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Picozzi is a legendary Hartford personality, having been part of the huge morning team “Picozzi and the Horn” and instrumental in the rise of WCCC. Picozzi drives you to work every morning on 102.9 The Whale. He mixes in your favorite classic rock with his unique brand of humor as well as the sports, weather, rock news, and prizes to get you up and running every morning.


  • but only one
    Earlier this year, we learned that Aerosmith decided to put off plans to tour the U.S. in order to spend more time in the studio. Guitarist Brad Whitford said that the band recently began tracking a new song while in London during their European tour.
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  • Not getting along part 2
    It’s still on. Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took to Facebook Friday to issue what he calls "a statement about Black Sabbath" and "response to Tony Iommi." Ward says he feels it is necessary to defend himself again after remarks by guitarist Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne that he calls disparaging to his "character as a person and musician.
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  • Crosby VS Nugent
    The Social media battle of words continues between David Crosby and Ted Nugent. The latest installment was shot last week when he accused Hall of Fame boss Jann Wenner of hating the Second Amendment and the NRA, of which Nugent is a board member. “That’s the only reason I’m not in,” Nugent said. “And until they get their heads out of their ass, I’m more than happy to do what I do and do it with all the vim and vigor that I do it every night.” However, asked if he’d like to be inducted, he replied, “Hell, yes.”
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  • kind of
    We heard Fleetwood Mac’s reviews at Classic West and East were bad.  Mick Fleetwood disagrees:  “Classic West and East in Los Angeles and New York was brilliant for all of us.". We heard that Fleetwood Mac’s members were not getting along.  We heard about Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are touring behind their joint album. Stevie Nicks no longer wants to record an album. Christine thinks her ex-husband John McVie is looking to wind down his musical career. But Mick Fleetwood says everything is good with Fleetwood Mac they’re weird but still family.
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  • mostly the dancing
    On this day (Wednesday) 48 years ago, in 1969, Santana played the Woodstock Festival before the band had released any music. "Soul Sacrifice" was the final number the band played there and the performance that appeared in the movie Woodstock. It is one of the most memorable songs from the concert and the movie (which had it segue nicely from the no rain chant) Carlos Santana shares his memories of the song:
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  • is that a good name for a restaurant?
    Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman recently celebrated the 28th anniversary of his London restaurant, Sticky Fingers -- named, of course, after the 1971 Stones album Not the wings we hope they serve. It’s in the posh Kensington neighborhood.  His neighbors include Jimmy Page, Elton John and Brian May all have houses. Bill Wyman talks about Sticky Fingers:
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  • Yet prediictable
    At first after the passing of Glen Frye, even though it was suggested his son Deacon could join the Eagles, Don Henley said no.  Then he said perhaps after they talked to Glen’s widow, then the Eagles reunited for Classic East and Classic West not necessarily as a tribute but more for…let’s be honest…a lot of money.  It was still very exciting and allegedly it was just for these 2 shows which had Deacon Frye and Vince Gill both filling in for Glen. After those went well, Don Henley was asked if there would be more.
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  • Live Fleetwood Mac
    Fleetwood Mac made its live debut 50 years ago this Sunday -- August 13th, 1967 at the National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, England. They were a very different band.  Peter Green well  known in England for playing Chicago style blues was the front man singing and playing guitar. The newly formed band had Mick Fleetwood on drums, Jeremy Spencer on guitar and Bob Brunning on bass. John McVie had agreed to join, but performed that day instead with the band he was in the process of leaving, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Here is Mick Fleetwood:
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  • Separate Ways or Don't Stop Believin'
    There are more questions about the future of Journey. Things are not settled in the band even though there is a tour planned for next year.  Guitarist Neal Schon is feuding with keyboardist Jonathan Cain, as well as with bassist Ross Valory and singer Arnel Pineda over an online photo with President Trump and when Journey ended their 2017 tour with a performance at Classic East in New York City last month, the band's two-year agreement with drummer Steve Smith ended as well.
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  • Guess Who?
    Randy Bachman quit Bachman-Turner Overdrive 40 years ago today (Wednesday). When he wrote songs he would get inspiration from other music.  In 1967 he was in the Guess Who.  The song by The Beatles "Paperback Writer" had come out and he thought I could write about a different career, kind of a follow up to it. The Guess Who wanted nothing to do with it. It was unfortunate for them.  A few years later it made it up to 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Randy’s new band Bachman Turner Overdrive.  Originally the song was called White Collar Worker; but you know it as Takin Care of Business. Here’s Randy Bachman:
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