THE WHO REVISIT "QUADROPHENIA" FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
LONDON (AP) -- Maybe this time Pete Townshend will remember the "Quadrophenia" shows. The Who will perform "Quadrophenia" in its entirety on tour beginning November 1 in Sunrise, Florida. Townshend says when they staged "Quadrophenia" in 1996 and '97, he only remembers the Madison Square Garden show because it was chaos, but none of the other 100-plus shows. Townshend says the "Quadrophenia" story is still relevant, because it's about a young man who doesn't fit in. The Who will also screen a documentary called "Can You See The Real Me?" about the making of "Quadrophenia" in theaters for one night on Tuesday. Details are at www.FathomEvents.com .
THE WHO WILL LIP-SYNCH AT THE OLYMPICS
LONDON (AP) -- The Who will play the Olympics closing ceremony and they're admitting it right now: they're lip-synching. Roger Daltrey says it's not a rock show and they can't do it live because the athletic events will be going on there. Daltrey says they've recorded a "fabulous ending for the Olympics." Pete Townshend says it's not quite a medley but a "carefully structured thematic piece." Daltrey says it's not about The Who but about making great music for athletes who have devoted their lives to competing in the Olympics.
ROGER DALTREY COLLECTS HONORARY DEGREE
LONDON (AP) -- Roger Daltrey got an honorary degree and walked down the aisle with some of the kids who helped reimagine "Tommy." Daltrey was awarded an honorary degree from Middlesex University in London this week. He had worked with Middlesex students on new visuals for his performance of "Tommy" in London last year. Daltrey says the students came up with a fresh interpretation of Tommy to reflect their generation. He says if he had the power, he'd give extra honorary degrees to them.
BOBBY RYDELL HAS DOUBLE ORGAN TRANSPLANT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bobby Rydell is recovering from a liver and kidney transplant. Rydell tells KYW-AM his doctor did not expect him to live much longer if he did not have the transplants. Part of the donor liver was given to Rydell, and another part to a child. Rydell, who is 70, says he wants to raise awareness about organ donation.
RICKY MARTIN WANTS TO DO BROADWAY FOREVER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ricky Martin is crazy about Broadway. He plays Che in the Broadway production of "Evita" and he says he'd love to do Broadway the rest of his life. He says the show is "two hours of intense adrenaline, physically and mentally." He thinks New York is good for his twins, who are almost four. He says his kids are going to school with kids from all over the world, so they're exposed to a lot. They come with him to the theater, but the show is too deep for them. However, Martin says they can sing the songs.
MADONNA WILL ACKNOWLEDGE WARSAW UPRISING DURING CONCERT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Organizers of a Madonna concert in Warsaw, Poland, have agreed to a request from city officials to show a brief clip about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Madonna's concert is scheduled for August 1, the 68th anniversary of the revolt against Nazi rule that left thousands dead. Some veterans and young Catholics had protested Madonna holding her concert on a day that's usually somber. City officials proposed airing a clip about the revolt as a nod to veterans.
ONE DIRECTION, LFO, BACKSTREET BOYS PART OF E! BOY BANDS SPECIAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zayn Malik of One Direction says they once waved at a girl and she fainted. LFO's Brad Fischetti says the feeling of standing on a stage in front of 10,000 screaming girls can be addictive. A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys says boy bands can get away with singing songs like "I Want It That Way" that make no sense. They're all part of an E! Entertainment special about the best boy bands of the past 20 years. The show "15 Awesomest Boy Bands" runs Tuesday.
HUDSON, KING AMONG PERFORMERS FOR PBS SPECIAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jennifer Hudson, Carole King and Martina McBride are among the talent for a PBS special marking the opening of a Las Vegas music venue. They will team up to sing "Natural Woman" for "From Dust To Dreams: Opening Night At The Smith Center For The Performing Arts." Train singer Pat Monahan and McBride will team up for "A Song For You." Mavis Staples and King will sing "You've Got A Friend." Other performers include John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. "From Dust To Dreams" premieres September 21 on PBS.
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