Who show.


I vividly see Petes' windmills and Rodger lassoing the mike

What a trip those concerts were

Definitely left a mark

Have Fun Guys Hope to see ya

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2013 at 8:18am
" Definitely left a mark  "



Amen Lavendar  .............. perhaps next year The Who can tour behind " Who's Next "  ( They already are playing practically every song from the album on this current tour )  .


J. " Snuggles "  Fly ! ™


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 8th, 2013 at 11:03am

Joey wrote on Feb 8th, 2013 at 8:18am:
" Definitely left a mark  "



Amen Lavendar  .............. perhaps next year The Who can tour behind " Who's Next "  ( They already are playing practically every song from the album on this current tour )  .


J. " Snuggles "  Fly ! ™

Joey they're playing the same three songs off of Who's next they always play. WDGFA,BOR,BBE. That's it. :warhorse

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 8th, 2013 at 11:40am
" Joey they're playing the same three songs off of Who's next they always play. WDGFA,BOR,BBE. That's it. "


What  ... ?!   .... No " Bargain "   ?!

Killer Song  ...... a classic rock staple .

Snuggles ®

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Feb 8th, 2013 at 12:59pm
I've seen 'em nail it live...maybe they'll mix it up between now and my Providence show, February 26!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 9th, 2013 at 8:35am
" I've seen 'em nail it live...maybe they'll mix it up between now and my
Providence show, February 26! "


Hi Jizzy  .........................


Weeding ?!   ............ !!!!!!!


Hashishin'  .......... ?!   ........... Are you Hashishin .................... ?!

Weeding ?!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lavendar on Feb 9th, 2013 at 9:19am
Joey you make my mouth water :D

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 9th, 2013 at 6:12pm
" I've seen 'em nail it live...maybe they'll mix it up between now and my Providence show, February 26 "


Enjoy the Providence gig Jizzy    ----- the band is on FIRE !!!!!!


Seriously  ,  I could see Pete & Rog wanting to stage " Lifehouse " in its entirety as 1/2 of the songs are on " Who's Next " and the other 1/2 are on " Odds & Sods " .


" I love Today's New Technology , Ronnie ! "

Snuggles ®

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by ijwthstd on Feb 9th, 2013 at 8:02pm
A Quick One - I'd like to see any band pull that off.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Feb 27th, 2013 at 7:10am
They rocked Providence last night to close the American Tour!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Feb 27th, 2013 at 7:30am
How has Daltrey's voice been, Jizzy?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 27th, 2013 at 8:40am
Emotional   :


http://thewho.com/story/5135/

" A dream came true the night before last for a young lady called Josey, on her way to the Who’s show at the Verizon Wireless Centre in Manchester, New Hampshire. How? Because Roger Daltrey dedicated the show to Josey, a 12-year-old girl, blind since birth. He’d seen Josey and her family from his limo. They were struggling through a blizard on the way to the venue.  Josey was wearing a Who T-shirt and walking with a cane. Roger arranged for them to be brought backstage before the show to meet him, as Ray Duckler reports in Concord Monitor.  

The message got through and Josey’s mother, Lucy,  responded. “We are ecstatic, Roger,” she wrote. “You have made our dreams come true!  Thank you. We are honored and so blessed!! XOXO”.


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Feb 27th, 2013 at 12:57pm
Joey,
Did you go see any of the shows out your way? I have a great quality 2CD set of the Tulsa show on Valentines Day...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 27th, 2013 at 2:18pm
" Did you go see any of the shows out your way?  "


Hello Bob    ----  Not Yet   ---- waiting until this fall when Pete & Rog. come back to the Midwest
and Texas  ( They had to cancel their San Antonio and Mexico City gigs back in 2007 when Roger took ill ) .


"  I have a great quality 2CD set of the Tulsa show on Valentines Day ............... "


You have a PM   :)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 27th, 2013 at 3:52pm

MRD8 wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 12:57pm:
Joey,
Did you go see any of the shows out your way? I have a great quality 2CD set of the Tulsa show on Valentines Day...

HIS WAY? THE WHO DON'T DO TRACTOR PULLS AND HO-DOWNS.
JOEY WOULD HAVE TO HITCH UP THE TEAM TO SEE THE WHO.
I FORGOT,HIS HOUSE HAS WHEELS SO HE COULD DRIVE TO SEE THEM !
!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Some Guy on Feb 27th, 2013 at 4:28pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 3:52pm:

MRD8 wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 12:57pm:
Joey,
Did you go see any of the shows out your way? I have a great quality 2CD set of the Tulsa show on Valentines Day...

HIS WAY? THE WHO DON'T DO TRACTOR PULLS AND HO-DOWNS.
JOEY WOULD HAVE TO HITCH UP THE TEAM TO SEE THE WHO.
I FORGOT,HIS HOUSE HAS WHEELS SO HE COULD DRIVE TO SEE THEM !
!!!!!

PERKS is unstoppable under the rim. Joey will be butthurt.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 27th, 2013 at 6:41pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 4:28pm:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 3:52pm:

MRD8 wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 12:57pm:
Joey,
Did you go see any of the shows out your way? I have a great quality 2CD set of the Tulsa show on Valentines Day...

HIS WAY? THE WHO DON'T DO TRACTOR PULLS AND HO-DOWNS.
JOEY WOULD HAVE TO HITCH UP THE TEAM TO SEE THE WHO.
I FORGOT,HIS HOUSE HAS WHEELS SO HE COULD DRIVE TO SEE THEM !
!!!!!

PERKS is unstoppable under the rim. Joey will be butthurt.

HE'S GOT SKIN LIKE A RHINO..

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 27th, 2013 at 7:15pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 6:41pm:

Some Guy wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 4:28pm:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 3:52pm:

MRD8 wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 12:57pm:
Joey,
Did you go see any of the shows out your way? I have a great quality 2CD set of the Tulsa show on Valentines Day...

