You'd have to be deaf (and perhaps, dumb and blind) to be unaware that Pete Townshend is one of the all-time great songwriters in rock – which makes narrowing down his best lyrics a tricky task. Also consider that the man behind the majority of the Who’s mu
Roger Daltrey set the record straight about the time he knocked out Pete Townshend today. The Who singer told Howard Stern, on his radio program and TV show, that the story, which Townshend told a couple of years ago, is indeed true.
Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.
So much of the Who's creative tension was the result of the fact that its members didn't particularly like each other. None of that is really any secret, but in a new interview, guitarist Pete Townshend discussed how they managed to work together despite all the animosity.
The grandparents aren't alright. Throughout his career, Pete Townshend's famously profane mouth has often caused his admirers to smile, shake their heads and say, "That's just Pete being Pete." But now, it seems to have gotten him in trouble with a fan and his daughter.
Pete Townshend is undeniably one of rock music's most dynamic performers. The Who guitarist has always been notable for his energetic stage exertions -- particularly his signature "windmill" move, which consists of Townshend swinging his arm around in a furious windup before delivering a powerful strike to sound power chords on his guitar. In an interview with David Letterman, the musician says his trademark move was inspired by fellow rock icon Keith Richards.
Writing songs can be a cathartic process, but Pete Townshend says that it took some time analyzing his lyrics a little deeper before realizing he needed therapy. The singer told NBC's 'The Today Show' (quotes via NME) that looking at some of the darker songs he'd written brought him to that conclusion.
A full 15 years after it was announced, Pete Townshend's memoir, 'Who I Am,' arrives on bookstore shelves today (Oct. 9) -- which, for Townshend, means reliving the 2003 legal troubles that he's always insisted stemmed from research he was doing for the book.
The Who's Pete Townshend's image took a bit of a hit back in 2003 when he was investigated for downloading child pornography, and the guitar great is now taking the opportunity to address the scandal, stating that he was the product of "white knight syndrome."
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