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?