HIS WAY? THE WHO DON'T DO TRACTOR PULLS AND HO-DOWNS.
JOEY WOULD HAVE TO HITCH UP THE TEAM TO SEE THE WHO.
I FORGOT,HIS HOUSE HAS WHEELS SO HE COULD DRIVE TO SEE THEM !
!!!!!

PERKS is unstoppable under the rim. Joey will be butthurt.

HE'S GOT SKIN LIKE A RHINO..

Joey has BM.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Feb 28th, 2013 at 9:46am
" THE WHO DON'T DO TRACTOR PULLS AND HO-DOWNS.   "







Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 28th, 2013 at 9:48am
Everytime I look at Who news, I think You mean Townshend & Daltry News!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 2nd, 2013 at 8:17am


Happy Happy Birthday Rog .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by uncleson on Mar 2nd, 2013 at 2:56pm
Happy birthday Roger. Sixty nine years young.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 2nd, 2013 at 9:37pm

Joey wrote on Mar 2nd, 2013 at 8:17am:
Happy Happy Birthday Rog .

Say it ain't so Joe! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bVGTVrQd6M

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 10:15am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bVGTVrQd6M


" Roger Daltrey - Say It Ain't So Joe HQ


Nice !!!! :)

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MRD8 on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 11:36am

ijwthstd wrote on Feb 9th, 2013 at 8:02pm:
A Quick One - I'd like to see any band pull that off.

Green Day played an incredible version of A Quick One as a bonus track on 21st Century Breakdown in 2009, the deluxe edition.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Mar 4th, 2013 at 7:19am

Gazza wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 7:30am:
How has Daltrey's voice been, Jizzy?



He sounded superb in December, not so great last Tuesday.  He glided through some songs to be able to hit the notes on others.  He did pull off a perfect "Won't Get Fooled Again", but the price was him taking it easy on other songs or letting the crowd take some verses on some songs.  Still a microphone-twirling rock-god presence, but try to see them earlier in their tour before Roger's voice gets weaker.



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 4th, 2013 at 7:49am
"   Still a microphone-twirling rock-god presence, but try to see them earlier in their tour before Roger's voice gets weaker.  "



<  ------------- Rog sounds a lot better now than he did in 2006 / 2007 .  Still , next tour the band should play " Lifehouse " as it was originally intended instead of Quadrophenia  . Word .

'kins ®



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Mar 5th, 2013 at 7:39am
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/mar/04/pete-townshend-apologises-swearing-who


" The grumpy moment took place on 19 February, during the Who's concert in Hamilton, Ontario. According to the Toronto Sun (via NME), 50-year-old Eric Costello's daughter was sat on her father's shoulders waving a placard that said "Smash Your Guitar, Pete!" But as is made clear in a fan's video, the kid was not all right. Something about the scene made Townshend furious. "Don't wave that sign," the guitarist said, on the microphone. "[And] don't bring your children … I want to tell you two words, but I can't because you have a child on you." He then mouthed the words "fuck off".


" Seven Year Old Children should NOT be at a Rock Show Ronnie !!!!!!  "


'kins


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Heart Of Stone on Mar 5th, 2013 at 8:41am

MRD8 wrote on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 11:36am:

ijwthstd wrote on Feb 9th, 2013 at 8:02pm:
A Quick One - I'd like to see any band pull that off.

Green Day played an incredible version of A Quick One as a bonus track on 21st Century Breakdown in 2009, the deluxe edition.


Don't tell that to John Lydon (LOL)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbPem6_duMA

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Apr 1st, 2013 at 9:51am
http://thewho.com/story/full-moon-rising-wilkerson-on-butler-on-moon/

" Butler left Moon’s employ in late 1977, when an opportunity arose for him to work with filmmaker Jeff Stein, who was working on Who biopic The Kids Are Alright at the time.  “When I left Keith, he was in his beach house, living next door to Steve McQueen in Trancas, just up the coast from Malibu, and it was just getting out of order.  For some reason, Keith attracted all the wrong elements of the LA set, and the drug situation was getting beyond a joke, and that was the first time we had an almighty punch-up ever.  And I just said Keith, I’m out of here mate.  I said if you don’t get yourself together, you ain’t going to be here .  And I just left.  I rang Bill Curbishley up, the Who’s manager, I said Bill, get him home.  I said if you don’t he’s gonna be dead within nine months guaranteed.  I said I can’t take it any more…  Get him home.  And it took about a few months, but anyway we got him home.  …The unfortunate part about it is we became best buddies.  And sometimes that’s not necessarily a good omen to working together if you understand what I mean?”


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Post by Gazza on Apr 1st, 2013 at 10:58am

lotsajizz wrote on Mar 4th, 2013 at 7:19am:

Gazza wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 7:30am:
How has Daltrey's voice been, Jizzy?



He sounded superb in December, not so great last Tuesday.  He glided through some songs to be able to hit the notes on others.  He did pull off a perfect "Won't Get Fooled Again", but the price was him taking it easy on other songs or letting the crowd take some verses on some songs.  Still a microphone-twirling rock-god presence, but try to see them earlier in their tour before Roger's voice gets weaker.



Thanks. We're the second date of the June tour and they have a day off between Dublin and Belfast so hopefully that'll work out OK.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by lotsajizz on Apr 1st, 2013 at 5:32pm
It should.  I think they over-schedule within a tour.  It appears that Mick may be taking note.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on May 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm


Happy Happy Birthday Pete


http://thewho.com/story/happy-birthday-pete/



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Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 19th, 2013 at 11:16pm
Joey? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNP2jxAdpk8

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on May 20th, 2013 at 6:57am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNP2jxAdpk8



Great Find .

Thanks S.C.L. !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jun 11th, 2013 at 9:23am



<    ------ How was the concert Gazza  ?! ... !!!!!   :




http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/music/whoe-legends-play-a-stormer-29333540.html


" Chris Wasser – 10 June 2013 02:30 PM

"Roger is allergic to smoke and would greatly appreciate if you could stick to brownies."

