What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string somewhere on it? Let's face it, if "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.
Check out this video of Roger Daltrey and Oasis' Liam Gallagher joining forces for a performance of the Who's classic "My Generation" on a special celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the British television show, TFI Friday.
It's difficult to understate the importance of Townshend as a composer and a guitarist, and no shortage of great bands have taken a cue or two from the Who's songwriting wizard over the years. Several have even tipped their hats to the band by putting their own spin on one of the many classic cuts in the Who's back catalog.
Outside of Saturday Night Live, no other current TV show can boast as many impressive musical guests as The Simpsons. And The Simpsons has the edge because its many musical appearances are actually meant to be funny. Scores of rock icons—including three Beatles, two Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica—have appeared on the show as eight-fingered, yellow-tinted versions of themselves.
The Who will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “The Who Hits 50!” tour to North America in 2015. “The Who Hits 50!” tour will kick off April 15 in Tampa, Florida, and include 20 stops throughout the east before wrapping up May 30 in Forest Hills, New York.