The Smithereens are to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Who's TOMMY by creating their own version of the landmark rock opera.
The Smithereens Play Tommy will hit stores and the Internet on 5 May (09) - 40 years after the original concept album wowed music fans all over the world.
Frontman Pat DiNizio says, "This is punk rock opera meets the godfathers of pop. Plain and simple."