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The Who’s Tommy To Be Staged In Melbourne

by Noise11.com

Tommy will return to Melbourne in August with seven shows locked in for The Palais, St Kilda.

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Pete Townshend Claims The Who Invented Heavy Metal

by Music-News.com

Pete Townshend has claimed The Who’s 1970 ‘Live At Leeds’ album pioneered the genre of heavy metal and influenced the likes of Led Zeppelin while other artists have since stole their “mantle”.

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The Who Set For First Number One Album In Nearly 50 Years

by Music-News.com

The Who could claim their first UK Number 1 album in almost half a century on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

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New Music Releases for 6 December 2019

by Gavin Ryan

Major new titles coming this week from: Camila Cabello, Kylie Minogue (live), Muse (boxset), Cold Chisel, The Who, Liam Payne, The Beautiful Girls (GH), Fat Freddy’s Drop, Polish Club, Blueface and French Montana.

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The Who, Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend . Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who Release Another Taste of Who

by Paul Cashmere

The Who have released another new song from ‘Who’, their first album in 13 years.

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The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Pete Townshend Will Only Smash One More Guitar For Charity

by Music-News.com

Pete Townshend and his band mates – comprised of Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon – were known for their hedonistic behaviour which included smashing their instruments and wrecking their stages, but now that he’s older, Pete has said he’ll only cause damage to another guitar if it helps to raise money for charity.

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The Who’s Tommy Is Returning To Broadway

by Music-News.com

The upcoming run of the acclaimed rock opera, which is comprised of music and lyrics by the iconic rock group’s songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend, will be directed by Des McAnuff – who was in charge of the original production between 1993 and 1995.

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The Who Plays Boston #Review

by Music-News.com

In 2018, The Who’s singer, Roger Daltrey, toured and performed the bands’ legendary Rock-opera, “Tommy,” in its entirety with assistance from orchestras that were in the areas in which he was playing. Since there is a good amount of orchestration on the original “Tommy” album (which were all performed by the groups’ now-deceased bass player, John Entwistle), it is not surprising that the results of the shows were quite superb.

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The Who To Release Their First Album In 13 Years

by Paul Cashmere

The Who have recorded their first studio album in 13 years. ‘Who’ by The Who will be released on 22 November on digital, vinyl, CD AND cassette formats.

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The Who Debut Two New Songs At Wembley Stadium

by Music-News.com

The Who debuted two new songs from their upcoming new album as they made their return to Wembley Stadium on Saturday (06.07.19).

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Roger Daltrey says he only has 5 years of voice left in him

by Music-News.com

Roger Daltrey thinks he will lose his voice “in the next five years”.

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Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and Ash Naylor Present Tommy Live at Memo Music Hall

by Paul Cashmere

You Am I’s Tim Rogers has gathered his contemporaries to become Captain Walker’s Unborn Children for a complete performance of Pete Townshend’s classic rock opera Tommy this weekend.

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Memo Music Hall to Host a Complete Performance of The Who’s ‘Tommy’

by Paul Cashmere

The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy will be performed at Memo Music Hall in its entirety in June.

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The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus to screen in cinemas

by Paul Cashmere

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus will be screened in cinemas across the USA on April 1.

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The Who to release first album in 13 years

by Paul Cashmere

The Who will have a new album for 2019, their first since ‘Endless Wire’ in 2006.

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Pretty Things SF Sorrow

Fact: The Pretty Things ‘SF Sorrow’ Was The First Rock Opera, Tommy Was Second

by Paul Cashmere

Pretty Things rock opera ‘SF Sorrow’ album predates The Who’s ‘Tommy’ by six months but to this day Pete Townshend has not cited The Pretty Things classic as an inspiration.

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Kenney Jones Let The Good Times Roll

Kenney Jones Has Written His Autobiography

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Kenney Jones will release his new autobiography, Let the Good Times Roll: My Life In the Small Faces, the Faces and The Who, on May 31 via Blink Publishing.

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The Who Roger Daltrey. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Roger Daltrey Covers Nick Cave On New Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

For the first time since 1992’s Rocks in the Head, Roger Daltrey is releasing a solo album and he is covering Nick Cave.

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Pete Townshend Expands Solo Album ‘Who Came First’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

In October 1972, Pete Townshend released his first solo album, Who Came First, a collection of demos and previously released material.

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The Who, Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend . Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Classic The Who Concert Could Become A Live Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

It appears that there is a new archive live album from The Who coming on April 20.

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The Who Roger Daltrey. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Roger Daltrey To Perform Tommy Across The USA

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Daltrey is taking The Who’s Tommy on the road again but, this time, with a twist. He’ll be performing with a local symphony orchestra in ten cities across the U.S.

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The Who Producer of The Kids Are Alright Starts PledgeMusic Campaign

by Paul Cashmere

Tony Klinger, producer of The Who’s The Kids Are Alright film, has started a PledgeMusic campaign for The Who and I Box Set, Book and Memorabilia. The Box Set contains Tony’s new book The Who and I, an audio book / CD, reproduced memorabilia, and a reproduction of The Kids Are Alright press kit and

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The Who, Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend . Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who Expected To Take Over Elton John’s Vegas Residency

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

There are multiple reports that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are about to sign a two year contract to play at The Colisseum at Caesars Palace, replacing the departing Elton John.

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The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller Reveal They Are Married

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Who rocker Pete Townshend is taking a break from music after announcing he has secretly married his longtime partner Rachel Fuller.

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The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who Singles and Pete Townshend Scoop Series On The Way

by Paul Cashmere

Who fans got a double dose of good new son Tuesday (August 1) with a new collection of the band singles and reissues of Pete Townshend’s three Scoop series albums.

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Pete Townshend To Tour Classic Quadrophenia In The USA

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Pete Townshend is bringing his Classic Quadrophenia to the U.S. in September for four performances.

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Guns N Roses perform at the MCG in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Guns N Roses are touring Australia on their Not In This Lifetime tour. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Guns N Roses And The Who To Play South American Dates Together

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

They are classic rock bands of two different eras and, this summer, will come together to co-headline a series of South American dates.

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Roger Daltrey Rolls Royce

Roger Daltrey Designs A Tommy Themed Rolls Royce

by Paul Cashmere

The Who’s Roger Daltrey has curated a special edition Rolls Royce, themed around The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy, designed by artist Mike McInnerney.

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The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who Perform Tommy For First Time Since 1989

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

For the first time since 1969, the Who have played Tommy in its entirety in concert.

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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, The Who. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Roger Daltrey Says Democrats Threw The Election

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Four months after the election and two months after Donald Trump took office, a number of classic rockers are suddenly offering up new opinions on the state of American politics.

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