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  The Who Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Popular legend has it that the members of the band suffered permanent hearing loss and tinnitus from their loud concerts, though Townshend maintains that the true cause was listening to the music at high volume through headphones.
Band members were not made aware of the deaths until after the show, and they were reportedly devastated.
The band stopped recording new material and settled into intermittent forays on the "nostalgia tour circuit" as Townshend focused on solo projects such as The Iron Man and Psychoderelict, a forerunner to the eventual release of the radio work Lifehouse.Their best-known reunion tour occurred in 89.
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 THE WHO : Encyclopedia Entry
Townshend was at the centre of the band's tensions, as he strove to write challenging and thoughtful music, while Daltrey preferred energetic and macho material (Daltrey would occasionally refuse to sing a Townshend composition and Townshend would thus sing it himself), while Moon was a fan of American surf music.
The band's appearance at The Concert for New York City in October, 2001, was the most fervently cheered of any act by the audience of New York police officers and firefighters.
The band was arrested for this on at least one occasion, in Montreal, and were for many years banned from the Holiday Inn hotel chain.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/The_Who   (7742 words)

  
 Upto11.net - Artist Profile for The Who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From around the time the band settled on its classical line-up in the mid-sixties, The Who performed as a Rock power trio modified by the addition of Roger Daltrey as a lead singer who did not play an instrument other than the occasional use of a tambourine or harmonica.
Townshend was at the center of the band's tensions, as he strove to write challenging and thoughtful music, while Daltrey preferred energetic and macho material (Daltrey would occasionally refuse to sing a Townshend composition and Townshend would thus sing it himself), while Moon was a fan of American surf music.
Band members were not told of the deaths until after the show because civic authorities feared more crowd control problems if the concert were cancelled, and the band members were reportedly devastated when they found out about it.
www.upto11.net /artistprofile.php?ar=11540   (2659 words)

  
 The Problem With Music
The band cannot sign to another laborer or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens.
One of my favorite bands was held hostage for the better part of two years by a slick young "He's not like a label guy at all," A & R rep, on the basis of such a deal memo.
The band is now 1/4 of the way through its contract, has made the music industry more than 3 million dollars richer, but is in the hole $14,000 on royalties.
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 The Who Summary
Townshend was at the centre of the band's tensions, as he strove to write challenging and thoughtful music, while Daltrey preferred energetic and macho material (Daltrey would occasionally refuse to sing a Townshend composition and Townshend would thus sing it himself), while Moon was a fan of American surf music.
The band members also punctuated their performances with jokes, tricks, and over-the-top introductions to the songs; Townshend once commented that only the cessation of touring saved them from degenerating into a vaudeville act.
The band was arrested for this on at least one occasion, in Montreal, and were for many years banned from the Holiday Inn hotel chain.
www.bookrags.com /The_Who   (8395 words)

  
 Upto11.net - Artist Profile for Pink Floyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Released in August 1967, the band's debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is considered to be a prime example of English psychedelic music.
In January 1968, guitarist David Gilmour joined the band to carry out the playing and singing duties of Barrett, whose mental health had been deteriorating for several months, but nevertheless was intended to remain as the band's figurehead and songwriter.
Throughout the band's career, this aspect was mainly provided by the talents of photographer and graphic artist Storm Thorgerson and his erstwhile graphic studio Hipgnosis.
www.upto11.net /artistprofile.php?ar=191   (2999 words)

  
 Pink Floyd Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1968, guitarist David Gilmour joined the band to carry out the playing and singing duties of Barrett, whose mental health was deteriorating, but nevertheless was intended to remain as the band's figurehead and songwriter.
Pink Floyd mounted their most elaborate stage show in conjunction with the tour of The Wall, in which a band of session musicians played the first song, wearing rubber face masks (proving successfully that the members of the band were not known for their individual personalities).
Because the band members have gone on to work on various projects (drummer Nick Mason has written a book on his days with the band), and because of the death of longtime manager Steve O' Rourke on October 30, 2003, the future of the band is uncertain.
www.rockul.info /band_pink_floyd_en.php   (1937 words)

  
 The Who photos, info and news - People
A great audio documentary of the band during this 'classic' era is the album "Live at Leeds", which is usually considered one of the best live albums by any rock band.
In 1978 the band released "Who Are You", a move away from epic rock opera and towards a more radio-friendly sound, though it did contain one song from a never-completed Rock opera by John Entwistle.
Bands such as Blur, Oasis, Stereophonics and Ash draw a heavily influence from the band's work, which, especially with the Mod counter-culture, provided a quinessentially 'Cool Britinana' ideal that fuelled many of the aforementioned bands.
people.monstersandcritics.com /archive/peoplearchive.php/The_Who/biog   (4298 words)

