LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A plan devised by members of The Who, to provide web-broadcasts live performances for sale has been abandonded after internal dissension.
In a blog posting, Townshend criticized Daltry, saying "he seems to be unconvinced that the web has any real contribution to make to our career, and I am not going to spend any more time or money mortgaging my half of the stage – though I may webcast some Who shows and not show Roger at all. Only kidding. For now we have a famous Who stalemate."
In another posting, he added: "Why am I backing down on Who webcasting? It is simply that while on tour it is too much to carry on my own. I had hoped that Roger would fall more actively behind me, and we could secure a solid sponsorship deal that would make everything flow smoothly, and repay some of my initial investment. Roger has been recorded in the media several times saying that I benefit from publishing income while the Who are not touring, and that allows me greater personal, creative and financial freedom. This is true. But with no promise of any investment from inside or outside the Who I need to stand back now and review my commitment."
The original plan had been to sell the webcasts at thewholive.tv and donate the proceeds to charity, but currently, the website appears to be offline at this time. – CelebrityAccess staff writers.