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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.
Bret Michaels, Dee Snider
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Bret Michaels, Dee Snider Join ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast

Bret Michaels of Poison will look to become the first ever two-time winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice,' the CBS show that pits famous people against each other in business-minded tasks. Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider will also join a cast of 14 contestants when they begin filming the 2013 season on Monday.

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Eric Clapton
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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 be available on Nov. 26. 

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Joe Perry Opens Up About His Guitar Hero: Retired Math Teacher Steve Rose

Growing up in the early '60s, one would think the Beatles were a heavy influence on Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and maybe later the Rolling Stones. While those bands may have paved a road for his group to follow, it was a local 14-year-old named Steve Rose that first inspired Perry to play rock and roll.

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Jake Shimabukuro, Alan Parsons
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Jake Shimabukuro, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele,’ Releases Album Produced by Alan Parsons

Jake Shimabukuro is well on his way to becoming the first ukulele rock star. The Hawaiian born performer has released 'Grand Ukulele,' an album produced by legendary rock producer Alan Parsons. It's a pairing that justifies his nickname, the "Jimi Hendrix of ukulele."

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Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney to Release ‘Live Kisses’ Performance DVD

In February, Paul McCartney released 'Kisses on the Bottom,' a jazzy collection of songs and standards that influenced the former Beatle as a young boy. To kick off that release he filmed a 13-song concert at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and streamed it to fans worldwide. That star-studded show will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Alice Cooper, Brian May
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Alice Cooper, Brian May Collaboration Amongst Highlights of Sunflower Jam 2012

Sunday night's Sunflower Jam in London was one of those nights of rock revelry you dream of. Classic rock artists from across the spectrum joined together for one cause, to play a set full of unexpected collaborations and covers. Alice Cooper, Brian May of Queen, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden were just a few of the rockers on hand for the annual charity event.

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