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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. 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.
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Jon Bon Jovi Fears for Reality Singing Show Contestants

If you ask Jon Bon Jovi, the Grammys have gotten it right in recent years. The singer listed Adele and Mumford & Sons as bands with real talent, while adding that he worries about kids today and a perceived waning interest in good music.

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Elton John to Appear on Next Queens of the Stone Age Album

Dave Grohl can now add Elton John to his growing list of famous collaborators. The classic rocker has joined Queens of the Stone Age, with whom Grohl is drumming while Foo Fighters are on hiatus, to record a song on their upcoming album. During an interview the two indicated that the style is very different from what fans have come to expect from the famous piano player.

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Stevie Nicks to Talk About Drug Addiction During ‘Oprah’s Master Class’ Interview

The third season of 'Oprah's Master Class' will feature Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks talking candidly about her life, career and struggle with drugs. She's one of four celebrities featured in a trailer for the OWN Network program, which begins on March 3 at 10PM ET.

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Ringo Starr’s All Star Performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Coming to DVD

Last July Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday with a stage full of players familar to fans of rock and country music. This star-studded performance will now be released on DVD. Look for 'Ringo at the Ryman' to arrive on March 11.

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Metallica, Tony Iommi, Rob Zombie to Recieve High Honors at 2013 Golden Gods Awards

Motorhead, Rush and Aerosmith are amongst the nominees in 11 just-announced categories for the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, but the highest honors will go to Metallica and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, in addition to Rob Zombie. Metallica will also play at the show's live concert on May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

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Massive Duane Allman Box Set Announced

Rounder Records has assembled and fine-tuned a massive box set of Duane Allman highlights for 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.' The seven-disc box set will be available on March 5. It features 129 songs from his early days as a garage rocker through his time with the Allman Brothers Band.

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Guns N’ Roses DJ Ashba Defends Axl Rose, Says ‘He Treats Us Like Gold’

He might not be Big Ben of rock stars, but Axl Rose is not the jerk he's portrayed as in the media, his guitarist says. Guns N' Roses' DJ Ashba explained why they are often late to the stage and defended his lead singer as a nice guy in a recent interview.

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Allman Brothers Band to Release Vintage Recordings

Next month the Allman Brothers Band will release two live shows from their early '70s height as a southern rock superpower. Recordings from a show played just months after Duane Allman died, and another after the death of Berry Oakley show the group in very different incarnations.

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Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush at 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Foo Fighters bandmates Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April, during a ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif. A press release at also revealed who will induct Albert King, Randy Newman and Donna Summer, but didn't mention what artist will do the honors for Heart or Public Enemy.

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Journey to Join Rascal Flatts for ‘CMT Crossroads’ Concert in New Orleans

Journey will be in New Orleans Super Bowl weekend. The rock group, led by Neal Schon, will join country trio Rascal Flatts for a 'CMT Crossroads' special at 11PM ET on CMT. 'CMT Crossroads' pairs country superstars with rock or pop artists for a concert of each band's most well-known songs. This is the second time Journey and Rascal Flatts have shared a stage.

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