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The 2008 Music Quiz

January 1st, 2009 11:00am EST
As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months.

In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been a great deal of celebrity tittle-tattle to report about.

From pop pregnancies, marriages and splits to high and low notes, it has been a rock 'n' roller coaster ride of fun, horror and giggles.

But will you be the party animal or the party pooper when it comes to the quiz to end all pop quizzes this year?

Put down your eggnog and switch off the TV, for it's time to ...

Ne-Yo Added To Streisand Tribute

November 26th, 2008 9:25am EST
Ne-Yo has joined a host of stars including Beyonce Knowles who will be pay tribute to Barbra Streisand at the annual Kennedy Center Honors gala in December.

Knowles will perform Streisand's The Way We Were and Ne-Yo, who penned Beyonce's mega-hit Irreplaceable, will sing another of the music legend's famous tracks, according to Queen Latifah is also rumored to be in talks to join the performers on the big night.

Movie star Morgan Freeman and The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will also be among those honored at the 31st annual gala in Washington, D.C. on Dec...

Michael J. Fox Rocks With The Who

November 6th, 2008 11:57am EST
Michael J. Fox
Veteran rockers The Who surprised fans at their New York City gig on Wednesday night when they brought out Michael J. Fox as their special guest.

The band took to the stage in the Big Apple as part of Fox's annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event. And the charity bash was given a special boost as the Back To The Future actor, a Parkinson's sufferer himself, joined The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend for a rendition of Magic Bus.

Fox rocked out with Townshend as the pair traded riffs throughout the track as he declared: "This is almost worth get...

The Who Honored By Foos And Pearl Jam

July 14th, 2008 10:03am EDT
The Who
Legendary rockers The Who were honored by the Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam on Saturday at the third VH1 Rock Honors ceremony.

The annual event pays tribute to bands who have influenced the sound of rock music. Other groups including The Flaming Lips, Incubus and Tenacious D were also present at the event in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the British music legends.

Actor/singer Jack Black showed his admiration for the My Generation hit-makers before his performance, saying, "It's an honor to honor what I consider to be the greatest band of all time. Wanna know why they were the grea...

'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 ...

The Who To Collect VH1 Rock Honor

March 26th, 2008 2:55pm EDT
The Who
Veteran rockers The Who will be the only band feted at the upcoming 2008 VH1 Rock Honors event in Los Angeles.

Original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform at the July 12 ceremony, alongside acts who'll pay tribute to the British legends.

Bosses at music TV network VH1 have in previous years heralded a number of bands at its Rock Honors event, including Heart, ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne.

But, at this year's third annual ceremony, The Who will be the only act honored.

Original band members Keith Moon and John Entwistle died in 1978 and 2002 respectively.

Notes & Quotes

March 20th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey sings the National Anthem at a hacky sack tournament in Adam Sandler's new comedy You Don't Mess With The Zohan.

Halle Berry has named her new-born daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry. She says, "We didn't have a name picked out until just before we left the hospital. For us it was hard to name the most important person in our life until we met her."

"I don't have a persona. I just am who I am. I said 'f---' in an interview once, and my publicist was like, 'Good! It gives you edge!' I was like, 'What do you mean? I need an edge? Well, I can say f--- in another interview.'" A...

Roger Daltrey Headlines Children's Charity Concert

February 20th, 2008 5:13pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey will be among the stars performing at a benefit concert for U.K. charity ChildLine in March. The "Won't Get Fooled Again" singer will be joined by Deep Purple stars Ian Paice and Glenn Hughes, The Zombies and Marillion at the inaugural ChildLine Rocks concert at London's IndigO2 venue.

Also playing at the event are Fish and Thunder, while Oasis star Noel Gallagher and Status Quo have donated guitars for a fundraising auction to take place at the gig.

ChildLine is a 24-hour help line to aid kids in distress or danger.

(This news article provide...

Roger Daltrey Recruits Muse For Charity Concert

February 19th, 2008 12:08pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who star Roger Daltrey has recruited British rockers Muse to perform at his series of annual charity concerts in London.

Daltrey set up the gigs to help raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, of which he is a patron. The first concert in 2000 was headlined by his own band The Who and made $2.4 million for the charity.

And Muse is the latest act to get on board with the fundraising event - other stars to have performed at Daltrey's event include Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and The Coral.

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Roger Daltrey Gave Led Zeppelin Ticket To Charity

February 18th, 2008 2:37pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey was offered a coveted ticket to see Led Zeppelin's comeback gig - but gave it up for charity. The musician was desperate to see the reformed band take to the stage in December, but felt so guilty about going for free, he auctioned the tickets.

He says, "I did want to see Led Zeppelin and I could get a ticket but I felt bad about going. I didn't think it was right that I should have that privilege and thought it would be morally wrong for me to join the celebrity bandwagon that went. Led Zep was incredibly generous and gave our charity four tickets which ...

