Win tickets to the Eagles

Win tickets to the Eagles

Listen for Picozzi’s 30 Second Six Song Challenge all week at 7:30am to win tickets to see the Eagles at the XL Center on October 6. Call 102.9 The Whale Contest Line at 860-242-1029.

102.9 The Whale Moneygrabbers

102.9 The Whale Moneygrabbers

Look for 102.9 The Whale at Farmington Banks Fridays 11am-1pm for a chance to win $100! Friday, September 14: Farmington Bank at 282 Scott Swamp Road in Farmington Friday, September 21: Farmington Bank at 1095 Main Street Rte 17 in Newington Friday, September 28: Farmington Bank at 129 New Britain Ave Rte 176 in Plainville

It was an accident

It was an accident

Elton John’s “Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding”  from the album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 1973, 2 songs that flow together perfectly weren’t written with each other in mind. Written byElton John and Bernie Taupin, they appear to segue seamlessly, Elton John says that he didn’t initially write “Funeral for a Friend”…

Vampires Uncovered

Vampires Uncovered

The wait shouldn’t be all that long for the new Hollywood Vampires album. Alice Cooper, just before he played the band’s final scheduled show of this year in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, said the band’s second album could be out for the holidays. “I know that the record company wants it coming out by November,…

Be The Hooters Listener of the Day & win tickets to Queen Extravaganza

Be The Hooters Listener of the Day & win tickets to Queen Extravaganza

Sign up for the 102.9 The Whale Hooters Listener of the Day and win tickets to Queen Extravaganza performing Queen’s Greatest Hits at the Toyota Oakdale Theater on September 29. Every day in the 12pm hour, we pick a new listener of the day. If you’re picked we play your 3 picks with you on air! Plus you…

It Was A Bunch Of Noise

It Was A Bunch Of Noise

What a coincidence…two late Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists were born on this day,  September 14th, 1949: Ed King and the man who replaced him, Steve Gaines. Probably the greatest rock anthem ever was Lynyrd Skynyrd”s “Free Bird” on the album: Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd in 1973. Guitarist Ed King first met Lynyrd Skynyrd when they opened for…

Any I Helped

Any I Helped

Today was a big day for Sting, who began his first solo tour on September 13th, 1985 and made his theatrical stage debut in The Threepenny Opera in Washington, D.C. four years later to the day. The Police song: “Synchronicity II” was written by Sting from the album Synchonicity It was a hit song based…

The Burbs

The Burbs

Rush drummer Neil Peart celebrates his 66th birthday today (September 12th). He also writes all the lyrics for Rush.  “Subdivisions” was inspired by where he grew up…the suburbs. It was on the album Signals in 1982, their 9th album. The fact that he grew up there helps him connect with the fans. “That was autobiographical,…

The Grateful Dead On Drugs

The Grateful Dead On Drugs

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart celebrates his 75th birthday today (September 11th). The Grateful Dead is often associated with drugs.  The song “Casey Jones” from Workingman’s Dead in 1970 (ridin that train, high on cocaine) is definitely associated with drugs.  Mickey says “Casey Jones” is a message song, plain and simple. “It’s an anti-coke song.…

Joe’s Favorite

Joe’s Favorite

Guitarist Joe Perry celebrates his 68th birthday today (September 10th). One of his favorite songs to play with Aerosmith is “Train Kept a-Rollin’” That is a song Aerosmith played before the band started writing its own music — and one performed by both Steven Tyler’s pre-Aerosmith band and a group Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton…