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Who star hits out at Michael Moore - NME
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Moore, who has just released his new documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11', wanted to use Townshend's song 'Won't Get Fooled Again' for the release. However, the guitarist refused and now claims that Moore accused him of being in support of the war.


"He says that I refused to allow him to use my song 'Won't Get Fooled Again' in his latest film, because I support the war, and that at the last minute I recanted, but he turned me down," he continued. "I have never hidden the fact that at the beginning of the war in Iraq I was a supporter. But now, like millions of others, I am less sure we did the right thing.


However, in a statement issued by Moore, he said: "Last year The Who asked me to do a documentary on their career. I was sorry I had to tell them that due to my need to finish 'Fahrenheit 9/11' I would not be able to make their film for them. ... I am sorry I wasn't able to do The Who documentary like they wanted me to, but this is certainly no way for Pete to show his anger, and frankly it is very embarrassing for him to behave in this manner, as he is the greatest rock star who ever lived."

-OK, so Moore might be a bit too abrasive, but Townshend does not come out of this too well. He supported the crusade? I would've expected more from a man as intelligent as Pete.

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  -Who star hits out at Michael Moore - NME Screaming Lord Byron  Jul-15-04 07:53 AM   #0 
  - Townsend is EXTREMELY conservative  Champion_Jack   Jul-15-04 07:59 AM   #1 
  - Best to use the word 'alleged' there.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-15-04 08:01 AM   #2 
  - A child molester?  tinanator   Jul-15-04 08:02 AM   #3 
  - Nope ...  Drifter   Jul-15-04 08:23 AM   #4 
  - Fairness and truth...  akitamata   Jul-15-04 08:31 AM   #5 
  - arrested, admitted, not charged but warned, registered. google it. n/t  nofurylike   Jul-15-04 08:34 AM   #6 
  - He was doing research, dammit  LeighAnn   Jul-15-04 09:44 AM   #15 
  - We might also add  takebackthewh   Jul-15-04 11:56 AM   #21 
  - If he supported the war - at the beginning  amber dog democrat   Jul-15-04 08:35 AM   #7 
  - Add to that, the fact that he proclaims himself a woman in a man's body  kysrsoze   Jul-15-04 08:50 AM   #8 
  - Man, Ol' Pete would make...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Jul-15-04 10:47 AM   #18 
  - Having child porn makes you a child molester not  messiertom   Jul-16-04 02:01 PM   #43 
  - and not having pictures makes you innocent  onenote   Jul-16-04 02:51 PM   #44 
     - That is exactly right. The press did a Gary Condit on Townshend.  Redleg   Jul-17-04 03:37 PM   #69 
  - He was not caught with child porn.  Redleg   Jul-17-04 03:35 PM   #68 
  - Townshend was arrested and later released from the police.  neuvocat   Jul-15-04 09:38 AM   #13 
  - If Scott Ritter ever speaks up, it's ~always~  DS1   Jul-15-04 10:42 AM   #17 
  - Townsend "EXTREMELY conservative"??? That's news to me  dolstein   Jul-15-04 03:10 PM   #26 
  - His values are easy to determine.  Gruenemann   Jul-17-04 12:52 PM   #66 
  - Where does this "child molester" bullshit come from?  Redleg   Jul-17-04 03:35 PM   #67 
  - this pete townsend story is like the ray bradbury story a few weeks ago  SheepyMcSheepster   Jul-15-04 08:56 AM   #9 
  - Townsend is already forgotten  shadu   Jul-15-04 09:05 AM   #10 
  - You are so wrong.  Redleg   Jul-17-04 03:38 PM   #70 
  - I still like Pete  johnnie   Jul-15-04 09:10 AM   #11 
  - My 2 favorite members of that band are dead.  maveric   Jul-15-04 03:11 PM   #27 
     - I'm a writer  johnnie   Jul-15-04 03:54 PM   #28 
  - Poor guy  joefree1   Jul-15-04 09:38 AM   #12 
