The Times on the Delay
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Sun Mar 27 11:54:57 CST 2005
Repost from Whochat Forum:
>small part from todays Times newspaper:
Hopes of The Who are beaten by Oasis
By Adam Sherwin
THE WHO have postponed the release of their first album in 23 years because
their drummer has gone on tour with the rock band Oasis.
Pete Townshend, The Whos guitarist, said that plans to release the record
this summer had been delayed because Zac Starkey, the son of the former
Beatle Ringo Starr and one of the most sought-after drummers in rock music,
would be playing with Oasis until the end of the year.
Townshend wrote on his website: The release date I had hoped for in the
late spring or very early summer was whipped from under my nose after three
years of writing.
Shows we hoped to do in the early summer seemed to fizzle and we lost our
drummer to Oasis until January 2006. All alternatives proposed, and which I
have desperately considered, do not fit in with my current commitments.
The album will appear next year, he said. The Whos last album, Its Hard,
was released in 1982 but Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the bands singer,
said that they would continue recording despite the death of the bands bass
player, John Entwistle, in Las Vegas in 2002. Keith Moon, the bands
original drummer, died from an accidental drug overdose in 1978.
Oasis has sold out Madison Square Gardens in New York and will tour the rest
of America with the rising British band Kasabian. Dont Believe The Truth,
the sixth Oasis studio album, will be released in May.
The Liverpool band The Las are reforming after a 13-year absence. The band
will return to the stage in June
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