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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. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs Daisy and Clementine and their son. In his free time Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling, and exploring nature.
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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 rockers performed at the 2012 London Olympics.

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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. 

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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. Lyrically ... it's not a great effort.

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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.

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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 London in late November, and two dates in Newark, N.J. in mid-December.

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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 season on Monday.

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Steven Tyler Calls Kiss ‘A Comic Book Rock Band’

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry didn't mince words when asked about Kiss in a recent radio interview. Tyler admitted he never cared for his counterpart's music after calling them "a comic book rock band." With Gene Simmons and company also doing media rounds to promote a new album, one expects Tyler's comments are only the beginning of an entertaining back-and-forth.

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Mick Jagger Describes New Rolling Stones Single ‘Doom and Gloom’ as ‘Not Gloomy at All’

New music from the Rolling Stones will be heard at 8:15AM BST on Thursday (3:15AM ET), but Mick Jagger is already hinting at what 'Doom and Gloom' may sound like. In a series of tweets today, he talked about the single, which was recorded in Paris in August.

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Joe Perry Opens Up About His Guitar Hero: Retired Math Teacher Steve Rose

Growing up in the early '60s, one would think the Beatles were a heavy influence on Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and maybe later the Rolling Stones. While those bands may have paved a road for his group to follow, it was a local 14-year-old named Steve Rose that first inspired Perry to play rock and roll.

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Peter Criss Recalls Depression, Near-Suicide After 1994 Northridge Earthquake

The barrel of a .357 Magnum was three inches down his throat before ex-Kiss drummer Peter Criss thought of his mother, father and daughter and decided he had to carry on. In 1994, hours after a devastating earthquake that killed 33 and injured nearly 9,000, the Catman believed he had nothing to live for.

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Neil Young Hints That Buffalo Springfield Have Unfinished Business

Neil Young's busy 2012 was partly to blame for a planned Buffalo Springfield reunion tour falling through earlier this year, but it sounds like a get-together with Richie Furay and Stephen Stills could be moving up his priority list for 2013. In a recent interview, Young expressed regret that the '60s group never reached their potential.

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