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.
Johnny Depp Jams With Aerosmith Onstage at Los Angeles Concert
Johnny Depp cameos at California Aerosmith concerts are becoming as dependable as hits like 'Sweet Emotion' or 'Dream On.' The actor showed up once again on Monday night (Dec. 3) during the band's set at Staples Center. He jammed through two songs on guitar before departing.…
Dave Grohl Drums Led Zeppelin Songs During Kennedy Center Honors
Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl returned to the drum kit during a Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday (Dec. 2). Grohl switched places with his drummer Taylor Hawkins, who sang 'Black Dog' and 'Rock and Roll' while Grohl filled a chair that…
AC/DC Sells 696,000 Singles During Inaugural iTunes Week
Any second thoughts AC/DC may have had about releasing their catalog to iTunes were surely forgotten after sales total from the band's debut week arrived yesterday. U.S. fans downloaded over 48,000 albums from the digital music site, in addition to nearly 700,000 singles.
Famed Rolling Stones + Bob Dylan Photographer Ken Regan Dies
Ken Regan was on the sidelines to watch some of the most iconic sporting and rock 'n' roll events of the last 40 years. In addition to extensive coverage of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Regan covered several Olympics and Super Bowls before his death on Sunday (Nov. 25). His daughter S…
Kiss Drummer Eric Singer Responds to Peter Criss’s Insults
Kiss drummer Eric Singer has sharp words for Peter Criss, but during a recent interview he never stoops to the level of insults thrown at him by the band's original timekeeper.
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Marry Courtney Bingham
There will soon be a new Mrs. Sixx as Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has announced he and girlfriend Courtney Bingham plan to marry. The two have been dating since November 2010; it's the third marriage for Sixx after unions to Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt and actress Donna D'Errico.
AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Wings Recordings + More Amongst 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees
A list of 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees includes plenty of songs and albums familiar to classic rock fans. Hits by AC/DC, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan and Elton John are amongst the 27 recordings chosen to be honored at the Grammy Museum. The Recording Academy made the …
Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Refutes ‘Garbage’ Report About Denying Wife Spousal Support
Last weekend news of Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell's divorce was unearthed by TMZ who also reported the guitarist was hoping to convince a court to deny wife Julie spousal support. Campbell owns up to the divorce on his Facebook page before taking the tabloid news site to task for irrespon…
Aerosmith ‘Barely Speaking to Each Other’ According to Reports
After a tepid first week of sales of their new album 'Music From Another Dimension,' reports are surfacing that the members of Aerosmith are at odds once again. The new album -- their first of new music in a decade -- sold just 65K copies last week, ranking fifth overall on the Billboard a…
Def Leppard Announce Viva Hysteria! Residency in Las Vegas
Def Leppard has become the latest rock band to take up residency in one of Las Vegas's most famous casinos. The group announced today they'd begin a nine-show, three-week run in Sin City that includes their greatest hits, plus their 1987 album 'Hysteria' in its entirety.