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Pete Townshend Brings Peace to the Twitterverse

British boy band One Direction may have lifted a riff from the Who's songbook for their latest hit, 'Best Song Ever,' but Pete Townshend isn't getting upset about it.

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Roger Daltrey Tells Howard Stern About the Time He Knocked Out Pete Townshend

Roger Daltrey set the record straight about the time he knocked out Pete Townshend today. The Who singer told Howard Stern, on his radio program and TV show, that the story, which Townshend told a couple of years ago, is indeed true.

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10 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Cleared On Child Porn Charges

Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.

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Pete Townshend Speaks of the ‘Hatred’ in the Who’s Early Days

So much of the Who's creative tension was the result of the fact that its members didn't particularly like each other. None of that is really any secret, but in a new interview, guitarist Pete Townshend discussed how they managed to work together despite all the animosity.

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The Who’s Pete Townshend Apologizes To Seven-Year Old

The Who's Pete Townshend has apologized for his onstage behavior in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he mouthed an obscenity at a man who attended the show with his young daughter.

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Pete Townshend Curses Out Fan At Concert

The grandparents aren't alright. Throughout his career, Pete Townshend's famously profane mouth has often caused his admirers to smile, shake their heads and say, "That's just Pete being Pete." But now, it seems to have gotten him in trouble with a fan and his daughter.

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Pete Townshend Admits He Swiped His Trademark ‘Windmill’ From Keith Richards

Pete Townshend is undeniably one of rock music's most dynamic performers. The Who guitarist has always been notable for his energetic stage exertions -- particularly his signature "windmill" move, which consists of Townshend swinging his arm around in a furious windup before delivering a powerful strike to sound power chords on his guitar. In an interview with David Letterman, the musician says his trademark move was inspired by fellow rock icon Keith Richards.

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Pete Townshend Says Police Told Him ‘We Knew You Weren’t a Pedophile’

A full 15 years after it was announced, Pete Townshend's memoir, 'Who I Am,' arrives on bookstore shelves today (Oct. 9) -- which, for Townshend, means reliving the 2003 legal troubles that he's always insisted stemmed from research he was doing for the book.

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Acoustical Townshend – Today’s Vinyl Vault

A various artists package came out in 1979 containing highlights from the Secret Policeman's Ball concert that year.  Pete Townshend was the most popular attraction, so naturally, his parts got the most attention.  You may recall his acoustic version of Won't

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Pete Townshend Autobiography Will Hit Stores Next Month

Finally! The Who's Pete Townshend has been working on his book for fifteen years or so. Now he shares the book's title and release date.

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Pete Townshend Talks Makeup with the Spice Girls

The Who‘s Pete Townshend has penned a lengthy update on his summer activities, and reveals that arguably the band’s biggest moment of the summer months almost didn’t happen.

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Pete Townshend And Jeff Beck Play Movie Music

Pete Townshend will team up with Jeff Beck — Britain's reigning guitar god — for a special concert next Monday at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

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