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Violinist Katie Jacoby was interviewed recently about her upcoming tour as member of The Who, performing with Roger Daltrey, her partner Scott Metzger and more.
Kung Fu performed a set of The Who covers during their special show at Brooklyn Bowl.
Legendary rockers The Who confirmed a 29-city tour in which the band will be joined by orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are working on a new album and will tour the United States this summer performing with local symphonies.
Listen to five isolated tracks showing off the incomparable style of The Who bassist John Entwistle, who died at age 57 on this date in 2002.
Saturday Stream celebrates Pete Townshend’s birthday today with a Spotify Playlist collecting
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Latest The Who Setlist
The Who at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
- I Can't Explain
- The Seeker
- Who Are You
- The Kids Are Alright
- I Can See for Miles
- My Generation
- Behind Blue Eyes
- Join Together
- You Better You Bet
- I'm One
- Love, Reign O'er Me
- Amazing Journey
- Pinball Wizard
- See Me, Feel Me
- Baba O'Riley
- Won't Get Fooled Again
- Batman Theme
About The Who
There are four names always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock ‘n’ Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
The Who was formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963. The the line up, after a couple of adjustments, established itself with Daltrey on lead vocals, Keith Moon on drums, John Entwistle on bass and Pete Townshend on lead guitar. Townshend, honouring his art student credentials, wrote (and still writes) music famous for having an ‘edge’, complemented by the wildly creative performance techniques of each member of the band.
It is generally acknowledged among rock aficionados that The Who in their heyday were the most exciting live band on the planet, with their Live at Leeds album (1970) hailed as the greatest live album of all time. The compositional skills of Townshend have always been way beyond the conventional, as is proven not only in classic songs like ‘My Generation’ and ‘Baba O’Riley’ but also in his two great rock operas (a form he more or less invented single-handed) Tommy and Quadrophenia.
Today, despite the deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwistle, The Who remain a potent force on the rock music scene. Their Concert for New York City appearance after the tragedy of 9/11 was a classic, as have been their annual performances at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2006, Pete Townshend wrote The Who’s first studio album for the new millennium, Endless Wire and the band toured Europe and the U. S. during 2006 and 2007.
The Who are still highly active, with Townshend continuing to write and seek new musical challenges and Daltrey still the charismatic frontman he’s always been.
The Black Keys will soon release ‘”Let’s Rock,”‘ their first new studio album since 2014’s ‘Turn Blue.’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney unveiled the ‘Let’s Rock’ track “Eagle Birds.”
Warren Haynes will lead Gov’t Mule through a set honoring the original Woodstock festival at this year’s Mountain Jam, which takes place on the site of the 1969 festival.
A posthumous new Prince album ‘Originals’ features 14 unreleased demos.
Bruce Springsteen will release the 13-track ‘Western Stars,’ his first album in five years, this June.
The soundtrack for ‘Echo In The Canyon’ features music from and inspired by the documentary film from Jakob Dylan, Neil Young, Beck, Cat Power, Jade Castrinos and more. Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos’ “Go Where You Wanna Go” is the soundtrack’s first single.