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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Eric Burdon
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Eric Burdon, ‘Water’ – Song Review

Eric Burdon's personal stake in water conservation may be the only thing that distracts one from an otherwise great song from his upcoming ''Til Your River Runs Dry' album. WIth 'Water,' the lead singer of the Animals works his message around retro production, but after the third instrumental break one grows weary of his plight. 

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Sound City

Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Doc in Theaters Jan. 31

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 18, Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary will be released to theaters in cities across the country. The one-night-only event will take place in over 40 cities on Jan. 31, with additional one-night showings on Feb. 1, Feb. 7, Feb. 15, Feb. 20 and Feb. 22.

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Eric Burdon
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Eric Burdon to Release ”Til Your River Runs Dry’

Eric Burdon will share his thoughts on religon, politics and the environment in songs on his new solo album ''Til Your River Runs Dry.' The project -- scheduled to be released digitally and on vinyl and CD Jan. 29 -- includes 12 songs, most of which were written by the Animals frontman.

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Bon Jovi
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Bon Jovi, ‘Because We Can’ – Song Review

The lead single from Bon Jovi's upcoming 'What About Now' album is as pop-friendly as anything the group has released. Bright production and a message of inspiration turn 'Because We Can' into a song mainstream radio may embrace like the latest 'American Idol' contestant. Fans of more authentic, grit-songs will need to keep digging. 

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Rolling Stones
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Stones Weighing Offers for 2013 Tour Dates

It seems almost certain the Rolling Stones will return to the road in 2013, but even the band isn't sure when or where. Rumored appearances at Coachella in April appear to be just that at this point. But Mick Jagger and Keith Richards both indicate they won't be pulling a Led Zeppelin by teasing fans with a December show only to disappear for five years.

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Tommy Thayer
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Kiss’ Thayer Says He Was Frehley’s ‘Heir Apparent’

Tommy Thayer didn't officially take over as lead guitarist of Kiss until 2002, but in a recent interview he admits he was prepared to hop on stage in a moment's notice as early as 1998. Due to recurring problems with Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons made Thayer the "heir apparent."

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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ Certified 16-Times Platinum

Metallica's self-titled 1991 record, aka 'The Black Album,' is already the best-selling album of the SoundScan era, and now they're pulling away from the pack. 'Metallica' received its 16-times platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in December, meaning (as you might guess) that it has surpassed 16 million in sales. The certification was one of 10 awarded to the band last month.

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Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl

Ozzy Celebrates New Year With New Granddaughter Pearl

Jack Osbourne's first child spent time with two colorful characters over the holidays. After meeting Santa Claus for the first time, Pearl hung out with grandpa Ozzy Osbourne on New Year's Day. Jack Osbourne shared this picture with his followers on Twitter, writing, "Pearl making her granddad laugh!"

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Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant Says Led Zeppelin Members Need to ‘Move On’

Led Zeppelin have had a big 30 days, including the release of 'Celebration Day' and being honored at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month. It doesn't seem likely the momentum will carry in 2013, however. During a recent interview with Charlie Rose on CBS singer Robert Plant explains he's looking for different creative endeavors.

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