Pete Townshend

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Townshend to Apple: Stop Bleeding Musicians

Help artists rather than being a 'digital vampire,' he urges

(Newser) - Pete Townshend has a message for Apple: It can either help the struggling record industry or bleed it “like a digital vampire." Speaking at a lecture in honor of a BBC DJ, The Who guitarist called on iTunes—which “exists in the wild west Internet land of... More »

11 Weird Super Bowl Bets

From Kim Kardashian's booty to Pete Townshend's moves

(Newser) - The Super Bowl is about a lot more than just football, beer, and funny commercials—it also offers a chance to make some of the weirdest prop bets ever. Sam Greenspan lists 11 especially crazy ones—all of which he bet on—on 11 Points :
  • National anthem: How long will
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Who's Pete Townshend On Sex-Offender Flyers in Miami

They're mailed ahead of Super Bowl show

(Newser) - The Who will play a halftime show at the Super Bowl—a fact that residents around Sun Life Stadium in Miami know because of guitarist Pete Townshend's status as a sex offender. A child advocacy group has mailed an advisory to 1,500 homes and schools warning of Townshend's arrival.... More »

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