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Rocker Says the Stones, the Who and Metallica ‘Blew It’

We've all been disappointed by a late-period record by one of our favorite bands, and to one extent or another, we've all engaged in an endless debate over whether it's better to burn out or fade away. For Buzz Osborne of the Melvins, the answer is neither; creativity takes effort, and he expects great artists to keep trying.

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Keith Moon
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Roger Daltrey Gets Behind Keith Moon Biopic

It's long been trapped in development limbo, but it looks like a movie about the wild life and times of Who drummer Keith Moon might finally be heading for theaters -- with support and creative input from one of Moon's former bandmates, no less.

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The Who, ‘Tommy: Super Deluxe Edition’ – Album Review

As everyone was trying to one-up each other in the later part of the '60s -- hoping to keep up with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and what it spawned -- Pete Townshend looked forward by looking back. While his contemporaries had psychedelic visions spiraling within their heads, the main songwriter and guitarist for the Who had something else in mind for his band.

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The Who Reveal Plans for 2015 Farewell Tour

Last week, Pete Townshend said that the Who would embark on one final tour in 2015. And apparently he means it this time. Sort of. Roger Daltrey recently clarified those plans, but confirmed that the group would indeed be performing its last batch of big shows in the near future.

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The Who Will Retire From the Road After 50th Anniversary Shows

The Who have announced that they will quit touring -- this time for good -- after they play a series of 50th-anniversary shows in 2015.

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Roger Daltrey Says Keith Moon Wouldn’t Want to Be an ‘Old Man’

Legendary Who drummer Keith Moon passed away more than 35 years ago, but he's still never far from Roger Daltrey's thoughts.

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35 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Who Are You’

The final album by the Who's original lineup was a product of its time. Released three years after its predecessor, 'The Who by Numbers' (which indeed sounded like the band on autopilot at times), 1978's 'Who Are You' had a lot to contend with, like punk rock, electronics insurgence and perhaps most importantly, a songwriter who seemed to be growing out of his band.

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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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Top 10 Who Songs

Like many of their contemporaries, the Who adapted to the constantly evolving '60s music scene by expanding their scope and sound. They just did it better than almost everyone else. They started off combining Pete Townshend's guitar-powere

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Roger Daltrey
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Roger Daltrey Announced as Patron of Brighton Institute of Modern Music

He already had one of the most famous voices on the planet and a Commander's rank in the Order of the British Empire, and now Who vocalist Roger Daltrey can add "first-ever patron of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music" to his list of distinguished achievements.

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Pete Townshend
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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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