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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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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 'Wrote a Song for Everyone.'

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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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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 drama and pain, something she's done frequently over the years.

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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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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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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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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 RockHall.com 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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Rush Adds New 2013 Tour Dates

Rush has added nine new 'Clockwork Angels' tour dates in North America, in order to satisfy high demand. After mounting a successful 2012 tour and releasing an acclaimed album of the same name last June, the band will visit venues in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and states along the East Coast, with more American and Canadian dates to be announced soon.

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Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder, ‘From Can to Can’t’ – Song Review

More sounds from the upcoming 'Sound City Reel to Reel' album have been released. Rocker and film director Dave Grohl has teamed with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and bassist Scott Reeder to create 'From Can to Can't,' a soaring rock ballad that will transcend one back to 2002 when everything on the radio was thick with heartache power chords and thin on melody.

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High on Fire Frontman Matt Pike Calls Aerosmith ‘A Polished Turd’

Matt Pike of the heavy metal band High on Fire isn't an Aerosmith fan and he's not afraid to declare his comprehensive hatred for the classic rockers. In an interview with A.V. Club, Pike says he calls the "off" button on his stereo the "Aerosmith button" and refers to them as the "crappiest, most overrated s**t band of all time."

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