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.
Steven Tyler Apologizes to Nicki Minaj
The drama between Steven Tyler and rapper Nicki Minaj may cool off after the Aerosmith singer issued an apology during a press event today. Then again, judging from the tone of Tyler's comments, things may not simmer. 'American Idol' producers must be loving the free media attent…
Kiss Drummer Eric Singer Responds to Peter Criss’s Insults
Kiss drummer Eric Singer has sharp words for Peter Criss, but during a recent interview he never stoops to the level of insults thrown at him by the band's original timekeeper.
Jimi Hendrix’s Engineer Shares ‘Somewhere’ From Upcoming ‘People, Hell and Angels’ Album
Just one day after fans of Jimi Hendrix were given a glimpse at the track-listing of 'People, Hell and Angels' -- a new album scheduled for March 5 -- engineer Eddie Kramer has revealed a sample of some of the sounds the legend was working on before he died in 1970. In a new video he …
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Marry Courtney Bingham
There will soon be a new Mrs. Sixx as Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has announced he and girlfriend Courtney Bingham plan to marry. The two have been dating since November 2010; it's the third marriage for Sixx after unions to Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt and actress Donna D'Errico.
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 a…
Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Arrested After Allegedly Overdosing on Heroin
The daughter of Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi has been arrested after cops were called to Hamilton College to follow-up on a call that the 19-year-old was unresponsive. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi allegedly overdosed on heroin in her dorm room at the upstate New York institution.
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.
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.
Rush to Release Super Deluxe Version of ‘2112’ Album
Rush will re-release their 1976 album '2112' in 2012. A description on Amazon lists Dec. 18 as the day three separate versions of the project will be available, although all three sets are available for pre-order now. '2112' was a comeback album for the Canadian rock band, after …
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.