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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.
Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney Stars in ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ Liverpool 96 Charity Single Video

Paul McCartney is one of more than a dozen celebrities who've joined the Justice Collective, a group aiming to raise money with a charitable cover of the Hollies and Neil Diamond hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.' The song -- to be released on iTunes Dec. 17 -- will support the families of the Liverpool 96 as they fight for justice concerning a 1989 soccer tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. It's available for pre-order now. 

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Vince Neil
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New Vince Neil Reality Show to Follow Rocker’s Pursuit of Pilot’s License

Vince Neil's past and present are fair game in a new reality show based on the singer's attempts to earn a pilot's license. The producers of the PBS series 'The Aviators' have created 'Vince Neil Escapes,' a travel adventure series following Neil and his flying entourage.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhodes
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Remembering Randy Rhoads on His 56th Birthday

Guitarist Randy Rhoads would be 56-years-old today (Dec. 6), had a tragic airplane accident not cut short the life of a man Ozzy Osbourne called a "saint" and an "angel.' Despite only giving fans less than ten years worth of music with Quiet Riot and then with Osbourne, Rhoads' impact will never slip quietly out of fan's memories.

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Johnny Depp Aerosmith
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Depp Jams With Aerosmith at Los Angeles Concert

Johnny Depp cameos at California Aerosmith concerts are becoming as dependable as hits like 'Sweet Emotion' or 'Dream On.' The actor showed up once again on Monday night (Dec. 3) during the band's set at Staples Center. He jammed through two songs on guitar before departing. Witnesses describe Depp as being "really happy and at ease" during the appearance.

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Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl Drums Led Zeppelin Songs During Kennedy Center Honors

Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl returned to the drum kit during a Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday (Dec. 2). Grohl switched places with his drummer Taylor Hawkins, who sang 'Black Dog' and 'Rock and Roll' while Grohl filled a chair that made him famous with Nirvana.

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Bob Costas Ted Nugent
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NFL Player Jovan Belcher’s Murder-Suicide Pits Ted Nugent Against Bob Costas on Gun Control

Bob Costas does not have a fan in rocker Ted Nugent. During Sunday night's halftime commentary on NBC's 'Football Night in America,' the famed sportscaster quoted and paraphrased another sportswriter's argument for gun control in the wake of the murder-suicide by linebacker Jovan Belcher that rocked the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL on Saturday. Nugent spent Monday morning responding.

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Metallica
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Metallica Take Control of Masters, Form Label

Metallica now answer to no one. After a 28-year relationship with Warner Music the hugely popular heavy metal band has formed their own record label, which will now house all of their master ("...master!") recordings, including songs and long form videos. Moving forward all releases will be under the Blackened Recordings banner.

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AC/DC
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AC/DC Sells 696,000 Singles During Inaugural iTunes Week

Any second thoughts AC/DC may have had about releasing their catalog to iTunes were surely forgotten after sales total from the band's debut week arrived yesterday. U.S. fans downloaded over 48,000 albums from the digital music site, in addition to nearly 700,000 singles.

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Steven Tyler, Nicki Minaj
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Steven Tyler Apologizes to Nicki Minaj

The drama between Steven Tyler and rapper Nicki Minaj may cool off after the Aerosmith singer issued an apology during a press event today. Then again, judging from the tone of Tyler's comments, things may not simmer. 'American Idol' producers must be loving the free media attention, two months before the new season is set to air on Fox.

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Ken Regan
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Famed Stones + Dylan Photographer Dies

Ken Regan was on the sidelines to watch some of the most iconic sporting and rock 'n' roll events of the last 40 years. In addition to extensive coverage of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Regan covered several Olympics and Super Bowls before his death on Sunday (Nov. 25). His daughter Suzanne Regan says the cause of death was cancer.

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