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Pete Townshend

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  • British rock, seen and (partly) remembered

     
    What is it that makes rock 'n' roll so rock 'n' roll? For Keith Richards, it's not the phalanxes of groupies, the legendary partying, the tragedies of Brian Jones and Altamont or the complicated personality of lead singer Mick Jagger.......
  • The Who at the Super Bowl: Playing their younger selves

     
    It was an old-fashioned laser light show at Miami's Sun Life Stadium during the Super Bowl halftime show, as vintage rockers the Who energetically went largely without gimmicks and shtick during its brief mini concert. Relying on little more than......
  • The Who designs a T-shirt for City of Hope

     
    The Who is having a busy week. The iconic British band rocked the Super Bowl on Sunday, and now original members Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are unveiling a limited edition T-shirt they designed for Hard Rock International to benefit......
  • How to improve the Super Bowl halftime show: Make it a competition

     
    It's been a couple of days since the Saints told the Colts "Who Dat!" New Orleans has drunk its round of recovery Bloody Marys. Peyton Manning has had time to crawl into his Snuggie and contemplate his missteps (and missed......
  • ISRAEL: Did Netanyahu rip off peacenik policy?

     
    Hey, there's this guy out there doing my routine, Pete Townshend might (or not) have once harrumphed about Jimi Hendrix. To this very day, some disagree about who first broke guitars on stage and who did it better. Now, an......
  • Fox Sports chief David Hill promises no geezers during next Super Bowl halftime

     
    Fox Sports President David Hill has a lot on his mind. He needs to decide how much to bid on the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. He has to keep his eye on upcoming labor negotiations in the National Football League......
  • 'American Idiot' doesn't score with Tony Awards

     
    The Tony Awards administration committee rules on eligibility as well as category placement. On Friday, the committee considered the music scores of various shows. Missing from the list of possible nominees was "American Idiot" which is ineligible for the...
  • Dec. 28, 2009: JFK and the naked ladies; grow your own false teeth; Pete Townshend may have to register as sex offender to play Super Bowl halftime show

     
    -- The Who's Pete Townshend may have to register as a sex offender in Florida to perform in the Super Bowl half-time show? What a great idea... (Shine) -- The JFK photo that could have changed history. Not safe for work, but this one's a doozy......
  • Live review: Roger Daltrey at the Orpheum Theatre

     
    The Who's 65-year-old frontman flourishes as a solo act in the intimate confines of the historic downtown L.A. venue. What's the difference between hearing Roger Daltrey perform the Who's music when he's fronting the legendary band versus hearing him...
  • Alice Ripley plays Mrs. Walker her way (not Ann-Margret's) in 'The Who's Tommy'

    Alice Ripley plays Mrs. Walker her way (not Ann-Margret's) in 'The Who's Tommy'
    TONY-nominated actress and pop musician Alice Ripley is about to become a mother for the third time. Sort of. When "The Who's Tommy" pop musician is unveiled this weekend at Hollywood's Ricardo Montalb√°n Theatre, it will mark Ripley's third appearance as...
  • Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats

    Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats
    Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...