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.
Rock Report: Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood Engaged
Sorry ladies, Ron Wood is off the market! The 65-year-old father of four popped the question to girlfriend Sally Humphreys, who he's been dating for six months. The 34-year-old Humphreys is Wood's third wife, coming just four years after his separation from Jo Wood.
Stephen Stills Calls Mitt Romney ‘Really, Really Creepy’
Stephen Stills wrote a lengthy endorsement of President Barack Obama for Rolling Stone this week, in which he concludes by calling Mitt Romney "icky creepy." The musician praises the president for doing all he can given the current political climate in Congress, while casting aside…
Lynyrd Skynyrd Forced to Reroute Cruise Due to Hurricane Sandy
Lynyrd Skynyrd has rerouted their fan cruise due to Hurricane Sandy. The Simple Man cruise set sail on Saturday (Oct. 27) from a port in Miami, Fla. and will now head to Cozumel and not Key West and Great Stirrup Cay. The tweaking may not have avoided the storm's turbulence however.
Rock Report: Bon Jovi Announce Tour & Album
Bon Jovi has announced a 2013 world wide tour in support of their upcoming new album. Because We Can -- the Tour will begin in Canada, before scheduled but not yet revealed dates take the group through the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Far East, Africa and Australia. Six Canadian dates were annou…
Rock Report: The Who Announce Four Archival Releases for ‘Whovember’
This year Whovember follows October on the mod calendar. Fans of the Who will be able to purchase four separate collections of the band's music ranging from live performances to their debut record to all of their albums on vinyl. For the first time fans can also own the songs the classic rocker…
Rock Report: Rolling Stones Release Live Club Show Bootleg
Prior to kicking off major tours, the Rolling Stones like to play an intimate club date to get a feel for an audience once again. Eleven days before the 2005 Bigger Bang tour began the rockers piled into the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto to play new music and test a few covers on fans. That sho…
Rock Report: Great White’s Mark Kendall Stays Close with Families of 2003 Fire Victims
Next February will make 10 years since a fire at a Great White show at the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island claimed 100 lives. Co-founder and guitarist Mark Kendall says his relationship with the victims families is what's helped him through the tragedy.
Gene Simmons Compares Kiss’s 40 Year Career to Making Love
The secret to rock and roll fame and good sex are one in the same, according to Kiss's Gene Simmons. The charismatic bassist for the rock band tells Big 100.3's Lisa Birigan one gets better at both with age.
Rock Report: Aerosmith, ‘Love XXX’ – Song Review
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton says 'Love XXX,' the first song on the band's upcoming 'Music From Another Dimension' album is one he hopes "grabs people by the balls." Musically it keeps a promise to return to the 'Toys in the Attic' sound. Lyrica…
Jon Bon Jovi Burglar Sentenced to Prison Time
The man who stole $100K worth of jewelry from Jon Bon Jovi is going to prison. On Friday a judge sentenced Nicholas Tracy to five years for a string of burglaries in Monmouth County, N.J. Bon Jovi was one of the victims.