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.
Metallica Pinball Machines: Collect All Three!
Metallica have revealed more details about the upcoming pinball machine that will feature the band and its music. A recently released video from Stern Pinball zips through a highlights reel of behind-the-scenes images, and the band itself has offered a few additional details, including tha…
Metallica Pinball Machine Announced
Pinball may never rock as hard as it will with Metallica's greatest hits coming from the machine's speakers. There's no timetable, but a new video from Stern Pinball revealed the Metallica pinball machine today. James Hetfield introduces a fast-paced montage of images that give fans a…
Robert Plant Joins Patty Griffin on ‘Ohio,’ First Single From ‘American Kid’ Album
The first single from Patty Griffin's new album 'American Kid' features Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant on harmonies. 'Ohio,' is much more than a vocal collaboration between the two however. Griffin credits her longtime partner with bringing the track to its final rest…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Eric Clapton Streaming Entire ‘Old Sock’ Album
Fans can now hear Eric Clapton's upcoming studio album in its entirety, one week before it's set to hit stores and digital retailers. 'Old Sock' will feature 10 covers and two originals when it's available on March 12. It's Clapton's 21st studio album.
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company Announce Co-Headlining 2013 Tour
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company are both celebrating 40 years in 2013, and they've teamed up to take a co-headling tour across America. The 40 Tour will begin on June 20 in Auburn, Wash. and travel east before wrapping up on July 27 in Bethel, N.Y.
Stevie Nicks to Speak at SXSW
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has become the third member of Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to be announced as a performer or speaker at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas next month. A performance from the all-star band hasn't been officially announced, but it seems as likely as …