This is the conclusion of the Rolling Stone Interview with Pete Townshend, guitarist, composer and leader of the Who. In the first part of the interview he spoke of his guitar smashing techniques, why he does it, the mod revolution in England and narrated the story of his next record, an opera titled Deaf, Dumb and Blind Boy. The interview was conducted by Jann Wenner one night after the Who’s recent appearance at the Fillmore West. The subject again returns to rock and roll in general, as the questions and answers meander in and out from his personal life to his public life. It always gets back to the main theme: what is it? “It concerns far more than 20-year-olds. It’s lasted too long,” says Townshend, “it concerns everybody now.” You talked about maturing and settling down. How has this affected you?It gives me a far more logical time aspect on the group. I’m not as frantically working as I used to. I always used to work with the thought in … [Read more...] about Pete Townshend Settles Down
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When Rush Limbaugh , the Great Bloviater of the AM dial, signed off from the “Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies,” two days before Christmas, he warned the faithful in the raspy remains of his famous trumpeting baritone: “The day is gonna come, folks, where I’m not going to be able to do this anymore.” For 13 terrible days in Trumpland — while the mad president that Limbaugh helped make possible was flailing for survival, while the faithful were trying to “ stop the steal ” of the election, and even while the Republicans blew their Senate majority in the Georgia runoffs — the loudest voice in the right-wing echo chamber remained silent. By the time January 6th rolled around, even the millions of fans praying for a miracle cancer cure had to figure: If Rush had passed up the chance to fearmonger about Raphael Warnock’s old sermons and mock Jon Ossoff’s hair, well, he must be finished. At least with his trademark golden microphone, if not with this earthly … [Read more...] about Rush Limbaugh Did His Best to Ruin America
Play video content Breaking News Tekashi 6ix9ine and Meek Mill came an inch from trading punches early Sunday morning ... as their long-standing beef reached a boiling point. The 2 men were at a club in Atlanta and as Meek was getting in his car to leave, Tekashi appeared and they both started jawboning. In the video, you hear both rappers and their security yelling at each other. It looks like Tekashi is trying to lunge at Meek. Tekashi is hurling insults at Meek, accusing him of working with cops ... yes, the irony is not lost on us. They went from face-to-face to social media where it continued, 6ix9ne posting, “STOP LETTING THESE RAPPERS LIE TO YOU! THEY TO TOUGH FOR SECURITY @meekmill RUNNING AROUND WITH POLICE.” Meek's response ... "69 waited out side the club for me they tryna get usssssss wtf ... We did not run into eachother I was getting in my car he just popped out ....we almost was smoking on that 69 pack for the love of a viral … [Read more...] about Tekashi 6ix9ine, Meek Mill Come Close to Fighting in Atlanta
S AN FRANCISCO — 21-year-old Hell’s Angel has been indicted for the murder of Meredith Hunter at the Rolling Stones ‘ disastrous free concert at Altamont . Alameda County District Attorney Lowell Jensen announced the March 24th arrest of Alan David Passaro, who was taken into custody at Soledad Prison, where he was already serving a term for grand theft and sale of grass. Jensen said Passaro was out on bail, awaiting trial on those charges, the day of the concert. He has since been transferred to the Alameda County Jail, where he is being held without bail on the murder charge. Passaro has a long prison record dating back to 1963 in Antioch, when he was arrested for auto theft and sent to Juvenile Hall. He has been arrested six times in the past, four of them resulting in convictions. At the time of his arrest for murder, he was serving time for back-to-back convictions in June and July of 1969 in San Jose. According to Alameda County Sheriff Lt. James Chisholm and Detective … [Read more...] about The Rolling Stones at Altamont: What Went Wrong?
It’s soundcheck time at the Capitol Theatre, just north of New York, and Dweezil Zappa is leading his band through the songs of his father, Frank. Dweezil, 46, has been regularly performing his dad’s music for a decade, but his current tour is stranger – and more tense – than any before it. Unplugging his guitar, Dweezil looks out at the empty hall. “Sometimes people in the crowd yell things out, so I talk about it onstage,” he says. “I feel like people are choosing sides.” This should be a year for honoring the legacy of Frank Zappa , who died in 1993. A new, acclaimed Zappa documentary, Eat That Question , is in theaters, and a series of deluxe reissues and archival releases just hit shelves. Dweezil’s tour features songs from Frank’s landmark debut, Freak Out! , released 50 years ago this summer. But instead of celebrating, the four Zappa children are locked in a drama that has bitterly divided a once-close family and exposed its quirks. “I was hoping to keep the fact … [Read more...] about Inside the Zappa Family Feud