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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.
Jon Bon Jovi, Nicholas Tracy
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Jon Bon Jovi Burglar Sentenced to Prison Time

The man who stole $100K worth of jewelry from Jon Bon Jovi is going to prison. On Friday a judge sentenced Nicholas Tracy to five years for a string of burglaries in Monmouth County, N.J. Bon Jovi was one of the victims.

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Billy Gibbons
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ZZ Top’s ‘I Gotsa Get Paid’ Video Finds Band Returning to Legs and Cars

It takes less that 45 seconds for a long-legged beauty to appear in the new music video for the ZZ Top single 'I Gotsa Get Paid.' The just-released clip reflects the song's rawness. It's not weighted down with impressive lights or complex set designs. The cracks in the desert floor drive the story like Billy Gibbons' guitar powers the blues song. 

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Bret Michaels, Dee Snider
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Bret Michaels, Dee Snider Join ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast

Bret Michaels of Poison will look to become the first ever two-time winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice,' the CBS show that pits famous people against each other in business-minded tasks. Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider will also join a cast of 14 contestants when they begin filming the 2013 season on Monday.

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Rolling Stones, ‘Doom and Gloom’ – Song Review

Abstract pseudo-political lyrics and the best rock and roll rhythm section around drives the Rolling Stones' new song 'Doom and Gloom' through three meaty verses and one must-hear-live chorus. It's a song that will stand up to the hits on the band's new 'Grrr!' album when it's released on Nov 13. Breathe easy. After seven years away from the studio, these legends still have it.

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Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons
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Steven Tyler Calls Kiss ‘A Comic Book Rock Band’

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry didn't mince words when asked about Kiss in a recent radio interview. Tyler admitted he never cared for his counterpart's music after calling them "a comic book rock band." With Gene Simmons and company also doing media rounds to promote a new album, one expects Tyler's comments are only the beginning of an entertaining back-and-forth.

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Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton to Mark 35th Anniversary of ‘Slowhand’ With Supersized Re-Release

'Slowhand,' Eric Clapton's most successful '70s album, is being repackaged and re-released this fall, with up to 14 previously unreleased tracks on multiple formats. 2012 is the 35th anniversary of a recording that features many hits that still make his live show today. It will be available on Nov. 26. 

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Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger Describes New Rolling Stones Single ‘Doom and Gloom’ as ‘Not Gloomy at All’

New music from the Rolling Stones will be heard at 8:15AM BST on Thursday (3:15AM ET), but Mick Jagger is already hinting at what 'Doom and Gloom' may sound like. In a series of tweets today, he talked about the single, which was recorded in Paris in August.

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Joe Perry
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Joe Perry Opens Up About His Guitar Hero: Retired Math Teacher Steve Rose

Growing up in the early '60s, one would think the Beatles were a heavy influence on Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and maybe later the Rolling Stones. While those bands may have paved a road for his group to follow, it was a local 14-year-old named Steve Rose that first inspired Perry to play rock and roll.

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Peter Criss
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Peter Criss Recalls Depression, Near-Suicide After 1994 Northridge Earthquake

The barrel of a .357 Magnum was three inches down his throat before ex-Kiss drummer Peter Criss thought of his mother, father and daughter and decided he had to carry on. In 1994, hours after a devastating earthquake that killed 33 and injured nearly 9,000, the Catman believed he had nothing to live for.

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Neil Young
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Neil Young Hints That Buffalo Springfield Have Unfinished Business

Neil Young's busy 2012 was partly to blame for a planned Buffalo Springfield reunion tour falling through earlier this year, but it sounds like a get-together with Richie Furay and Stephen Stills could be moving up his priority list for 2013. In a recent interview, Young expressed regret that the '60s group never reached their potential.

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Jake Shimabukuro, Alan Parsons
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Jake Shimabukuro, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele,’ Releases Album Produced by Alan Parsons

Jake Shimabukuro is well on his way to becoming the first ukulele rock star. The Hawaiian born performer has released 'Grand Ukulele,' an album produced by legendary rock producer Alan Parsons. It's a pairing that justifies his nickname, the "Jimi Hendrix of ukulele."

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