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Robin Gibb: Final Recordings To Be Released September 30th (Audio Preview)

Robin Gibb’s final recording sessions will be released September 30th by Rhino. Titled 50 St. Catherine’s Drive — after the singer’s birthplace on the Isle of Man — the 17 tracks were mainly recorded between 2006 and 2008, although they include demos recorded in July 2011, only months before his death.

104.3 WOMC–07/31/2014

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Alice Cooper Comments On The Death Of Dick Wagner!

Dick Wagner, who grew up in Saginaw Michigan and first came to the attention of us here in Detroit with his band The Frost, died yesterday at the age of 71 in Arizona. Wagner played guitar and wrote songs with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, KISS and Aerosmith.

104.3 WOMC–07/31/2014

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Jimmy Buffett Spent Some Free Time In Detroit Shopping For Guitars (Video)

Attention, Parrotheads worldwide. Jimmy Buffett has launched Margaritaville TV,an online channel where he’s streaming concerts. His Detroit show on Saturday was the seventh he’s done via the outlet and Buffett is very pleased with both the feedback he’s getting and the average of around 10,000 viewers per show.

104.3 WOMC–07/30/2014

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Eric Clapton: J.J. Cale Album Out Today (Audio)

Eric Clapton’s love for the music of J.J. Cale culminates today in the release ofEric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale

104.3 WOMC–07/29/2014

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McCartney: More From The Archives! (Video)

Paul McCartney has announced the next two releases in his Archive Collection. They are Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound, and both will be out on September 23rd.

104.3 WOMC–07/28/2014

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Paul McCartney/Alice Cooper: Come Together

Paul McCartney was recently in the studio doing some recording with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp.

104.3 WOMC–07/25/2014

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50 Shades Of Grey: Official Movie Trailer (Video)

“50 Shades of Grey” is erotic romance series of novels by British author E.L. James. “50 Shades of Grey” “50 Shades Darker” and “50 Shades Freed”.

104.3 WOMC–07/24/2014

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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–07/23/2014

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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