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Pete Townshend to perform at Prince’s Trust Rock Gala

Photo: Greg Totman   The Prince’s Trust is delighted to announce the return of the Rock Gala. Rock royalty will once again collaborate with music’s brightest young stars at the Royal Albert Hall to raise funds for The Trust.   An evening of first class entertainment will be provided by a long list of Prince’s […]

Pete Townshend: Fan Interview (Part 2 of 2)

Sixie: Do you see yourself touring solo in the future?   P.T.: I’m 66. I like to look back at when I was young and I worked like a dog so I could put my feet up when I was 66. I may perform some solo shows (I plan to perform a short acoustic set […]

Pete Townshend Fan Interview: Part 1 of 2

Oldawg: Nearly 30 years after its release I find It’s Hard to be very representative (unfortunately) of what is happening in the world today. In particular John’s Dangerous, Eminence Front and Cooks County. How do you feel about It’s Hard today?   P.T.: It’s Hard is the only record the Who made where the individual […]

Pete is Stone Deaf…… or maybe not?

My hearing is actually better than ever because after a feedback scare at the O2 Indigo in December 2008 I am taking good care of it. I have computer systems in my studio that have helped me do my engineering work on the forthcoming Quadrophenia release. I have had assistance from younger forensic engineers and […]


I am shut away in my home studio at the moment working to restore the demos of Quadrophenia. Bob Pridden is doing surround-sound mixes of selected tracks. Jon Astley is remastering the original vinyl mix, and evaluating his own 1996 remix (the one where you can properly hear Roger’s astonishing vocals). I am sitting in […]