Good man, Daltrey. Or might that have been Pete Townshend that decided on such a witty pre-concert message? It doesn't matter. The lights are down. Both men are in place, surrounded, as always, by a gang of well-oiled supporting players. The sea swells (so that's what those enormous, circular screens are for), Townshend throws on his shades, and we're off.

Lest we forget, tonight is all about The Who's 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia. 81 minutes on record, 100 in a live setting. At least, that's how they play it in 2013. And it does go on a bit. Call it a bad day at the seaside; a musical tale of Jimmy and his 'friends' struggling to find The Real Me. Call it an entertaining exercise in prog rock. Whatever you call it, it's a testament to Townshend and Daltrey's skills as both showmen and musicians that they just about manage to paper over the cracks to deliver a storming rendition of one of their most recognised works. With more than a little help from their friends, of course.

Townshend (68) and Daltrey (69) are never far from each other's side, yet both men have different ideas about how to keep an audience entertained.

Stunning

A brilliant guitarist, Townshend still waves that right arm of his around and around, making like a teenager and shaking his behind. Roger – still a phenomenal rock vocalist – prefers to keep it, er, cool, popping his shirt buttons and dancing like your granddad. But in a good way.

The aforementioned screens present a visual history of time in and out of The Who since the British band formed in the mid-Sixties. It's great to watch.

Most effective, though, is a stunning clip of the late John Entwistle on bass during the sublime 5.15. It's one of the finest 'live' moments of the year. The trick is then repeated in tribute to drummer Keith Moon on Bell Boy.

And then there is the curtain call. Townshend acknowledges how tricky it is to get Quadrophenia right. They're still practising. "But the stuff coming up now," he smiles, "we don't need to practise."

Cue an encore that includes Baba O'Riley and the outstanding Pinball Wizard. Wonderful stuff.  "





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Post by Gazza on Jun 11th, 2013 at 3:24pm
Utterly outstanding performance last night. The Who's first show in Belfast since July 1967!

Quadrophenia was just perfect and was followed by a 6-song encore (Who are You, Behind Blue Eyes, Pinball Wizard, Baba O'Riley, Wont Get Fooled Again and Tea & Theatre).

Posted a shitload of photos on facebook for anyone who's interested (you'd need to have friended me to view 'em though)

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.624825947530539.1073741827.100000094179319&type=1

If anyone is going to the upcoming shows, arrive early enough to see the opening act, Vintage Trouble. They're outstanding.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jun 16th, 2013 at 9:49am

" If anyone is going to the upcoming shows, arrive early enough to see the opening act, Vintage Trouble. They're outstanding. "


http://thewho.com/story/the-who-at-o2-london-theyre-the-one/


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 26th, 2013 at 9:07am
http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=807795


" The Who ‘Going Mobile’ For The Last Time?  "


" The Who’s Pete Townshend told reporters in London this week that the band would celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a global tour before putting its Magic Bus up on blocks … forever.

Townshend talked about the band’s final hoorah while he and Who frontman Roger Daltrey were at a screening of the rock doc “Sensation – The Story Of The Who’s Tommy,” reports the Evening Standard.

“For the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world,” Townshend said.  “It’ll be the last big one for us.  There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits.”


We wouldn’t blame you if Pete’s words give you a slight feeling of déjà vu.  The Who’s 1982 outing was supposed to be the band’s swan song.  But less than 36 months after that tour’s final stop the band performed on “Live Aid.”  Four years later The Who was back in full force with the 1989 “Tommy” tour.


Townshend and Daltrey are the last surviving original members of The Who.  Drummer Keith Moon died in 1978 after taking an overdose of an anti-alcohol abuse drug.  John Entwistle died in Las Vegas the night before The Who was to launch its 2002 North American tour.  Nevada’s Clark County medical examiner ruled that the bassist died of a heart attack brought on by cocaine usage.  "


Joey Townshend ©

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Post by Edith Grove on Nov 15th, 2013 at 7:33pm
ROGER DALTREY GETS BEHIND KEITH MOON BIOPIC
by Jeff Giles November 14, 2013 8:49 AM



Jack-Kay, Hulton Archives, Getty Images


It’s long been trapped in development limbo, but it looks like a movie about the wild life and times of Who drummer Keith Moon might finally be heading for theaters — with support and creative input from one of Moon’s former bandmates, no less.

The latest news surrounding the project reveals that a funding arrangement is in the works, along with a working relationship between Roger Daltrey and the production company’s CEO. As Daltrey put it in a statement, “The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart, so I am excited to reinvigorate it.” And if you’re worried that Daltrey’s involvement means the movie will offer a sanitized treatment of Moon’s infamously hard-partying lifestyle, don’t be; according to reports, the goal is actually to focus on the more irresponsible facets of his behavior.

A Moon biopic has been bandied about for years, and although funding has proven elusive until now, that hasn’t stopped actors from daydreaming about playing the legendary drummer; in fact, ‘Entourage’ star Jeremy Piven publicly lobbied for the part just a couple of years ago.

There’s no word yet on who the filmmakers have in mind to portray Moon, or any idea of how the film might deal with his untimely death, but with Daltrey on board, things seem to be off to a pretty good start. As one executive connected with the project told reporters, “I am a massive Who fan and consider Keith Moon to be the greatest rock drummer of all time. I could feel Roger’s passion and detailed perspective for this unique story after our first phone call.”


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/keith-moon-biopic/

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Post by Joey on Dec 1st, 2013 at 5:50pm

" Pete Townshend walks out of Howard Stern interview "



" Published on Nov 22, 2013 

Pete Townshend storms out of a scheduled interview on the Howard Stern Show, leaving Howard to Interview an irritable Roger Daltrey.  "


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zix-_4iZejs


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 1st, 2013 at 9:57pm

Joey wrote on Dec 1st, 2013 at 5:50pm:
" Pete Townshend walks out of Howard Stern interview "



" Published on Nov 22, 2013 

Pete Townshend storms out of a scheduled interview on the Howard Stern Show, leaving Howard to Interview an irritable Roger Daltrey.  "


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zix-_4iZejs

Howard Stern sucks ass!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Jan 30th, 2014 at 11:35am
Roger Daltrey says he will reunite with Pete Townshend this year to make a new Who album.



