October 26, 2020

1979-04-21 – Austin American Statesman

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WHAT'S NEXT: The Who are rehearsing in England and
plan to play their first gig since the death last summer of
drummer Keith Moon next month at the Cannes Film Festi-
val. “Quadrophenia,” a new flick based on the band‘s sec-
ond rock opera. may be England‘s entry in the prestigious
festival. Faces alum Kenny Jones will be drumming when
The Who rock the Riviera. The Cannes date kicks off an am-
bitious schedule for the band in the months ahead. “The
Kids Are Alright." The Who's film biography. will be re-
leased in early summer, about the time a solo album is due
from Peter Townshend. In August. The Who will play a
week of concerts at Madison Square Garden. then hit the
studios. probably to record with producer Bill Szymeyzk,
best known for his work with those mellow fellows the Bag-
les. After that. the grow plans a major American tour.

Roger Danny. who somehow plans to make a movie in
the middle of all this. disagrees with those who say The
Who's over the hill. “We don‘t pretend to speak for the kids
on the streets. We haven't been on the streets for 15 years.
lt's not the same life as when l was working in a factory."
he says. “But if rock “n? roll can encapsulate the teenage ex-
perience, I don‘t see why it can‘t encapsulate middle-age
and old—age problems. Besides. after my kids are grown, I

might become a right raver again."