Pete Townsend Warns Headphone Users

Published: 2006-01-06
Rocker Pete Townsend of The Who has a warning for music lovers who feel the need to take their tunes with them wherever they go.

In a world of iPods, iRivers, and other portable media devices, more and more people are walking around with earphones on. "If you use an iPod or anything like it, or your child uses one, you MAY be OK," Townsend recently told the Associated Press. "But my intuition tells me there is terrible trouble ahead."

The 60-year-old suffers from hearing loss and needs to take 36-hour breaks between recording sessions. Though The Who was famous for its live shows, Townsend insists it was the use of headphones in the recording studio and not the amplified sounds of live gigs that made his hearing deteriorate.

Townsend was the primary songwriter for the band, penning such tunes as "Substitute" and "My Generation."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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