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Pete Townshend Thinks the Who Are Finished (For Good This Time)

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have been clear about the Who's 50th anniversary dates marking the end of the band's large-scale touring, but in a new interview with MOJO, Townshend goes a step further, suggesting he's ready to close the book on the group completely.

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Pete Townshend Rails Against New Classical Album’s Chart Snub

Pete Townshend worked with credentialed classical-music figures on his new symphonic reinterpretation of Quadrophenia. But that doesn't mean the project has been wholly accepted in those circles.

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Listen to Pete Townshend’s New Song, ‘Guantanamo’

A new Pete Townshend compilation will include two new songs, including one called "Guantanamo" about the controversial military prison.

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46 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Gets Arrested at the Fillmore East

On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.

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Hear Pete Townshend’s New Classical Version of ‘Love Reign O’er Me’

Pete Townshend's new classical version of "Love Reign O'er Me" reworks the Who's 1973 classic features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, but no Roger Daltrey.

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Joan Jett, Billy Idol and More to Honor Pete Townshend

The punks will meet the godfather on May 28 at the Best Buy Theater in New York.

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Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey Collaborating for ‘Mods and Rockers’ TV Show

The two surviving members of the Who will co-produce a British TV series about the London music scene of the mid-'60s.

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Watch the Teaser Video for the Song Pete Townshend Wrote for ‘The Americans’

A new song by Pete Townshend, 'It Must Be Done,' is teased in a commercial for the FX show, 'The Americans.'

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Pete Townshend Writes Song For ‘The Americans’

A new Pete Townshend song will debut on FX's 'The Americans' on April 30.

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Pete Townshend Brings Peace to the Twitterverse

British boy band One Direction may have lifted a riff from the Who's songbook for their latest hit, 'Best Song Ever,' but Pete Townshend isn't getting upset about it.

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10 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Cleared On Child Porn Charges

Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.

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Pete Townshend Speaks of the ‘Hatred’ in the Who’s Early Days

So much of the Who's creative tension was the result of the fact that its members didn't particularly like each other. None of that is really any secret, but in a new interview, guitarist Pete Townshend discussed how they managed to work together despite all the animosity.

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