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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Taylor Hawkins

“The song is over, I’m left with only tears. I must remember, even if It takes a million years.” Our very last show here on the last tour was a charity event. A not-large benefit for Teen Cancer America, which […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Rehearsals: April 18, 2022

“He’s crazy if he thinks we’re coming back again . . .” Well . . . This is the weirdest feeling. Once again, our road “family” gets back together to do what we all do. Familiarity all around – someone […]

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Brian Kehew’s Offstage Blog: Super Bowl 2010 Part II

Above: Guitar technician Michael Kaye (right) with Jack Napoli of Analog Alien Guitar Pedals Guitar technician Michael Kaye worked with The Who from the 2006 Endless Wire tour for a decade, in charge of Pete’s “systems” (pedals, power, amps, etc). He’s a […]

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Brian Kehew’s Offstage Blog: Super Bowl 2010 Part I

7 Feb 2010: The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Much of this is from memory, and things I’ve heard from our team at the time – accurate or not, this is what I have to tell you! I had […]

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Brian Kehew’s Offstage Blog: Sleep! 9 October 2020

Sleep!? Looking through old tour photos, I’m reminded me of the struggle for good sleep, a core subject that is rarely considered by those who dream of touring. For normal people, sleep is such a part of our everyday lives […]

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Brian Kehew’s Offstage Blog: Locarno, Switzerland, 14 July 2006

Moon & Stars Festival, Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland, 14 July 2006 I recall this one quite distinctly, as the city has such a unique place in our touring schedule. We were on the rather long Endless Wire tour, without question […]

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