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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’s 2004 Isle Of Wight Festival Released On Blu-Ray/DVD

    The Who’s 2004 Isle Of Wight Festival Released On Blu-Ray/DVD

    The Who’s return to the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004 was important for several reasons. First, it was the first time playing the festival since their legendary 1970 performance. It had just been restarted in 2002 after a long absence. Secondly, it was the first time the band played in their home country since... »

  • 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... »

  • The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows. Between Pino Palladino in the The Who and Wilkenfeld’s band, these shows are going to... »

  • The Who Celebrates 50th with Concert Recordings

    The Who Celebrates 50th with Concert Recordings

    The Who’s June 26 concert in London’s Hyde Park is now available for purchase on CD and video as Live In Hyde Park. The show – part of the band’s 50th anniversary tour – featured original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. Bassist Pino Palladino played parts made famous by the late John Entwistle. At... »

  • 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... »

  • “An Evening of Who Music” Benefit Concert to Feature Geddy Lee and Others

    “An Evening of Who Music” Benefit Concert to Feature Geddy Lee and Others

    The Who is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and they’re doing some important work. The band has announced they’ll be performing at a benefit concert on November 11th in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The “house band” for the event will include Simon Townshend, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Billy Nicholls, Frank Simes, Loren... »

  • 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’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.... »