Latest Pete Townshend Articles
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by The Who, Trampled By Turtles, Magic In The Other and Dualtone Record’s holiday compilation.
The Who added shows to their Moving On! Tour including their first performance in the Cincinnati area since their tragic concert there in 1979.
The Who released the third single, “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,” from their forthcoming 2019 album ‘Who.’
‘The Who: The Night That Changed Rock,’ a 60-minute documentary, will premiere on the 40th anniversary of a horrific event that took place before a The Who concert in Cincinnati.
The Who returns to the U.S. in 2020 for three spring dates of their Moving On! Tour that were originally supposed to take place this fall.
Stream “All This Music Must Fade,” the latest single from the upcoming new The Who album, ‘Who.’
About Pete Townshend
Peter Dennis Blandford “Pete” Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and author, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s, and, according to Eddie Vedder, “possibly the greatest live band ever.”
Townshend is the primary songwriter for The Who, having written well over one hundred songs for the band’s eleven studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus popular rock and roll radio staples like Who’s Next, and dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations like Odds & Sods. He has also written over one hundred songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays other instruments such as keyboards, banjo, accordion, synthesiser, bass guitar and drums, on his own solo albums, several Who albums, and as a guest contributor to a wide array of other artists’ recordings. Townshend has never had formal lessons in any of the instruments he plays.
Townshend has also been a contributor and author of newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts, as well as collaborating as a lyricist (and composer) for many other musical acts. Townshend was ranked #3 in Dave Marsh’s list of Best Guitarists in The New Book of Rock Lists, #10 in Gibson.com’s list of the top fifty guitarists, and #50 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Townshend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who in 1990.
Full Show Friday features a 1982 concert performed by the late Warren Zevon who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today.
The Avett Brothers announced a handful of summer tour dates.
Mike Gordon’s first set in Cincinnati on Thursday ended with a three-piece horn section contributing to three songs.
Umphrey’s McGee will reunite with Gene Ween for a Godboner set as part of UM’s three-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado this June.
Phish Summer Tour 2020 has been confirmed.