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.
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — also known as the Who — have released a new song, "Be Lucky." You can check it out below. The song marks the first new material to be credited to the band since their 2006 comeback album, Endless Wire. The song is from The Who Hits 50!, a new career-spanning archival set that will be released October 27.
“That album has the song ‘I Can See for Miles,’ which really put the hooks in me. The Who Sell Out is still weird now! Nobody does anything that cool today. It’s great and goes all over the map, musically speaking.
In this month's issue of Guitar World, we pay tribute to the high-flying genius of Pete Townshend by taking a look back at the Who's most creative — and most volatile — years. Townshend is also the latest guitar hero to be voted into our Hall of Fame in our annual readers poll, joining the likes of Kirk Hammett, Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan and other six-string legends.