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Attic Jam and Barnes & Noble concert pages are up!

March 5, 2015

Attic Jam and Barnes & Noble concert pages are up!

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller performed at a series of intimate Attic Jam concerts from 2005 to 2008, starting in London at the Bedford Arms and Oceanic Studios, then later at small clubs in the US on Pete's days off during The Who tours. The shows were a spin off from the popular In The Attic we...

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Pete Townshend solo catalogue is now available in digital formats

February 24, 2015

Pete Townshend solo catalogue is now available in digital formats

Pete Townshend's solo catalogue has been released this week in digital formats, and is now available for download and streaming from various digital distributors, including  iTunes and Spotify. Later in the year, the albums will be remastered and released on CD. The reissue programme is still i...

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MusiCares benefit concert to honor Pete Townshend

February 6, 2015

MusiCares benefit concert to honor Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend will be honored at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at the Best Buy Theatre in New York on May 28, 2015. He will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his ongoing charity work in supporting programs to help recovering addicts, including his dedication to the MusiC...

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Pete Townshend - an extended interview by Mark Blake

December 30, 2014

Pete Townshend - an extended interview by Mark Blake

To research his excellent new book PRETEND YOU’RE IN A WAR: THE WHO & THE SIXTIES, author Mark Blake interviewed nearly 100 key characters from Who history, including ex-bandmates, schoolmates, producers, girlfriends, roadies, and friends of the band and their management team. Mark left no stone...

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The Who wrap up UK leg of tour early

December 17, 2014

The Who wrap up UK leg of tour early

The final two shows in London that were scheduled for Dec 17 and 18  have been postponed to March 22 and 23, due to Roger Daltrey suffering from a throat infection. The final show in Cardiff on Monday was nearly cancelled too, but the band went ahead with the performance as scheduled. The final...

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Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia

December 1, 2014

Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia

Pete Townshend has created a new orchestral version of one of The Who’s landmark albums – ‘Quadrophenia’. The new incarnation of this classic rock opera is the latest chapter in Townshend’s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher...

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Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp

November 29, 2014

Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp

Pete Townshend is featured in an excellent new documentary on the history of the Marshall amplifier that aired last night on BBC4. The film tells the story of the "Father of Loud" Jim Marshall, who started out in a shop in West London near where Pete grew up, and went on to pioneer the legendary sou...

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The Who play Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after race concert

November 24, 2014

The Who play Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after race concert

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey kicked off The Who Hits 50 anniversary tour last night when they performed to a sell out crowd of 60,000 at the Formula 1 after-race show in du Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The concert closed out a star studded weekend of music that include...

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The Who honoured with blue plaque at Goldhawk Club

November 16, 2014

The Who honoured with blue plaque at Goldhawk Club

A special Blue Plaque in honour of The Who was unveiled by the Heritage Foundation today at the legendary Shepherd's Bush Club on Goldhawk Road in Shepherd's Bush London. At weekends on club nights in the '60s it was known as the Goldhawk Social Club. Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle...

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New interview with Irish Jack

November 7, 2014

New interview with Irish Jack

On the 16th of November this year, a blue plaque for The Who will be placed at the Goldhawk Club in Shepherd's Bush, London. To kick off the celebrations for that event, Irish Jack took time out on his 71st birthday today to answer a few of our questions about the early days of the Goldhawk Club. ...

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Orchestrated Quadrophenia!

November 4, 2014

Orchestrated Quadrophenia!

Pete Townshend recently attended a studio session with the London Oriana Choir at Air Studios in London, where work is underway to record an orchestral version of Quadrophenia slated to be released some time in 2015. The orchestration work was done by Pete’s partner Rachel Fuller, with assistance by...

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The Who announce North American tour

October 10, 2014

The Who announce North American tour

The Who have announced the 2015 North American dates for The Who Hits 50 anniversary tour that kicks off in Ireland and the UK next month. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Oct 11) at 10AM local time, and the general public sale starts next Friday (Oct 17) at 10AM local time. For more...

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New track by The Who, Be Lucky!

September 25, 2014

New track by The Who, Be Lucky!

Pete Townshend has written a new single for The Who, called Be Lucky. The song was recorded this summer at British Grove Studios in London and Yellow Fish Studios in Brighton, and will be released on the upcoming The Who Hits 50 2-CD collection, and as a single. All proceeds for the song download wi...

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New book on the early days of The Who hits the bookshelves this week

September 14, 2014

New book on the early days of The Who hits the bookshelves this week

Pete Townshend was once asked how he prepared himself for The Who’s violent live performances. His answer? ‘Pretend you’re in a war.’ For a band equally prone to furious infighting, this could have served as a motto. Between 1964 and 1969 The Who released some of the most dramatic, confrontational a...

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