The Who’s Pete Townshend will only smash a guitar again to raise money for charity

The 74-year-old guitarist and his band mates – comprised of Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon – were known for their hedonistic behaviour which included smashing their instruments and wrecking their stages, but now that he’s older, Pete has said he’ll only cause damage to another guitar if it helps to raise money for charity. He said: “I haven’t smashed guitars for a long time, for me it was an expression of youth. I smashed a guitar on David Letterman and it auctioned for $168,000. I am prepared to smash a guitar for charity.” As well as instruments, The Who were no strangers to destroying hotel rooms at the height of their career. Pete also spoke about the longevity of his career, as he said he’s “shocked” that his music has remained meaningful for decades. He added: “For Roger Daltrey and me, we are both shocked that our music has lasted so long and still has consequence and meaning. Roger wanted to use an orchestra on the tour, which I was suspicious of.” The ‘Pinball Wizard’ hitmaker reflected on the music industry today, and said that whilst music these days seems to be “two polarised strands”, The Who […]

Chanel West Coast ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Sharon Stone’s lawsuit

Rapper Chanel West Coast has responded after Sharon Stone sued her over her 2018 track Sharon Stoned. According to a lawsuit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the Casino actress alleged the rapper is trying to capitalise on her “extraordinary level of popularity and fame” by repeatedly mentioning her name in the lyrics. Her complaint alleged Chanel, real name Chelsea Dudley, “gratuitously repeats the name ‘Sharon Stone’ 33 times and the name ‘Sharon’ 99 times,” during its lyrics. Following news of the lawsuit, Chanel released a statement admitting she was “surprised and disappointed” that Stone had decided to take legal action. “Sharon pulled out of participating in the music video the day of the shoot after months of conversations, in-person meetings with myself and the director, two dance rehearsals and even had her own ideas that she shared with myself and my team for the collaborative on the video,” she said. “To be frank, the entire production team and myself were surprised when she walked off. Nonetheless, the shoot proceeded. I am an artist who was expressing myself through music by making a song and video about someone whom I greatly admire. I only had the best intentions to create something […]

The Who’s Pete Townshend says his ‘rock and roll’ antics made him feel like a ‘prat’

The ‘Baba O’ Riley’ guitarist – who was notorious for smashing his instrument to pieces on stage – has admitted he could be “pretty snobby” when it came to his and his bandmates’ wild ways, and he actually felt that when he and late drummer Keith Moon used to throw television out of hotel windows, it was a real “waste of time”. In an interview with The Big Issue magazine, the 74-year-old musician confessed: “I was always pretty snobby about rock and roll. “As the television went through the window, I would look at Keith Moon and go, ‘what a f***** prat. What a waste of time’. “Then, two or three times I did the same thing and I would think, ‘what a f****** prat’.” However, the former arts student – who is one of the two only surviving members of the iconic rock band, along with frontman Roger Daltrey – admitted that he wouldn’t have changed their instrument-thrashing days, because it’s how he made people “listen” to him. He added: “I was in it for the art. “I felt we should confine our antics to the stage. “Getting into auto-destruction was straight out of art college. “People still say […]

YG pledges love for Kehlani after video shows him kissing another woman

Rapper YG has pledged his love for girlfriend Kehlani, after a video emerged which appeared to show him kissing another woman. Website The Shade Room shared a video and images of the Who Do You Love rapper leaving Los Angeles’ Poppy Nightclub late on Wednesday night. In the short clip, the star, who can be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a red sports car as its parked at the curb, chats to a woman in a silky kimono as she crouches down by the vehicle. As the video progresses, it appears as though the pair are making out, judging by the angle of the rapper and his new pal. The woman’s friend can also be heard telling her to “wrap this s**t up”, although the pair’s responses are inaudible. Following the publication of the video and images, YG took to Instagram to respond to the cheating allegations, writing: “I love Kehlani. I would never.” However, a representative for the star later said in a statement to The Shade Room he’d been caught in a “drunken moment” that he regrets. “He was drunk, got carried away and it was very regretful for putting himself in that situation and hurting […]

Kelly Rowland hasn’t ruled out making new music with Destiny’s Child

The singer insists she has no plans to do a new track with her bandmates Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, but has confessed that if they were to do something, she wouldn’t say anyway as she’d want it to be a “surprise”. She told Entertainment Tonight: “I will say, we have made incredible music in the past, and I don’t know. Can we, like, have surprises in this day and age? I mean, I’m just saying. I just find it so interesting, everybody wants to know in advance. I know every time there is a decision to be made for myself and the ladies to do something, it’s usually a surprise. And our fans have always been so supportive and so awesome, like, I like to give them surprises. I’ve got nothing up my sleeve, I promise you, nothing up my sleeve, but yeah, I wouldn’t say anything.” Earlier this year, Beyonce’s father Mathew insisted a Destiny’s Child reunion is at least three years away. He said: “I certainly hope they do. It would be wonderful, wouldn’t it? But you know, things like that require years of preparation and timing. It takes years to put together a tour, get the band […]