Neil Entwistle Charged with Murder Counts

Neil Entwistle, who returned to his native England around the time his wife and infant daughter were killed in their Massachusetts home last month, was arrested by British authorities on Thursday, according to Middlesex District Attorney’s spokeswoman Emily LaGrassa.

He has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of illegal possession of a firearm and one count of illegal possession of ammunition, said Melissa Sherman of the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

Cocaine Helped to Kill John Entwistle

The Who founding member John Entwistle’s death was accidental, but it was caused by a “heart attack we believe was brought on by the significant amount of cocaine” in his system, according to Clark County coroner Ron Flud, the Associated Press reports. Entwistle was found dead in his bed at Las Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel on June 27, one day before the band was scheduled to kick off its national tour. How much of the drug the bass player had consumed is not known, said the coroner, citing the fact that Entwistle, 57, suffered with a pre-existing heart condition for which he took medication.

The Who Attend John Entwistle's Funeral

The virtuoso bass player of The Who, John Entwistle, was remembered Wednesday at St. Edward’s Church in rural England’s Stow-on-the-Wold, reports the Associated Press. Attending were relatives, friends and surviving members of the seminal British rock band, including guitarist Pete Townshend, vocalist Roger Daltrey and drummer Kenny Jones, who replaced original drummer Keith Moon after his death in 1978. Entwistle’s girlfriend, Lisa Pritchard-Johnson, also attended.

Tourists Seek Entwistle's Hotel Room

Smacking of something like a Vegas version of Los Angeles’s Graveline Tours – in which tourists are guided to sites where deaths and murders happened in the movie capital – curiosity seekers have been descending upon the gaming capital’s Hard Rock Hotel, requesting to stay in the room where The Who bassist John Entwistle died last week, reports the Associated Press. “We would prefer that the room number never get publicly identified, out of respect for John Entwistle and the band,” Hard Rock CEO Don Marrandino said in a statement this week.

The Who in LA: And the Band Played On

Surviving members of the seminal ’60s rock band The Who, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, performed in public Monday night for the first time since Thursday’s death of their longtime bassist, John Entwistle. Onstage at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl, reports the Associated Press, Daltrey, 58, told the crowd after opening the show with the hits “I Can’t Explain,” and “Substitute”: “I just wanted to say that tonight we played for John Entwistle.

Who Survivors Decide Show Must Go On

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of The Who, decided on Friday to resume their scheduled three-month U.S. tour, they said in a statement on Townshend’s Web site. The announcement comes after the death Thursday of bassist John Entwistle of an apparent heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room a night before the tour was to have kicked off. Entwistle, 57, had been with The Who for nearly four decades. “The band decided to recommence the tour beginning at the Hollywood Bowl,” said the message on the guitarist’s Web site.