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Roger Daltrey's Keith Moon Biopic Is Back On!

November 11th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey has "reinvigorate" plans to develop a biopic about the band's late drummer Keith Moon.

The legendary rocker is collaborating with executives at Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures to bring the film, which will center on the drummer's life and hard-partying ways, to theaters.

A statement from Daltrey reads, "The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart, so I am excited to reinvigorate it."  Daltrey delayed the film plans in 2008 because he could not find a scriptwriter.

In other Moon News, a 'lost' comedy album recorded by Keith three year...
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The Who To Retire From Live Performances?

October 24th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
The Who
The Who are to retire from the stage after one last world tour to mark their 50th anniversary.

Surviving members of the legendary rock band Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, who formed the band in 1964, are planning a spectacular series of performances to mark their half century next year but insist it will be their last time out on the road.

The band wrapped up a tour of its classic album Quadrophenia at London's Royal Albert Hall in July but both rockers have had health issues in recent years, Daltrey needs regular throat check-ups after having a pre-cancerous growth removed in 2010 a...
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The Who To Honor Canceled 1979 Rhode Island Show Tickets On Upcoming 'Quadrophenia' Tour

July 19th, 2012 8:49pm EDT
The Who
Legendary British rockers The Who have sent a message to their fans, vowing to honor tickets from a concert they canceled in Rhode Island in 1979 when they return next year on their North American "Quadrophenia" tour.

Surviving band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend announced that their latest tour will focus on a full performance of their 1973 "Quadropnenia" album when they set out on the road later this year. The group had to cancel their Ocean State concert in 1979 because Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci canceled their show over safety concerns after news that their show in Cincinn...
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The Who Plan 'Great' Finale For Olympics, Prepare For North American Tour

July 19th, 2012 8:29am EDT
The Who
The Who have been working on their Olympics closing ceremony for months, and Roger Daltrey insists it will amaze viewers when they watch it next month.

He says, "It is a great finale to the event because it's not a rock show... We've done it for 50 years but because there's athletics there all day, the technical issues are just so (different).

"We have recorded a piece of music which I think is a fabulous end for the Olympics; just showing the greatness that's come out of this country (England). This country has put some fabulous music into the world. This is not about The Who being on a ...
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The Who To Launch Massive 'Quadrophenia' Tour In North America

July 18th, 2012 10:44pm EDT
The Who
Veteran rockers The Who have announced plans to perform their 1973 concept album "Quadrophenia" in its entirety as part of a major North American tour.

Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will hit the road for almost 40 dates either side of Christmas with drummer Zak Starkey, bass player Pino Palladino and Townshend's brother Simon.

The band's first North American tour in four years will kick off on November 1 in Sunrise, Florida. A second leg will begin in California in the New Year.

To launch the tour news, documentary The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See The Real Me? The ...
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Roger Daltrey: 'Oasis Will Get Back Together Within The Next Four Years'

March 6th, 2012 7:34pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who star Roger Daltrey is convinced Oasis will reform within the next four years.

The rocker, who has had a love-hate relationship with bandmate Pete Townshend for decades, insists it's inevitable that the estranged Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, will put their differences to one side for a major comeback.

He tells British radio network Xfm, "You know damn well that they'll be together - I predict within four years. And it will be magic. They'll be bigger than ever and they'll be drinking twice as much."

Oasis split in 2009 and the Gallaghers have waged a war of words in the medi...
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Steven Tyler & Roger Daltrey Fund Invention To Replace Vocal Chords

November 5th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and The Who's Roger Daltrey are helping to fund a new gel invention that replaces damaged vocal cords.

The singer hopes the pioneering product will help struggling musicians and throat cancer patients.

The gel, which mimics the vibrations of human vocal cords, was created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to TheWeek.com.

The research is also being funded in part by actress/singer Julie Andrews, who quit singing after her voice was affected by surgery in 1997.

