Pete over KISS: “A very American phenomenon”

Ultimate Classic Rock meldt dat Pete zijn mening gegeven heeft over de Amerikaanse rockband KISS.

Zij spelen een fragment van “Won’t Get Fooled Again” tijdens hun shows. In 1985/1986 stond de volledige versie op de setlist. Paul Stanley en Gene Simmons zijn grote fans van The Who.

Pete zegt over de rockers: “One thing that KISS are absolutely, unquestionably not — in any sense, whatsoever — is European or English. They are straight out of Creem magazine meets Las Vegas“.

Niet dat daar iets verkeerd aan is, maar Pete denkt dat KISS alleen in Amerika had kunnen doorbreken, niet in Engeland. “They couldn’t have happened here. They could maybe have happened in Berlin — in which case their music wouldn’t have been like their music. They would have looked like they looked, but they would have made different kind of music. They’re a very American phenomenon“.

Over de make-up, waar KISS bekend om staat, zegt Pete: “The early years of KISS were difficult, because there was sort of a parody of rock inherent in what they were doing. And also, that business of wearing disguises. Not quite sure about it. You know, I think I’d have to do an academic study to try and work out what’s really doing on there“.

Concerten in O2 Arena uitgesteld!

Zojuist is een persbericht uitgegeven, n.a.v. Roger’s ziekte.

THE WHO POSTPONE O2 ARENA SHOWS

Due to illness The Who have had to postpone the final shows of their sell out The Who Hits 50! UK tour at The O2 Arena in London.

17th December will move to 22nd March 2015.
18th December will move to 23rd March 2015.

All original tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. On medical advice singer Roger Daltrey has been ordered to rest his voice due to a throat infection. The band and their management wish to sincerely apologise to all ticket holders for the inconvenience and disappointment this has caused”.

Cardiff (15 december)

Gisteravond speelde The Who in de Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Het concert was korter, omdat Roger last had van een fikse verkoudheid. “It was either this or cancelling“, zo liet hij weten.

Een woordvoerder laat weten dat de optredens in de O2 Arena in Londen (morgen en overmorgen) vooralsnog gewoon doorgaan, tenzij er later vandaag nog een verklaring uitgegeven gaat worden.

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
Substitute
The Seeker
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
Pictures Of Lily
So Sad About Us
My Generation
Behind Blue Eyes
I Can See For Miles
Eminence Front
You Better You Bet
Join Together
I’m One
5:15
Bell Boy
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Magic Bus

Recensie Manchester: “A stunning show”

De Manchester Evening News heeft een recensie van het concert, gisteravond in Manchester. Er worden vier van de vijf beschikbare sterren toegekend.

“Daltrey is 70 years old now with Townshend just a year younger but they have the energy of bands half their age. Townshend wrote one of rock’s most memorable lines in ‘I hope I die before I get old’, and on this devilish performance he’s still got plenty of tricks up his sleeve even if he has given up destroying his guitar. The Who opened with I Can’t explain before launching into a haunting version of Substitute and the hits just kept on coming during a fantastic two and a quarter hour set“.