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Pete Townshend Explains Long Delay Between Albums

10/28/2006 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...

Roger Daltrey To Guest Star on 'CSI'

10/11/2006 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.

Eric Clapton Suffers Hearing Loss From Years Of Loud Performances

9/12/2006 9:43am EDT
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton is going deaf - because of his own rock concerts. The legendary guitarist has revealed he suffers from mild tinnitus, ringing in the ears, and is convinced his excessively loud performances with Cream back in the 60s are to blame.

He told Daily Express newspaper: "My hearing isn't ruined, but if I stop and listen I've got whistling all the time which I suppose is a mild tinnitus. I probably had two 100-watt stacks at the height of things and I would turn one on for guitar solos. It was just mad!"

Clapton isn't the only 60s musician losing his hearing. The Who frontman...

Drew Barrymore Can't Keep Her Hands Off Boyfriend

7/11/2006 10:16am EDT
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore and her Strokes boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti got frisky while watching legendary rock band The Who. The couple watched Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey's closing set at Scottish music festival T in the Park from backstage, but they couldn't keep their hands off each other.

The actress and the drummer, who had performed earlier, kissed and hugged while the rock legends played a host of classic hits, including 'Substitute' and 'My Generation'. However, Drew, 31, was almost stopped from going backstage to see her lover because she has dyed her hair brown. A security guard sto...

The Who To Play Webcast Concert For Charity

6/30/2006 10:06am EDT
The Who
The Who are set to make history by becoming the first band ever to broadcast an entire concert over the internet. The legendary rock band - consisting of original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend - headline London's Hyde Park Calling music festival on Sunday, and are offering fans the chance to download the whole set for just 99 cents from

All money raised from the webcast will benefit organisations supported by Townshend's Double O charity, including the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The guitarist...

Roger Daltrey Talks About Going Deaf, New CD and Tour

3/20/2006 10:25am EST
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey is going deaf. The Who frontman has revealed years of rocking stadiums around the world has taken its toll - and forced him to swap raucous hits for classical music. He said: "If I'm playing any music at home these days it's probably classical, mainly because I haven't got much hearing left. What I have got left, I want to keep."

However, the 62-year-old has confessed he can't wait to get back on the road. The Who are setting off on a European tour this summer and are working on a new album.

He revealed in an interview: "It will come out when it is ready. I think we ...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 1; February 29

3/1/2006 3:00am EST
Ron Howard
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...

New Music From The Who?

11/23/2005 12:04pm EST
The Who
Roger Daltrey wants to write a rock song for pensioners. The Who frontman, 61, who famously sang "Hope I die before I get old" wants to pen an anthem for the elderly with bandmate Pete Townshend. The legendary rockers hope to sing about their gripes with life at retirement age. Daltrey revealed: "It's always frustrated me that rock 'n' roll and its statement about youth. Old age has its own problems and it'd be great for Townshend to put those words into music. I think he is one of the only writers that can drag rock n roll into its old age with purpose."

The veteran rockers, who recen...

Roger Daltrey of The Who Recieves Gold Badge Award

10/27/2005 9:08am EDT
Roger Daltrey
Legendary The Who star Roger Daltrey has collected a prestigious award for his contribution to musical entertainment. The rock hero - who is still lead singer of the iconic band - scooped a coveted Gold Badge Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

The 61-year-old - who has also been made a Commander of The British Empire for his services to music, the entertainment industry and charity - collected the accolade at a star-studded bash at London's swanky Savoy Hotel on Oct. 26.

Earlier this year Daltrey revealed he refuses to listen to music by The Who because h...