ESPN Music: The Who

Music featured on MLB programming

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Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s MLB programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

Music for MLB Programming

The Who: ”The Real Me" from the “Quadrophenia” album.

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Papa Roach: ”Still Swingin’" from the “The Connection” album.

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Mayer Hawthorne: ”The Stars Are Ours" from the “Where Does This Door Go” album.

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Fall Out Boy: ”The Phoenix" from the “Save Rock and Roll” album.

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Spice Girls, The Who in Closing Ceremony

August, 12, 2012
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Spice GirlsDave Hogan/Getty ImagesThe Closing Ceremony will be as British as can be, with the Spice Girls among the performers.

LONDON -- Get the Union Jacks out and prepare to party: Olympic Stadium is being transformed into a giant jukebox of British pop and pizzazz for the ceremony that wraps up the, so far, spectacularly successful London Games.

The Spice Girls and The Who are among the acts celebrating two weeks of sporting competition with a Sunday finale that artistic director Kim Gavin calls “a mashed-up symphony” of British hits.

Gavin -- who has directed rock tours and London’s 2007 Princess Diana memorial concert -- said Saturday that he wants the spectacular to be “the best after-show party that’s ever been.”

“If the opening ceremony was the wedding, then we’re the wedding reception,” music director David Arnold told the Daily Telegraph.

Although organizers have tried to keep the ceremony acts secret, many details have leaked out in the British media -- and some performers have let the cat out of the bag themselves.

The Who, George Michael, Muse and Ed Sheeran have all said they will take part in a show that will include performances of 30 British hit singles from the past five decades — whittled down by Gavin from a possible 1,000. The Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also will be on hand to get people dancing.

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Keith Moon won't be playing the Olympics

April, 16, 2012
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[+] EnlargeKeith Moon
AP PhotoDrummer Keith Moon can't play at the Olympics because he's been dead for more than 33 years.
On this week’s episode of "Please Don’t Give the Intern Any Real Responsibilities," someone from the 2012 London Olympics reached out to The Who’s manager to see if Keith Moon would play at an event during the Games. The same Keith Moon, that is, who hasn’t played a show or breathed air in over three decades. Because he’s dead.

Judging from how the Revolutionary War shaped up, I’m doubtful the Brits have a plan B. So an obvious option would be to recruit Animal from the Muppets, the closest living embodiment of Moon’s erratic character. Or maybe the chilled-out Little Drummer Bro from the Fray’s weird lullaby national anthem. Or if they’re looking for a drummer with prior Olympic experience, China’s got an army of 2,000 of them who’ve just been collecting dust in storage.

But we'd probably steer clear of the notoriously anti-establishment Sex Pistols. Oh wait, they asked them too.

But to whomever they reach out to as Moon’s replacement, they should ask for a lot of money. Dwyane Wade thinks you deserve it.

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