  - This is the last sentence from Townsend's statement  lovedems   Jul-15-04 09:43 AM   #14 
  - To the tune of a Meow Mix commercial....  deseo   Jul-15-04 10:01 AM   #16 
  - Sweet- more free publicity for F/911..."What is all the fuss about"  Dr Fate   Jul-15-04 10:48 AM   #19 
  - I love The Who. Pete's never really been political. I've learned to  ElementaryPenguin   Jul-15-04 11:37 AM   #20 
  - " ... Hope I die, before I get old."  DemsUnite   Jul-15-04 12:12 PM   #22 
  - Townshend on 2000 election . . .  goodhue   Jul-15-04 12:19 PM   #23 
  - I remember distinctly reading how Bush used that WGFA tune...  Tuttle   Jul-15-04 12:26 PM   #24 
  - I didn't think Townsend was too happy about Bush using WGFA.  coloradodem2004   Jul-15-04 02:57 PM   #25 
  - I remember the tune they assaulted like it was yesterday!...  Norton   Jul-15-04 07:35 PM   #30 
  - Townshend let Bush use it in 2000 against Gore  Doosh   Jul-15-04 04:04 PM   #29 
  - You wonder about Pete being screwed up?...  Norton   Jul-15-04 07:46 PM   #31 
     - stop acting like freepers  onenote   Jul-15-04 08:14 PM   #32 
     - And I challenge you to show me where he ordered Rove  Tuttle   Jul-16-04 06:08 AM   #33 
        - pete's view of bush  onenote   Jul-16-04 11:32 AM   #40 
           - volley  Tuttle   Jul-16-04 02:51 PM   #45 
              - return shot  onenote   Jul-16-04 04:28 PM   #49 
                 - NET!  Tuttle   Jul-16-04 05:33 PM   #59 
                    - deuce?  onenote   Jul-16-04 07:24 PM   #63 
                       - Fault!  Tuttle   Jul-17-04 07:22 AM   #65 
     - Ooop, buddy. That's an Entwhistle composition  chookie   Jul-16-04 11:47 AM   #41 
     - I think "Rough Boys" is a better indication...  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Jul-16-04 04:17 PM   #47 
        - so all songs all literal to you?  onenote   Jul-16-04 04:48 PM   #52 
  - leave pete alone. and leave michael alone on this subject as well.  truthisfreedom   Jul-16-04 06:40 AM   #34 
  - Roger that!  dbt   Jul-16-04 07:16 AM   #37 
  - The Who is Great!  DemonFighterLives   Jul-16-04 07:04 AM   #35 
  - Americans love a celebrity spat  peace4all   Jul-16-04 07:14 AM   #36 
  - Poor ole Pete  Crazy8s   Jul-16-04 07:28 AM   #38 
  - Why do all of these dingbats who hate Moore keep giving him free publicity  ftbc   Jul-16-04 08:09 AM   #39 
  - It's Really Galling When  MilesColtrane   Jul-16-04 12:34 PM   #42 
  - Townsend is British, eh?....It's a supiority thing to support this war.  goforit   Jul-16-04 04:03 PM   #46 
  - I like the Who, so it disappoints me to see Pete acting this way  XanthaS   Jul-16-04 04:21 PM   #48 
     - And I like Michael Moore, so I'm disappointed too  onenote   Jul-16-04 04:31 PM   #50 
        - Maybe Pete is a supporter of the "war"  XanthaS   Jul-16-04 04:35 PM   #51 
           - Glad to be welcomed  onenote   Jul-16-04 04:55 PM   #53 
              - You seem to be a single topic poster  XanthaS   Jul-16-04 05:08 PM   #54 
              - had to start somewhere  onenote   Jul-16-04 05:19 PM   #56 
                 - I guess it was the single topic posting combined with the fact that...  XanthaS   Jul-16-04 05:52 PM   #61 
                    - We should all be angry  aurthur_dent   Jul-17-04 05:09 PM   #71 
              - Pete? Is that you?  RetroLounge   Jul-16-04 05:15 PM   #55 
                 - It's his encyclopedic knowledge of Pete Townshend that has me wondering!  XanthaS   Jul-16-04 05:22 PM   #57 
                 - a little knowledge is a good thing  onenote   Jul-16-04 05:29 PM   #58 
                 - It might well be Pete, and if it is, I think he's given a good explanation  ElementaryPenguin   Jul-16-04 06:32 PM   #62 
                    - my work is done  onenote   Jul-16-04 07:55 PM   #64 
                 - RetroLounge -- LOL!!!  Tuttle   Jul-16-04 05:42 PM   #60 

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