WMMO Music News 

GnR Gets Booed; Angus Young Joins

  • 3:26 pm Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Guns N’ Roses played Melbourne, Australia last night and there was a terrible traffic jam before the show. Many are saying that’s why the band started late.

Sure, Axl has been known to start shows up to 3 hours late – but not on this reunion tour. He’s been quite angelic, actually.

Then, when the band was introduced, the announcer called out SYDNEY instead of Melbourne, where they were playing. The crowd began to boo, as you might imagine.

It happens! And again, not Axl’s fault. I just feel I should defend him since he’s been so well-behaved on this tour and turning [More]

Tom Petty’s Speech Inspires as Rock World Honors Him

  • 3:23 pm Sunday, February 12th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Ahhhh, wish I was there.

Stevie Nicks gushed about her friend, Tom Petty, before dueting with him on Stop Dragging My Heart Around, “He is as sweet as he is talented.”Foo Fighters and Gary Clark, Jr. covered Breakdown (clip below).

Kicking off Grammy weekend on Friday night, February 10, Stevie Nicks, the Foo Fighters, ELO and many more celebrated Tom Petty as the MusicCares Person of the Year.

If you’re unfamiliar with Musicares, it’s a well-respected organization that gives musicians who are struggling financially, real help with health care or other personal issues. They’ll be able to help many more now after a [More]

Skynyrd, Styx & ZZ Top at Sea World

  • 1:15 pm Sunday, February 12th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Denise spent her Saturday hangin’ with our Jacksonville boys at Skynyrd who, as always, put on an amazing show!

Styx plays the Seven Seas Food Festival there on Saturday, March 4 and ZZ Top will be there Saturday, March 18!

Check the CONTEST PAGE on our app or WMMO.com for tickets to every big show that comes our way…

See Robert Randoph Rock Hendrix, Doobies

  • 2:02 pm Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Here’s a taste of what you’re in store for when you party with us a week from Saturday (February 18th) at the next 98.9 WMMO legendary, free downtown concert!

The City of Orlando’s Blues BQ will feature Texas Blues from the Fabulous Thunderbirds and, just announced, Robert Randolph will play, too – rockin’ the “Sacred Steel” – slide guitar like you’ve never seen/heard.

He’s got so much energy, he’s a blast to watch, as well as hear. And I’m guessing he’ll do at least one really cool classic cover. Here are a few he’s been known to do when playing live…

You don’t [More]

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]