Speaking to NME as he announced the line-up for this March's annual series of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, curated by Daltrey, he revealed that Townshend has been working on new material.
"Pete's got hundreds of songs," he said. "so the only question is whether we get around to it, but he wants to make an album and I'm always ready and raring to go. We'll see. I never know what I'm doing next, it's about what comes through my letterbox tomorrow, but I don't see why we wouldn't. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn't so great, but the voice is fine."
The album would be The Who's first studio album since 2006's Endless Wire. Daltrey, who has curated the Teenage Cancer Trust's annual concerts at the Royal Albert Hall since 2000, said he and Townshend won't be performing at the gigs this year as they have done during the past 14 years. Asked if the gap in the schedule on Friday March 29 could be a slot for them, he said: "No, it's definitely not us. We have someone, but we can't announced them until this band has announced something else first."
He did, however, say he may take to the stage with former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, with whom he's recently recorded an album. He said: "It's a tricky one. Wilko and I have got a show on February 25, but as I'm sure you know Wilko has terminal pancreatic cancer so we can't make plans for things like that. His tumour is like a grapefruit and getting bigger by the day, but I will say if he's still with us, and let's hope he is, we will do something. It'll only be a quick support slot, but we'll be there."
Of the pair's album, Going Back Home which will be released on March 10, Daltrey said: "We’ve been trying to make this album for about four years and it kept not happening for one reason or another, but when he was diagnosed, I said 'Wilko, whatever you want me to sing, let's do it'. And it's a great record, really good songs, and it was fabulous making it, so refreshing. It's going back to what I did in the early 60s with fast, three-minute R&B songs. No bullshit, just good songs."
Asked if he will mark The Who's 50th anniversary, Daltrey said: "I don't know. Possibly it'll be this album. I haven't thought about it, to be honest. We didn't think it was going to last the week, let alone 50 years. We were The Who, we used to break up after every show."
The Cure are among the line-up for the run of gigs in March. They last played for the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2006, although getting them back wasn't an easy task. "Robert Smith doesn't answer his emails!" joked Daltrey. "He's hard to get hold of, but I remember them playing in 2006 and they did a three-hour set which was just magical. Robert lives round the corner from me, although I've never seen him, nor have his neighbours. I think he must only come out at night."

Read more at http://www.uncut.co.uk/roger-daltrey-says-the-who-will-make-a-new-album-this-year-news#WfOAm6G026iQpyOX.99

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jan 30th, 2014 at 3:13pm
perhaps they will revisit their instant classic "unholy trinity" from 2006 release and give it an update......

developing

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 30th, 2014 at 9:41pm
Reunite? Did they break up for the 25th time?  :warhorse

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Jan 30th, 2014 at 9:43pm
STUPID HEADLINE..THEY ARE NO CLOSER TO DOING ANYTHING NEW.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO "FLOSS" JOSEF?

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by BILL PERKS on Jan 30th, 2014 at 9:45pm
WATCHED QUADROPHENIA DOCU TONIGHT.
WHEN ROGER WAS ASKED WHAT KEITH WAS LIKE IN IN 1973,HE REPLIED "JUST A LITTLE BIT DRUNKER THAN 1972."
ROFLMAOFFFFFFFFFF!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by MrPleasant on Jan 30th, 2014 at 11:51pm
I prefer a "new Who album" than nothing at all.

Come on Stones, give us something.



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 31st, 2014 at 3:43pm




http://b1027.com/pete-townshend-says-2014-who-tour-will-be-hit-based/



" I LOVE YOU ALL !!!! "

'kins ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jan 31st, 2014 at 3:43pm
" Roger Daltrey says he will reunite with Pete Townshend this year to make a new Who album. "


<  ------ Guess whose  "  Hog  "  is now Hanging Out !!!!!!!!!


' Wire & Glass ' was the best WHO album since Quadro ( BLOWS DOORS !!!!!  ) .

JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY ©

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jan 31st, 2014 at 3:56pm

MrPleasant wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 11:51pm:
I prefer a "new Who album" than nothing at all.

Come on Stones, give us something.



moon approved!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jan 31st, 2014 at 4:06pm

Joey wrote on Jan 31st, 2014 at 3:43pm:
http://b1027.com/pete-townshend-says-2014-who-tour-will-be-hit-based/



hit based?

the who sell out

word

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Jul 3rd, 2014 at 4:54am


They Both Sound GREAT !!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mKEWk-uZiQ&feature=player_embedded

BEST WHO YET !!!!!   :

http://thewho.com/blog/story/last-chance-for-ticket-presales-video-from-the-who-hits-50-press-conference/


" I was fortunate to be at the press conference on Monday afternoon at Ronnie Scott’s when The Who Hits 50! British & Irish Tour dates were announced. This was followed by a fifteen-minute acoustic set by Pete and Roger. They sang four numbers, ‘Substitute’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’, ‘Bargain’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. This was then followed by about 30 minutes of Q&A in which Roger said that this tour would be the beginning of ‘the long goodbye’. Pete said that he’d sent Roger three demos recently which Roger likes and which they hope will lead on to a new studio album. There was much funny banter back and forth between the two of them – in fact they could go on the road as a comic double act and still do very well. After a chat with Pete and a quick hello with Roger I sat with my chum Chris Charlesworth to watch the proceedings and shoot photos. Like the true old-school journalist that he is, Chris had posted his review of the day on his excellent blog while I was still on the train home! Here’s what he said. . .  "

Read more at http://thewho.com/blog/story/last-chance-for-ticket-presales-video-from-the-who-hits-50-press-conference/#JqMHVHmFaJpCvcD4.99

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Jul 3rd, 2014 at 6:04pm
Gazza?
Joey?


http://www.odysseyarena.com/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Jul 3rd, 2014 at 6:39pm
Already sorted. Got 8th row on the floor in the Who fan club presale on Tuesday. (had 7th row for the Quadrophenia show last year). Delighted.

