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.
Rod Stewart, ‘Finest Woman’ – Song Review
Rod Stewart has released 'Finest Woman' as the new single from 'Time,' the album set to hit stores on May 7. Stewart, is full of zeal*, but short on originality on this carbon copy of 'She Makes Me Happy,' another song from 'Time.'
Wyman Turned Down Touring America With the Stones
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman seems peeved that his time on stage with his former bandmates last fall was capped to five minutes. He played two songs at both London gigs and was then asked to tour America with the band. "I said for two songs? No thank you."
Meat Loaf on Touring: ‘I Outweigh Jagger by 100 Pounds’
Meat Loaf is retiring from the road. The American rocker says his Last at Bat Tour -- which begins on Friday (April 5) in Newcastle, U.K. - will be his final tour. Previously he'd only hinted that the run of dates would be his final European tour, but during a recent interview he admitted his h…
LL Cool J on Eddie Van Halen Collaboration
To make his new album 'Authentic,' rapper LL Cool J searched for the best of the best from rock, country, rap pop and funk. In a recent interview he said Eddie Van Halen was at the top of his list.
Slash, Anthrax Tear Through AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ in Los Angeles
Slash surprised fans of Anthrax at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (March 27) by taking the stage to play guitar on 'T.N.T.,' the AC/DC song Anthrax chose for their new album of covers called 'Anthems.' The band turned in a pretty convincing rendition, captur…
Geddy Lee to Throw First Pitch at Blue Jays Game
Longtime Toronto Blue Jays fan and soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Geddy Lee will take the mound on Tuesday (April 2) to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Blue Jays' home opener. The Rush bassist and singer is a season ticket holder and dedicated fantasy baseball player.
Robert Plant Joins Patty Griffin on ‘Ohio,’ First Single From ‘American Kid’ Album
The first single from Patty Griffin's new album 'American Kid' features Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant on harmonies. 'Ohio,' is much more than a vocal collaboration between the two however. Griffin credits her longtime partner with bringing the track to its final rest…
Paul McCartney Announces 2013 World Tour
Paul McCartney announced the first two dates of what is expected to be a significant touring schedule in 2013. The singer revealed plans for the Out There World Tour on his website this morning (March 20). His goal is to play cities and venues he and his band have never been.
Video for Tony Iommi-Penned ‘Lonely Planet’ Song Released
Armenian rockers Dorians will take the Tony Iommi-penned 'Lonely Planet' to the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The song's music video -- along with videos for the other 38 entries -- has been made available to fans of the band, of Black Sabbath and the international song contest, now…
Rod Stewart, ‘She Makes Me Happy’ – Song Review
Rod Stewart's return to songwriting brings genuine joy and elation to fans in the way of a first single called 'She Makes Me Happy.' The singer's uptempo ode to a lover is refreshing and natural.