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I Interview Ian "Mac" McLagan of the Legendary Small Faces About Their New (and Amazing!) Box Set

Binky Philips | Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When Punk broke out in all its angry ugly anti-glory, only The Who and Small Faces were immune from their sulphuric disdain. It's obvious why. Small Faces were punks. Punks with world-class chops.

Reissue Roundup 3: The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, Frank Sinatra, CCR and Humble Pie, Plus Keith Chagall's Kennedy Tribute

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Do The Beatles now collectively have more "previously unreleased" tracks than all of their official albums collectively?

"Who's Psychotic Next?" A Critical Review of Pete Townshend's Memoir

George Rajna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Townshend's insightful autobiography is worthwhile in how it accounts his creative process in creating music. This memoir is comprehensive, intimate, and candid. The memoir uniquely explores deeply into Townshend's mental state and psyche.

One Direction: Pour Some Midnight Memories on Me, Baba

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Elle Salzberg

In a world where #ThrowbackThursdays and #FlashbackFridays dominate social media, I wonder, do teen girls -- who seem to live in a constant state of nostalgia -- get the clear '70s/'80s references?

Movie Review: 12-12-12

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's new film, 12-12-12 would be worth seeing if only for the moment where James Dolan loses his temper because of a technical glitch.

Who Cares: Chatting With Roger Daltrey, It's Casual's Eddie Solis and INVSN's Dennis Lyxzen, Control Visits Chic-A-Go-Go, Plus a Stangeheart Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We just went into the studio with the ambition to put out as good a music as we could do and we didn't really worry about whether it was going to be successful. We put it out there and it catches the public's imagination."

The End Is Near For The Who

Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

The time is coming for The Who to bid their fans adieu. The famed rock band announced plans this week to stop playing live after their next world t...

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

Yes, I Really Bought Eric Clapton's CREAM Guitar Case, Too!

Binky Philips | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I know reruns can be a yawn... but, I think you'll dig this story, whether for the first time, or as a wistful little revisit three years later...

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

How Does The Who Feel About One Direction?

rollingstonelogo | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By Ryan Reed Pete Townshend has responded to One Direction fans furious over an Internet rum...

Summer of 1970, Part II: Gopher-ing for the Coolest Guitar Shop in New York City, Wearing My Granny Takes A Trip Boots, and Meeting "Keith Richards With..."

Binky Philips | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When last we were wasting time together, I'd been in London for 13 days during the second half of June, 1970. I'd plunked down the enormous sum of $65.00 U.S. for a pair of wild custom-made boots from the coolest clothes/shoes store in the world, Granny Takes A Trip.

LATE JUNE, 1970: An Amazing Autograph, Heatwave in London, Granny Takes A Trip, Thunderclap Newman Shows Up and, Yes, 'Gimme Dat Ting'

Binky Philips | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The epicenter of Rock Cool on planet Earth. Not hyperbolic whatsoever, actually.

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

Don't Waste Your Favorite Song On Your First Wedding

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Maybe Karma was trying to tell me something about me and marriage that night -- I had the right song, just the wrong version.

Spring of 1968: I Watch Pete Townshend Buy Over 30 Guitars

Binky Philips | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Unlike the rumors I'd heard at the time that he was secretly ruining knock-off pieces of junk, Pete Townshend really was trashing copious amounts of really expensive guitars.

Excerpt: London, 1971 - Two New York Idiots Look for Their Own Keith Moon and John Entwistle

Binky Philips | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The actual zygote moment of The Planetsʼ inception took place, beyond appropriately enough, at The Whoʼs first full length concert in New York City on July 8, 1967.

45 Years Ago: April 5th and 6th, 1968... The Who Debut at the Fillmore East the Night After MLK Jr.'s Assassination

Binky Philips | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For a great many of us tender shoots, rock music was oxygen, the air we breathed. This opening had been fiercely anticipated. That worn-out dump in the seedy East Village was now... Mecca!

Pete Townshend and I Bump Into Each Other at an Adam Ant Show

Binky Philips | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Suddenly, he grabbed me full-force, pulled me to him, and gave me a hug so tight, his arms wrapped around my torso, that my breathing was constricted. And, he wouldn't let go. So, neither did I.

The Who Guitarist Apologizes For Swearing At Child

Posted 03.06.2013 | Celebrity

Pete Townshend has issued an apology after he swore at a 7-year-old girl during his performance of "Quadrophenia" in Hamilton, Ontario on Feb. 19. ...

1977: My Band is Signing With Warner Brothers Records! Thin Lizzy's Producer is Set to Do Our Album! In London! At The Who's Recording Studio! And... Then...

Binky Philips | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Looking back, it was an undeniably fertile creative moment in New York City. Things were coalescing and I was in the thick of it.

Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

To know Pete Townshend a little is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more.

From Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin to The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Green Day: A Conversation with Bob Gruen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Talking Bout the Generations: Thoughts on the 12/12/12 Concert Benefit

Maddy Lederman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maddy Lederman

Which was more amazing for you: the artistic achievement of this concert, the amount of money it raised to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, or the historic way the evening was shared around the world?