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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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Performances by Roger Waters, Joe Walsh Highlight ‘Love for Levon’ Concert

Over a dozen rock and country artists assembled last night to pay tribute to Levon Helm, and hopefully save the barn that housed the formal and informal Midnight Ramble sessions for so many years. The 'Love for Levon' concert took place at the Izod Center in New Jersey on Wednesday.

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Paul McCartney to Release ‘Live Kisses’ Performance DVD

In February, Paul McCartney released 'Kisses on the Bottom,' a jazzy collection of songs and standards that influenced the former Beatle as a young boy. To kick off that release he filmed a 13-song concert at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and streamed it to fans worldwide. That star-studded show will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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The Rolling Stones Release ‘Grrr!’ Gorillas Worldwide

Many of the world's most well-known landmarks are being overrun by gorillas! To help promote their new 'Grrr!' greatest hits package, the Rolling Stones have unleashed 3,000 of the hairy beasts to top structures like the Empire State Building, Big Ben in London and the Sydney Opera House. 

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Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen Joined by Original E Street Band Drummer Vini Lopez During New Jersey Show

There's nothing wrong with Max Weinberg, but his predecessor with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band was back in the drum seat last night (Sept. 19) at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez surprised fans by sitting in to play 'E Street Shuffle' and later the tambourine on '10th Avenue Freeze-Out' and 'Twist and Shout.'

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And Now with Sports, Here’s… Keith Richards?

Keith Richards has recently been allowing fans to submit questions for him to answer on his website. The audio answers provide interesting insight into the rocker's ideas and philosophies, and give fans a chance to hear stories by one of the more interesting rock voices.

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Led Zeppelin ‘Celebration Day’ – 2007 London Concert Headed to Theaters

While the countdown on Led Zeppelin's Facebook page is still stuck on No. 1, there are reports that the long-rumored release of the band's 2007 show at the O2 Arena in London will take place first in theaters next month, and then on DVD in November. It seems their big announcement may have leaked. 

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Cheap Trick Drummer, Co-Founder Bun E. Carlos Shut Out of Band’s New Recording

While Cheap Trick's original drummer hasn't been seen on the road with the band in a couple of years, he insists he's still very much a part of the band. So Bun E. Carlos was shocked when he wasn't included when his band was invited to record a song for the next 'A Very Special Christmas.'

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Paul McCartney Announces Four New 2012 North American Dates

Paul McCartney's world tour will swing back through North America this fall, with the singer announcing four new dates for November, including two in the U.S. His show in St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 11 will be his first in that city in a decade. He hasn't played Houston, Texas (Nov. 14) in seven years.

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