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  • The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

    The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

    Much of John Entwistle’s best bass work is showcased in a new collection from The Who. Maximum A’s and B’s compiles the band’s complete singles discography into a five-disc box set. The collection has 86 tracks from their time with four labels: Brunswick, Reaction, Track, and Polydor. It begins with songs they released as The... »

  • The Who: Eminence Front (Live)

    The Who: Eminence Front (Live)

    The Who’s It’s Hard was one of the first albums I bought on vinyl, back in 1982. I always loved John Entwistle’s bass line on “Eminence Front.” I decided to check out the album again, which brought me to this live performance from their tour stop in Toronto that year. The Ox throws in some... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle

    Stuart Clayton has released another video and preview of the upcoming revamp of his book Giants of Bass. This time around, his focus is on bass legend John Entwistle. “This track is a nod to classic tracks by The Who such as ‘The Real Me’, ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ – among others,”... »

  • The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

    The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

    The first official video release of a 1982 Shea Stadium show by The Who has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray. Featuring restored video and newly mixed sound, the concert shows a band in its last days with its second drummer Kenney Jones. The tour promoted the band’s album It’s Hard, and would be its last... »

  • The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)

    The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)

    No isolated bass week would be complete without including John Entwistle. Here’s The Ox’s isolated bass track on “Pinball Wizard”… The creator of this track says it was taken from a live version of the track, and not the studio recording. That would explain why the bass starts at the 36 second mark, and not... »

  • The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

    The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

    If John Entwistle’s iconic bass lines for The Who have always eluded you, a new book has arrived to help out. from Alfred Publishing will help you play some of the late, great rock bassist’s most famous lines. The transcriptions in the 104-page book include: Baba O’Riley Bargain Behind Blue Eyes Boris the Spider Eminence... »

  • The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output

    The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output

    As The Who celebrates the 50th anniversary of its recording career with a 2014-15 tour, it’s also releasing a greatest hits collection, , as part of the celebration. While the 2-CD set features work from late, great bassist John Entwistle (including “Boris the Spider” on which he also sings lead), it also features The Who’s... »

  • The Who: 5:15, Live at The Royal Albert Hall

    The Who: 5:15, Live at The Royal Albert Hall

    When it comes to a huge bass tone, it doesn’t get much bigger than John Entwistle’s signature sound. Today we’re celebrating The Ox’s birthday with a clip that proves that point. Taken from The Who’s performance at Royal Albert Hall in 2000, Entwistle lays down a mighty groove on the song “5:15” before taking an... »

  • The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” Show Released

    The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” Show Released

    Did you miss The Who’s 2013 tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of mod rock opera Quadrophenia? No worries — you can catch it now in this captured on July 8, 2013 at London’s Wembley Arena. Pino Palladino played in the place of the late John Entwistle — for most of the show. However, through... »

  • New Documentary on The Who’s “Tommy” Released

    New Documentary on The Who’s “Tommy” Released

    It may feel like all the stories about The Who’s legendary 1969 concept album Tommy have all been told, but , reveals the full history and cultural impact of the rock album-turned-film, then Broadway musical, about a “deaf, dumb and blind” pinball-playing messiah figure. The film, a documentary that aired on the BBC in Aug.... »