Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesRolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards caused quite a stir in the press after he suggested in his award-winning 2010 autobiography, Keith, that his longtime partner in crime Mick Jagger's manhood was bordering on the small side. Now, The Who's Pete Townshend has come forward to dispute Richards' claim. During an online Q&A session announcing his band's upcoming North American tour on Wednesday, Townshend jokingly settled on the subject of Jagger's ********* when asked about the status of his own forthcoming memoir, Who I Am. read more ≫
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Facebook.com/StingSting has added more goodies to the free "Sting 25" iPad app he released last year.
If you own the app, you can now check out three previously unreleased performances from the ex-Police frontman's 60th birthday/charity concert at New York City's Beacon Theatre last October.
The performances include "Brand New Day" with Stevie Wonder, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" with Branford Marsalis and a rendition of the Police classic "Roxanne" featuring Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel. read more ≫
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesMavis Staples, Sinead O'Connor and The Roots are among the artists who will perform at a concert commemorating late soul legend Curtis Mayfield's 70th birthday. The event, titled Here but I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Curtis Mayfield, will take place Thursday at Lincoln Center in New York City, and also will feature surviving members of Mayfield's old band The Impressions. read more ≫
TheWho.comThis November, The Who will launch its first North American tour in four years. As the band's surviving memebrs, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, revealed on Wednesday, the trek will feature the British rock legends performing their classic 1973 concept album, Quadrophenia, in its entirety. At an online Q&A held in conjunction with the tour announcement, Daltrey and Townshend talked at length about their decision to revisit Quadrophenia, which also was the focus of a major trek The Who mounted in 1996 and '97. read more ≫
Facebook.com/MadonnaMadonna isn’t going to travel to the Land Down Under for her MDNA tour.
BBC News reports that Madonna has scrapped plans to tour Australia, where she hasn’t performed since 1993. A rep for concert promoter Live Nation didn’t give a reason for the decision. There are rumors that an Australian tour wouldn’t have worked out for her due, in part, to what the BBC terms “a crowded concert market.” read more ≫