Daltrey tells Bloomberg.com, "It's not just for singers. The...
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Tour Keeps Roger Daltrey From Committing To U.K. Version Of 'The Voice'

July 16th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey met with TV bosses in Britain to negotiate a role as a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice, but had to pull out of talks due to touring commitments.

Despite previously slamming TV talent shows, Daltrey was one of the frontrunners to take a seat on the rejuvenated American Idol when Simon Cowell left to concentrate on his American The X Factor show, but decided the concept was not right for him.

He started negotiations in Britain to sit as a panellist on The Voice, a hit show in the U.S., in which the judges choose their favourites without seeing them, and...
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Roger Daltrey Attacked Bullies With A Chair

July 2nd, 2011 8:30am EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has revealed he fought off teenage bullies by battering them with a chair.

The singer was targeted when he was a young man because of his diminutive height, but he devised the perfect way to keep the thugs at bay.

He tells Uncut magazine, "I would've like to have been (taller), yes, when I was getting picked on and bullied. But I found a way around it: I hit someone with a chair. It got such a great reaction that everyone left me alone."

"Surprise is everything when you do something like that."
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Roger Daltrey Worried About Pete Townshend's Upcoming Autobiography

June 27th, 2011 11:40pm EDT
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey isn't looking forward to reading The Who bandmate Pete Townshend's new book - because he fears what he'll learn about himself.

The autobiography that landed Townshend in trouble with the law is to be released in 2012, almost 20 years after the rocker started work on his memoirs.

Townshend was infamously cautioned by British police officials in 2003 for accessing child pornography on the internet as part of his research for the tome - but Daltrey isn't worried about that part of the book.

He tells RollingStone.com, "I'm not particularly looking forward to it. When I look bac...
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Bono Defends 'American Idol'

May 27th, 2011 1:45pm EDT
Bono
U2 rocker Bono has bucked the trend of celebrities criticizing TV talent shows by throwing his support behind American Idol.

A number of high-profile musicians have come out against singing competitions such as Idol and The X Factor in recent months, with Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Madness star Suggs and New Order's Bernard Sumner all lining up to criticize format pioneer Simon Cowell and his numerous TV projects.

Bono, who performed on the American Idol finale this week, has now come forward to champion the series, insisting the programme reminds him of old-fashioned variety shows whic...
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Roger Daltrey Announces 'Tommy' Tour Dates

May 12th, 2011 10:43pm EDT
Roger Daltrey
Rocker Roger Daltrey has announced dates for his groundbreaking and ambitious "Tommy" tour.

His band The Who never played the iconic album in its entirety but singer Daltrey will when he performs dates during a six-week tour of North America.

The concert run begins in Florida on September 13.

Daltrey premiered his version of The Who's legendary rock opera in its entirety at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust in March.

The press blurb accommodating the dates announcement reads, "Employing the use of striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an...
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Roger Daltrey Honors John Entwistle At London Concert

March 26th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who star Roger Daltrey remembered the band's late bassist John Entwistle in an emotional tribute during a charity show in London on Thursday night.

The legendary rocker took to the stage for a solo performance at the British capital's Royal Albert Hall as part of his Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, which raise money for sick youngsters.

And, according to NME.com, Daltrey used the opportunity to honor his late The Who band mate, who died of a heart attack in Las Vegas in 2002.

As he thrilled the crowd by playing songs from the band's 1969 album Tommy, Daltrey told them, "Back in the '70...
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Billy Joel 'Live At Shea Stadium' CD/DVD Available Everywhere Now; Full Album Streaming at AOL Music

March 8th, 2011 10:19pm EST
Billy Joel
Billy Joel has just released the live concert album/film Live at Shea Stadium, which is currently streaming at AOL Music. For more information and to order a copy visit www.billyjoel.com.

