Guns N' Roses performed a special set last night (May 13) to warm up for their upcoming headlining gig at the Rock on the Range Festival. Along with a myriad of classics, GN'R actually busted into a cover of the Who anthem 'The Seeker.'
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.
Eight A-list artists have been named as performers at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert in New York City next month. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Who are just three of the classic rock acts who've agreed to play the Madison Square Garden event. More are expected to be named in coming weeks.
While the Olympians fight it out to win their gold, silver and bronze, the entertainment world is placing bets on what world famous artists might be featured in the closing ceremony on Sunday (Aug. 12).
It only took 33 years but at long last the remaining ticket holders of the 1979 cancelled Who show have reason to celebrate — they’ve just traded in their tickets in exchange for new ones to the band’s February 2013 show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
The 2012 Summer Olympics is all about the sports, but the entertainment portion of the festivities isn’t exactly anything to sneeze at. The Who lead the latest batch of performers that will help celebrate this year’s event.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend would like to see digital retailer iTunes do more to help artists, especially new artists. During the inaugural John Peel Lecture on Monday night Townshend, as promised, questioned if music could survive the cyber world.