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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, ‘Love XXX’ – Song Review

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton says 'Love XXX,' the first song on the band's upcoming 'Music From Another Dimension' album is one he hopes "grabs people by the balls." Musically it keeps a promise to return to the 'Toys in the Attic' sound. Lyrically ... it's not a great effort.

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Eric Clapton to Mark 35th Anniversary of ‘Slowhand’ With Supersized Re-Release

'Slowhand,' Eric Clapton's most successful '70s album, is being repackaged and re-released this fall, with up to 14 previously unreleased tracks on multiple formats. 2012 is the 35th anniversary of a recording that features many hits that still make his live show today. It will be available on Nov. 26. 

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Fleetwood Mac Confirm They Will Tour in 2013

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac will return to the road in 2013. There are no dates officially scheduled, but all parties have agreed on a tentative schedule of rehearsals, while keeping open the possibility of also creating new music.

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Rolling Stones Announce 2012 London, New Jersey Concerts

After months of speculation, the Rolling Stones have finally announced four concerts to take place before the end of 2012. In the YouTube announcement (seen below) the group makes official long-rumored plans to play live before the end of their 50th year together. They'll play two dates in London in late November, and two dates in Newark, N.J. in mid-December.

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ZZ Top’s ‘I Gotsa Get Paid’ Video Finds Band Returning to Legs and Cars

It takes less that 45 seconds for a long-legged beauty to appear in the new music video for the ZZ Top single 'I Gotsa Get Paid.' The just-released clip reflects the song's rawness. It's not weighted down with impressive lights or complex set designs. The cracks in the desert floor drive the story like Billy Gibbons' guitar powers the blues song. 

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Rolling Stones, ‘Doom and Gloom’ – Song Review

Abstract pseudo-political lyrics and the best rock and roll rhythm section around drives the Rolling Stones' new song 'Doom and Gloom' through three meaty verses and one must-hear-live chorus. It's a song that will stand up to the hits on the band's new 'Grrr!' album when it's released on Nov 13. Breathe easy. After seven years away from the studio, these legends still have it.

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2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Next week, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will make an official announcement regarding nominees for the 2013 Hall of Fame induction, but it's been confirmed that Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are amongst the many artists on the ballot.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Marries Lisa Stelly

As expected, Jack Osbourne exchanged vows with Lisa Stelly last weekend during an intimate ceremony in Hawaii. US Weekly reports the 26-year-old son to Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne said "I do" on Sunday, about one year after announcing he was engaged.

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Peter Criss Recalls Depression, Near-Suicide After 1994 Northridge Earthquake

The barrel of a .357 Magnum was three inches down his throat before ex-Kiss drummer Peter Criss thought of his mother, father and daughter and decided he had to carry on. In 1994, hours after a devastating earthquake that killed 33 and injured nearly 9,000, the Catman believed he had nothing to live for.

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Rod Stewart on His Legendary Sex Life: ‘After a While It Was Sad’

Rod Stewart tells stories and names names in his new book, 'Rod: The Autobiography.' While the memoir doesn't his stores and digital retailers until later this month, the singer has been doing press and he hasn't been shy about talking about the women he's, umm … "dated."

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Performances by Roger Waters, Joe Walsh Highlight ‘Love for Levon’ Concert

Over a dozen rock and country artists assembled last night to pay tribute to Levon Helm, and hopefully save the barn that housed the formal and informal Midnight Ramble sessions for so many years. The 'Love for Levon' concert took place at the Izod Center in New Jersey on Wednesday.

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