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“Slowhand” Turns 70 Today!

Today (Monday) marks the big 7-0 for Eric Clapton. The three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — with The Yardbirds, Cream and solo — was born in Ripley, England in 1945 and raised by his grandparents. He never knew his father, and was a teenager when he learned that the woman he believed to be his sister was, in fact, his mother.

104.3 WOMC–16 hours ago

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Rolling Stones: Tuesday’s The Day!

After first promising to announce something on March 19th, The Rolling Stones will do it Tuesday morning at 8:30 ET. It is their spring into summer tour, which starts on May 24th in San Diego […]

104.3 WOMC–03/30/2015

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Brian Wilson: Coming to Detroit! New Music First Look Here

Beach Boy Brian Wilson will play the Fox Theater in Detroit July 5th 2015 is definitely turning into Brian Wilson’s year. His new album, No Pier Pressure, is out on April 7th and has already […]

104.3 WOMC–03/27/2015

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Peter Frampton: Vintage Songs Re-imagined Acoustically (Video)

Peter Frampton posted on Facebook that he’s currently re-recording “an album’s worth” of his older music on just acoustic guitar and piano. Frampton posted a photo of the intricate mic setup in his Nashville studio with a “Geek Alert” advisory. No release date has been announced for the still-untitled set, which will be the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed mini-album, called Hummingbird In A Box – Songs From The Ballet.

104.3 WOMC–03/26/2015

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Van Halen: Touring Detroit And The Rest Of North America

The group’s North American tour will start July 5th in Auburn, Washington and hit 39 cities before it wraps up October 2nd in Los Angeles. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will open up all the shows, which go on sale April 4th.

104.3 WOMC–03/25/2015

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Faces: It’s Now Or Never

Despite the death of keyboard player Ian McLagan in December, drummer Kenney Jones is not giving up on a Faces reunion.

104.3 WOMC–03/23/2015

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Rolling Stones: Something Else Is Brewing

In addition to the much anticipated tour announcement, The Rolling Stones have set up a competition in which you can win a trip for two to an undisclosed U.S. location in July for a commemorative video that will be shot by the Stones’ official videographer.

104.3 WOMC–03/20/2015

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Ringo’s All-Stars Back In Detroit In The Fall

Beatles die-hards are rejoicing at what is being dubbed in fan circles as “the tour that just won’t end” — with Ringo Starr announcing 20 new dates for October. Ringo — who’ll be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18th by Paul McCartney — has long been a proponent of switching up All Starr Band lineups after every tour — but has now been hitting the road with the same band going on four years running.

104.3 WOMC–03/18/2015

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Free Bassist Andy Fraser Dead At 62

Andy Fraser (pictured 2nd from left), bassist for legendary British band Free and co-writer of “All Right Now,” died on Monday (March 16th) at his home in California after battling both AIDS and cancer. Fraser co-founderd Free when he was just 15-years-old with Paul Rodgers, the late Paul Kossoff, and Simon Kirke.

104.3 WOMC–03/18/2015

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All Signs Point To Detroit For The Rolling Stones Details Thursday

All signs are — literally — pointing to the Rolling Stones announcing their 2015 North American tour dates on Thursday (March 19th). Jambase.com posted that just as they did back in 2013, the band has taken out billboards in cities featuring a key phrase or title from one of their classic hits and the Stones’ legendary tongue and lips logo. All of the band’s social media outlets showcase the hashtag “#SatisfactionThursday.”

104.3 WOMC–03/16/2015