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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.
Def Leppard
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Def Leppard’s Collen Happy Releasing Singles

The LP is becoming such an antiquated term that it seems unlikely most music lovers born after 1990 will know what the letters stand for soon. Def Leppard's Phil Collen says most people don't want to buy a full "long playing" album any longer, and he's enjoying what that means.

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Elton John
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Elton John Volunteers to Help Save HMV Stores in Europe

Elton John is hoping other artists will follow his lead and set up in-store appearances and performances at HMV, a European record store chain that is facing closure. The singer will be playing a series of in-store shows at retail locations to remind people of the value of the physical record.

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Allman Brothers Band
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Allman Brothers Announce Lineup for 2013 Peach Music Festival

The lineup for the second annual Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain has been revealed. In addition to two performances from the Allman Brothers Band, fans can count on the Black Crowes, Bob Weir and RatDog and more at the Aug 15-18 outdoor festival.

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Jeff Lynne ELO
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Lynne, ELO to Release 3 Albums in 2013

Jeff Lynne and ELO are beginning 2013 in the same way they ended 2012, with three new CDs. On April 23, Frontiers Records will release a live album from Electric Light Orchestra, a reissue of one of the band's more recent albums and a reissue of Lynne's debut solo album.

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Stevie Nicks
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Nicks + Sound City Players, ‘You Can’t Fix This’ – Song Review

Stevie Nicks leads Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players on 'You Can't Fix This,' a song inspired by the death of the Fleetwood Mac singer's godson. The group recently performed a slower, bluesier version of the track from the 'Sound City' soundtrack on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.' It's best experienced live.

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Brian May, Tony Iommi
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Queen’s Brian May, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Working on ‘Riffs’ Album

Few bands would turn down having Tony Iommi backing them up, and soon more bands will get the chance. The Black Sabbath guitarist has a treasure trove of riffs laying around, unused, in his studio. Queen's Brian May has inspired Iommi to put them to good use.

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Whitesnake
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Whitesnake Announce ‘Made in Japan’ Live Album

Whitesnake has packaged hits and outtakes, along with rare acoustic versions of popular songs on 'Made in Japan,' a live CD/DVD to be made available on April 23. The band announced that the Oct. 11, 2011 show from the Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena will be packaged in its entirety. Previously fans could only see and hear highlights on Japanese television.

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Tom Petty
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Tom Petty to Headline Hangout Music Festival

While Tom Petty's official 2013 touring calendar is still empty, it's been confirmed he'll headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. this spring. The full lineup for the festival was announced this week, with Kings of Leon named as a second headliner for the three-day festival.

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