Listen to Pete Townshend’s New Song, ‘Guantanamo’
A new Pete Townshend compilation will include two new songs, including one called "Guantanamo" about the controversial military prison.
In the song, which you can listen to above, Townshend sings in a raspy growl about the Cuban detention camp. "Down in Guantanamo ... still guilty with no charge," he sings over stinging acoustic guitar and skipping percussion. The prison came under fire a few years ago after detainees from Afghanistan reported interrogations that resulted in torture.
The song will join 16 other tracks on Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend, which will be released on June 30 and features solo work by the Who guitarist and songwriter.
Townshend has been busy lately, headlining a benefit concert in Chicago last week, where he played some of his band's songs with guests like Eddie Vedder, as well as continuing the Who's 50th-anniversary tour with Roger Daltrey.
He's also involved in a new collaboration project with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will give his 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia a classical update. An album will be released on June 9 with a concert to follow on July 5 at Royal Albert Hall.
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