For millions of fans around the world, The Who has defined the quintessential rock band for nearly four decades. On November 27, 2000, The Who crowned their six-month North American and U.K...
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For millions of fans around the world, The Who has defined the quintessential rock band for nearly four decades. On November 27, 2000, The Who crowned their six-month North American and U.K. tour with a special evening at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Written by
The Who came together with some special guests at the end of their 2000 world tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London. And what a spectacle it was. Pete Townsend came out flaring on the opening song, " Can't Explain." Earlier on, it's easy to tell you're going to see a great show. As always, John Entwistle was spectacular on bass, shining on Quadrophenia songs " The Real Me" and " 5:15." Roger Daltrey's voice has, understandably, declined lately. But Roger was very dedicated to this show. He had a few bad notes, but his heart was in it all night long through every song. Zak Starkey did another terrific job on drums, which has been a hard seat to fill since Keith Moon died 1978. Ask Kenney Jones and Simon Phillips :) He was very consistent through the night, and fills the seat as well as one possibly could. John "Rabbit" Bundrick was also solid, especially during an extended " My Generation." Then, there are the guest stars. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Kelly Jones of the Sterophonics, Paul Weller, Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, and Nigel Kennedy. All were stellar. Eddie did " I'm One", " Getting in Tune," and " Let's see Action." All these were terrific. Jones did a, well, decent job on " Substitute," muffing some words. Weller joined Townshend on an incredible acoustic version of " So Sad About Us," which is very beautiful. Adams sang " Behind Blue Eyes," but it got annoying how he looked down after every little line. Gallagher was a powerhouse on " Won't Get Fooled Again," and Kennedy added even more pop to " Baba O' Riley." It ends magnificently with a rendition of " See me, Feel me" performed by the Who guys, Vedder, Adams, and they're joined by the kids of the Teenage Cancer Trust- who all the proceeds went to. All Who fans should buy and watch this excellent show. Even just you pure rock fans, give this a shot. They still put on one of a show.
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