The Who

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New Releases: Tributes To Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp & More

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.

08/14/2012

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NBC Pushes The Who’s Olympic Performance Past Midnight

With all the issues NBC has had during their broadcast of the London Olympics – from tape delaying, to spoiling results in their news coverage – it seems fitting that they saved their biggest fail for Olympics Closing Ceremony.

08/13/2012

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Your Guide To Olympic Closing Ceremony Music: The Who, The Beatles & What NBC Didn’t Air

The ceremony featured a “Symphony of British Music” over the last 50 years, which included a mega-set by The Who; a touch of Queen, Pink Floyd and The Kinks; five songs by the Beatles (though no Beatles performed in the ceremony); and the first performance in years by the reunited Spice Girls.

08/12/2012

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Ten Who Fans Trade In 1979 Tickets From Canceled Show

When longtime fan of The Who Ed McConnell first bought his tickets to see the band in Providence, R.I. in 1979 for only $11, he had no idea a cancellation was coming. Until this year, he thought the stub would be useless.

08/01/2012

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Read Anti-Piracy Letter from Elton John, The Who, Queen, Robert Plant to British Prime Minister

While artists speaking out against music piracy is nothing new, a formidable collection of UK music stars are urging British Prime Minister David Cameron to take action in the matter.

07/26/2012

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Who Tickets From Cancelled 1979 Show Can Be Used On New Tour

Back in 1979, then-Mayor of Providence Vincent “Buddy” Cianci cancelled The Who’s concert that year after a tragic accident at a Who concert in Cincinnati killed 11 people. Now fans who still have their tickets to the cancelled show can cash them in for a free ticket to The Who’s Providence show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on February 26, 2013.

07/23/2012

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The Who Prepare New Composition For Olympics Performance

“We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics… and just shows the great music that has come out of this country,” Daltrey said. “This country has put some fabulous music out into the world.”

07/20/2012

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Pete Townshend Calls Mick Jagger’s Manhood ‘Huge & Extremely Tasty’

“What I remember of the size of Mick Jagger’s penis — I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty,” Townshend said. “I don’t remember anything about Roger’s… and wouldn’t dare to mention it. Let’s hope that makes the Internet!”

07/18/2012

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The Who To Tour North America Playing ‘Quadrophenia’ in Full

The Who will kick off a 37-date tour on November 1st in which they’ll perform their 1973 double album “Quadrophenia” in its entirety, in addition to a handful of hits.

07/18/2012

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The Gaslight Anthem Covers The Who For ‘Live On Letterman’

After a high-energy, 50-minute set in front of a packed crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater last night (June 27) for a “Live On Letterman” webcast, the Gaslight Anthem returned to the stage at the […]

06/28/2012

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