The Who have become the equivalent of a (Magic) Bus as far as this city is concerned. You wait 47 years for one, and then two come along just after each other.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Oct 10th, 2014 at 2:15pm

http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=814293

" The Who’s celebration of five decades of rocking continues with today’s announcement of 2015 North American dates for “The Who Hits 50! Tour.” The band has booked more than 40 dates divided up into spring and fall legs.

Following a run of U.K. gigs in November, the U.S./Canadian trek launches in April in Tampa, Fla. The Who is sharing the love with the East and West coast as well as a handful of gigs in the provinces.

Pete Townshend has described the setlist for the tour as “all the hits, picks, mixes and misses.”

.
To coincide with the big 5-0 milestone, the group is releasing The Who Hits 50! on Oct. 27 via Geffen/Universal Enterprises (UMe). The collection of tunes is made up of a selection of  The Who’s greatest tracks, from their first recordings as The High Numbers to the brand new song “Be Lucky.”

Here’s the plan for the North American portion of the golden anniversary trek, which Daltrey has called “the beginning of the long goodbye.”

April 15 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena          
April 17 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena      
April 19 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena    
April 21 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena          
April 23 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena At Gwinnett Center
April 27 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center         
April 29 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center   
May 2 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center    
May 5 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center    
May 7 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center    
May 9 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
May 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena         
May 13 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena      
May 15 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
May 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center      
May 20 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum   
May 22 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall            
May 24 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena   
May 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center 
May 30 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium         
Sept. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center   
Sept. 16 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center   
Sept. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center         
Sept. 23 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena      
Sept. 25 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center       
Sept. 27 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Sept. 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Oct. 1 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome 
Oct. 3 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place   
Oct. 6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Sports Centre 
Oct. 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre   
Oct. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center            
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center    
Oct. 15 – Chicago, Ill., United Center         
Oct. 17 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre       
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre       
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center    
Oct. 25 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center   
Oct. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Oct. 29 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden          
Nov. 1 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

A presale for fan club members launches Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is holding a presale via its Private Pass Program beginning Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public onsale is scheduled Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. local time.


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Post by Gimme Shelter on Oct 11th, 2014 at 12:09am
I'll be going to the Portland show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Oct 22nd, 2014 at 7:13am
Fucking Belfast and Dublin shows rescheduled to June 21 & 23 for 'logistical reasons'.

Logistical, my arse.

Interesting that those new dates are a couple of days before Glastonbury.

Hmm..

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by mojoman on Oct 23rd, 2014 at 1:10pm

Joey wrote on Oct 10th, 2014 at 2:15pm:
http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=814293

" The Who’s celebration of five decades of rocking continues with today’s announcement of 2015 North American dates for “The Who Hits 50! Tour.” The band has booked more than 40 dates divided up into spring and fall legs.

Following a run of U.K. gigs in November, the U.S./Canadian trek launches in April in Tampa, Fla. The Who is sharing the love with the East and West coast as well as a handful of gigs in the provinces.

Pete Townshend has described the setlist for the tour as “all the hits, picks, mixes and misses.”

.
To coincide with the big 5-0 milestone, the group is releasing The Who Hits 50! on Oct. 27 via Geffen/Universal Enterprises (UMe). The collection of tunes is made up of a selection of  The Who’s greatest tracks, from their first recordings as The High Numbers to the brand new song “Be Lucky.”

Here’s the plan for the North American portion of the golden anniversary trek, which Daltrey has called “the beginning of the long goodbye.”

    


Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

A presale for fan club members launches Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is holding a presale via its Private Pass Program beginning Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public onsale is scheduled Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. local time.


november 4th!!!
only 54 weeeks!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 19th, 2014 at 11:34am
http://thewho.com/hits-hyde-park/

" One of the greatest live bands of all time, THE WHO will take to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic Hyde Park on Friday June 26, 2015 with very special guests PAUL WELLER, KAISER CHIEFS AND JOHNNY MARR and others to be announced. The all-day bill will feature many more brilliant acts who owe an artistic debt to one of the most influential of all British bands.

The Who Fan Club have access to presale tickets starting Monday, November 17 at 9am (GMT)and tickets go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, November 20 at 9am (GMT)thru Ticketmaster.co.uk.

The band, who recently released a career-spanning set and were the subject of a rapturous sold out tribute show at Shepherds Bush Empire, are about to undertake the ten date THE WHO HITS 50! UK tour including two shows at the London O2 Arena.  During these shows  the band will take their audience on an ‘Amazing Journey’ through their entire career from the days of THE HIGH NUMBERS to classic albums such as WHO’S NEXT, TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATION, LIVE AT LEEDS up to the present day.

Hyde Park will be the final UK show of the THE WHO HITS 50! tour which ROGER DALTREY described as “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.”

Friday June 26, 2015 will see THE WHO play Hyde Park for the fourth and possibly final time (three times as headliners and once as part of Live 8) they join Taylor Swift, performing on Saturday June 27, as part of an incredible array of talent who will make Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park the greatest music experience of the summer.

THE WHO’s very special guests include PAUL WELLER, widely considered to be one of the UK’s greatest song writers, has just released his second best of compilation More Modern Classics with a new album due in 2015. Weller has had a lifelong relationship with The Who, citing them as an early influence, covering their songs whilst in The Jam and playing with both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at Teenage Cancer Trust shows.
KAISER CHIEFS will also be playing on June 26, the band are riding high off the back of their Education, Education, Education And War album which has been widely hailed as a return to form. The band have a long history with The Who from playing early Teenage Cancer Trust Shows, covering ‘Pinball Wizard’ at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony and singer Ricky Wilson performing at The Who Hits 50! tribute show at Shepherds Bush Empire.

JOHNNY MARR who has just released his second solo album Playland will be making his Hyde Park debut. The legendary guitarist also has history with The Who, in the early days of Oasis (specifically in the ‘Live Forever’ video) Noel Gallagher used to play a 1960’s Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar lent to him by Johnny who in turn had originally bought it from The Who’s Pete Townshend.

