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.
John Fogerty Re-Works Classic Creedence Songs on New ‘Wrote a Song For Everyone’ Album
John Fogerty has confirmed that his upcoming album will be centered around classic Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, but the album's engineer says the result is completely new songs. Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Jennifer Hudson and the Foo Fighters are among the confirmed musicians who contributed to…
Ringo Starr’s All Star Performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Coming to DVD
Last July Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday with a stage full of players familar to fans of rock and country music. This star-studded performance will now be released on DVD. Look for 'Ringo at the Ryman' to arrive on March 11.
Stevie Nicks Admits to Reliving Emotions That Inspired Fleetwood Mac’s Best Work
The expanded editions of 'Rumours' -- Fleetwood Mac's career-defining album from 1977 -- is available today, featuring unreleased live and studio recordings from the tumultuous time that surrounded the album's making. For Stevie Nicks, it was yet another chance to relive the dram…
Massive Duane Allman Box Set Announced
Rounder Records has assembled and fine-tuned a massive box set of Duane Allman highlights for 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.' The seven-disc box set will be available on March 5. It features 129 songs from his early days as a garage rocker through his time with the Allman Brother…
Allman Brothers Band to Release Vintage Recordings
Next month the Allman Brothers Band will release two live shows from their early '70s height as a southern rock superpower. Recordings from a show played just months after Duane Allman died, and another after the death of Berry Oakley show the group in very different incarnations.
Mother of Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies
The mother of longtime Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has died. The band announced the death of Beatrice Pero on its official website. Pero's page also announced the death, adding that she died on Monday (Jan. 21).
Rush Adds New 2013 Tour Dates
Rush has added nine new 'Clockwork Angels' tour dates in North America, in order to satisfy high demand. After mounting a successful 2012 tour and releasing an acclaimed album of the same name last June, the band will visit venues in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and states along the East Coas…
Heart, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – Song Review
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart chose the iconic Led Zeppelin song 'Stairway to Heaven' to play for the legends at the Kennedy Center Honors late last year. The performance stirred up emotions deep within Robert Plant and brought the entire audience to their feet. A well-rehearsed, talented …
Stephen Stills ‘Carry On’ Box Set to Feature 50 Years of Music, 25 Unreleased Songs
The bulk of Stephen Stills' career as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist will be released in a four-disc box set called 'Carry On' on March 26. The package includes hits from Stills' career as a solo artist, with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills & Nash and more. I…
Rolling Stones’ ’50 and Counting’ Tour Tops Earnings List
The five shows the Rolling Stones played between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 raked in over $38 million, landing the group on top of the most recent Hot Tours list at Billboard.com. All five shows -- two in London, one in Brooklyn, N.Y. and two in Newark, N.J. -- were sell outs.
‘Metallica Through the Never’ 3-D Movie Release Date Announced
Amongst the new ventures Metallica has planned for 2013 is a feature film called 'Metallica Through the Never.' The band announced today that they've teamed up with Picturehouse, a independent film marketing and distribution company to get the movie to theaters this summer.
Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Documentary to Hit Theaters on Jan. 31
After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 18, Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary will be released to theaters in cities across the country. The one-night-only event will take place in over 40 cities on Jan. 31, with additional one-night showings on Feb. 1, Feb. 7, Feb.…