Rob Dukes

Name Rob Dukes
Birth date 1968
Country USA
City Unknown


2005 2014 The Band's Page

Generation Kill

Fragile Mortals

Dukes was born in Florida on March 8, 1968, living in Queens before moving to Nyack, north of Manhattan. He describes his parents as being "kinda hippies" who regularly played records by artists such as The Doors, Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix, which was the music he grew up on.

After being fired from a band he was part of in New York, Dukes rode his motorcycle on a 5 month, 11,000 mile trip to California, with no idea of career prospects: "I just wanted to surf and live at the beach".

Despite considering a career as a scuba diving instructor, Dukes ended up working as a guitar tech after living in Hollywood for two months. He met and befriended Jeff Hickey, a long time friend of Exodus. Working for Exodus, he played a demo tape created in 1996 to Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt and Tom Hunting. After Steve Souza departed the band, Dukes was offered the vocalist position and made his first appearance on the 2005 release 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine'. To date, he has appeared on four studio albums.