Feb 4, 2010

The Who Finally Get Their Due: A Super Bowl & Their Own Satelite Radio Channel

The Super Bowl has been rolling out the best Rock & Roll has to offer over the past few years for its half time performances. This year the Who finally get their due. They are one of the greatest bands of all time, with an incredible musical history.They certainly have had their casualties along the way, but Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey are true survivors. With a great band behind them for support, the Who now consists of the great Zak Starkey on drums, Pete Townshend's brother Simon on guitar & Pino Palladino on bass.

According to Pete "We're kinda doing a mashup of stuff. A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works, it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."
On top of all that excitement Sirius / XM Radio has launched a 24 hour Who channel that began today and will run through Monday afternoon. The channel will will feature music, live performances & interviews. You can find it on Sirius Channel 16 (Deep Tracks).

1 comment:

maxwell edison said...

and on XM 40