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Wednesday, December 19 2012

The Best Music Books of 2012

This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.


Monday, November 28 2011

The Past Is Calling: Reconsidering The Who’s 'Quadrophenia'

Everything Pete Townshend did up until 1973 set the stage for Quadrophenia. It’s all in there: the pre-teen angst, the teenage agonies and the post-teen despondency.


Thursday, November 9 2006

Our Story Is a Perennial One: An Interview with Pete Townshend

With a new Who album out, Townshend talks about connectedness, the joys and perils of technology, and his thoughts on songwriting.


Reviews

Tuesday, July 8 2014

'Quadrophenia: Live In London' Proves That the Four Sides of the Who Are Still Alive and Well

For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge.


Thursday, April 24 2014

'Sensation: The Story of the Who's Tommy' Lives Up to Its Name

What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot.


Tuesday, January 7 2014

The Who: Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition)

An exceptional package and a worthy commemoration of one of the most important rock albums of all time.


Sunday, October 28 2012

Pete Townshend's 'Who I Am' Answers Age-Old Question with Aplomb

This is Pete Townshend laid, more or less, bare; offering us tales from the cradle to the hearing aid, and reflections on a life that our hero seems to feel doesn’t add up to what it should.


Sunday, March 25 2007

SXSW: Classic Collabs

PopMatters dives back into SXSW, reviewing a series of classic collabs between artists like Pete Townshend, Willy Mason, Martha Wainwright, Gift of Gab, Lyrics Born, and Galactic.


Blogs

Saturday, May 23 2009

See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…Sell Me

Pete Townshend is selling (his soul), but who's buying? Not I.


News

Sunday, February 25 2007

Who's Who: Legendary guitarist muses about his life and legacy

Who? Of all the questions Pete Townshend gets, that's probably not one of them. As the guitarist for legendary rock band The Who, Townshend is


Monday, December 11 2006

Who leader Pete Townshend is better, you betcha

Fans come away from concerts with indelible memories of a particular song, a rocker's outfit or something said from the stage. The star, however, may


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