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.
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.
Vince Neil Shoots Down New Motley Crue Album Rumors
There won't be new Motley Crue music coming in 2013, and there may never be another full-length album from the hard-rockers. Vince Neil says there may be an EP in the band's future, but 2014 is as early as that would surface.
John Fogerty Announces Full Details for Upcoming Duets Album
John Fogerty invited stars from rock, pop and country to collaborate on his new 'Wrote a Song for Everyone' album, due in stores May 28.
Sting to Play Grammy Awards With Rihanna, Bruno Mars
It will truly be a made-for-television moment when Sting hits the stage alongside pop stars Bruno Mars and Rihanna at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. It's not clear what the motley trio will perform. The collaboration was revealed among the announcements of other Grammy performers on Mo…
John Fogerty Re-Works Classic Creedence Songs on New ‘Wrote a Song For Everyone’ Album
John Fogerty has confirmed that his upcoming album will be centered around classic Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, but the album's engineer says the result is completely new songs. Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Jennifer Hudson and the Foo Fighters are among the confirmed musicians who contributed to…
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.
Stevie Nicks Admits to Reliving Emotions That Inspired Fleetwood Mac’s Best Work
The expanded editions of 'Rumours' -- Fleetwood Mac's career-defining album from 1977 -- is available today, featuring unreleased live and studio recordings from the tumultuous time that surrounded the album's making. For Stevie Nicks, it was yet another chance to relive the dram…
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.
Stephen Stills ‘Carry On’ Box Set to Feature 50 Years of Music, 25 Unreleased Songs
The bulk of Stephen Stills' career as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist will be released in a four-disc box set called 'Carry On' on March 26. The package includes hits from Stills' career as a solo artist, with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills & Nash and more. I…
Def Leppard Re-Recording Hit Songs to ‘Wrestle Back Career’ From Record Label
In 2012, Def Leppard re-recorded two of their biggest hit songs and made them available digitally. The once-unusual move was done just before the Tom Cruise movie 'Rock of Ages' was released, but Joe Elliott says his band's inspiration for heading back to the studio was to o…
Kiss’ Tommy Thayer Says He Was Ace Frehley’s ‘Heir Apparent’
Tommy Thayer didn't officially take over as lead guitarist of Kiss until 2002, but in a recent interview he admits he was prepared to hop on stage in a moment's notice as early as 1998. Due to recurring problems with Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons made Thayer the "heir…
Rolling Stones Weighing ‘Quite a Few Offers’ for 2013 Tour Dates
It seems almost certain the Rolling Stones will return to the road in 2013, but even the band isn't sure when or where. Rumored appearances at Coachella in April appear to be just that at this point. But Mick Jagger and Keith Richards both indicate they won't be pulling a Led Zeppelin by t…