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Eric Clapton: Streaming With A “Breeze”

Eric Clapton‘s The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale, his tribute album to his late friend JJ Cale, is streaming now in its entirety on iTunes Radio First Play ahead of its release next Tuesday. Clapton says, “I would [...]

104.3 WOMC–22 hours ago

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McCartney Or Clapton: Who Will Gently Retire First?

Who’ll be the first to ride off into the sunset — Eric Clapton or Paul McCartney?

104.3 WOMC–07/21/2014

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McCartney: More New Music In The Works (Video)

While Paul McCartney was home in England recovering from a virus that sidelined his Out There tour of Japan as well as the start of his North American leg, he used the time off to work on new music.

He says, “I went into my recording studio and did some music that I didn’t have to do, some experimental stuff. That was a really nice musical awakening, and it made me feel better… I did an album called McCartney 2 [in 1980], where I had experimented with sequencers and synths in their early days. I wanted to get back into that, but I really hadn’t had much time before… Over a week, I did a couple of tracks, and that reawakened my musical taste buds. I was really happy with those. They were just funky little experimental things, instrumentals…”

As for plans to do more recording, he says, “I’ve got a lot of songs that I’ve written, and some that I need to finish. There’s no fixed date, but at the back of my mind, I’ll be wanting to clear a few months for me to write up the most likely of the songs that I’ve got on the boil and figure out how I want to record them and what I want to do with them. But I haven’t booked any studio time. It’s all there as fun for the future.” His last album was 2013′s New.

After postponing shows in June, Macca re-started his Out There tour on July 5th in Albany, New York and has posted highlights of that night on his website. He did the last show on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Missouri and he’ll resume the tour on August 2nd in Minneapolis.

104.3 WOMC–07/18/2014

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Johnny Winter: Dead At 70

Johnny Winter has died at the age of 70. A spokeswoman for the legendary singer-guitarist says he “passed away today [Wednesday] in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland.

104.3 WOMC–07/17/2014

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The Beatles: Ron Howard To Direct New Documentary

Ron Howard will direct a theatrical documentary on The Beatles’ career as a live act.

104.3 WOMC–07/16/2014

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The Beatles: Mystery Solved?

Last week, Ringo Starr said he did not remember the genesis of the 30-second piece of music featured in The Beatles’ first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, in the scene where they are on a train. What has become known as “Train Music” is believed to be an unreleased Beatles recording.

104.3 WOMC–07/15/2014

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Tom Petty: New Music For Tonight’s Baseball All Star-Game

Songs from the new Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album, Hypnotic Eye, will be featured during Tuesday’s broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minnesota.

104.3 WOMC–07/15/2014

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The Kinks: Jimmy Page Wasn’t Really There

Legend has it that Jimmy Page played on The Kinks’ first hit, “You Really Got Me,” but Kinks guitarist Dave Davies says that’s not true after the story came to light again in a new BBC radio documentary.

104.3 WOMC–07/11/2014

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Smokey Robinson: Duets Album Due Out August 19th

The songs, guest stars and release date are now set for Smokey Robinson’s long-awaited duets album.

104.3 WOMC–07/09/2014

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World Cup: Brazilians Are Blaming Mick Jagger

Brazilians are still reeling over their crushing loss to Germany yesterday and are trying to figure out what went wrong. Was the team unprepared? Was Germany just too strong? Was it Mick Jagger’s fault?

104.3 WOMC–07/09/2014