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The Who Saluted By Classic Rockers On Tribute Disc
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Who Saluted By Classic Rockers On Tribute Disc
Coming on October 2nd is the new album, Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The collection will feature combined efforts by such hard rock notables as Joe Elliot, the Kinks' Dave Davies, Todd Rundgren, Cream's Ginger Baker, the MC5's Wayne Kramer, Sweet, Randy Bachman, Asia's John Wetton, Iggy Pop, Mark Lindsay, .38 Special, Peter Noone, Judas Priest's K.K. Downing, Pat Travers, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Rick Wakeman, and Leslie West, among others.
 
Among the 16 Pete Townshend-written Who classics on the tribute is the 1975 The Who By Numbers surprise hit "Squeeze Box." Although Roger Daltrey has performed the tune numerous times on his own over the years, the Who has made a concerted effort to keep the song out of its setlists since 1982. Daltrey makes no apologies for the song being one of the band's more commercial tracks: "We just did it as a piece of fun -- and that's probably why it's gonna be in my show (laughs)! It's just so quirky, and it just gives you kind of a slight insight into Pete's humor, y'know? At the time it was kind of tongue-in-cheek, a bit. We were very proud of our pop history. We're a pop group. We're a rock group now -- but we started as a pop group, and there's nothing wrong with pop. Pop's got a very valuable place in music history. And a three-minute single, they're all gems, usually, and they still stand up. A good song, is a good song, is a good song."
 
The complete tracklisting to Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who is:
 
"Eminence Front" -- John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
 
"Baba O'Riley" -- Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
 
"I Can See For Miles" -- Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
 
"Love Reign O'er Me" -- Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
 
"My Generation" -- Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Rat Scabies (The Damned)
 
"The Kids Are Alright" -- The Raveonettes
 
"Won't Get Fooled Again" -- Sweet
 
"Anyway Anyhow Anywhere" -- Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
 
"I Can't Explain" -- Iggy Pop
 
"Behind Blue Eyes" -- Pat Travers
 
"Magic Bus" -- Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
 
"Who Are You" -- Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
 
"Pinball Wizard" -- Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
 
"Squeeze Box" -- John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
 
"Bargain" -- .38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
 
"The Seeker" -- Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)
 
The Who tour dates (subject to change):
November 1 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center 
November 3 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center 
November 5 - Duluth, GA - The Arena At Gwinnett Center 
November 8 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center 
November 9 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum 
November 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center 
November 13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center 
November 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 
November 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden 
November 20 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre 
November 21 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place 
November 23 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 
November 24 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena 
November 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center 
November 29, 30 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena 
December 2 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena 
December 5 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena 
December 6 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center 
December 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center 
December 9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 
January 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center 
January 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 
February 1 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena 
February 2 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center 
February 5 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center 
February 6 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena 
February 8 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel / Casino 
February 12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center 
February 14 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center 
February 16 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center 
February 17 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center 
February 19 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum 
February 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 
February 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 
February 24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena 
February 26 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center

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