The full-concert companion to the acclaimed Lionsgate documentary "The Last Play At Shea," Billy Joel Live At Shea Stadium features more than two hours of Billy and his band offering definitive, and often transcendent versions of hits, rarities, deep catalog, personal favorites and crowd-pleasing surprises including duets with guest artists Paul McCartney ("I Saw Her Standing There," "Let It Be"), ...
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Cream's Jack Bruce Wants Simon Cowell 'Exterminated'

January 10th, 2011 7:29pm EST
Jack Bruce
British rock icon Jack Bruce has called for Simon Cowell's extermination - because he believes the music mogul is single-handedly wrecking the industry.

The Cream star insists so many great acts would never have made it in the 1960s if Cowell had been a major part of the music business - and the bass player fears for the future of music under svengalis like the man behind TV talent shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

Bruce tells Britain's Uncut magazine, "He should be exterminated.

"You can pretty much guarantee that had that bastard Cowell been around at the beginning of the '6...
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Roger Daltrey Was Recovering From Secret Throat Surgery At Super Bowl Gig

January 5th, 2011 10:15am EST
Roger Daltry
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has fired back at critics who savaged his 2010 Super Bowl performance, revealing he underwent surgery to remove a pre-cancerous growth from his throat just weeks before the big concert.

The singer was heavily criticized for failing to hit the high notes during The Who's half-time show - and now he's explaining why he may not have been on top form.

In a CBS TV interview at the beginning of December Daltrey revealed his voice wasn't "performing in a normal way" and friends put him in touch with master throat surgeon Steven Zeitel in Massachusetts in late 2009.

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Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Top Rock Feuds List

November 25th, 2010 11:45am EST
Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger's on/off feud has handed the Rolling Stones bandmates the top spot on a new list of warring rockers.

The duo has beaten Simon & Garfunkel to the number one position on Rolling Stone magazine's new Greatest Rock Feuds Of All Time countdown.

The publication's editors handed the Brits top place following the pair's recent falling out over extracts in Richards' new biography Life, in which the guitarist mocked the frontman's "tiny dodger", among a series of surprising jibes.

The top five list is:

1. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
3....
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Gene Simmons Slams Simon Cowell

November 23rd, 2010 8:29am EST
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

The Kiss rocker has joined a string of stars, including Elton John and The Who's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions. Simmons insists he is "more qualified than anybody" to dole out advice on the programs, which he claims will never discover any new music legends like Jimi Hendrix or Robert Plant.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Fa...
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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: The Super Bowl, Beijing, Brazil & More

February 8th, 2010 9:15am EST
Carrie Underwood Super Bowl
Carrie Underwood sang the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 7. The Saints won 31-17. See what other celebrities did over the weekend!

Jackie Chan posed with two tiger toys during a ceremony to launch a tiger protection project with WildAid in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 5. The project will raise public awareness to protect the endangered tiger species.

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Rob Thomas Ready To Rock With Second Solo Album, Out June 30

April 29th, 2009 2:37pm EDT
Rob Thomas
Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced the forthcoming release of his second solo album, titled Cradlesong. Due on June 30th, the album features the first single, "Her Diamonds," which hit radio and video outlets in mid-April. Once again produced by Matt Serletic, Cradlesong is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Thomas' 2005 solo debut - the #1, RIAA platinum …Something To Be.

"I like musical hybrids," says Thomas about the musical direction of the new album. "Like, 'What would it sound like if we took Prince's drummer and mixed him with really amazing Nashville...
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'The Best of The Who: Rock Band Edition' Available For Download July 15

July 1st, 2008 1:28pm EDT
Rock Band
There have been several important dates in the history of The Who: May 23, 1969 – Iconic rock album Tommy is released and rockets to No. 4 on the U.S. charts. May 31, 1976 – The Who's second concert at Charlton football ground earns them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the "world's loudest rock band." July 13, 1985 – The Who re-form to perform at Live Aid and whip Wembley Stadium into an absolute frenzy.

