Keith Richards: “The Who are all flash”

Nadat Keith Richards eerder kritische opmerkingen had geplaatst aan het adres van de Grateful Dead, de Beatles en Led Zeppelin, moet nu The Who eraan geloven. In de NME zegt Richards dat Roger Daltrey “all flash” is, en Keith Moon “a disaster”.

Moon could play to Pete like nobody else in the world. But if somebody threw him into a session with somebody else, it was a disaster“, aldus Keith.  “There’s nothing wrong with that; sometimes you’ve got that one paintbrush, and you rock it“.

Zak gast bij de Hollywood Vampires

Tijdens Rock In Rio 2015 speelde Zak Starkey mee met de Hollywood Vampires. De band speelde het nummer “I’m A Boy” als eerbetoon aan Keith Moon en John Entwistle. Ook speelde de band “My Generation”.

De Hollywood Vampires is een project van Alice Cooper, samen met Joe Perry en Johnny Depp. De band bracht onlangs een CD uit met nummers van de Vampires, een vriendengroep uit de jaren ’70. Ook Keith Moon maakte hier deel van uit.

“My Generation” begint rond 5 minuten, “I’m A Boy” rond 34 minuten.

“Classic Quadrophenia” in Keulen AFGELAST

Het concert “Classic Quadrophenia” dat op 13 oktober in Keulen opgevoerd zou worden is afgelast. Dat is te lezen op de website van de Kölner Philharmonie. Mensen die een kaartje gekocht hebben kunnen hun geld terugkrijgen.
Dank aan Erwin Castricum voor de melding.

Alfie Boe schrijft op zijn Facebookpagina:
Regretfully, due to Alfie Boe’s highly successful Broadway appearance in Les Miserables and his promotional and performance schedule, the German dates for Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia have had to be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask that you contact your ticket issuer for further details on a refund. We wish Alfie continued success in Les Miserables and hope to see him in Germany soon

Videoboodschap van Pete

Dit weekend had The Who moeten optreden tijdens het iHeartRadio Festival. Pete sprak een videoboodschap in voor het publiek. Deze is hier te bekijken. De boodschap werd gevolgd door een opname van “Baba O’Riley” in Hyde Park.

Desondanks haalt de videoboodschap de top 7 van beste momenten van het festival op Yahoo.

“Sadly, the rock legends had to cancel their festival appearance (and postpone their entire North American tour) due to singer Roger Daltrey’s viral meningitis, but they were still there in spirit. Guitarist Pete Townshend delivered a heartfelt pre-taped apology for the band’s no-show, then footage of the Who’s recent Hyde Park “Baba O’Reilly” performance played on the big screen. Honestly, it was a more enjoyable moment that some of the actual live performances that took place at iHeart’s teenage wasteland this Friday

Simon: “Roger aan de beterende hand”

Simon Townshend schrijft in een blog op zijn site dat hij gisteren Roger bezocht heeft. Hij zou aan de beterende hand zijn.

“Firstly, I have to say I spoke with Roger today and although he has really been through it lately he sounds like he may have turned a corner and is finally on the road to recovery. Thank you to all the fans who have been in touch today and over the past few weeks wishing him well and for the understanding re the postponement of The Who’s US tour, despite your obvious disappointment. Believe me, no one is more upset than the band themselves particularly Roger“.

Roger heeft hersenvliesontsteking: hele tour uitgesteld

The Who maakt vandaag bekend op hun website dat de hele tour door Noord-Amerika uitgesteld wordt.

“THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour.  They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus.  Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest.

The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders.  It wasn’t a decision taken lightly–THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.

Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, “We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way.  For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover.  The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

Pete Townshend added, “We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”