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.
Journey Postpones Five Concerts
Journey has postponed five concerts after singer Arnel Pineda was diagnosed with severe laryngeal and esophageal inflammation. The rockers were scheduled to play dates through the Midwest this weekend and early next week, but won't take the stage again until Nov. 16 in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Rush to Release Super Deluxe Version of ‘2112’ Album
Rush will re-release their 1976 album '2112' in 2012. A description on Amazon lists Dec. 18 as the day three separate versions of the project will be available, although all three sets are available for pre-order now. '2112' was a comeback album for the Canadian rock band, after …
Tony Iommi to Detail Lymphoma Battle in Paperback Release of ‘Iron Man’ Memoir
One year ago Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath released his memoir, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath.' The hard cover book came just before his lymphoma diagnosis, leaving the full story untold. That will change this fall when Iommi releases the paperback version.
Lemmy From Motorhead Calls Mitt Romney a ‘Monster’
As the election approaches, more and more classic rockers are endorsing presidential candidates. Lemmy Kilmister didn't say he's voting for Barack Obama in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, but the Motorhead singer did beg readers not to vote for Mitt Romney before calling the former …
Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Had a Double Mastectomy
Sharon Osbourne, the wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne and current co-host of 'The Talk,' revealed this week that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried the breast cancer gene. The 60-year-old took a no-nonsense approach to the surgery, saying the decision was much easier f…
Rock Report: Steven Tyler Drops F-Bomb on ‘Today’
Steven Tyler and Aerosmith might not get invited back to the set of 'Today' after swearing and calling the show 'Good Morning America' during an appearance this morning. Neither incident happened during the band's "official" appearance, in fact it's ob…
Crue’s Sixx Opens Up About Grandfather’s Cancer
Nikki Sixx, bassist for Motley Crue, shared the heartache he's been living with in recent month as he watches his grandfather slowly die from prostate cancer.
Jimmy Page Promises 2013 Box Sets for Every Led Zeppelin Album
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says he's working on a number of projects for his old band, including remastering their nine albums as individual box sets. In an interview with Mojo, Page revealed that each will include extra music and bonus material.
Kings X Drummer’s Home Destroyed By Sandy
Jerry Gaskill, drummer for Kings X, has lost all his worldly possessions after the surge from Hurricane Sandy crashed into his coastal home in New Jersey. The 54-year-old and his wife Julie are safe, but have been displaced.
Rock Report: Axl Says Former GNR Bandmates Bullied Him
Axl Rose has suddenly emerged to do interviews for the first time in years and what he's saying might make former Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan a little uncomfortable. Including former girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, Rose says the the trio broke his songwriting spirit.