Townshend defends himself ahead of Super Bowl show

The Who gave an energetic, acoustic preview of Sunday’s Super

Bowl halftime show, but things turned serious when Pete Townshend

defended himself against critics who say he should not be

performing.

The guitarist was arrested in 2003 in Britain as part of a child

pornography sting but later cleared. He accessed a Web site

containing child pornography but said it was for research for his

own campaign against child porn.

That doesn’t satisfy some children’s advocates.

Still, Townshend says: “I kind of feel like we’re all on the

same side, I guess that’s all I can really say.”

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