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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.


  • And they're in!
    Getting Bon Jovi inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seemed very important to Jon Bon Jovi.  He posted videos asking fans to vote and they received over a million votes.  And they were selected!  Not everyone was excited about that honor. If you've paid close attention to the previous 32 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, it's fair to say that the honor was not that important to quite a number of artists or even laughable to some due to all the politics surrounding the Hall.
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  • Gene Simmons logic
     
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  • Bathroom. For sale
    When you think Metallica you don’t think “money” right way but you should because they got a ton of it.  The band is worth more than 500 million dollars. Here is an example. The 4,140-square-foot San Francisco mansion belonging to Kirk Hammett is up for sale. Hammett is asking $13 million for the property, located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood. And it’s a bargain!  He was asking 16 million for it but has recently lowered it to a mere 13 million.
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  • Said no one ever
    Today Nikki Sixx bass and songwriter for Motley Crue turns 59 today (Monday).  What sensitive song writer…said no one ever!  But he had a moment: "Without You" from Dr. Feelgood in 1989.  He even called the song emotional. It made it to number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is what Mr. Sixx said about it:
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  • Special. And Jim talks about being fat
    Jim Morrison from the Doors remains one of the rock and roll's most intriguing figures. "The Lizard King" was a rebel, a poet and a hero to millions.  And his death in July 1971, at the young age of 27, remains a mystery. We remember that he got arrested here in New Haven and I saw him at the Bushnell.  There was something very special even before he spoke or sang.  The rowdy concert crowd suddenly got silent as he stepped out on stage.  And please don’t remember him as Val Kilmer from the movie the Doors. Today would have been his 74th birthday, late bandmate Ray Manzarek recalled the lifestyle excesses that brought Jim down as being all too similar to those which beset Elvis Presley. We also found a 1969 recording where Jim discusses food and weight issues.
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  • Seger and Mayer
    Here are a couple of health updates for Rock:
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  • The one and only version of Running on Empty
    Today (Wednesday) is the 40th anniversary of the release of Jackson Browne's Running on Empty album. .The hit version of the song, which made it to number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100  is the only time it was played that way during the tour in which the Running on Empty album was recorded in 1977.: Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty" is one of the classic live recordings of the '70s. He explains that the version captured is probably the only time during that tour the song was played the way you've come to know it.
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  • Foreigner was not
     
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  • Who did they write "That Smell" about?
    The Lynyrd Skynyrd song "That Smell  The lyrics seem very specific.  And Lynyrd Sknyrd seems to base many songs on real experiences. Here is how the song starts:
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  • U2's 14th album
    Finally!  U2 fans have been waiting for “Songs of Experience”, their 14th album to come out.  After their 13th “Songs of Innocence” came out in 2014; they promised the next album would follow quickly. It didn’t. But the wait is over. Today’s the day and Adam Clayton talks about it:
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