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Pete Townshend to release autobiography book. See trailer here

After more than a decade in development, it sounds like Pete Townshend is finally ready to release his long-discussed memoir.

Titled ‘Who I Am’ (a departure from the working title of ‘Who He?’), Townshend’s memoir is described by his publisher, HarperCollins, as “one of the most eagerly awaited autobiographies of recent times.”

“What I’ve never really done is just my story from my point of view,” Townshend explains in the trailer for ‘Who I Am,’ embedded below. The book, now scheduled for an Oct. 8 release, is available for pre-order from Amazon, where it’s described as “a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch.”

See trailer here:

The Who to release Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Boxset and announce 2012 Tour

The Who have announced that they will release their classic 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ as a special ‘Director’s Cut’ boxset later this year.

Guitarist Pete Townshend revealed that he had been overseeing work on ‘Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut’, which will be released on November 14 and will include previously unheard demos, an exclusive eight-track 5.1 Sound DVD, a deluxe hard-back book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, and other memorabilia that is yet to be revealed. The album will also be re-released in double vinyl, 2-disc digi-pak and digital versions.

Earlier this month, Townshend refuted claims from his bandmate Roger Daltrey that his hearing was too damaged to play live, and claimed that The Who were planning on embarking on a ‘Quadrophenia’ tour.

Townshend did not join Daltrey for his ‘Tommy’ tour, which he took around the country this month, but insisted in a blog post that his hearing was “better than ever”, adding:
“The reason I am not on the road with Roger is that this is entirely Roger’s adventure, one that is bringing him great joy. I don’t belong on this ‘Tommy’ tour. I wish him well, sincerely, and I look forward to playing with Roger again doing ‘Quadrophenia’ next year.”

The Who’s Pete Townshend has revealed that the band are set tour their 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’.

The guitarist revealed the live plans on his blog on the legendary rockers’ website No dates have yet been announced but Townshend said the jaunt will be happening “next year”.

Rock Memorabilia in auction

Memorabilia from the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, the Who and other classic rockers earned big money at the Julien’s Auctions Music Icons sale over the weekend in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Among the items that scored the highest winning bids were Ringo Starr’s cape from the movie ‘Help’ ($37,500); an autographed Vox Sidewinder IV electric bass that late Who member John Entwistle purportedly played on an episode of ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ ($25,000); and Bruce Springsteen’s denim vest from his ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ tour ($20,480).

Additional Beatles items, as well as memorabilia from Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, U2 and Slash, also sold at the auction. The most prized item at the auction was Michael Jackson’s red ‘Thriller’ jacket, which sold for an incredible $1.8 million. Click here to check out the full list of items.

Videos: The Who en vivo Super Bowl 2010

Roger Daltrey se habia operado tumor antes del Super Bowl

Fuente: Rolling Stone Es

Roger Daltrey (66 años), Vocalista de The Who, se percató durante su gira solista de 2009 de que algo en su garganta no iba bien. “Mi voz no era la de siempre”, explicó hace unos días al canal estadounidense CBS. “Me costaba mucho esfuerzo cantar, pero tuve suerte y alguien me presentó al doctor Steven Zeitel del Hospital de Massachusetts. Me examinó y me dijo que no le gustaba nada lo que veía en mi garganta”, comentó el cantante. El año pasado, justo antes de Navidad, Daltrey salió del quirófano. “Me extirparon todo el tumor que se pudo de la zona de mis cuerdas vocales”, explicó Daltrey. “Los médicos me dijeron que el tumor era precanceroso [un tumor precanceroso no es benigno, pero tampoco es lo suficientemente agresivo para ser considerado maligno], pero que aún así tenía que tener cuidado. Esta noticia puede derrumbar a algunas personas, pero yo sigo siendo feliz”, comentó el líder de los Who.

Recordemos que Daltrey fue duramente criticado por su forma de cantar durante la actuación de The Who en la pasada Super Bowl. Lo que poca gente sabía es que sólo semanas antes el cantante se había sometido a esta operación de garganta que sale ahora a la luz. Aún así no se desanima y afirma que los Who están planeando salir de gira durante 2011. “Tenemos un catálogo increíble de temas que no caben en una sola gira”, afirmó el músico. “Estamos trabajando en incluir un buen número de canciones en la próxima, pero ya veremos”, ha adelantado Daltrey.