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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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Steven Tyler on Taylor Swift: ‘She’s Hot’

Country star Taylor Swift has been known to date men her senior, but not senior citizens. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler showed an interest in the hitmaker, in more ways than one. The famous ladies man split with fiancé Erin Brady in January.

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Eagles Announce ‘History of the Eagles’ DVD/Blu-ray Release Date

Last month's two-episode Showtime documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the Eagles will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next month. The band announced today that 'History of the Eagles' will be released on April 30, and include a third disc featuring the group's performance at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. in 1977.

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Anthrax Releases Cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘Big Eyes’

Anthrax has released a fourth song from their upcoming album of classic rock covers called 'Anthems.' The group revealed a version of 'Big Eyes' by Cheap Trick for fans to enjoy. The entire album will be available on March 19 in the United States and on March 22 in Europe.

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Tony Iommi-Penned Song Will Represent Armenia at 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

A song called 'Lonely Planet' will represent the hopes of Armenians at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi wrote the ballad, to be performed by Dorians when the annual contest begins on May 14 in Sweden.

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Bob Weir Storms Off Stage During Acoustic Performance in California

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Monday night's (March 4) acoustic performance by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was cut short when Weir stood up and abruptly left the stage, mid-song. He was growing irritated with several chatty audience members, before leaving during Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall.'

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Alice Cooper Reportedly to Tour With Marilyn Manson

A poster on Alice Cooper's official website seems to indicate the singer will be touring with shock-rocker Marilyn Manson this year. Details for two dates have even slipped out since fans and media noticed the artwork for a tour called the Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour.

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Recently Discovered Freddie Mercury Cemetery Marker Missing

A plaque that until this year few knew existed has gone missing. The marker is believed to represent the the final resting place of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. For over 20 years no one knew where Mercury's ashes were scattered, and now the plaque believed to represent just that spot has seemingly blown away in the wind.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company Announce Co-Headlining 2013 Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company are both celebrating 40 years in 2013, and they've teamed up to take a co-headling tour across America. The 40 Tour will begin on June 20 in Auburn, Wash. and travel east before wrapping up on July 27 in Bethel, N.Y.

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Queensryche Announce New Album

The members of Queensryche that split with vocalist Geoff Tate last summer have signed a new record deal with Century Media Records, and announced their first album with vocalist Todd La Torreis on the way. Century Media is a company whose A&R representative officially supported Tate's injunction to prevent anyone from using the name Queensryche until legal issues were settled. That injunction was denied last July.

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