Billy Dukes is a Senior Editor and Executive Producer at Taste of Country, where he has over 11,000 articles to his name. His media background includes jobs as music director 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 three sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and home renovation.
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Elton John Drummer Roger Pope Dead at 66
Roger Pope was one of Elton John's early bandmates, playing drums on the piano man's early demos and later going on to tour and recording six albums with him. The Whitestable, U.K., native died on Sept. 17 at the age of 66.
Jimmy Page’s Acoustic Guitar Sells for $39,000
An acoustic guitar played by Jimmy Page sold for more than $39,000 at an auction recently. The instrument was among a handful of pieces of rock memorabilia sold at Bonhams last week.
Meat Loaf on the Rigors of Touring: ‘I Outweigh Jagger by About 100 Pounds’
Meat Loaf is retiring from the road. The American rocker says his Last at Bat Tour -- which begins on Friday (April 5) in Newcastle, U.K. - will be his final tour. Previously he'd only hinted that the run of dates would be his final European tour, but during a recent interview he admitted his health his holding him back.
Ted Nugent to Attend President Obama’s State of the Union Address
Rocker Ted Nugent will be in the House chamber tonight when President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. The Motor City Madman will be a guest of Rep. Steve Stockman, a Republican congressman from Texas who like Nugent, is no fan of Barack Obama's.
Mick Jagger’s Secret Love Letters to Actress Auctioned for $300K
Love letters written by Mick Jagger to American actress Marsha Hunt during the summer of 1969 have been auctioned by Sothebys for more than twice the expected sum. An unidentified buyer paid over $300K for 10 passionate, revealing letters that came during a time of much turbulence for the Rolling Stones frontman.
The Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Tour DVD
The Beach Boys captured highlights of their 50th anniversary tour for a new DVD and Blu-ray set to be released on Nov. 20. 'The Beach Boys: Live in Concert -- 50th Anniversary Tour' features 21 well-known hits and new songs from their 'That's Why God Made the Radio' album released earlier this year.