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.
Nikki Sixx’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Coming to Broadway
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx spent a year tirelessly logging the highs and lows of life as a drug-addled rockstar in his 2007 biography 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.' Now the bassist says that year will be recreated on Broadway.
Former Iron Maiden Singer Paul Di’Anno Takes Shots at Bruce Dickinson During Fan Altercati…
One-time Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno became agitated by a fan who shouted "Bruce Dickinson" at him several times during a recent show in the Ukraine. Dickinson, Maiden's current singer, replaced DiAnno in 1981. Di'Anno grew angrier and angrier as the one-sid…
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.
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.
Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Had a Double Mastectomy
Sharon Osbourne, the wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne and current co-host of 'The Talk,' revealed this week that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried the breast cancer gene. The 60-year-old took a no-nonsense approach to the surgery, saying the decision was much easier f…
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Opens Up About Grandfather’s Battle With Terminal Cancer
Nikki Sixx, bassist for Motley Crue, shared the heartache he's been living with in recent month as he watches his grandfather slowly die from prostate cancer. He revealed that doctors gave the man he calls his "role model and biggest fan" three to six months to live, four mont…
Axl Rose Says Former Guns N’ Roses Bandmates Bullied Him
Axl Rose has suddenly emerged to do interviews for the first time in years and what he's saying might make former Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan a little uncomfortable. Including former girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, Rose says the the trio broke his songwriting spirit.
Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood Engaged to Sally Humphreys
Sorry ladies, Ron Wood is off the market! The 65-year-old father of four popped the question to girlfriend Sally Humphreys, who he's been dating for six months. The 34-year-old Humphreys is Wood's third wife, coming just four years after his separation from Jo Wood.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Forced to Reroute Cruise Due to Hurricane Sandy
Lynyrd Skynyrd has rerouted their fan cruise due to Hurricane Sandy. The Simple Man cruise set sail on Saturday (Oct. 27) from a port in Miami, Fla. and will now head to Cozumel and not Key West and Great Stirrup Cay. The tweaking may not have avoided the storm's turbulence however.
Bon Jovi Announce 2013 World Tour and New Album Title
Bon Jovi has announced a 2013 world wide tour in support of their upcoming new album. Because We Can -- the Tour will begin in Canada, before scheduled but not yet revealed dates take the group through the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Far East, Africa and Australia. Six Canadian dates were annou…
Rolling Stones Release Live Club Show Bootleg
Prior to kicking off major tours, the Rolling Stones like to play an intimate club date to get a feel for an audience once again. Eleven days before the 2005 Bigger Bang tour began the rockers piled into the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto to play new music and test a few covers on fans. That sho…