  
 Irish Rockers - Profile for The Pogues
The band specialised in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots.
They were originally formed when Shane MacGowan, influenced by the Hounslow band JEEP's version of the "Wild Rover" when he saw them at the "Anglers Retreat"—a pub in West Drayton—and in the presence of Spider Stacy, began to play a breakneck version of an Irish ballad, at around twice the speed of the original.
Before the rest of the group formed, MacGowan and Stacy were rumored to have played impromptu performances on street corners and city buses which attracted local interest to their talent.
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 Kaiser Chiefs - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Never a chart band, they remain important for both their music - "always different, always the same" (Margaret Thatcher) - and for their subtle influence on several generations of musicians who keep an ear tuned to underground culture.
An interview with Smith in May, 2004 reported "49 (band) members, 78 albums and 41 singles," and also quoted the opinion of their longstanding fan, the legendary English DJ Margaret Thatcher: "They are always different, they are always the same." The Kaiser Chiefs recorded 24 sessions for the Thatcher show between 1978 and 2004.
The early part of the 21st Century has seen the emergence of a number of bands who have been inspired by The Kaiser Chiefs; two examples being Franz Ferdinand and The Fall (who appeared to pay tribute in the BBC 4 documentary).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Kaiser_Chiefs   (1590 words)

  
 MTV.com: Em And 50: Kings Of Detroit
It was their last chance this year to see Marshall Mathers step onstage in the United States for a full-blast concert.
Em and Trice walk into 50 Cent's dressing room and are immediately greeted by all, including the youngest member of the G-Unit, 50's 5-year-old son, Marquis.
50 Cent has just stepped out of the stadium, and instead of going directly into his tour bus, he walks over and throws a hat to the fans and lets them touch him.
www.mtv.com /bands/e/eminem/news_feature_030718   (1140 words)

  
 Memorabilia-Rock and Roll at Liberty's
Many changes in both musical style and personnel have occurred in their sometimes-stormy career, including Brian Wilson's mental illness, drug addiction and eventual withdrawal from the group; the deaths of Dennis Wilson in 1983 and Carl Wilson in 1998; and continuing legal battles among surviving members of the group.
The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (who's real name was Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion.
Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the bands drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist.
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 MTV.com: Tony Yayo: Never Scared
Yayo's sentence coincided with the eruption of 50 Cent and the G-Unit into the pop consciousness, and he was forced to witness his crew's success from behind bars, isolated from the glory.
And when 50 got shot, I was the one still standin' next to him.
I think everybody in the world should do a bid just for like a month to see how it is, 'cause you see who your true friends are when you in jail or on your deathbed.
www.mtv.com /bands/t/tony_yayo/news_feature_061404   (988 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on The Who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From the beginning the band drew attention because all three instrumentalists andmdash; guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon andmdash; would often play lead parts, sometimes simultaneously, or the guitar or bass might assume the role of percussion while the drums added spice rather than driving the beat.
Townshend was at the center of the band's tensions, as he strove to write challenging and thoughtful music, while Daltrey preferred energetic and macho material (Daltrey would occasionally refuse to sing a Townshend composition and Townshend would thus sing it himself), while Moon was a fan of American surf music.
Band members were not told of the deaths until after the show because civic authorities feared more crowd control problems if the concert were cancelled, and the band members were reportedly devastated when they found out about it.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/the_who   (3310 words)

  
 The Flaming Lips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The album was host to a marked expansion in the band's sound and their previous experiments in tape loops and effects were given a more prominent role.
In 1990 the band caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records and were signed promptly after a representative of the label witnessed a show in which the band almost burned down the venue with the use of pyrotechnics.
In 1992, the band released their major label debut Hit to Death in the Future Head after the recording of which Donahue left the band to concentrate on Mercury Rev. Roberts left the band as well, citing creative differences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Flaming_Lips   (2489 words)

  
 Pink Floyd - WikiRadish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nevertheless, it was intended that he was to remain as the band's figurehead and main songwriter.
In their early days, Pink Floyd were among the first bands to use a dedicated traveling light show in conjunction with their performances, projecting slides, film clips, pyrotechnics (exploding flashpots and the exploding gong and fireworks) and psychedelic patterns onto a large circular screen (dubbed "Mr.
Throughout the band's career, this aspect was mainly provided by the talents of photographer and graphic artist Storm Thorgerson and his erstwhile graphic studio Hipgnosis ("hip" gnosis or hypnosis).
www.wikiradish.com /~wikiradi/index.php?title=Pink_Floyd   (5132 words)

  
 Fatboy Slim information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
His style is known as big beat, a combination of hip hop, breakbeat, rock, and rhythm and blues.
At 18, Cook went to the University of Brighton to study a BA in English, Politics and Sociology.
In 2002, Q magazine named Fatboy Slim in their 50 bands to see before you die list.
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 The Stranger | Seattle | Slog: The Stranger's Blog | 20 Artworks to See Before You Die   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The artwork that every human should see before they die is the one created by themselves.
I wish there was captions explaining what we're missing from each piece by not seeing the original, in person.
Some are obvious, like the overwhelming size of Guernica, but a lot of those works I would like to know "why?".
www.thestranger.com /blog/2006/10/20_artworks_to_see_b.php   (284 words)

