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.
Def Leppard Announce Viva Hysteria! Residency in Las Vegas
Def Leppard has become the latest rock band to take up residency in one of Las Vegas's most famous casinos. The group announced today they'd begin a nine-show, three-week run in Sin City that includes their greatest hits, plus their 1987 album 'Hysteria' in its entirety.
Journey Postpones Five Concerts
Journey has postponed five concerts after singer Arnel Pineda was diagnosed with severe laryngeal and esophageal inflammation. The rockers were scheduled to play dates through the Midwest this weekend and early next week, but won't take the stage again until Nov. 16 in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Rush to Release Super Deluxe Version of ‘2112’ Album
Rush will re-release their 1976 album '2112' in 2012. A description on Amazon lists Dec. 18 as the day three separate versions of the project will be available, although all three sets are available for pre-order now. '2112' was a comeback album for the Canadian rock band, after …
Jimmy Page Promises 2013 Box Sets for Every Led Zeppelin Album
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says he's working on a number of projects for his old band, including remastering their nine albums as individual box sets. In an interview with Mojo, Page revealed that each will include extra music and bonus material.
Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood Engaged to Sally Humphreys
Sorry ladies, Ron Wood is off the market! The 65-year-old father of four popped the question to girlfriend Sally Humphreys, who he's been dating for six months. The 34-year-old Humphreys is Wood's third wife, coming just four years after his separation from Jo Wood.
The Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Tour DVD
The Beach Boys captured highlights of their 50th anniversary tour for a new DVD and Blu-ray set to be released on Nov. 20. 'The Beach Boys: Live in Concert -- 50th Anniversary Tour' features 21 well-known hits and new songs from their 'That's Why God Made the Radio' album re…
Peter Gabriel, ‘In Your Eyes’ (DNA Version) – Song Premiere
Peter Gabriel will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his 'So' album with the worldwide release of a deluxe box set, available on Monday (Oct. 22). In addition to the entire album (remastered) and two discs worth of live music from a previously unreleased 1987 Athens concert, fans will find…
Jon Bon Jovi Burglar Sentenced to Prison Time
The man who stole $100K worth of jewelry from Jon Bon Jovi is going to prison. On Friday a judge sentenced Nicholas Tracy to five years for a string of burglaries in Monmouth County, N.J. Bon Jovi was one of the victims.
Sebastian Bach Hints at Future With Skid Row
In a caption below a picture with former bandmante Dave "The Snake" Sabo, Sebastian Bach leaves fans hoping that the long-denied Skid Row reunion may actually happen. It's a 180 from everything both men have been saying in recent months and years. Yet somehow, this felt inevit…
Fleetwood Mac Confirm They Will Tour in 2013
Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac will return to the road in 2013. There are no dates officially scheduled, but all parties have agreed on a tentative schedule of rehearsals, while keeping open the possibility of also creating new music.
Eric Clapton to Mark 35th Anniversary of ‘Slowhand’ With Supersized Re-Release
'Slowhand,' Eric Clapton's most successful '70s album, is being repackaged and re-released this fall, with up to 14 previously unreleased tracks on multiple formats. 2012 is the 35th anniversary of a recording that features many hits that still make his live show today. It will b…
Mick Jagger Describes New Rolling Stones Single ‘Doom and Gloom’ as ‘Not Gloomy at All’
New music from the Rolling Stones will be heard at 8:15AM BST on Thursday (3:15AM ET), but Mick Jagger is already hinting at what 'Doom and Gloom' may sound like. In a series of tweets today, he talked about the single, which was recorded in Paris in August.