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The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video
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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 until 1989. Of course the...

The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)
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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 a few seconds earlier.

The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs
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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 Front Happy Jack Love, Reign...

The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output
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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 first new single in eight...

The Who: 5:15, Live at The Royal Albert Hall
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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 insane solo around the five-minute...

The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” Show Released
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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 the use of technology, including...

New Documentary on The Who’s “Tommy” Released
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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. 2013, includes previously unreleased footage...

The Who’s “Tommy” Gets Super Deluxe Reissue
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The Who’s “Tommy” Gets Super Deluxe Reissue

If The Who’s Tommy continues to thrill you more than 40 years after its release, get ready for your mind to be blown. The band has released a 4-disc super deluxe limited edition of the 1969 rock opera featuring a slew of demos and outtakes (including 20 previously unreleased tracks), live 1969 concert versions of songs from the record, and...

John Entwistle Band: Young Man Blues
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John Entwistle Band: Young Man Blues

Today we celebrate the life and music of John Entwistle, on his birthday. The Ox was a huge figure in the development of the bass guitar and is referred to as the greatest who ever lived. His classic bass lines for The Who inspired thousands to pick up the bass to emulate that huge signature tone. After The Who broke...

Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass
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Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass

Dean unveiled several new basses at NAMM this year including a 5-string version of the John Entwistle Hybrid bass. Sharing many of the features of the 4-string Hybrid, The Ox’s new signature model sports bolt-on construction with an alder body and a maple “C”-shaped neck. Other features include a pair of EMG HZ Humbucker pickups, a dual purpose die-cast bridge,...

John Entwistle: Isolated Bass on The Who’s “Sea And Sand”
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John Entwistle: Isolated Bass on The Who’s “Sea And Sand”

No Treble reader Miles Graf-Brennen shares this epic isolated bass (mostly) track of John Entwistle, performing along with the Who on “Sea And Sand”. We’ll let Miles set it up: “This is a pretty random choice, because the bass part on this album are so critical to both its lyrical emotion and its rocking drive. Listening to the isolated bass...

Won’t Get Fooled Again: John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass (Live, 1978)
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Won’t Get Fooled Again: John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass (Live, 1978)

Has there ever been anyone cooler than John Entwistle? I don’t think so, and here’s Exhibit A – the Ox’s isolated bass from “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, performed live in Shepperton, UK in 1978.