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.
Bill Wyman Turned Down Touring America With the Rolling Stones
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman seems peeved that his time on stage with his former bandmates last fall was capped to five minutes. He played two songs at both London gigs and was then asked to tour America with the band. "I said for two songs? No thank you."
Geddy Lee From Rush to Throw First Pitch at Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener
Longtime Toronto Blue Jays fan and soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Geddy Lee will take the mound on Tuesday (April 2) to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Blue Jays' home opener. The Rush bassist and singer is a season ticket holder and dedicated fantasy baseball player.
Alice Cooper Leads All-Star Benefit for Youth Music Academy
Thursday night (March 28) Alice Cooper headlined a concert to celebrate the opening of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sebastian Bach, Kiss's Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger also performed. Before the show Cooper explained how the lin…
Slash, Anthrax Tear Through AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ in Los Angeles
Slash surprised fans of Anthrax at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (March 27) by taking the stage to play guitar on 'T.N.T.,' the AC/DC song Anthrax chose for their new album of covers called 'Anthems.' The band turned in a pretty convincing rendition, captur…
LL Cool J on Eddie Van Halen Collaboration: ‘I Just Really Wanted to Work With the Best’
To make his new album 'Authentic,' rapper LL Cool J searched for the best of the best from rock, country, rap pop and funk. In a recent interview he said Eddie Van Halen was at the top of his list.
Robert Plant Joins Patty Griffin on ‘Ohio,’ First Single From ‘American Kid’ Album
The first single from Patty Griffin's new album 'American Kid' features Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant on harmonies. 'Ohio,' is much more than a vocal collaboration between the two however. Griffin credits her longtime partner with bringing the track to its final rest…
Dio to Release 1986 Concert in Multiple Formats
Fans of the late, great Ronnie James Dio and his band Dio can relive the group's glory years with the upcoming re-release of a 1986 concert in Philadelphia. 'Finding the Sacred Heart -- Live in Philly 1986' will be available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray on May 28.
Video for Tony Iommi-Penned ‘Lonely Planet’ Song Released
Armenian rockers Dorians will take the Tony Iommi-penned 'Lonely Planet' to the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The song's music video -- along with videos for the other 38 entries -- has been made available to fans of the band, of Black Sabbath and the international song contest, now…
Suspended ‘Hot for Teacher’ Student Suing University
Last year an Oakland University (Mich.) student was suspended and severely reprimanded for writing an essay titled 'Hot for Teacher' and turning it into the teacher he was hot for. Now 57-year-old Joseph Corlett is suing members of the University and the Board of Trustees for violating his…
Billy Idol Announces 2013 North American Tour Dates
Billy Idol has added 19 dates to his summer 2013 itinerary. The 'White Wedding' singer was previously announced as a Bonnaroo performer, and now he's scheduled shows across the country around that June 15 date in Tennessee. Tickets for many of the dates go on sale this Friday (March 2…
Journey Guitarist Neal Schon Suing Ex-Mother in Law for Defamation
Neal Schon's recently settled support agreement with his ex-wife Amber is in the news again as the Journey guitarist is said to be bringing a lawsuit against her mother. Schon says Judy Kozan badmouthed him through an internet blog, and he wants $75,000 in damages.
Joe Walsh ‘Cooking Up Something’ With Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr + More
It's not clear what Joe Walsh is working on exactly, but the lineup he's assembled is certainly intriguing. The Eagles guitarist teased fans with a photo that indicates something very cool will be coming soon.