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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’s Brian Johnson Will Join Sting on New ‘The Last Ship’ Album

Sting's first album in 10 years will include an unexpected collaboration with Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC. 'The Last Ship' will hit stores on Sept. 24. As previously reported, the collection is the soundtrack to a theater production of the same name set to debut on Broadway in 2014.

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Allman Brothers Band Releasing ‘Brothers and Sisters’ 40th Anniversary Box Set

The seven-song 1973 Allman Brothers Band 'Brothers and Sisters' album is the focus of a new box set set to hit stores this summer. The group is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic album with a release that's expected to include significant bonus material.

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Nikki Sixx’s Photography Featured on Leica Camera Blog

Motley Crue co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx is also an acclaimed and successful photographer, and several shots taken during a trip through Canada are featured on the Leica Camera Blog. The images focus on the troubled and addicted men and women who often hide in the shadows of big city buildings and overpasses.

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Mick Jagger Says A Keith Richards Apology Was a ‘Prerequisite’ to Touring

Keith Richards' memoir of his life and the life of the Rolling Stones revealed some things about the band and Mick Jagger that the frontman didn't care for. In a recent interview Jagger calls an apology from Richards a "prerequisite," while Richards shares he doesn't regret a thing.

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Led Zeppelin Turned Down Bill Clinton’s Reunion Request

Details of how so many A-list performers agreed to take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy relief concert last December are beginning to emerge, as is the name of one band who simply said no. Led Zeppelin turned down a chance to reunite for the cause, at the personal request of former president Bill Clinton. 

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Rush Perform With Foo Fighters at Hall of Fame Induction

Rush were the runaway stars at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night. And one of the show's highlights found the trio onstage with two members of the Foo Fighters, who performed the final minute of '2112''s classic 'Overture' with the newly inducted band. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins even dressed in vintage Rush outfits  -- Grohl as Alex Lifeson and Hawkins as Neil Peart -- complete with wigs.

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Paul McCartney to Headline Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

Tickets go on sale this week for the sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, Calif. The three-day music and gourmet food event has introduced Paul McCartney as a headliner for the Aug 9-11 event at Golden Gate Park. Dozens of other artists from all genres of music are also on the official lineup card.

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Paul McCartney’s ‘Wings Over America’ Reissue to Kick Off With Theatrical ‘Rockshow’ Viewing

Paul McCartney and Wings will reissue 'Wings Over America' on May 28 in a number of different formats with a cornucopia of bonus features. However, the most intriguing prospect may be the May 15 theatrical release of 'Rockshow,' a live concert film shot in 1975 and 1976 during the Wings Over the World Tour.

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