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.
Dio to Release 1986 Concert in Multiple Formats
Fans of the late, great Ronnie James Dio and his band Dio can relive the group's glory years with the upcoming re-release of a 1986 concert in Philadelphia. 'Finding the Sacred Heart -- Live in Philly 1986' will be available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray on May 28.
Paul McCartney Announces 2013 World Tour
Paul McCartney announced the first two dates of what is expected to be a significant touring schedule in 2013. The singer revealed plans for the Out There World Tour on his website this morning (March 20). His goal is to play cities and venues he and his band have never been.
Video for Tony Iommi-Penned ‘Lonely Planet’ Song Released
Armenian rockers Dorians will take the Tony Iommi-penned 'Lonely Planet' to the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The song's music video -- along with videos for the other 38 entries -- has been made available to fans of the band, of Black Sabbath and the international song contest, now…
Rod Stewart, ‘She Makes Me Happy’ – Song Review
Rod Stewart's return to songwriting brings genuine joy and elation to fans in the way of a first single called 'She Makes Me Happy.' The singer's uptempo ode to a lover is refreshing and natural.
Suspended ‘Hot for Teacher’ Student Suing University
Last year an Oakland University (Mich.) student was suspended and severely reprimanded for writing an essay titled 'Hot for Teacher' and turning it into the teacher he was hot for. Now 57-year-old Joseph Corlett is suing members of the University and the Board of Trustees for violating his…
Journey Guitarist Neal Schon Suing Ex-Mother in Law for Defamation
Neal Schon's recently settled support agreement with his ex-wife Amber is in the news again as the Journey guitarist is said to be bringing a lawsuit against her mother. Schon says Judy Kozan badmouthed him through an internet blog, and he wants $75,000 in damages.
Billy Idol Announces 2013 North American Tour Dates
Billy Idol has added 19 dates to his summer 2013 itinerary. The 'White Wedding' singer was previously announced as a Bonnaroo performer, and now he's scheduled shows across the country around that June 15 date in Tennessee. Tickets for many of the dates go on sale this Friday (March 2…
Joe Walsh ‘Cooking Up Something’ With Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr + More
It's not clear what Joe Walsh is working on exactly, but the lineup he's assembled is certainly intriguing. The Eagles guitarist teased fans with a photo that indicates something very cool will be coming soon.
Steven Tyler on Taylor Swift: ‘She’s Hot’
Country star Taylor Swift has been known to date men her senior, but not senior citizens. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler showed an interest in the hitmaker, in more ways than one. The famous ladies man split with fiancé Erin Brady in January.
Guns N’ Roses Fan Planning to Sue After Axl Rose’s Microphone Busts His Mouth
A Guns N' Roses fan named Darren Wright says he's preparing legal action after being hit in the mouth by Axl Rose's microphone at the end of the band's show on Saturday night (March 9) in Perth, Australia.
Eagles Announce ‘History of the Eagles’ DVD/Blu-ray Release Date
Last month's two-episode Showtime documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the Eagles will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next month. The band announced today that 'History of the Eagles' will be released on April 30, and include a third disc featuring the group's performanc…
Bad Company Announce All 40th Anniversary Summer 2013 Tour Dates
Bad Company has added nine tour stops to this year's previously announced co-headlining dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd. The 22 shows in the U.S. and Canada will round out the summer portion of their 40th Anniversary Tour.