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.
Guns N’ Roses Fan Planning to Sue After Axl Rose’s Microphone Busts His Mouth
A Guns N' Roses fan named Darren Wright says he's preparing legal action after being hit in the mouth by Axl Rose's microphone at the end of the band's show on Saturday night (March 9) in Perth, Australia.
Eagles Announce ‘History of the Eagles’ DVD/Blu-ray Release Date
Last month's two-episode Showtime documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the Eagles will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next month. The band announced today that 'History of the Eagles' will be released on April 30, and include a third disc featuring the group's performanc…
Bad Company Announce All 40th Anniversary Summer 2013 Tour Dates
Bad Company has added nine tour stops to this year's previously announced co-headlining dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd. The 22 shows in the U.S. and Canada will round out the summer portion of their 40th Anniversary Tour.
Anthrax Releases Cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘Big Eyes’
Anthrax has released a fourth song from their upcoming album of classic rock covers called 'Anthems.' The group revealed a version of 'Big Eyes' by Cheap Trick for fans to enjoy. The entire album will be available on March 19 in the United States and on March 22 in Europe.
Tony Iommi-Penned Song Will Represent Armenia at 2013 Eurovision Song Contest
A song called 'Lonely Planet' will represent the hopes of Armenians at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi wrote the ballad, to be performed by Dorians when the annual contest begins on May 14 in Sweden.
Recently Discovered Freddie Mercury Cemetery Marker Missing
A plaque that until this year few knew existed has gone missing. The marker is believed to represent the the final resting place of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. For over 20 years no one knew where Mercury's ashes were scattered, and now the plaque believed to represent j…
Queensryche Announce New Album
The members of Queensryche that split with vocalist Geoff Tate last summer have signed a new record deal with Century Media Records, and announced their first album with vocalist Todd La Torreis on the way. Century Media is a company whose A&R representative officially supported Tate's injunctio…
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company Announce Co-Headlining 2013 Tour
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company are both celebrating 40 years in 2013, and they've teamed up to take a co-headling tour across America. The 40 Tour will begin on June 20 in Auburn, Wash. and travel east before wrapping up on July 27 in Bethel, N.Y.
Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan Form New Supergroup
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff Mckagan of Guns N' Roses and Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees have formed three-fourths of a rock supergroup that will rely on a cast of vocalists to finish their debut album. As of now, the group doesn't have a name but that hasn't dammed their i…
Eric Clapton Cites Hassles of Travel as Reason He’ll Stop Touring at 70
There's just 25 months left to see Eric Clapton on tour. The legendary guitarist says that he's going to quit the road life when he turns 70 years old because getting from show to show is too much of a pain. "The bit on stage, that's easy," he says before insisting h…
Could Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ Become the Official State Rock Song of Massachusetts?
Politicians in Massachusetts are divided when it comes to the state's official rock song. One group is pulling for 'Dream On' by Aerosmith, while another proposed piece of legislation calls for 'Road Runner' by '70s rockers the Modern Lovers to be the official jam of th…
David Lee Roth on Difference Between Him and the Van Halens: ‘I’m Truly a Wanderer’
David Lee Roth doesn't mince words when it comes to what's kept Van Halen from playing Australia in recent years. The group announced they'll play the Stone Festival in Sydney this April. Roth suggests they'd tour the world regularly if it were up to him.