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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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Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed his cancer diagnosis this afternoon. Campbell says he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is two months in to the six months of prescribed chemotherapy. He'll tour with the band on the European and North American tours this June and July.

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David Bowie and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Under Pressure’ Session Fueled by Wine and Cocaine

An audio track of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury laying down vocals for the 1981 Queen hit 'Under Pressure' surfaced a while back, bringing with it writer Mark Blake's account of the song's wild, and eventually tumultuous, writing and recording sessions. The two stars trade vocals without any instrumental distraction, but Blake claims that the singers recorded their parts separately and privately.

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Guns N’ Roses to Play Small Brooklyn Club Show

Tickets for an intimate Guns N' Roses gig in Brooklyn go on sale this afternoon. The band announced they'll play Williamsburg's Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday night (June 6), two days before their Governor's Ball Festival performance scheduled for the weekend.

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Sting to Release First New Album in a Decade

It's been a decade since Sting last released a project with original material, and his upcoming album may actually stop short of being a true Sting album. 'The Last Ship' is scheduled for Sept. 24. It will be a collection of songs Sting helped write for a musical of the same name.

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30th Anniversary Of AC/DC's Bon Scott's Death Recognised
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AC/DC Show Support for Bon Scott Hometown Statue

Supporters of a plan to raise money for a statue of Bon Scott in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland received a big boost recently when AC/DC put their weight into the project with a post on their official website. The campaign is looking to raise over $75,000 (50,000 pounds) before June 5. As of today (May 16), they're one-third of the way there.

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Bruce Springsteen Joins the Dropkick Murphys on Boston Marathon Bombings Benefit CD

This week, Boston-based Celtic-punk band DropKick Murphys released a three-song EP to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. One song features Bruce Springsteen, who sought out the group in hours after the April 15 bombing.

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Allman Brothers Band Releasing ‘Brothers and Sisters’ 40th Anniversary Box Set

The seven-song 1973 Allman Brothers Band 'Brothers and Sisters' album is the focus of a new box set set to hit stores this summer. The group is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic album with a release that's expected to include significant bonus material.

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Rod Stewart Shares Personal Details About His Life and Manhood

Rod Stewart spent an hour yesterday answering a wide variety of questions from fans on Twitter. Few had anything to do with his music or new album 'Time.' Most people wanted to know about his time with the Faces, his wife Penny and their sexual preferences and what he likes for breakfast. One guy even asked about his "little Rod," and the singer obliged him!

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Nikki Sixx’s Photography Featured on Leica Camera Blog

Motley Crue co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx is also an acclaimed and successful photographer, and several shots taken during a trip through Canada are featured on the Leica Camera Blog. The images focus on the troubled and addicted men and women who often hide in the shadows of big city buildings and overpasses.

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