Rocker Pete Townshend is celebrating after learning he has been granted a permit to work in America.

THE WHO star feared his 2003 arrest on possession of child pornography would cost him the chance to tour or record in America this year (04), but the authorities have decided to ignore his recent scandal, which was never substantiated, and let him in.

Townshend says, "I got my long term US work visa on Christmas Eve (24DEC03) and heard about it the day before New Year's Eve (31DEC03).

"That has made this a very special holiday season for me."

14/01/2004 09:05