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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.
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Fleetwood Mac Announce Expanded + Deluxe ‘Rumours’ Reissue

2012 makes 35 years since Fleetwood Mac released 'Rumours,' and the band plans to celebrate by re-releasing the album as part of box sets that comes loaded with unreleased live tracks and session recordings. Both expanded and deluxe editions of 'Rumours' go on sale Jan. 29.

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Yes
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Yes to Play Three Classic Albums on 2013 Tour

Yes has announced that they'll play three of their most important albums in their entirety during just-announced March and April 2013 North American tour stops. The Jon Davison-fronted group will tear through 'The Yes Album,' 'Close to the Edge' and 'Going for the One' when they hit the road on March 1 in West Wendover, Nev.

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Dave Grohl John Paul Jones
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Dave Grohl Says Working With John Paul Jones Amongst Life Highlights

Last Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors provided a reunion of sorts for Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, bandmates in Them Crooked Vultures. While drumming during the Led Zeppelin tribute was a dream come true for Grohl, he says recording with the Zep bassist was an unforgettable experience.

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Huw Lloyd Langton
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Hawkwind Guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton Dead at 61

The men of Hawkwind will be glad to put 2012 behind them as another longtime member has died. Guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton succumbed to cancer last night (Dec. 6), according to a statement on the band's website. He was an influential part of the band in the early 70s and throughout the 80s, appearing on 10 of their 25 albums.

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Paul McCartney Stars in ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ Liverpool 96 Charity Single Video

Paul McCartney is one of more than a dozen celebrities who've joined the Justice Collective, a group aiming to raise money with a charitable cover of the Hollies and Neil Diamond hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.' The song -- to be released on iTunes Dec. 17 -- will support the families of the Liverpool 96 as they fight for justice concerning a 1989 soccer tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. It's available for pre-order now. 

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Fleetwood Mac
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Fleetwood Mac to Release Three New Songs Before 2013 Tour

During discussions about their upcoming 2013 tour, the members of Fleetwood Mac huddled into Lindsey Buckingham's home studio to cut three new songs, but Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks don't seem to agree on if they'll be part of a full album.

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Metallica
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Metallica Take Control of Master Recordings, Form New Record Label

Metallica now answer to no one. After a 28-year relationship with Warner Music the hugely popular heavy metal band has formed their own record label, which will now house all of their master ("...master!") recordings, including songs and long form videos. Moving forward all releases will be under the Blackened Recordings banner.

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Jimi Hendrix
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Famous ‘Burned’ Jimi Hendrix Guitar Sold at Auction

Hopefully the Jimi Hendrix fan who dropped nearly $380K for a guitar that was allegedly torched on stage in 1967 didn't immediately begin searching for the fire damage. The famous, black Fender Stratocaster was sold at auction this week (Nov. 27) by James Wright, a manager at Hendrix's record label.

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Nikki Sixx
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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.

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AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan
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AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Wings Recordings + More Amongst 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

A list of 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees includes plenty of songs and albums familiar to classic rock fans. Hits by AC/DC, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan and Elton John are amongst the 27 recordings chosen to be honored at the Grammy Museum. The Recording Academy made the announcement today (Nov. 21).

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Duff McKagan, Jimi Hendrix, Mike McCready
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Mike McCready and Duff McKagan Cover ‘Voodoo Child’ at Jimi Hendrix Experience Music Project Concert

Fans would pay good money just to see one of the many artists that took the stage during Saturday night's (Nov. 17) Jimi Hendrix tribute concert at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Wash. Amongst the dozen or so guitarists, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready left the biggest impression, according to reviews and confirmed in the below video of him playing 'Voodoo Child' with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

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