Jim King, Senior Vice President Live Events,said: “The Who are THE consummate live band and we are extremely excited to bring them back to Hyde Park. In addition to Paul Weller, there will be a great bill of artists who have been influenced by The Who over the years and we look forward to what will be a full day of fantastic music.”

*********************************************


Perhaps this Who Tour will feature a Lil'  " Two -Song   --  Pete Set "   ( ' Rough Boys ?!  '   .........   ' Going Mobile ?!  '    ............  '  Let my Love Open The Door ?!  '    ................   '  Eminence Front   '    ?!     ........... etc   )
featuring Pete on lead vocals for a couple of numbers in order to preserve Roger's vocals.   The band is playing a lot of gigs next year .


JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJacky ™



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Paranoid Android on Nov 19th, 2014 at 11:43am
The Who AND Paul Weller...that would be amazing!!
Weller and his band do an amazing version of Magic Bus...
Perhaps a live collaboration will be in the works!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bluzdude on Nov 19th, 2014 at 1:27pm

Gazza wrote on Oct 22nd, 2014 at 7:13am:
Fucking Belfast and Dublin shows rescheduled to June 21 & 23 for 'logistical reasons'.



Logistical, my arse.

Interesting that those new dates are a couple of days before Glastonbury.

Hmm..


Hmm....right around the time I might be over there...

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Nov 19th, 2014 at 8:20pm

Gazza wrote on Oct 22nd, 2014 at 7:13am:
Fucking Belfast and Dublin shows rescheduled to June 21 & 23 for 'logistical reasons'.

Logistical, my arse.  Hmm..


Gazza?



Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Nov 19th, 2014 at 8:21pm
BTW--- That company is in Spain and Mexico, when I Heard their name I laughed out loud!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 20th, 2014 at 6:35am
There's a rumour that ARSE may be opening in Nebraska.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 20th, 2014 at 6:38am

Bluzdude wrote on Nov 19th, 2014 at 1:27pm:

Gazza wrote on Oct 22nd, 2014 at 7:13am:
Fucking Belfast and Dublin shows rescheduled to June 21 & 23 for 'logistical reasons'.



Logistical, my arse.

Interesting that those new dates are a couple of days before Glastonbury.

Hmm..


Hmm....right around the time I might be over there...



get yourself a ticket.

I figured that the timing of the rescheduled shows might see them used as a warm up for a major festival date, but Hyde Park is a better alternative than Glastonbury. Good line up too.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 20th, 2014 at 7:59am
" There's a rumour that ARSE may be opening in Nebraska.  "


<   ----- Me Arse !!!!!!!


BTW   .... Great Call Gazza  ............... you knew right away that The Who might very well end up playing Glastonbury and / or Hyde Park in 2015 .

Please feel free to take the rest of the day off work .

JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJacky Cakes ™

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 20th, 2014 at 7:06pm
The Who: Q&A with frontman Roger Daltrey
Saeed Saeed

November 19, 2014 Updated: November 20, 2014 12:13 PM

    

The Who’s legendary frontman Roger Daltrey talks about performing in Abu Dhabi, the delicate relationship with guitarist Pete Townshend and his most memorable live experience.

Isn’t it amazing that 50 years into your career, you can still find things to do for the first time, such as making your Middle East debut in Abu Dhabi on Sunday at the Formula One After-Race Concert?

It is absolutely wonderful. We do have a certain amount of regrets and there are some places that we should have toured a long time ago. The reason was that Pete [the guitarist Pete Townshend] was never keen on touring. But now that the sands of time are ticking, he is more keen to tour than ever.

We are looking at new territories to play. For example, The Who have never been to South America or China. We went to Australia in 1967 and we came back in 2005. We never went to Japan until 2007. I mean, it’s crazy that we didn’t see more of these places. And here we are now coming to Abu Dhabi and we are looking forward to it.

Your last world tour had you performing the classic 1973 album Quadrophenia in full. How does it feel to hit the road again with 50 years’ worth of songs to choose from?

It is quite different. The Quadrophenia tour was very musical and theatrical. This tour is much more fun and everyone will have a good time. Sure, there is nostalgia in there but most musical events are about nostalgia. People see bands that only came out five years ago and they still want to hear the hit that got them started. There is nothing wrong with having good memories. This show is more free, fun and we can have a joke and chat to the audience. With the Quadrophenia tour, we didn’t speak to the audience at all for an hour and a half.

Speaking of memories, I read that you have detailed recollections of nearly every concert The Who performed.

That’s really strange. If anyone can give me a name of a show I can immediately recollect it. I think it is down to it being the one part of my life that I have been totally focused on. The other moments, between shows, I just can’t remember. I mean they are totally missing from my memory and that is kind of worrying.

That raises the question, what has been your most memorable moment on stage?

There was one night where I was doing a show in South Carolina. I wasn’t feeling very well, I had a burning fever and that night was very humid. We were doing a three-hour show. There was a point where I was going to totally collapse and I just felt someone holding me up. I didn’t know what it was or who it was, it just felt like there was someone standing beside me. I looked around to thank the person and there was nobody there. Then, later in the show when I came around a bit and I had some fluids, I remember looking down at the floor and I saw this giant praying mantis looking at me. I will never forget that night – someone held me up that wasn’t there, and a praying mantis enjoying a Who show.

When The Who have long breaks you are always working on other projects, whether it is music, film or theatre. Where does your work ethic come from?

When you come from a poor background and you want something so bad, it is very hard to hold people back from their dreams. For me, it goes back to before the band. I was a bright kid but I was never comfortable at school. I went to this academic school and I was eventually kicked out, and as I was leaving, I remember the headmaster looking at me and said: “You will never make anything of your life” – and I turned around and said: “Oh, yeah, I will show you.” Looking back, I really have to thank him for that. I always had a good work ethic. But I don’t know what drove me to do what I did. I don’t know what drove Pete to write those songs or what made the chemistry the four of us in the band had to make the music we made. It seems to me there is a bigger hand at work and I think it is more than a coincidence.

