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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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The Rolling Stones Release ‘Grrr!’ Gorillas Worldwide

Many of the world's most well-known landmarks are being overrun by gorillas! To help promote their new 'Grrr!' greatest hits package, the Rolling Stones have unleashed 3,000 of the hairy beasts to top structures like the Empire State Building, Big Ben in London and the Sydney Opera House. 

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Paul McCartney to Release ‘Live Kisses’ Performance DVD

In February, Paul McCartney released 'Kisses on the Bottom,' a jazzy collection of songs and standards that influenced the former Beatle as a young boy. To kick off that release he filmed a 13-song concert at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and streamed it to fans worldwide. That star-studded show will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Led Zeppelin to Release ‘Celebration Day’ in Six Different Formats

Prior to this morning's press conference to discuss the 'Celebration Day' DVD release, the remaining members of Led Zeppelin revealed the legendary 2007 London show will be released in six different formats. Depending on your budget and how you hope to re-live the concert, there is something for everyone.

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Crosby, Stills and Nash Join Lineup for Concert Against California Proposition 32

Crosby, Stills & Nash are joining Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello for a concert in Los Angeles next month, with a purpose of defeating California Proposition 32. The Oct. 3 show at the Nokia Theater will feature guest speakers between sets, and promises to include thousands of members of organized labor. 

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Jeff Lynne, ‘Mercy Mercy’ – Song Review

Fans waiting for Jeff Lynne's first solo album of original material since 1990 will have to wait an indefinite bit longer, with the 11 songs on 'Long Wave' being hits that influenced the ELO singer as a child in England. The cloud of disappointment lifts however when one plays 'Mercy Mercy,' his first single.

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The Doors Release ‘Moonlight Drive’ Clip from ‘Hollywood Bowl’ DVD

In advance of the Oct. 23 release of the 'Live at the Bowl '68,' a clip of the the Doors performing 'Moonlight Drive' has been uploaded to YouTube. The three-minute-plus long video (seen below) shows off the high quality of the 20-song set, remastered for this special DVD and Blu-ray. Even songs thought lost to technical troubles have been restored to give fans the complete concert. 

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Cheap Trick Drummer, Co-Founder Bun E. Carlos Shut Out of Band’s New Recording

While Cheap Trick's original drummer hasn't been seen on the road with the band in a couple of years, he insists he's still very much a part of the band. So Bun E. Carlos was shocked when he wasn't included when his band was invited to record a song for the next 'A Very Special Christmas.'

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And Now with Sports, Here’s… Keith Richards?

Keith Richards has recently been allowing fans to submit questions for him to answer on his website. The audio answers provide interesting insight into the rocker's ideas and philosophies, and give fans a chance to hear stories by one of the more interesting rock voices.

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Led Zeppelin ‘Celebration Day’ – 2007 London Concert Headed to Theaters

While the countdown on Led Zeppelin's Facebook page is still stuck on No. 1, there are reports that the long-rumored release of the band's 2007 show at the O2 Arena in London will take place first in theaters next month, and then on DVD in November. It seems their big announcement may have leaked. 

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Peter Criss Talks About Childhood in Excerpt from New Book

While former Kiss drummer Peter Criss's new book 'Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss' promises to reveal the inner turmoil behind the early success of Kiss, an excerpt of the book reveals the turbulent childhood that proceeded his rock 'n' roll glory days. The Catman shares that he was a sickly baby born backwards into an immigrant family troubled by drinking and infidelity.

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Paul McCartney Announces Four New 2012 North American Dates

Paul McCartney's world tour will swing back through North America this fall, with the singer announcing four new dates for November, including two in the U.S. His show in St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 11 will be his first in that city in a decade. He hasn't played Houston, Texas (Nov. 14) in seven years.

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