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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?

The Comfort of Growing Older

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

When I was in the 20s and 30s, a million questions filled my head -- would I get married, have kids, could I make a career out of writing, would I be promoted, would they like what I've written, would I lose my job, buy a house? All that noise made it tough to see the forests from the trees.

Music Must Change: The Who's 'Who Are You'

Lily Armstrong | Posted 02.13.2013 | Teen
Lily Armstrong

To say that The Who's album "Who Are You" is still relevant is an understatement, for it is not only still relevant, but it perhaps more relevant than it has ever been.

Pete Bennett Promoted Elvis, Beatles, Stones -- and Pete Bennett

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Pete became a sort of self-parody of the obnoxious promotion man. He photo-bombed so many stars -- mostly with their blessings but sometimes as a vaguely-positioned background figure -- that his photo op with the Pope led some to ask, "Who's that with Pete?"

What To Watch On TV This Week

Posted 11.26.2012 | TV

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we're looking ahead to some returning primetime favorites and also, saying farewell to a few shows until the new y...

Concert Whereabouts (Nov. 12 - Nov 18)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 01.12.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Legends, distant memories and old friends fill a very busy week here in D.C. Shows abound and genres be damned, with Milkman's Union, The Who, Mirah and The Magnetic Fields, to name a few.

Binky's Revenge: My Own Damned Most Influential Guitarists List!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

You are about to embark on a journey into the mind of a Total D*ck when it comes to the subject of (guitars and) guitar players. It's simple, really... I know more than you. Nyaaaah Nyaaah Nyaah Nyah Nyah!

The Who Guitarist On The 'Picklement' That Helped Him Write His Memoir

Posted 10.10.2012 | Fifty

The Who songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend sat down with comedian Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" to talk about his new memoir, "Who I Am." St...

BACKSTAGE PASS: Styx and Tommy Shaw Always Carry On

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Bill_Robinson

The band Styx and their beloved front-man Tommy Shaw have one fan who is so knowledgeable and so tuned in to what is happening with Shaw that she's hard to compete with and certainly, impossible to defeat when talking all things Shaw or Styx.