The Who To Revive 'Tommy' Opera

February 15th, 2008 11:10am EST
The Who
The Who stars Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are planning on reviving the band's legendary rock opera Tommy to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

The group released the ground-breaking album in 1969 which was turned into a 1975 film starring frontman Roger Daltrey, as well as a stage version. And now Townshend has revealed the pair is in talks to bring back the musical, which includes the classic hit Pinball Wizard, to the stage next year.

He says, "I'm keen to do something to celebrate 40 years of Tommy. Of course, it would probably involve me and Roger in some form."


Roger Daltrey Shocked By The Beatles Sanity

December 5th, 2007 12:37pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey is shocked The Beatles didn't "go mad" at the height of their fame in the 1960s. The star concedes although his band's level of fame never matched that of the infamous four-piece, he sympathizes with the incessant attention bestowed upon the group.

He says, "I can't imagine what their life must have been like. It must have been a nightmare. I can see why people go completely mad in this business. They couldn't go out. We had a few years of screaming girls, but that was it."

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Slash Performs 'Sweet Child O' Mine' For The First Time In A Decade

November 16th, 2007 8:41am EST
Rocker Slash performed the solo to Guns N' Roses anthem "Sweet Child O' Mine" for the first time in more than a decade when he stopped by the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles last week.

The guitarist told stunned wannabe rockers taking tips from this year's camp advisers Roger Daltrey, Jack Bruce, Joe Walsh and Vince Neil when he agreed to "have a go" at performing the solo.

The nervous rock star said, "I haven't played it since probably the last Guns N' Roses show, and that was in 1996. You just don't go back and play your songs unless you're doing them in concert."


Roger Daltrey Salutes Drummer Kenney Jones

November 8th, 2007 9:53am EST
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey has poured praise on former band mate Kenney Jones for having the guts to talk about his tempestuous time as The Who's drummer in a new documentary. The rocker forced Jones, who replaced Keith Moon in the lineup, out of the band in the late 1980s - after he'd provided beats for Daltrey and Pete Townshend for a decade.

The My Generation singer was pleasantly surprised when Jones agreed to talk about his time with The Who for new documentary Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who.

He says, "It took a lot of courage for Kenney to do that... I'm sure it's still painful...

Notable Quotables

November 7th, 2007 6:00pm EST
Crocodile Hunter
"He was hot in the cot." Steve Irwin's widow Terri admits the Crocodile Hunter was good in bed.

"I think they'd be very unlucky to have me." Daniel Radcliffe has snubbed a career in the British Army.

"Unless you like dressing like it's 1995, pull 'em up... and leave the muscle shirts to the bodybuilders" Sexy R&B star Ashanti hates seeing men in sagging jeans and inappropriate T-shirts.

"We've got time, we'll do both." Angelina Jolie on her plans to adopt and conceive more kids.

"I was pretty impressed with George Clooney. I knew he was getting heaps of tail, but he woul...

The Who Vow To Never Stop Touring

November 5th, 2007 11:16am EST
The Who
Veteran rockers The Who have vowed to never stop touring - because they want to enjoy their renewed popularity for as long as possible.

Frontman Roger Daltrey and fellow surviving member Pete Townshend are soon set to embark on yet another tour of Japan and Australia, just months after finishing a lengthy world tour spanning much of 2006 and 2007.

And despite both being in their sixties, the duo have no plans to retire.

Daltrey, 63, says, "We don't want to stop now. We don't want the long hiatuses like we used to have. At this time in our lives you can't take liberties with ...

Roger Daltrey Stops Swinging His Mic

November 2nd, 2007 10:15am EDT
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey's failing eyesight has ended the rocker's trademark microphone-swinging stage antics. The Who frontman worries he'll look foolish if her hurls a microphone into the air and then loses it in the lights.

And, after almost blinding Gary Glitter during rehearsals for The Who's Quadrophenia shows in London a decade ago - when he hit him with a stray mic - Daltrey has decided to retire his famous stage technique.

He says, "I got very good at it. I could probably have taken a cigarette out of someone's mouth (swinging the microphone). I wouldn't dare try it now, because I ...

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...

Rolling Stones Guitarist Declined 'CSI' Guest Spot

October 16th, 2007 8:57am EDT
Ronnie Wood
Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood has turned down the chance to guest star on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation after rocker pal Roger Daltrey warned him it's too tough.

The guitarist declined to take the part of a safe-cracker in the TV drama after The Who frontman told him how hard filming his own cameo on the show was. Daltrey played a master of disguise on an episode of the hit show in 2006.

Wood tells the UK's Virgin Radio, "They wanted me to be Uncle Ron the safe cracker, but I saw Roger Daltrey do a guest appearance (and) he said it was all too much - no time to ...

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:...

