Pete Townshend's 'Lifehouse' Finally Premieres

Who guitarist's apocalyptic script to be performed as experimental radio play in UK.

Who guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend's "Lifehouse,"

originally written as a film in the period between his band's classic

rock operas, "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia," will finally get its

premiere this weekend, as an experimental radio play. The play, to air

Sunday (Dec. 5) on BBC Radio 3 in the UK, includes new music Townshend

wrote for the production, with a number of Who songs originally intended

for the movie, including "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Pure and Easy," "Baba

O'Riley" and "Behind Blue Eyes." The cast will include Kelly McDonald

("Trainspotting") and veteran British actor David Threlfall. Townshend's

1971 script, set on the last day of the millennium, is an apocalyptic

vision of an information-overloaded future. The heroes are pirate-radio

programmers and musicians who slowly make their way to a huge concert.

A Lifehouse CD will be released Monday (Dec. 6) in the UK.