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Billy Joel To Become A Father Again At The Age Of 65


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At the age of 65, Billy Joel is getting ready to become a father again.

A representative for the ‘Piano Man’ singer confirmed to People magazine that he and his girlfriend Alexis Roderick are expecting their first child together this summer.

A separate unnamed source stated – also to People – that the baby is a girl. He already has one daughter, 29 year old Alexa Ray, from his previous marriage to supermodel Christie Brinkley.

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Bonnaroo 2015: More Thrills Added To The Summer Line-up


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More additions have been announced for Bonnaroo 2015 as the June event draws ever closer. D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join an already stellar line-up for this 10-stage bonanza, while the full late night sets are also announced.

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Adding to a line-up headlined by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Billy Joel and London Grammy winners Mumford And Sons are soul collective D'angelo & The Vanguard, young country star Kacey Musgraves and Mali four-piece Songhoy Blues. As usual, the epic festival - which is set to play host to a massive 85,000 music lovers - presents one of the world's most diverse line-ups as it prepares to hit Manchester, Tennessee this summer from June 11th to 14th.

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Newell Fleming, Heidi Barrier and Sallie Mason - Celebrities attend Billy Joel's concert at the American Airlines Arena at American Airlines Arena - Miami, Florida, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015

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Shots of American singer songwriter Billy Joel as he gave a live performance at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015

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Picture - crowd at Madison Squrare Garden... Manhattan New York United States, Wednesday 26th November 2014

crowd at Madison Squrare Garden to hear Billy Joel - Billy Joel performing his record breaking concerts at Madison Square Garden in NYC at Madison Square Garden - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 26th November 2014

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Billy Joel Will Break Madison Square Garden Record For Most Performances


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Billy Joel is on track to set a record for the most lives performances by any artist or act at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, when he plays his forthcoming 65th show scheduled for summer 2015.

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Joel's record-breaking show will take place on July 1st, 2015

The concert, set for July 1st, will see the legendary singer break his fellow musician Elton John's longstanding record, and fans can purchase tickets for the historic show this coming Saturday (Nov 29th).

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'Piano Man' Billy Joel Set To Break Madison Square Garden Record


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Billy Joel is set to break the record for most performances by any artist at legendary venue Madison Square Garden, with his upcoming 65th show on July 1st 2015.

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The show will see the 'New York State Of Mind' singer break the record set by fellow piano aficionado Elton John. The record breaking performance will be part of Joel's 19 date residency at the famous New York venue.

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Billy Joel, Leann Rimes and Michael Feinstein - Shots from the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Tribute Concert which was held at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC, District Of Columbia, United States - Wednesday 19th November 2014

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Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs


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Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official as he receives the prestigious Gershwin Prize from the US Library of Congress. Praising Joel as "a storyteller of the highest order”, the Library of Congress’s James H Billington said there was “an intimacy to his songwriting that bridges the gap between the listener and the worlds he shares through music.” During his near 50 year career Joel has written more perfect songs than we could ever possibly list. Still, in celebration of his most recent accolade, we’ve picked five of our favourite songs from the piano man, all which prove he certainly belongs among the greatest songwriters of all time.

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1. New York State of Mind

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Billy Joel Becomes Sixth Recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song


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Billy Joel has added the Gershwin Prize for Popular song to his long list of accolades. The 65 year old is being recognised by US Library of Congress, which honours individuals for their lifetime achievement in popular music. He will receive the prize in Washington DC in November and be honoured in a series of events.

Billy JoelBilly Joel performs at the MGM Grand in 2014 (Getty/Ethan Miller)

Calling Joel a “storyteller of the highest order,” Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement that, “There is an intimacy to his songwriting that bridges the gap between the listener and the worlds he shares through music. When you listen to a Billy Joel song, you know about the people and the place and what happened there.”

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Billy Joel - An Innocent Man [Live]


Legendary American singer songwriter Billy Joel is set to release 'A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia', a CD and DVD of Joel's historic 1987 tour to soviet Russia, which is out Tuesday, May 20, 2014 via Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings.

In the 1980's Joel was building a legacy for himself with classic albums and huge hits, but like much of American culture he was unknown to Russia at that time. Joel's tour of soviet Russia, saw him become one of the first American rock acts to play Russia, during the cold war. When starting the tour, the Russian's were not initially pleased with his performances, not being used to rock concerts let alone such energetic ones Joel was known for. Soon enough though when Russians who decided they didn't like the music, passed on their tickets to younger fans, the younger fans charged the stage with excitement. Even security guards supposedly got involved with the crowd's antics, and in that celebration there was hope that the tension of the cold war could decline.

The entire tour was professionally filmed and the concerts were simulcast on radio worldwide, and will soon be available to view once again now nearly three decades on. This is a must for any Billy Joel obsessive, as it sees the great artist, make history, by helping to bring down boarders between two cultures.

Billy Joel - NY State Of Mind (documentary outtake)


Billy Joel unveils a clip of him performing his track 'New York State Of Mind' some years ago. The scene is an outtake from his forthcoming documentary movie 'A Matter Of Trust', which is due for release on May 20th 2014.

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Billy Joel - Stiletto: Live in Russia, 1987


A video for a previously unreleased performance of Billy Joel singing 'Stiletto' on his 1987 tour of Russia has now been unveiled. He is due to release a live album and DVD of the tour entitled 'A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia'.

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Drugs, Alcohol, A Super Group With Sting - Billy Joel's Chat With Howard Stern


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When Billy Joel started talking about his rocky history with alcohol and his dabble with heroin, most thought that the interview had reached the rocky depths of the legendary musician’s inner soul. But it was his loose plans for a super group, including himself, Sting, Don Henly and “another guitarist”, that proved to be his scariest admission.

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Opening up Monday in a two-hour interview in front of 100 fans in a New York City town hall setting, Joel took Stern and the lucky guests – lucky because they were obviously fans – on a journey through his song writing secrets, and the drug that would lead to the song “Scandinavian Skies” from 1982’s ‘The Nylon Curtain’. “It got me so high, I didn’t know how to deal with it,” he said of trying heroin. “It scared me.” (THR)

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Billy Joel and AC/DC. 'You Shook Me All Night Long'. It Happened.


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In a frankly unusual live collaboration, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was joined on-stage by AC/DC's Brian Johnson at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening (March 21, 2014). The pair rocked a version of the band's classic single 'You Shook Me All Night Long'.

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Joel - who was playing to a packed arena of his own fans - introduced Johnson about halfway through the set, citing AC/DC as one of the best bands he'd see live. The MSG crowd erupted during the few seconds of the rock anthem, reports the Associated Press.

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