Who Knew? Roger Daltrey Says He's Working on a Solo Album and an Autobiography

    Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesWho frontman Roger Daltrey has two interesting projects in the works, a solo album and a memoir, but he says neither may see the light of day.

    "I'm working on a solo project but I don't know whether I'll ever release it," the singer tells Rolling Stone. "I'm working on a biography; I don't know if I'll ever release that. I'll only release it if it's a good book. I don't care how long it takes."

    Daltrey reveals that he has "five great tracks" for the album and is "looking for another five." He adds that he has a hard time finding worthwhile material for his records, while maintaining, "I don't want anything mediocre on it."

    As for the sound of the new album, Roger notes, "I started off as a soul singer. I've never done a soul album. I'm playing some stuff like that. I've got ranges in my voice that people have never, ever heard."

    With regard to his autobiography, Daltrey tells Rolling Stone that he hasn't signed a publishing deal yet because he doesn't wants to put the book out unless it's good.

    "If it takes five years, then it takes five years to write it," he adds.

    Asked what he thinks makes a good memoir, Roger says, "It's about getting an angle that carries the reader with you. You can't do just a series of events."

    The Who played the last show of its North American 50th anniversary tour on Sunday in Las Vegas, and the band will perform at a private charity gig tonight in the Los Angeles area to raise funds for Teen Cancer America and UCLA's Autism Treatment Program. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts also will perform. The Who also will play a series of European concerts in June, August and September.

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    Papa's a Rolling Stone! Ronnie Wood's Wife Gives Birth to Twin Girls

    Tim P. Whitby/Getty ImagesCongratulations to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, whose wife, Sally, gave birth to twin girls Monday.

    According to a statement issued by Wood's publicist, "Ronnie & Sally Wood are delighted to announce the birth of their twins Gracie Jane (6lb) & Alice Rose (5.7lb). The girls arrived on 30 May at 22:30 and all are doing brilliantly. The babies are perfect."

    The happy arrival comes just two days before the famed rocker's 69th birthday. Wood and his wife, who's 38, married in December 2012, with Ronnie's old Faces band mate Rod Stewart serving as his best man. The twins are the couple's first children together, although Ronnie has four adult kids from his previous two marriages.

    One day before the twins were born, Wood posted a Twitter message featuring a photo of him and his dog with the caption "Waiting," along with a series of baby-related emojis and the hashtag "#38weeks+."

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    Madonna Strikes Back at BET over Prince Tribute Remarks

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCMadonna isn't taking the shade BET threw at her -- about her Prince tribute during last week's Billboard Music Awards -- too lightly.

    Over the weekend, the entertainment icon struck back at a controversial tweet from the network via social media.

    "Wearing the jacket Prince gave me back in the day without permission from BET. . lol! God Bless America," the Material Girl posted to Instagram on Saturday while sharing a photo of her wearing a floral jacket and hat.

    Madonna's post comes after BET tweeted and then deleted an advertisement for their own Prince tribute during the BMAs, at which she sang a much-scrutinized version of "Nothing Compares 2 U": "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We got you."

    Madonna followed up her first Instagram with a photo of herself wearing sunglasses, writing: "I Will Shade You. hahahhahahahhahah."

    On Sunday, BET responded to Madonna's Instagram post. "Unfortunately, witty as this tweet is, it can't turn back the clock on a performance that failed to cover the various roles and stages of the legend's career," BET's Evelyn Diaz wrote in a note posted on the network's website.

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    Duff McKagan Recalls Rehearsing with Axl Rose for the First Time in Clip from New Documentary

    Jack Lue/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesDuff McKagan has shared a clip from his forthcoming documentary film, It's So Easy and Other Lies. In the excerpt, which you can watch at Billboard.com, McKagan remembers rehearsing with Guns N' Roses and Axl Rose for the first time in 1985.

    "Axl let out one of his screams and it was like nothing I'd ever heard," McKagan says in the clip, while an acoustic version of GN'R's "Nightrain" plays in the background. "There were two voices coming out of him at once. I suppose there is a name for that in musicology, but all I knew in that instant was that this dude was...different... powerful...and serious."

    It's So Easy and Other Lies was filmed during McKagan's 2013 performance at the Moore Theatre in Seattle during his book tour in support of his memoir of the same name. The documentary, which hits theaters this Friday, June 3, includes commentary from Slash, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Nikki Sixx.

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    Stevie Wonder Wants Beyonce’s "Lemonade" for the Blind

    Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicStevie Wonder is a fan of Beyonce, and he would love for her to make her Lemonade accessible for the blind.

    "I've seen Beyonce from the very beginning of her career when she was with a group and then her as a single artist and listened to the music mature," he told Billboard.com. "Now we have Lemonade, which to me is a great work, a great art piece. If I were to say anything to Beyonce, I would say, 'Why don't you get the words written in braille so that every single person can read the words, the lyrics of the music? Make them available. It would be great.'"

    Beyonce performed in the 2015 All-Star Grammy Tribute to Stevie Wonder. The TV special also featured John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, India.Arie and many more.

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