Roger met "Tommy" op tour door UK

Zoals eigenlijk ook wel verwacht gaat Roger met Tommy op tour door Engeland. Dat meldt o.a. Gigwise. De tourdata werden vandaag bekend gemaakt op de officixc3xable site:

3-Jul ALCESTER RAGLEY HALL
4-Jul GATESHEAD SAGE
6-Jul GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
7-Jul MANCHESTER BRIDGEWATER HALL
9-Jul NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE
10-Jul NEWPORT CENTRE
12-Jul BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
13-Jul SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILLION
15-Jul GUILDFORD GUILFEST  (artikel)
16-Jul HAMPSHIRE BROADLANDS (artikel)
17-Jul HARROGATE RIPLEY HOUSE
19-Jul HULL CITY HALL
21-Jul LONDON INDIGO 02
22-Jul NORWICH BLICKLING HALL (artikel)
24-Jul EXETER POWDERHAM CASTLE

"Great to see Roger performing Tommy with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit and Roger has my complete and most loving support. Roger is touring his unique concert version of TOMMY using his faithful presentation of the original work as the backbone for a set of wider material. It is wonderful to hear the way Roger and his new band re-interpret the old Who songs", aldus Pete.

Liam: "Roger is a sweetheart, too"

LGRD In februari sprak Roger lovende woorden over Beady Eye-zanger Liam Gallagher: "I've always found him an absolute sweetheart. Listen, after Keith Moon everybody's easy".

Liam heeft hier blijkbaar lucht van gekregen, want The Mirror tekent op uit zijn mond: "Me and Rog go way back, hexe2x80x99s a sweetheart too. Wexe2x80x99re just two little sweethearts lost in this world of straights".

Blog Rabbit

Toetsenist Rabbit schreef dit afgelopen woensdag op zijn weblog:

"How do I feel?xe2x80xa6xe2x80xa6.Imagine spending your entire Adult Life at a job, and then find out youxe2x80x99ve been tossed away like a used bubble gum wrapper. It fucking hurts !"

How do I feel?xe2x80xa6xe2x80xa6.Imagine spending your entire Adult Life at a job, and then find out youxe2x80x99ve been tossed away like a used bubble gum wrapper. It fucking hurts !

Best Lead Singers: Roger op #6

Rolling Stone heeft afgelopen week onder zijn lezers een poll gehouden voor de Best Lead Singer. Roger kwam op nummer 6.

"All-star benefit concerts are good for producing lots of money and surprising duets, but they rarely lead to jaw-dropping musical moments. The Concert for New York City in 2001 was the exception. Many had written the Who off as a washed-up oldies act at that point, but their four song set was beyond stunning. They completely stole the show from heavyweights like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and many more. Roger Daltrey was 57 at the time, but his vocals were nearly as song as they had been for the previous 40 years as the frontman in the Who. His contributions are often overshadowed by the fact that he had to share the stage with some of the most freakishly talented musicians in rock history, but his primal scream at the finale of "Won't Get Fooled Again" couldn't have been delivered by anybody else."

Hoger in de ranglijst stonden o.a. Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury en Jim Morrison.

50 feitjes over de SG

SGandPete De Gibson SG bestaat dit jaar 50 jaar en om dat te vieren heeft Gibson.com 50 weetjes over de gitaar op een rijtje gezet. Dat kan natuurlijk niet zonder Pete te noemen.

"41. The earliest live appearance of Pete Townshendxe2x80x99s Gibson SG Specials, used on classic late-xe2x80x9960s to early xe2x80x9970s Who recordings, was in July 1968. The Gibson SG was recommended to Townshend on a visit to the legendary Mannyxe2x80x99s music store, New York City.

42. Townshend loved the SGxe2x80x99s slim neck and physical flexibility: xe2x80x9cThatxe2x80x99s when I started to develop that [neck-bending] technique because you didnxe2x80x99t need a tremolo arm. You could do it by just shaking the guitar,xe2x80x9d he told Sound International. Live versions of The Whoxe2x80x99s xe2x80x9cPinball Wizardxe2x80x9d show the SGxe2x80x99s versatility"