I have followed Townshend, The Who’s guitarist and principal songwriter, since the mid-'70s, from listening to his tunes, seeing him perform and eventually having conversations with the man himself. At the New York Public Library’s October 8 Q&A event to discuss Townshend's new autobiography, Who I Am, I've come full circle, back into strictly listening mode. It's the place the veteran rock star feels most at ease. He speaks, we listen.
Members of Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Deep Purple, Mountain, Def Leppard, Yes, Asia and more are scheduled to appear on Who Are You: An All Star Tribute to The Who, which will be released October 2 via Cleopatra Records.
Pete Townshend of The Who will be presented with the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The TEC Awards will take place Friday, January 25, at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2013 NAMM Show.
To urge the British government towards a more comprehensive set of measures to quell the problem of Piracy in the U.K., several notable musicians have signed a letter urging British Prime Minister David Cameron to encourage him to put more pressure on websites, search engines and advertisers to help put pirates out of business for good.
With Led Zeppelin and the remaining Beatles out of the question for the 2012 London Olympics, the organizers of the event approached another rock legend about playing the closing ceremony: Keith Moon, legendary drummer for the Who.