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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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AC/DC Sells 696,000 Singles During Inaugural iTunes Week

Any second thoughts AC/DC may have had about releasing their catalog to iTunes were surely forgotten after sales total from the band's debut week arrived yesterday. U.S. fans downloaded over 48,000 albums from the digital music site, in addition to nearly 700,000 singles.

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Steven Tyler, Nicki Minaj
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Steven Tyler Apologizes to Nicki Minaj

The drama between Steven Tyler and rapper Nicki Minaj may cool off after the Aerosmith singer issued an apology during a press event today. Then again, judging from the tone of Tyler's comments, things may not simmer. 'American Idol' producers must be loving the free media attention, two months before the new season is set to air on Fox.

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Jimi Hendrix’s Engineer Shares ‘Somewhere’ From Upcoming ‘People, Hell and Angels’ Album

Just one day after fans of Jimi Hendrix were given a glimpse at the track-listing of 'People, Hell and Angels' -- a new album scheduled for March 5 -- engineer Eddie Kramer has revealed a sample of some of the sounds the legend was working on before he died in 1970. In a new video he shares a clip of 'Somewhere,' a song Hendrix recorded with Stephen Stills and Buddy Miles.

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Duff McKagan, Jimi Hendrix, Mike McCready
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Mike McCready and Duff McKagan Cover ‘Voodoo Child’ at Jimi Hendrix Experience Music Project Concert

Fans would pay good money just to see one of the many artists that took the stage during Saturday night's (Nov. 17) Jimi Hendrix tribute concert at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Wash. Amongst the dozen or so guitarists, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready left the biggest impression, according to reviews and confirmed in the below video of him playing 'Voodoo Child' with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

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Led Zeppelin Music to Be Featured on NBC’s ‘Revolution’

Commercials for Monday (Nov. 19) night's episode of 'Revolution' on NBC have featured Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir,' one of two songs by the band that will play during the hour-long episode. Producers Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams recently sat down to reveal they're big Zep-heads, joking that they wanted to build a show they could squeeze Led Zeppelin songs into. 

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AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan
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AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Wings Recordings + More Amongst 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

A list of 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees includes plenty of songs and albums familiar to classic rock fans. Hits by AC/DC, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan and Elton John are amongst the 27 recordings chosen to be honored at the Grammy Museum. The Recording Academy made the announcement today (Nov. 21).

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Nikki Sixx’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Coming to Broadway

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx spent a year tirelessly logging the highs and lows of life as a drug-addled rockstar in his 2007 biography 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.' Now the bassist says that year will be recreated on Broadway.

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Former Iron Maiden Singer Paul Di’Anno Takes Shots at Bruce Dickinson During Fan Altercation

One-time Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno became agitated by a fan who shouted "Bruce Dickinson" at him several times during a recent show in the Ukraine. Dickinson, Maiden's current singer, replaced DiAnno in 1981. Di'Anno grew angrier and angrier as the one-sided conversation continued, ultimately threatening to fight the man. 

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Bon Jovi
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Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Arrested After Allegedly Overdosing on Heroin

The daughter of Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi has been arrested after cops were called to Hamilton College to follow-up on a call that the 19-year-old was unresponsive. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi allegedly overdosed on heroin in her dorm room at the upstate New York institution.

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John Mellencamp, Stephen King
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John Mellencamp, Stephen King Announce ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ Album

An unlikelier musical collaboration could only be imagined by the author himself. John Mellencamp and Stephen King (with help from T Bone Burnett) have come together to write and record a soundtrack for a near-finished musical called 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.' The star-studded album will be available on March 13, 2013. It's not clear when and if the musical will make its full-scale debut.

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Aerosmith ‘Barely Speaking to Each Other’ According to Reports

After a tepid first week of sales of their new album 'Music From Another Dimension,' reports are surfacing that the members of Aerosmith are at odds once again. The new album -- their first of new music in a decade -- sold just 65K copies last week, ranking fifth overall on the Billboard album sales chart.

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