Roger Daltrey: 'Pete Doherty Has A Death Wish'

September 6th, 2007 2:14pm EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who legend Roger Daltrey is convinced troubled British rocker Pete Doherty will die young.

Daltrey has lost two of his bandmates to alcohol and drug problems - drummer Keith Moon died in 1978 of an overdose on Clomethiazole, which he had been taking in a bid to wean himself off alcohol, while bassist John Entwistle died of a heart attack induced by cocaine in 2002.

Babyshambles frontman Doherty checked into rehab last month in a bid to kick his drug addiction, after several unsuccessful attempts over the last few years.

Despite Doherty's rehab stay, Daltrey remains pessim...

Roger Daltrey Attacks British Government Over Royalty Law

July 25th, 2007 12:02pm EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who's Roger Daltrey has launched a stinging attack on the British government, accusing Prime Minister Gordon Brown of failing to look after the country's musicians by protecting their royalties. The rocker, 63, is angry the Department of Culture has rejected calls to extend the period of time during which musicians are entitled to receive royalty payments for the songs they write.

Under current U.K. law, artists are allowed to claim royalties for 50 years, while authors, playwrights and composers are entitled to copyright protection for their whole lives - and 70 years after their...

Who Frontman Attacks 'Live Earth' Gigs

May 21st, 2007 9:42am EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has blasted this summer's series of "Live Earth" concerts across the globe, branding them 'un-environmental' for the amount of air pollution flying the stars in for the gigs will cause.

The singer believes the amount of fuel needed to put on the concert contradicts the whole reason the event is being held in the first place - to raise awareness about climate change.

He says, "The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert... I can't believe it. Let's burn even more fuel. We have problems with global warming, but the questions and the answers are s...

Roger Daltrey Biography Back On

April 24th, 2007 3:45pm EDT
Roger Daltrey
A biography on rocker Roger Daltrey, which bandmate Pete Townshend halted 20 years ago, is back on after writer Jalanne Barnes convinced the guitarist it wouldn't be a hatchet job. Townshend, who has been working on his own autobiography for years, urged Barnes to dismiss plans to pen a Daltrey book in the late 1980s - a decade after she had started work on the project, called Behind Daltrey's Eyes.

In a posting on, Barnes reports, "When Pete Townshend discovered I was writing a biography about Roger Daltrey, he told me a book about The Who's lead singer could...

Roger Daltrey Gives Cancer Survivor The Stage

April 2nd, 2007 10:32am EDT
Roger Daltrey
Rocker Roger Daltrey stopped a performance mid-set to allow recovered cancer patient Daniel Jones propose to his girlfriend in front of 5,500 fans last Saturday. The legendary The Who musician and patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust was performing a gig at London's Royal Albert Hall for the charity when the 21-year-old fan popped the question to stunned girlfriend Beth Williams live on stage.

Jones, who beat bone cancer in 2003, attended the trust's Manchester unit, thanked Daltrey for supporting him.

Two years ago, Daltrey performed two concerts and raised $1.95 million for the ca...

Who Star Roger Daltrey Recovers From Infection

March 23rd, 2007 8:48am EDT
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has made a full recovery from a serious viral infection, in time to finish the band's tour of North America. Daltrey walked off stage during the first song in Tampa, Florida last week suffering suspected bronchitis.

It later emerged he was suffering a viral infection and dehydration and was put on medication. Several gigs were canceled, and bandmate Pete Townshend feared the illness would bring the tour to a premature end.

But Daltrey has battled back - and Townshend reveals he'll be back onstage in days. The guitarist says, "Roger is feeling and loo...

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 ...

Roger Daltrey's Serious Viral Infection Stalls Who Tour

March 20th, 2007 8:48am EDT
Roger Daltrey
Rock legends The Who's world tour has been thrown into jeopardy with news frontman Roger Daltrey is suffering a serious viral infection. Daltrey walked off stage during the first song in Tampa, Florida last week suffering from suspected bronchitis.

Bandmate Pete Townshend now reveals the rocker's condition is much worse, and he came close to being hospitalized.

The guitarist says, "It has been established that Roger had alarmingly low sodium levels, leading to problematic dehydration. He contracted a viral infection. It was recommended he go into hospital and go on a drip for a ...

The Who Cancel Mexico Show

March 17th, 2007 3:00pm EDT
The Who
Veteran rockers The Who have cancelled a concert in Mexico this weekend , because lead singer Roger Daltrey is still suffering from bronchitis.

They were forced to abandon a gig in Florida on Tuesday, after Daltrey walked off stage barely able to speak.

Despite earlier reports to the contrary by concert organizer Ocesa, the You Better You Bet stars have now confirmed the cancellation of another concert in Mexico City on Saturday.

They have yet to announce whether the date will be rescheduled.

Go to The Who's Starpulse Page for lots more, including photos, bio, and mo...

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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