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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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Jimi Hendrix’s Engineer Shares ‘Somewhere’ From Upcoming ‘People, Hell and Angels’ Album

Just one day after fans of Jimi Hendrix were given a glimpse at the track-listing of 'People, Hell and Angels' -- a new album scheduled for March 5 -- engineer Eddie Kramer has revealed a sample of some of the sounds the legend was working on before he died in 1970. In a new video he shares a clip of 'Somewhere,' a song Hendrix recorded with Stephen Stills and Buddy Miles.

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Elton John Dedicates China Concert to Political Critic Ai Weiwei

Elton John may have just played his last show in Beijing. The singer dedicated Sunday night's (Nov. 25) concert in the Chinese capital city to controversial artist Ai Weiwei, who has used his art to bring the world's attention to injustices committed by the Chinese government.

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Nikki Sixx
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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Marry Courtney Bingham

There will soon be a new Mrs. Sixx as Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has announced he and girlfriend Courtney Bingham plan to marry. The two have been dating since November 2010; it's the third marriage for Sixx after unions to Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt and actress Donna D'Errico.

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Izzy Stradlin Reveals New Single ‘Baby-Rann’

Original Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin looks to be prepping yet another solo album, as he's just released a new single called 'Baby-Rann' to fans via YouTube. The straight-forward punk rock song is about a girl who leaves her man to move to Vietnam, or as Stradlin says "Vietnamm." 

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AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Wings Recordings + More Amongst 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

A list of 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees includes plenty of songs and albums familiar to classic rock fans. Hits by AC/DC, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan and Elton John are amongst the 27 recordings chosen to be honored at the Grammy Museum. The Recording Academy made the announcement today (Nov. 21).

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Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Refutes ‘Garbage’ Report About Denying Wife Spousal Support

Last weekend news of Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell's divorce was unearthed by TMZ who also reported the guitarist was hoping to convince a court to deny wife Julie spousal support. Campbell owns up to the divorce on his Facebook page before taking the tabloid news site to task for irresponsible and inaccurate reporting about the spousal support.

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Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor
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Rolling Stones Welcome Former Members Bill Wyman + Mick Taylor for London Concerts

Fans can expect a Rolling Stones reunion in London, as Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor have been confirmed as special guests for both the Nov. 25 and Nov. 29 shows at the O2 Arena. The dates are the first on the bands 50 and Counting tour, which includes shows in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Newark, N.J. before year's end.

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Duff McKagan, Jimi Hendrix, Mike McCready
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Mike McCready and Duff McKagan Cover ‘Voodoo Child’ at Jimi Hendrix Experience Music Project Concert

Fans would pay good money just to see one of the many artists that took the stage during Saturday night's (Nov. 17) Jimi Hendrix tribute concert at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Wash. Amongst the dozen or so guitarists, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready left the biggest impression, according to reviews and confirmed in the below video of him playing 'Voodoo Child' with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

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Meat Loaf Prepares for Knee Surgery

Classic rocker Meat Loaf is preparing for knee surgery today. The 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' singer posed for this picture for his Facebook page Monday afternoon, taken just minutes before he was set to go under the knife. An unidentified poster writes that the recovery process will take about two weeks.

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Led Zeppelin Music to Be Featured on NBC’s ‘Revolution’

Commercials for Monday (Nov. 19) night's episode of 'Revolution' on NBC have featured Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir,' one of two songs by the band that will play during the hour-long episode. Producers Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams recently sat down to reveal they're big Zep-heads, joking that they wanted to build a show they could squeeze Led Zeppelin songs into. 

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Nikki Sixx’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Coming to Broadway

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx spent a year tirelessly logging the highs and lows of life as a drug-addled rockstar in his 2007 biography 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.' Now the bassist says that year will be recreated on Broadway.

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