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.
Adler Postpones Summer Tour as Steven Adler Enters Rehab
Adler founder and former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has entered rehab, forcing his band to postpone their summer 2013 U.S. tour. Over 40 dates were scheduled through early September, which representatives of Adler say they hope to reschedule this fall.
Axl Rose Planning to Buy a Tiger?
Only a man of some social significance knows where to buy a tiger, and it seems Axl Rose may qualify. The Guns N' Roses singer was heard discussing his plans to purchase a big cat during a wild Monday night that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and a "harem of ladies."
Bob Weir ‘Unable to Perform in Any Capacity,’ Furthur Band Cancels Show
The two incidents may be unrelated, but five days after Bob Weir collapsed onstage during his band Furthur's set in Port Chester, N.Y., the group has canceled its headlining set at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival in Napa, Calif. They were set to perform on May 9.
Meat Loaf on Drinking Urine: ‘It Was an Allergy Thing’
Meat Loaf says he's never drank his own urine, but he knows people -- famous people -- who have. The singer does cop to injecting a solution that included his urine however, but it's really not as strange as it seems.
Rush Perform With Foo Fighters at Hall of Fame Induction
Rush were the runaway stars at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night. And one of the show's highlights found the trio onstage with two members of the Foo Fighters, who performed the final minute of '2112''s classic 'Overture' with the newly inducted band. Dave Grohl and T…
Elton John to Queens of the Stone Age: ‘The Only Thing Missing From Your Band Is an Actual…
Earlier this year Dave Grohl revealed that Elton John would join his band Queens of the Stone Age on a song when the rock album hit stores later this year. Frontman Josh Homme had a chance to explain how that collaboration came about during a recent interview.
John Densmore Picks Jimmy Fallon as Potential Jim Morrison Replacement
Should the remaining members of the Doors reunite (it seems unlikely), drummer John Densmore knows who he'd want to fill Jim Morrison's space in front of the microphone. It's not clear if he's being cute or funny, but during a recent radio interview he said Jimmy Fallon could get…
Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Wife Accused of Assault
The wife of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested and charged with domestic battery earlier this year, and she'll have her date in court next month. Rebecca McBrain will face a judge on May 3 after being accused of trying to stab her husband*, and throw logs at him.
McCartney to Headline Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Tickets go on sale this week for the sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, Calif. The three-day music and gourmet food event has introduced Paul McCartney as a headliner for the Aug 9-11 event at Golden Gate Park. Dozens of other artists from all genres of music are al…
Meat Loaf Postpones England Shows for Medical Reasons
It's been a rough start for Meat Loaf's UK tour. The singer postponed another show last night because of "medical reasons afflicting several members of the band." That's the fifth of eight shows he's either cancelled or postponed.