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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. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs Daisy and Clementine and their son. In his free time Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling, and exploring nature.
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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 album sales chart.

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Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney
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Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Who on 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Lineup

Eight A-list artists have been named as performers at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert in New York City next month. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Who are just three of the classic rock acts who've agreed to play the Madison Square Garden event. More are expected to be named in coming weeks.

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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.

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Paul McCartney and Wife Involved in Near-Disastrous Helicopter Incident

Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell weren't aware they were within two feet of a terrible helicopter accident this past spring until after the chopper was safely on the ground. The Daily Mail reports the couple were being flown home, when the pilot became disoriented by the bad weather and nearly caught the tree tops surrounding his chopper pad.

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Scorpions Singer Klaus Meine’s Mother Dies

The mother of Scorpions singer Klaus Meine has died. Erna Meine was called Hanover, Germany's "Rock Granny" before she succumbed to the damage caused by a stroke in early October. The 92-year-old matriarch to the country's greatest rock band died on Oct. 25, according to Bild.de.

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Journey Postpones Five Concerts

Journey has postponed five concerts after singer Arnel Pineda was diagnosed with severe laryngeal and esophageal inflammation. The rockers were scheduled to play dates through the Midwest this weekend and early next week, but won't take the stage again until Nov. 16 in Milwaukee, Wisc.

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Tony Iommi to Detail Lymphoma Battle in Paperback Release of ‘Iron Man’ Memoir

One year ago Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath released his memoir, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath.' The hard cover book came just before his lymphoma diagnosis, leaving the full story untold. That will change this fall when Iommi releases the paperback version.

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Jimmy Page Promises 2013 Box Sets for Every Led Zeppelin Album

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says he's working on a number of projects for his old band, including remastering their nine albums as individual box sets. In an interview with Mojo, Page revealed that each will include extra music and bonus material.

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The Who Announce Four Archival Releases for ‘Whovember’

This year Whovember follows October on the mod calendar. Fans of the Who will be able to purchase four separate collections of the band's music ranging from live performances to their debut record to all of their albums on vinyl. For the first time fans can also own the songs the classic rockers performed at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Bon Jovi Announce 2013 World Tour and New Album Title

Bon Jovi has announced a 2013 world wide tour in support of their upcoming new album. Because We Can -- the Tour will begin in Canada, before scheduled but not yet revealed dates take the group through the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Far East, Africa and Australia. Six Canadian dates were announced on Thursday morning. 

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Rolling Stones Release Live Club Show Bootleg

Prior to kicking off major tours, the Rolling Stones like to play an intimate club date to get a feel for an audience once again. Eleven days before the 2005 Bigger Bang tour began the rockers piled into the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto to play new music and test a few covers on fans. That show is now available for download at the band's archive website.

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The Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Tour DVD

The Beach Boys captured highlights of their 50th anniversary tour for a new DVD and Blu-ray set to be released on Nov. 20. 'The Beach Boys: Live in Concert -- 50th Anniversary Tour' features 21 well-known hits and new songs from their 'That's Why God Made the Radio' album released earlier this year.

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