Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Jimmy Page Promises 2013 Box Sets for Every Led Zeppelin Album
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says he's working on a number of projects for his old band, including remastering their nine albums as individual box sets. In an interview with Mojo, Page revealed that each will include extra music and bonus material.
Axl Rose Says Former Guns N’ Roses Bandmates Bullied Him
Axl Rose has suddenly emerged to do interviews for the first time in years and what he's saying might make former Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan a little uncomfortable. Including former girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, Rose says the the trio broke his songwriting spirit.
Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood Engaged to Sally Humphreys
Sorry ladies, Ron Wood is off the market! The 65-year-old father of four popped the question to girlfriend Sally Humphreys, who he's been dating for six months. The 34-year-old Humphreys is Wood's third wife, coming just four years after his separation from Jo Wood.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Forced to Reroute Cruise Due to Hurricane Sandy
Lynyrd Skynyrd has rerouted their fan cruise due to Hurricane Sandy. The Simple Man cruise set sail on Saturday (Oct. 27) from a port in Miami, Fla. and will now head to Cozumel and not Key West and Great Stirrup Cay. The tweaking may not have avoided the storm's turbulence however.
Bon Jovi Announce 2013 World Tour and New Album Title
Bon Jovi has announced a 2013 world wide tour in support of their upcoming new album. Because We Can -- the Tour will begin in Canada, before scheduled but not yet revealed dates take the group through the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Far East, Africa and Australia. Six Canadian dates were annou…
The Who Announce Four Archival Releases for ‘Whovember’
This year Whovember follows October on the mod calendar. Fans of the Who will be able to purchase four separate collections of the band's music ranging from live performances to their debut record to all of their albums on vinyl. For the first time fans can also own the songs the classic rocker…
Great White’s Mark Kendall Stays Close with Families of 2003 Fire Victims
Next February will make 10 years since a fire at a Great White show at the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island claimed 100 lives. Co-founder and guitarist Mark Kendall says his relationship with the victims families is what's helped him through the tragedy.
Aerosmith, ‘Love XXX’ – Song Review
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton says 'Love XXX,' the first song on the band's upcoming 'Music From Another Dimension' album is one he hopes "grabs people by the balls." Musically it keeps a promise to return to the 'Toys in the Attic' sound. Lyrica…
Fleetwood Mac Confirm They Will Tour in 2013
Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac will return to the road in 2013. There are no dates officially scheduled, but all parties have agreed on a tentative schedule of rehearsals, while keeping open the possibility of also creating new music.
Rolling Stones Announce 2012 London, New Jersey Concerts
After months of speculation, the Rolling Stones have finally announced four concerts to take place before the end of 2012. In the YouTube announcement (seen below) the group makes official long-rumored plans to play live before the end of their 50th year together. They'll play two dates in Lond…
New Aerosmith Song ‘Street Jesus’ Leaks
Aerosmtih bassist Tom Hamilton says 'Street Jesus,' a new song from the band's upcoming 'Music From Another Dimension' album, has "'Toys in the Attic' kind of energy." Fans can decide for themselves in a new clip that leaked on YouTube recently.
Bret Michaels, Dee Snider Join ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast
Bret Michaels of Poison will look to become the first ever two-time winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice,' the CBS show that pits famous people against each other in business-minded tasks. Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider will also join a cast of 14 contestants when they begin filming the 2013 …