Now, July 15, 2008, joins these dates, as a dozen classic songs by The Who get new life as Rock Band™ game levels. MTV Games and Harmonix announced today that many of the ...
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Starpulse's Favorite Motion Picture Soundtracks

October 22nd, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Reservoir Dogs
The Tarantino Flicks

Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction

When Quentin Tarantino, alongside Robert Rodriguez, was promoting Grindhouse, he explained that he always finds the beat of his movies by going through an impressive vinyl collection. He writes his scripts with the soundtrack in mind and even uses specific songs in his scripts for specific areas of a film. Maybe this is why his movies always have some pretty groovy tunes. Can you honestly listen to "Stuck in the Middle with You" the same way after Reservoir Dogs?

Two of the best songs that accompany an opening titl...
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Two Powerfully Charged Films About The Who Come To DVD Nov. 6

October 15th, 2007 2:39pm EDT
The Who
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones, two exhilarating feature-length films about one of the seminal and most influential rock bands in history, produced by Spitfire Pictures in association with Trinifold Management, will be released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on DVD on November 6, 2007.

Marking 40 years since The Who's first U.S. appearance in North America, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who made its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2007.

Spanning over four decades, Amazing Journey:...
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Roger Daltrey: Keith Moon Drove Into Swimming Pool

March 22nd, 2007 9:44am EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has slammed biographers who claim the story of his bandmate Keith Moon driving a car into a swimming pool is a myth - insisting it really happened. The incident, reported to have taken place at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan on Moon's 21st birthday in 1967 - has been widely dismissed as rock folklore.

But Daltrey insists, "It flaming well did happen. We got the $50,000 bill for it.

"He could have gone to jail for three years. This was Right-wing America in the Sixties. They just didn't like us long-haired hippies. People write books and never talk ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1

March 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Roger Daltrey
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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Drake Bell Wants You To Shop 'Till You Drop! Rising Music Star to Invade Local Malls

January 23rd, 2007 3:58pm EST
Drake Bell
Celebrated musician and actor Drake Bell will be making special in-store appearances at local area malls to promote his sophomore effort "It's Only Time" during the month of January. Currently on an extensive national radio promotion tour, the accomplished Bell (he plays guitar and piano), wants to get up-close and personal with fans before he embarks on his national tour later this year.

Drake Bell released his album in December on 2006, lead by the first single "I Know" which continues to be a growing hit at radio and remains in rotation at MTV. Since his release, he has appeared ...
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Actor Drake Bell To Release Major Label Debut, "It's Only Time," Dec. 5

November 12th, 2006 8:00am EST
Drake Bell
"Live how you want to live/If you wanna be free." "Do What You Want"

For a 20-year-old, Drake Bell is an old soul when it comes to the music he listens to and plays on his Universal Motown Records debut It's Only Time.

Songs like the first single, "I Know," which sounds like it could have come off Rubber Soul, and the empowering, Elton John-like rocker "Do What You Want" boast a bittersweet pop sound, with catchy harmonies and plenty of exuberant vocal hooks, which is no wonder considering the Newport Beach, CA, native, whose mother is two-time world champion pool player Robin Do...
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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Pete Townshend Explains Long Delay Between Albums

October 28th, 2006 12:43pm EDT
The Who
Pete Townshend has revealed that friction between Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle held up the release of The Who's comeback album because the late bass player refused to let the singer hear raw tracks he had written. Townshend was stunned when Entwistle revealed he'd penned several new The Who songs at a band press conference in 2000 because, at the time, there were no plans to record a new album.

Charged by the announcement, the guitarist set about getting his bandmates in the studio but discovered Entwistle didn't want to get together with Daltrey.

He tells Rolling Stone magazi...
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Roger Daltrey To Guest Star on 'CSI'

October 11th, 2006 10:45am EDT
Roger Daltrey
It's the ultimate "Who-Dunnit" when Roger Daltrey, the legendary lead singer of the rock group The Who, guest stars in a surprise role that will keep viewers guessing, on an upcoming episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The song "Who Are You," by The Who, has served as the theme song for the series since its inception in 2000.
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