The Who Tribute Album to Feature Iggy Pop, Members of The Kinks, Cream and Others

Not many acts can boast having household names covering their work – and fewer still can boast these covers ever seeing the light of day outside of concert intervals and guitar warm-ups. But that is exactly what has happened to The Who today, with news that members of Judas Priest, Def Leppard, King Crimson, Cream and The Kinks, amongst others, will be performing on a tribute album to the guitar-smashing gods.

As disconcerting as the word ‘supergroup’ is, the 16-track record, titled ‘Who Are You’, will be mostly made up of such collaborative efforts, with individual covers from the likes of Iggy PopThe Raveonettes and Sweet.

In other news, The Who will embark on their Quadrophenia world tour this November, and guitarist Pete Townshend is set to publish his autobiography ‘Who I Am’ the month before. This will presumably be followed by the other word-play works ‘You’re the Who?’, ‘Am I Who?’ and the ever-confusing ‘Who am I?’

The tribute will arrive October 2nd, but is available for pre-order through Amazon.

The complete tracklist is as follows:

1. Eminence Front – John Wetton (Asia) K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
2. Baba O’Riley – Nektar Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
3. I Can See For Miles – Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders) Wayne Kramer (MC5)
4. Love Reign O’er Me – Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) Rick Wakeman (Yes) Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind) Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
5. My Generation – Knox (The Vibrators)
Dave Davies (The Kinks) Rat Scabies (The Damned)
6. The Kids Are Alright – The Raveonettes
7. Won’t Get Fooled Again – Sweet
8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere – Todd Rundgren Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
9. I Can’t Explain – Iggy Pop
10. Behind Blue Eyes – Pat Travers
11. Magic Bus – Peter Noone (Herman s Hermits) Peter Banks (Yes) Ginger Baker (Cream)
12. Who Are You – Gretchen Wilson Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
13. Pinball Wizard – Terry Reid Mike Pinera (Blues Image) Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
14. Squeeze Box – John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) David Cross (King Crimson)
15. Bargain – 38 Special Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash) Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
16. The Seeker – Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) Leslie West (Mountain)

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Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.