Does everything with The Who rest on your relationship with Pete Townshend?

There is definitely a balance. Pete is a head man and I am heart man. I am a glass-half-full person. I am always positive about moving on and letting go. Pete has a lot of turbulent and emotional things going on within and he manages to put them to paper and write those songs. I have to then take what Pete is thinking in his head and transmit that to people’s hearts. That is the symbiosis that we are lucky to have found.

Listening to those vintage rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s, I always found The Who’s music to be the most emotionally resonant of the lot. Would you agree with that?

A friend said this profound thing about The Who recently. He said all the bands from that era are great. I agree with him because for me The Rolling Stones are the best rock ’n’ roll band out there. The difference, my friend said, between The Who and all these other great bands out there is that they play at you and The Who play to you. There is a lot of sense in that, because it comes down to the words. Pete has a way of capturing the words and feelings that most of us couldn’t express.

Finally, Abu Dhabi is the first show of what might be your last tour. Are there still nerves on opening night?

Not really. I wouldn’t say it was nerves. The best way to put it is that it is like a trip to the dentist. You go to enjoy the gas.

• The Who perform at du Arena on Sunday. Doors open at 7pm. A two-day race-day pass that includes entry to the show (and the Pharrell Williams concert on Saturday night) begins from Dh1,785 from www.yasmarinacircuit.com

sasaeed@thenational.ae


http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/music/the-who-qa-with-frontman-roger-daltrey#full

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 21st, 2014 at 9:12am
" There is definitely a balance. Pete is a head man and I am heart man. I am a glass-half-full person. I am always positive about moving on and letting go. Pete has a lot of turbulent and emotional things going on within and he manages to put them to paper and write those songs. I have to then take what Pete is thinking in his head and transmit that to people’s hearts. That is the symbiosis that we are lucky to have found.

Listening to those vintage rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s, I always found The Who’s music to be the most emotionally resonant of the lot. Would you agree with that?

A friend said this profound thing about The Who recently. He said all the bands from that era are great. I agree with him because for me The Rolling Stones are the best rock ’n’ roll band out there. The difference, my friend said, between The Who and all these other great bands out there is that they play at you and The Who play to you. There is a lot of sense in that, because it comes down to the words. Pete has a way of capturing the words and feelings that most of us couldn’t express.   "


Best Stones Yet !!!!!

Best Who Yet !!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 21st, 2014 at 5:05pm
F1 Abu Dhabi: Pete Townshend on guitars, getting old, and Daltry
What’s On has a Pete Townshend interview ahead of The Who live at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after-race concerts, du Arena, Yas Island.



Hendrix, Page, Clapton, Richards. No, not a firm of lawyers, but some of the most talented men to ever pick up a guitar. Another name that belongs in that list is Pete Townshend of The Who. The iconic British band, who had huge success around the world in the 1960s and 1970s, close the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend with Townshend and his explosive guitar driving the show.

One of the most dynamic – and sometimes terrifying – bands to ever take the stage, Townshend, along with singer Roger Daltrey, drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle, played Woodstock 45 years ago, smashed up hotel rooms, and provided the soundtrack to an entire movement: the Mods, with hits such as My Generation, Who Are You and Won’t Get Fooled Again.

Townshend and Daltrey are the only two living members of The Who and begin their latest tour in Abu Dhabi. They’re no strangers to big gigs: they played the Super Bowl in 2010, closed the London Olympics in 2012, and rocked the 2009 Melbourne Grand Prix.

The relationship between Townshend and Daltrey is one of the most notorious in rock history with frequent, well-documented fights – often physical. But today, with Roger aged 70 and Pete 69, Townshend says there is a new respect and affection between the men, 50 years after The Who released their first record. We spoke to Townshend ahead of the Abu Dhabi gig and began by asking him about his trademark move: the windmill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3NGqUEaBbs

So, Pete, the windmill. For those who haven’t seen it, describe how it works.

You take a guitar pick and slice it across the strings at what must be about 50mph and it goes schweeeuugghhh! It’s not just a gimmick; I do it because it’s a noise you can’t get any other way. Nobody else gets it right. It is very difficult to do it without cutting your hand to shreds. And, of course, I have cut my hand to shreds a few times while doing it.

You’ve been playing the guitar a long time – do you still enjoy it?

Oh yeah, I still love it. I’m not a Jimmy Page, or a Jimi Hendrix, I’m not a great shredder like Slash. I’m not an eloquent player, but I like to get sounds out of the guitar that it doesn’t want to make. I like to take a position, look the audience in the eye and let my fingers do the walking – I know something magical will happen. The guitar is a great thing. It’s something you can take to bed with you at night. You can sit in the bath and plunk away at it. A guitar has a weapon-like quality. It can be angry and explosive, but also tender and warm.

Touring today must be very different to when you started.

[laughs] Yeah, everything’s a bit nicer these days. It’s not that the hotel rooms are bigger, but we get more respect now. We might get a note from the hotel manager welcoming us. That didn’t happen in the old days. Back then the manager would warn us, “If you put a foot wrong, you’re out the door.”

Yes, The Who had some crazy days, right?

I’m not a natural at this but I think Roger is. His passion is rooted in the traditions of rock ’n’ roll. But I’m more of an intellectual about it. I understand what rock is and why it happened and where it came from. But next birthday I’ll be 70, and I don’t look back and think I could have done more concerts. I look at AC/DC still playing gigs today and wonder how they’re not dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtsqgT0ltIw

Roger once said: “I’d do 300 gigs a year if Townshend was up for it…”

No, he wouldn’t be able to do it. When we go on tour we have to take a day off between each show, sometimes two or three days, because we’re getting older. Roger and I don’t mind being called old. I’m incredibly fit, I eat OK, I ride a bike and go sailing. I survive. My energy comes from the music. I come home from a tour and I look better than when I set off. I usually lose 20 pounds. I have to eat a lot of cheesecake to keep up.

Do these big gigs get your blood racing?

