The biggest story coming out of The Who’s tour kickoff was guitarist Pete Townshend leaving early.
Jones tells CBS Local that though he’s proud of his time in the band, he “would have given anything not to have joined The Who and to have Keith [Moon] alive and kicking.”
The Who is preparing to go on a tour where they’ll perform their 1973 classic, Quadrophenia, in full. But while they’re on the road, Pete Townshend’s musical collaborator, Rachel Fuller, is preparing a symphonic rendition of the album.
The Who will once again hit the road this November, but if you prefer to see the younger version of the band (with now-deceased original members John Entwistle and Keith Moon), you’ll want to pick up The Who Live In Texas ’75 on DVD, due out October 9.
When longtime fan of The Who Ed McConnell first bought his tickets to see the band in Providence, R.I. in 1979 for only $11, he had no idea a cancellation was coming. Until this year, he thought the stub would be useless.
While artists speaking out against music piracy is nothing new, a formidable collection of UK music stars are urging British Prime Minister David Cameron to take action in the matter.
Not a big “rock opera” guy, but I LOVE Tommy…
“We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics… and just shows the great music that has come out of this country,” Daltrey said. “This country has put some fabulous music out into the world.”
“What I remember of the size of Mick Jagger’s penis — I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty,” Townshend said. “I don’t remember anything about Roger’s… and wouldn’t dare to mention it. Let’s hope that makes the Internet!”
The Who will kick off a 37-date tour on November 1st in which they’ll perform their 1973 double album “Quadrophenia” in its entirety, in addition to a handful of hits.