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The Who Announce 2016 Wembley SSE Arena Gig as Roger Daltrey Recovers

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After postponing their The Who! Hits 50 North American tour, the Who will reconvene at the UK's SSE Arena come 2016 as Roger Daltrey gains strength while recovering from meningitis.READ MORE

Jean-Michel Jarre poses at Palais des Festivals on January 26, 2013

Stream Jean Michel Jarre 'Electronica Pt. 1: The Time' Featuring M83, Armin van Buuren, Moby

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Legendary French electronic producer Jean-Michel Jarre has released his staggering 19th album Electronic Part 1: The Time Machine. The new age album features collaborations with collaborations with an eclectic mix of artists including Armin van Buuren, Boys Noize, Moby, Pete Townshend, M83, Lang Lang, Gesaffelstein and othersREAD MORE

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The Who! Hits 50 North American Tour Postponed Due to Roger Daltrey's Viral Meningitis

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The Who's highly anticipated 50th anniversary and final tour has been pushed back due to doctors orders concerning the health of band member Roger Daltrey. Trailing a series of postponements and mystery illnesses, the singer has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and cautioned to lay low for the rest of the year, forcing he and Pete Townshend to hold off on the remaining The Who Hits 50! North American tour dates.READ MORE

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The Who Play Final Hometown Gig at London's Hyde Park [WATCH]

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Last night's Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival, which sold out 65,000 tickets in advance, was most likely The Who's last performance in their hometown. Although Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are no strangers to announcing farewell tours, it seems their performance at London's Hyde Park will be their last.READ MORE

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Pete Townshend Hints at End of the Road for The Who

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After 50 years, eleven studio albums and endless gigs around the world, guitarist Pete Townshend confirmed in an interview that The Who will most likely see the end of its run this year.READ MORE

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Bruce Springsteen Plays 'My Generation' With the Who at Benefit Concert [WATCH]

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The 11th annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert took place Thursday night at New York's Best Buy Theater with an evening dedicated to music of the Who, complete with performances by Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile and Billy Idol.READ MORE

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Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend Announce 'Celebrating The Who' Concert

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and guitarist Pete Townshend are joining forces to put on a benefit concert May 14 in Chicago. The event, titled "Celebrating The Who," will pay tribute to one of England's greatest groups all while raising money for Teen Cancer America. Other members of The Who's current touring band will help provide the music, including drummer Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr.READ MORE

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The Who's Roger Daltrey Says There's No 'Anger' in Modern Music: Singer Slams Record Business

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Every so often, one of music's elder statesmen will chime in about how different things are nowadays -- remember when Gene Simmons pronounced rock 'n' roll dead? Roger Daltrey of The Who has been vocal about what is missing from today's music scene. Last year, the frontman said there were no movements happening in music. He offered more comments recently, saying that bands today lack anger in their material. "There's not enough anger out there in the music," he told 'The Standard.' "And there's not a lot of contemplation in the lyrics, it's all very sweet ... but that's the iPhone generation." The singer took aim at the music business as well, saying that it has been "stolen" by big business.READ MORE

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The Who to Reissue Entire Catalog on Vinyl: Remastered 'Tommy,' 'Quadrophenia' and Others Out in March

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The Who turned 50 recently, and they are celebrating with an exhaustive world tour and a recently announced reissue of their entire catalog on vinyl. According to the band's website, all 11 studio albums will be back in stores March 24, completely remastered with original album artwork. Fans can relive classics like "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia" in addition to a bonus, two-LP version of the group's "The Who Hits 50!" greatest hits collection.READ MORE

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Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Oasis's Liam Gallagher Among Guest Performers at The Who Tribute Concert [WATCH]

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Last night, Nov. 11, rock legends The Who held their annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert in London, featuring guest performances by Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, among many others. According to "Rolling Stone," the evening was hosted by The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, though guitarist and lead songwriter Pete Townshend reportedly stayed home, with Daltrey saying the legendary guitarist would “rather do anything than hear his songs played back to him.” Liam Gallagher gave his first public performance since the break-up of his band Beady Eye three weeks ago, singing The Who’s 1965 hit “My Generation,” which he had frequently performed in concert with Oasis. Check out his performance here:READ MORE

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The Who Working on 12th Studio Album: 'We've Done One Song and We're Going To Do a Whole Album'

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With news of a potential farewell tour reaching the public yesterday, another nugget from The Who slipped through the cracks.READ MORE

The Who founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

The Who to Release 'The Who Hits 50' Compilation Featuring First New Music in Eight Years

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In celebration of their 50th anniversary, rock legends The Who will release a two-disc, career-spanning compilation album titled The Who Hits 50 Oct. 27, radio.com reported.READ MORE

One For You, One For Me: Solo and Group Albums Released The Same Year from Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend and Lil Wayne, More

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The more famous an act becomes, the more tempting it is for popular members to head out and do their own thing. It's tougher when you're still affiliated with a band or act however. Check out seven examples of performers who went solo and compare to see which album ended up being the better option, at least at the time.READ MORE

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8 Guitarists Who Are More Famous Than Their Lead Singers: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, And More

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It's pretty common for a band's lead vocalist to be its most famous member, whether or not they actually deserve it (Ozzy Osbourne...), but there are some cases where the lead vocalist is actually outshone by the guitarist. Here are eight guitarists who are more famous than their lead singers.READ MORE

Six Lead Vocalists Who Don't Write Their Own Lyrics: Ozzy Osbourne, Roger Daltrey, and more

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It's totally reasonable to assume that each member of a band writes his or her own parts: the guitarist writes the guitar parts, the bassist writes bass lines, and the vocalist writes the lyrics. However, there are some rare cases where someone in the band other than the vocalist writes the lyrics. Here are six examples of bands whose vocalists don't write their own lyrics.READ MORE

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