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.
Sebastian Bach Hints at Future With Skid Row
In a caption below a picture with former bandmante Dave "The Snake" Sabo, Sebastian Bach leaves fans hoping that the long-denied Skid Row reunion may actually happen. It's a 180 from everything both men have been saying in recent months and years. Yet somehow, this felt inevit…
ZZ Top’s ‘I Gotsa Get Paid’ Video Finds Band Returning to Legs and Cars
It takes less that 45 seconds for a long-legged beauty to appear in the new music video for the ZZ Top single 'I Gotsa Get Paid.' The just-released clip reflects the song's rawness. It's not weighted down with impressive lights or complex set designs. The cracks in the desert flo…
New Aerosmith Song ‘Street Jesus’ Leaks
Aerosmtih bassist Tom Hamilton says 'Street Jesus,' a new song from the band's upcoming 'Music From Another Dimension' album, has "'Toys in the Attic' kind of energy." Fans can decide for themselves in a new clip that leaked on YouTube recently.
Bret Michaels, Dee Snider Join ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast
Bret Michaels of Poison will look to become the first ever two-time winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice,' the CBS show that pits famous people against each other in business-minded tasks. Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider will also join a cast of 14 contestants when they begin filming the 2013 …
Rolling Stones, ‘Doom and Gloom’ – Song Review
Abstract pseudo-political lyrics and the best rock and roll rhythm section around drives the Rolling Stones' new song 'Doom and Gloom' through three meaty verses and one must-hear-live chorus. It's a song that will stand up to the hits on the band's new 'Grrr!' alb…
2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
Next week, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will make an official announcement regarding nominees for the 2013 Hall of Fame induction, but it's been confirmed that Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are amongst the many artists on the ballot.
Mick Jagger Describes New Rolling Stones Single ‘Doom and Gloom’ as ‘Not Gloomy at All’
New music from the Rolling Stones will be heard at 8:15AM BST on Thursday (3:15AM ET), but Mick Jagger is already hinting at what 'Doom and Gloom' may sound like. In a series of tweets today, he talked about the single, which was recorded in Paris in August.
Joe Perry Opens Up About His Guitar Hero: Retired Math Teacher Steve Rose
Growing up in the early '60s, one would think the Beatles were a heavy influence on Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and maybe later the Rolling Stones. While those bands may have paved a road for his group to follow, it was a local 14-year-old named Steve Rose that first inspired Perry to play rock…
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Marries Lisa Stelly
As expected, Jack Osbourne exchanged vows with Lisa Stelly last weekend during an intimate ceremony in Hawaii. US Weekly reports the 26-year-old son to Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne said "I do" on Sunday, about one year after announcing he was engaged.
Peter Criss Recalls Depression, Near-Suicide After 1994 Northridge Earthquake
The barrel of a .357 Magnum was three inches down his throat before ex-Kiss drummer Peter Criss thought of his mother, father and daughter and decided he had to carry on. In 1994, hours after a devastating earthquake that killed 33 and injured nearly 9,000, the Catman believed he had nothing to live…