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45 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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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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The Who’s Pete Townshend Apologizes To Seven-Year Old

The Who's Pete Townshend has apologized for his onstage behavior in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he mouthed an obscenity at a man who attended the show with his young daughter.

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Pete Townshend Honored With The Les Paul Award

One of rock music's legendary guitarists was honored with an award named after another one of the genre's great axeman;  Pete Townshend went home from the TEC Awards with the Les Paul Award.

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Pete Townshend Says Analyzing His Lyrics Led Him to Therapy

Writing songs can be a cathartic process, but Pete Townshend says that it took some time analyzing his lyrics a little deeper before realizing he needed therapy. The singer told NBC's 'The Today Show' (quotes via NME) that looking at some of the darker songs he'd written brought him to that conclusion.

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Pete Townshend Says Police Told Him ‘We Knew You Weren’t a Pedophile’

A full 15 years after it was announced, Pete Townshend's memoir, 'Who I Am,' arrives on bookstore shelves today (Oct. 9) -- which, for Townshend, means reliving the 2003 legal troubles that he's always insisted stemmed from research he was doing for the book.

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The Who’s Pete Townshend Reveals How He Curated the ‘Quadrophenia’ Box Set

The reissue of the Who‘s rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ has been guided by the careful hand and direction of guitarist Pete Townshend. The new version is remastered and features Townshend’s demos of each song, as well as extensive liner notes. In a pair of videos, the guitarist shares his methodology behind the reissue.

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