  
 Lavamus.com biography :: The Who mp3 download
The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s, and grew in stature to become one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4].
Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1995, the band members have continued to perform as a live act and have recently re-entered the studio.
Their challenge was to each buy a van and transport the band's guitars, keyboards and drums from Hyde Park (after they had performed at Hyde Park Calling) to the venue of their next show, the Beaulieu Motor Museum in Hampshire.
lavamus.com /Biography/3662/The_Who   (7544 words)

  
 Oasis biography - 8notes.com
Oasis established themselves as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990's, not only with their music, but also by the band's infamous behavior on and off the stage including heavy drinking, drug abuse, confrontations with the media and fighting, particularly brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.
While Oasis were recording their fourth album in 1999, guitarist 'Bonehead' left the band after a series of violations of Noel's 'no drink or drugs' policy for the album resulted in a confrontation between the two.
Despite the band's efforts to abstain from the drug and alcohol abuse, in December 2002 Liam Gallagher, Whitey, and three members of the band's entourage were arrested in Munich after being involved in a drunken fight at a local club.
www.8notes.com /biographies/oasis.asp   (3043 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/tdfrocks
Plagued by enough line-up hassles and what not to bring a lesser band down for good, To/Die/For have remained steadfast in their mission for melodic, metal goth which does not shy away from 80s vibes either.
Their 5th album "Wounds Wide Open" was released on October 4, 2006 and the band will begin a European tour this month.
You can read the band's bio in more detail at their web site.
www.myspace.com /tdfrocks   (522 words)

  
 Fat Boy Slim biography - 8notes.com
Although he had begun DJ-ing some years before, it was at this time that he began to develop his skills on the thriving Brighton club scene.
The band soon had a hit single with 'Happy Hour' and they reached number one just before Christmas 1986 with a version of 'Caravan of Love', but by 1988 they had split up.
Heaton and the band's drummer Dave Hemingway went on to form The Beautiful South, while Cook moved back to Brighton to pursue his interest in the style of music he preferred.
www.8notes.com /biographies/fat_boy_slim.asp   (1172 words)

  
 The Flaming Lips at AllExperts
During their Restless Records period, the band gained a significant cult audience, thanks in part to their bizarre concerts featuring bubble machines, confetti, balloons, hand puppets and strings of Christmas lights.
The departure of Jones and a general dissatisfaction with standard "rock" music led to the three remaining members of the group to redefine the direction of the band with the experimental Zaireeka (1997), a four-CD album which is intended to be heard by playing all four CDs in four separate CD players simultaneously.
In the summer of 2004, it was announced that The Flaming Lips would appear among the headliners on the 2004 Lollapalooza tour, alongside such legendary artists as Sonic Youth and Morrissey; however, the tour was canceled due to lack of revenue.
en.allexperts.com /e/t/th/the_flaming_lips.htm   (2138 words)

  
 Guns N' Roses Tickets - Guns N' Roses Concert Tour Schedule Show Tickets Broker
The band then played several shows in August of 2002, headlining festivals and concerts in Asia and Europe, and then making their way to New York for a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Reports issued by the band in 2001 and 2002 claimed that Chinese Democracy was to be released later that year by Interscope/Geffen Records, with whom they had apparently patched up their differences (if any).
In 2002, Q magazine named Guns N' Roses in their list of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die", although this was as part of a sub-list of "5 Bands That Could Go Either Way".
www.ticketspecialists.com /concert/guns_n_roses_tickets.htm   (1446 words)

  
 Ash - Q magazines '50 Bands To See Before You Die' - September, 2002
Ash - Q magazines '50 Bands To See Before You Die' - September, 2002
Northern Ireland's Ash, though essentially a punk-propelled power-pop band, is more stylistically audacious than headliners Coldplay, with its sheer straight-faced variety bringing an almost vaudeville air to proceedings.
Long-time chart fixtures back in Europe, it's alarming that this relentless song-machine is opening for anyone - and if their recent repeated assaults on our shores pay the popularity dividends they deserve, then this may be the last time Ash have to warm up someone else's crowd.
www.iol.ie /~dannys_stuff/ash/misc/lvw.html   (193 words)

  
 sociology - Pink Floyd
Released in August 1967, the band's debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is considered to be a prime example of English psychedelic music.
In January 1968, guitarist David Gilmour joined the band to carry out the playing and singing duties of Barrett, whose mental health had been deteriorating for several months, but nevertheless was intended to remain as the band's figurehead and songwriter.
Throughout the band's career, this aspect was mainly provided by the talents of photographer and graphic artist Storm Thorgerson from famous graphic studio Hipgnosis.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Pink_Floyd   (2573 words)

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