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Pete Townshend on why the Who lends itself to classical reinterpretation: ‘Pulled all the stops’

Pete Townshend on why the Who lends itself to classical reinterpretation: ‘Pulled all the stops’

Pete Townshend breaks down the Who’s individual strengths when it comes to recasting their music in an orchestral setting.

Pete Townshend, “Guantanamo,” from Truancy (2015): One Track Mind

Pete Townshend, “Guantanamo,” from Truancy (2015): One Track Mind

Free of big concepts and the heavy legend of the Who’s songbook, Pete Townshend shows he hasn’t lost his writer’s spark, or his angry voice.

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.

More Perfect Playlists: The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

More Perfect Playlists: The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

This time, we try to reconstruct the ever-elusive rock opera ‘Lifehouse.’

Pete Townshend, “It Must Be Done” (2014): One Track Mind

Pete Townshend, “It Must Be Done” (2014): One Track Mind

Pete Townshend always seems to be mulling over new ideas, always seems to have a concept as fresh as it is grandiose. But then something happens along the way.

Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who: Gimme Five

Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who: Gimme Five

Perhaps, in hindsight, Led Zeppelin had the right idea: When your linchpin drummer dies, simply call it quits. Not so, the Who.

The Who – Tommy (1969; 2013 reissue)

The Who – Tommy (1969; 2013 reissue)

At once ambitious and complex, the Who’s Tommy stands as a shining moment in their vast career. Their sweeping work redefined the “concept album” and set the standard for rock operas such as Green Day’s American Idiot.

Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle: ‘He was very, very drunk’

Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle: ‘He was very, very drunk’

As the Who gears up for another series of shows featuring Quadrophenia, beginning on June 8, 2013 at Dublin, it’s worth remembering that things haven’t always gone so well

‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment': For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here

‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment': For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here

Even as the Who announced the final dates of their sold-out Quadrophenia and More tour across the UK, Pete Townshend can’t help but marvel that they’re still together at all. And not just because they’ve lost two members.

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm': Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm': Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

Pete Townshend says he can’t wait for the Who’s on-going Quadrophenia and More tour to return to his native UK, calling the 1973 double-album hit “a quintessentially English piece.”