Being at a gig feels like home to me, I don’t get nervous, I feel very safe. I remember when we played the London Olympics in 2012. We were about to walk on stage and somebody told me something daft like four billion people around the world were watching on TV. I just thought, “Yeah, OK.” People who come to see us probably put more effort into the show than I do. But it’s important for me to respect the audience and I always do my best.

How much do you rehearse?

It takes me a quite a while to get comfortable. I need to know a song well enough so that, if I make mess of it, I can make it look deliberately anarchic. There has to be feeling of looseness, and movement, and possibility.

You once said on a TV chat show in 1981 that, “You have to grow up with dignity and that’s very difficult in the music business.” Have you done that?

I remember that day very well. I felt terrible. My marriage was breaking up, and I was not well. Soon after that I left The Who. Those were painful times. I don’t care about dignity anymore. What’s important is being content with what life has delivered you. If there happens to be a bit of misery, that’s OK. I’m certainly much happier now than I was then. I was happy being miserable. I was a performing, windmilling clown in The Who and we were selling out stadiums, playing the old songs. I was earning lots of money, throwing it away on a stupid lifestyle. I’m so glad that I’m not like that anymore. I feel my best years are still to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI

You and Roger. What’s your relationship like these days?

We’re still very, very different people. When we lost John Entwistle in 2002, it wasn’t so much a wake up call, but I think Roger and I looked at each other and realised that the two people who had the most to work out between them were the ones left alive. We had the bridge to cross and had to work out why life had thrown us together. It was a karmic, cosmic moment.

How have you patched it up?

Slowly but surely, we’ve managed to do what we never did all these years: listen to each other. It took us a long time to learn that. I told him, “Rog, I’m listening to you, could you please do me the favour of listening to me too.” We’ve been through so much together, we have so much common ground, and our communication is improving. We still live on slightly different planets, but we’re very comfortable in each other’s company, and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of him on this tour.

Can you say you love him?

Ten years ago I would have said no. But today, I would say most emphatically, yes. I’m sure we’ll exchange some very interesting words on our deathbeds!

You can’t deny you two have amazing chemistry on stage.

Well, other people see that, probably better than we do. In the mid-1970s I’d be on stage wanging away on the guitar and Roger would look across at me like a puppy [laughs]. I used to think, “He’s just the singer.” But that’s not how I feel today. Now I look across and think, “That’s Roger Daltrey, we’ve done some extraordinary things together.” And we’re still doing it.




http://whatson.ae/dubai/knowledge/20397/the-who-interview-abu-dhabi-grand-prix/

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 25th, 2014 at 9:34pm
The Tour opened Sunday night in Abu Dhabi.
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/123417/Opening-Night-The-Who-Hits-50-Begins-In-Abu-Dhabi

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 26th, 2014 at 7:57am
" The Tour opened Sunday night in Abu Dhabi. "


http://www.jambase.com/Articles/123417/Opening-Night-The-Who-Hits-50-Begins-In-Abu-Dhabi

" I LIKE THIS !!!!!   "   :


I Can’t Explain, Substitute, The Seeker, The Kids Are Alright, I Can See For Miles, Who Are You, Behind Blue Eyes, Magic Bus, Squeeze Box, You Better You Bet, Baba O’Riley, Eminence Front, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Pinball Wizard, See Me Feel Me, 5.15, Bell Boy, Love Reign O'er Me, The Real Me


Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 26th, 2014 at 9:47am
Not as many 'deep cuts' as I'd hoped, but I suppose its a tour opener at what is almost a 'corporate' gig, so its pretty good.

Saying that, as I've only seen The Who three times - two of them being Quadrophenia shows - I'd be pretty happy with that selection next June.

I hope 'Eminence Front' stays in the show.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 26th, 2014 at 10:19am

" I hope 'Eminence Front' stays in the show. "


<  ----- I would like to Nuzzle you .

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 27th, 2014 at 7:39am

' ....... joey   .................... do you have a complete listing of all the tour dates ?    '


Why Sure ......... Enjoy  :


http://thewho.com/tour/

 

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Bluzdude on Nov 27th, 2014 at 4:07pm

Joey wrote on Nov 26th, 2014 at 10:19am:

" I hope 'Eminence Front' stays in the show. "


<  ----- I would like to Nuzzle you .



It was there opening night, but anyway you look at it...It's a put-on
:forfucksake

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 30th, 2014 at 6:51pm
Interesting setlist for the opening UK date in Glasgow. Some nice deep cuts and one or two long lost friends!

I Cant Explain
Substitute
The Kids are Alright
I Can See For Miles
Who Are You
Long Live Rock
A Quick One While He's Away
Slip Kid
Join Together
Squeeze Box
The Seeker
5.15
Bell Boy
Love Reign O'er Me
Eminence Front
Cry If You Want
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
See Me Feel Me/Listening To You
Magic Bus
Baba O'Riley
Wont Get Fooled Again

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Nov 30th, 2014 at 7:02pm
" Interesting setlist for the opening UK date in Glasgow. Some nice deep cuts and one or two long lost friends!

I Cant Explain
Substitute
The Kids are Alright
I Can See For Miles
Who Are You
Long Live Rock
A Quick One While He's Away
Slip Kid
Join Together
Squeeze Box
The Seeker
5.15
Bell Boy
Love Reign O'er Me
Eminence Front
Cry If You Want
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
See Me Feel Me/Listening To You
Magic Bus
Baba O'Riley
Wont Get Fooled Again "



Holy FRIG Gazza  !!!!!!!!!!  :

Long Live Rock
A Quick One While He's Away
Slip Kid
Join Together
Squeeze Box
The Seeker


They have not played those songs in AGES !!!!!

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Gazza on Nov 30th, 2014 at 7:13pm
They played 'Naked Eye' as an encore also

First time theyve played "A Quick One" since 1970, I believe.

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by nankerphelge on Nov 30th, 2014 at 7:25pm
wow

Title: Re: Townshend/Who News (nsc)
Post by Joey on Dec 1st, 2014 at 7:52am