After 40 years of noisy guitar riffs, rock legend Pete Townshend (The Who) says he's nearly deaf. "The recent return to touring and to me playing electric guitar albeit more quietly than in the 1970s led to further deterioration of my hearing," the 57-year-old told London's Sun tabloid. "My right ear, which encounters my own edgy guitar and the machine gun strokes of the drums, has suffered badly. I've no idea what I can do about this." Well, I'm no doctor, but maybe he should give the ax a rest?