WMMO Music News 

Gary Van Allen Interviews John Lodge of The Moody Blues

  • 8:43 pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by ginotaliercio

WMMO’s very own Gary Van Allen recently sat down with John Lodge, bassist of The Moody Blues.   You can check out the interview by clicking LISTEN HERE.   If you were interested in tickets to see John Lodge perform on Friday February, 3rd over at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL, GET TICKETS HERE.

The True Story Behind A U2 Classic

  • 11:33 am Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Joe Rock

Learn the true story behind U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.

Derek Trucks Salutes Uncle Butch at Show

  • 3:39 pm Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

We found out yesterday that Allman Brother Butch Trucks died Tuesday at the age of 69.

One of the world’s most powerful drummers never missed a single Allman Brothers show – in the band’s entire 45-year history.

In 1999, Butch called his nephew to invite him to play with the band. Then 20-year-old Derek Trucks was already known to be a guitar great. He ended up playing with the Allman Brothers for 15 years, while also performing with other offshoot bands. He finally left the Allman Brothers for good in 2014 to focus on the blues-rock band he and his wife formed, [More]

Jon Bon Jovi Leads “Prayer” Singalong During Pats Playoff Win

  • 3:58 pm Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

As the Patriots were finishing off the Falcons during Sunday’s playoff game, Jon Bon Jovi led a singalong of “Livin’ on a Prayer” from a suite while hangin’ tough with actor Donnie Wahlberg.

Jon Bon Jovi Launches Made in USA Clothing Line

  • 5:02 pm Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Think about it. Who else would know more about jeans than an 80s rocker?

And I have to say, Jon Bon Jovi did himself proud here.

Hart N Dagger jeans aren’t cheap. But good jeans last a long time and these are nice! 100% cotton and made in the good ole’ U.S. of A. That’s what I’m tawkin’ bout!

The line includes denim workshirts and basic T-shirts, too.

Get a glimpse HERE.

Paul McCartney Suing to Get Beatles Songs Back!

  • 3:34 pm Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

It sounds like this is going to be a battle of high-priced teams of attorneys but Paul McCartney has taken the first step toward regaining ownership of songs he wrote or co-wrote during the Beatles era.

He filed suit against Sony/ATV yesterday.

Remember that Michael Jackson bought the rights to these songs back in 1985, ending their relationship professionally and personally. Upon Jackson’s death, Sony/ATV acquired full ownership from his estate.

CNN is reporting that McCartney’s lawyers are concerned about a similar case involving Duran Duran that did not go in their favor. ” The court found in favor of a Sony/ATV subsidiary [More]

Mick Jagger in a Dollar Store

  • 3:23 pm Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Just came across THIS SLIDESHOW by Mark Romanek that starts with a photo of Mick Jagger in a 99-cent store in Los Angeles.

The expression on his face is pretty funny. He had never seen one of those stores before, as you might have guessed.

Download Seger’s “Glenn’s Song” Free, on 1-Year Anniversary of Frey’s Death

  • 3:40 pm Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Bob Seger has written a song for his longtime friend, Glenn Frey, and allowing the public to download it for free, HERE.

Seger told Rolling Stone the song he recorded in Nashville about 4 months ago isn’t meant to be a hit. “The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met.”

In the early days of Frey’s career, he sang backup in Bob Seger’s band. The two Detroit-ians remained friends until Glenn’s death, one year ago today.

Once Glenn found fame and glory with the Eagles, it was [More]

Attention Bands: We Want YOU to Open for Bon Jovi!

  • 4:13 pm Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Central Florida has tons of amazing bands and we want to be screaming for YOU at the Bon Jovi show in Tampa this Valentine’s Day.

Here are the instructions to make yourself eligible for consideration for the Bon Jovi opening slot!

You’ll need to submit an audition video. Live Nation will select 10 finalists and Bon Jovi management will pick the winner.

The video will be shown in a gallery for streaming and sharing on Bon Jovi and Live Nation pages, fyi.

BON JOVI OPENING ACT CONTEST DETAILS

David Bowie Remembered, One Year Later

  • 1:54 pm Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

David Bowie would have been 70 this past Sunday.

He died one year ago today, just two days after celebrating his 69th birthday and releasing his final album, Blackstar.

The following video was posted to Bowie’s official Facebook page today, showing the many faces of the always-evolving musician.

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