Articles Tagged 'Pete Townshend'

Personality Quiz: Which Member of the Who Are You?

Never mind the Beatles and their matching jackets; there has never been a rock group where the individual members displayed such preposterously different personalities as the Who. Everything about Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon—from the way they dressed to the way they acted to the way they approached making noise—came from […]

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Don’t Feed The Animals. Or The Who, For That Matter

Here’s an important safety tip for all rock fans. Should you wish to approach some of the more curmudgeonly members of the old British rockers brigade – a Van Morrison or a Ringo Starr –  with what may seem like a perfectly innocent or supportive suggestion or request, take heed of the warning at the […]

WATCH: The Who Unveil Arty New Video For ‘5:15’

It shouldn’t normally be of any concern to the likes of you and me that a man called Jeff Rodenberg, hailing from Minnesota, has won a competition to make a video for a song that is nearly 40 years old. And yet, watching his creation is quite the giddy thrill, so what the hell, just […]

Five Great Inventive British Guitar Heroes

Before we start: I just wanted to say that yes, there have been far more than five astonishing British guitarists in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. And we could argue all day about who they are, and whether Jimi Hendrix could beat them in a shred-off. Let’s just use these five as a launchpad […]

Pete Townshend’s Autobiography Is Finally Ready

Pete Townshend, the guitar smashing, hotel wrecking, spirit questing, song writing engine room of the Who, has finally announced a release date for his autobiography. The book, which will be called Pete Townshend: Who He? has been sold to Harper Collins, and will be released in the fall of 2012. The book has been nearly […]