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Billy Dukes

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.
Levon Helm
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Levon Helm’s ‘Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3′ Announced

Levon Helm's musical legacy will carry on with the release of the third volume of Midnight Ramble sessions, recorded at his barn in Woodstock, N.Y. 'The Levon Helm Band -- The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3' will be available Nov. 20, featuring appearances from Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, Allen Toussaint and the Levon Helm Band.

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Jake Shimabukuro, Alan Parsons
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Jake Shimabukuro, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele,’ Releases Album Produced by Alan Parsons

Jake Shimabukuro is well on his way to becoming the first ukulele rock star. The Hawaiian born performer has released 'Grand Ukulele,' an album produced by legendary rock producer Alan Parsons. It's a pairing that justifies his nickname, the "Jimi Hendrix of ukulele."

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Category: Articles, Rock Report

Aerosmith Compare New Album to a Tsunami, Bread

In the most recent episode of Aerosmith's Making of 'Music From Another Dimension' series, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry work to describe the energy and process of making an album the guitarist calls "closer to the bone and the skeleton of what Aerosmith is than any record we've done in a long time." Episode III was revealed on Thursday.

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Neil Young, Kurt Cobain
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Neil Young Shares How Kurt Cobain’s Suicide Rocked Him Emotionally

Amongst the stories shared and decisions explained in 'Waging Heavy Peace,' Neil Young's new autobiography, the singer reveals that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide left him scarred. Cobain quoted one of Young's lyrics in his suicide note.

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Paul McCartney
'Live Kisses'

Paul McCartney to Release ‘Live Kisses’ Performance DVD

In February, Paul McCartney released 'Kisses on the Bottom,' a jazzy collection of songs and standards that influenced the former Beatle as a young boy. To kick off that release he filmed a 13-song concert at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and streamed it to fans worldwide. That star-studded show will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Crosby, Stills and Nash Join Lineup for Concert Against California Proposition 32

Crosby, Stills & Nash are joining Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello for a concert in Los Angeles next month, with a purpose of defeating California Proposition 32. The Oct. 3 show at the Nokia Theater will feature guest speakers between sets, and promises to include thousands of members of organized labor. 

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Category: Articles, Rock Report
Led Zeppelin
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Led Zeppelin Dodge Reunion Questions at ‘Celebration Day’ Press Conference

This morning the three living members of Led Zeppelin gathered to discuss 'Celebration Day,' the DVD and Blu-ray release of their 2007 show at London's O2 Arena. The nearly 35-minute long press conference covered the show, the band's early career and the possibility of a reunion. Well, they mostly ducked reunion questions.

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Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen Joined by Original E Street Band Drummer Vini Lopez During New Jersey Show

There's nothing wrong with Max Weinberg, but his predecessor with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band was back in the drum seat last night (Sept. 19) at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez surprised fans by sitting in to play 'E Street Shuffle' and later the tambourine on '10th Avenue Freeze-Out' and 'Twist and Shout.'

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The Rolling Stones Release ‘Grrr!’ Gorillas Worldwide

Many of the world's most well-known landmarks are being overrun by gorillas! To help promote their new 'Grrr!' greatest hits package, the Rolling Stones have unleashed 3,000 of the hairy beasts to top structures like the Empire State Building, Big Ben in London and the Sydney Opera House. 

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Alice Cooper, Brian May
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Alice Cooper, Brian May Collaboration Amongst Highlights of Sunflower Jam 2012

Sunday night's Sunflower Jam in London was one of those nights of rock revelry you dream of. Classic rock artists from across the spectrum joined together for one cause, to play a set full of unexpected collaborations and covers. Alice Cooper, Brian May of Queen, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden were just a few of the rockers on hand for the annual charity event.

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