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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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Primal Scream (Feat. Robert Plant), ‘Elimination Blues’ – Song Review

It's not quite accurate to say Primal Scream use Robert Plant for backing vocals on 'Elimination Blues.' The Led Zeppelin lead singer is more of an instrument, used to sweeten an experimental blues song. It's a bold move to ignore the temptation to put Plant in a starring role. 

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Song From Upcoming ‘Made Up Mind’ Album

The Tedeschi Trucks Band has revealed a song called 'Part of Me' as the first offering from their upcoming 'Made Up Mind' album. The uptempo, soulful blues track features a revved up Susan Tedeschi singing over husband Derek Trucks' signature guitar. A powerful horn and backup vocal section lay a foundation for the vibrant new cut, available to stream through Ultimate Classic Rock.

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Black Sabbath Explore Themes of Greed, War and Religon in New ‘God Is Dead?’ Video

The images used to create the nearly nine-minute-long Black Sabbath video for 'God Is Dead?' come from a wide range of places. Little new footage was shot for the just-released clip. Instead director Peter Joseph borrowed from his previous works and archival Sabbath footage.

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David Bowie and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Under Pressure’ Session Fueled by Wine and Cocaine

An audio track of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury laying down vocals for the 1981 Queen hit 'Under Pressure' surfaced a while back, bringing with it writer Mark Blake's account of the song's wild, and eventually tumultuous, writing and recording sessions. The two stars trade vocals without any instrumental distraction, but Blake claims that the singers recorded their parts separately and privately.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Will Join Sting on New ‘The Last Ship’ Album

Sting's first album in 10 years will include an unexpected collaboration with Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC. 'The Last Ship' will hit stores on Sept. 24. As previously reported, the collection is the soundtrack to a theater production of the same name set to debut on Broadway in 2014.

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Guns N’ Roses to Play Small Brooklyn Club Show

Tickets for an intimate Guns N' Roses gig in Brooklyn go on sale this afternoon. The band announced they'll play Williamsburg's Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday night (June 6), two days before their Governor's Ball Festival performance scheduled for the weekend.

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Sting to Release First New Album in a Decade

It's been a decade since Sting last released a project with original material, and his upcoming album may actually stop short of being a true Sting album. 'The Last Ship' is scheduled for Sept. 24. It will be a collection of songs Sting helped write for a musical of the same name.

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Ozzy Osbourne a ‘Real Man’ for Admitting to Relapse, Says Daughter Kelly

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly has nothing but respect for her father despite his recent drug and alcohol relapse. The actress and singer says it took courage for him to recognize his problem and to admit it to the world via Facebook.

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Metallica Have the Material, But Not the Time to Record New Album

It's been five years since Metallica released 'Death Magnetic,' their last studio album. The band says they're anxious to return to the studio to start recording again, and they've got the material. However two obligations are keeping them beginning work on the first album from their own label Blackened Recordings.

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AC/DC Show Support for Bon Scott Hometown Statue

Supporters of a plan to raise money for a statue of Bon Scott in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland received a big boost recently when AC/DC put their weight into the project with a post on their official website. The campaign is looking to raise over $75,000 (50,000 pounds) before June 5. As of today (May 16), they're one-third of the way there.

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