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Who members 'at each other's throats'

July 18, 2008 at 9:53 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- British rock icons Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are bickering ahead of their upcoming reunion tour with The Who, a source says.

"There is a lot of tension and fighting going on right now. Roger is furious with Pete. Pete has been writing all this new material and wants to perform the new stuff, but Roger wants to stick with 'My Generation,' 'Won't Get Fooled Again,' 'Pinball Wizard' and other classics," an insider told the New York Post.

The Who broke up in 1983 but a few recent reunion concerts showed there is tremendous interest in the iconic rock band, so a tour was planned, for which the group reportedly was paid $100 million.

Townshend and Daltrey, the surviving members of The Who, have allegedly told tour operators they want separate travel arrangements and accommodations, as well as dressing rooms on opposite ends of the hallway at the venues they play. They also insisted they not be made to talk to each other before or after performances, the source told the Post.

"They will basically show up, play, and leave," the insider said. "They're at each other's throats right now. But considering how much money is on the line, there's 100 million reasons why they need to do this."

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