The couple surprised their guests by getting married during their annual Independence Day garden party.
Guests who attended Billy Joel’s traditional Fourth of July party got an additional treat – the singer got married to his girlfriend of six years Alexis Roderick at their estate in Long Island on Saturday!
The 66 year old musical legend and his 34 year old wife got hitched in a surprise ceremony, attended by friends and family including Joel’s ex-wife Christie Brinkley and their daughter Alexa Ray. The vows were presided over by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. This is Joel’s fourth marriage, and the news was confirmed to People later that day.
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From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.
Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.
Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes.
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The iconic pop singer is expecting his first child with his current girlfriend Alexis Roderick.
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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D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join headliners Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons.
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.
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
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
In July 2015, the 65 year-old singer will surpass Elton John's 64-performance record at MSG.
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.
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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The 65 year old will surpass the number of performances by old friend Elton John.
Madison Square Garden veteran Billy Joel
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
Which of the piano man’s classics made our top five?
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.
The piano man, Billy Joel
1. New York State of Mind
Continue reading: Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs
The legendary singer joins Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder on the illustrious list of Gershwin winners
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 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.”
As candid as Joel was, there are some things better left unsaid, and undone, for that matter
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.
Billy Joel performs for the first time as artist in residence at Madison Square Garden
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)
Billy Joel teamed up with AC/DC's Brian Johnson in New York City.
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'.
Billy Joel Performing in Florida
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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Christie Brinkley has appeared in a swimsuit on the front cover of PEOPLE magazine at the age of 60. The model, actress and activist looked fabulous and stated that "with proper diet, exercise, and joie de vie, every Birthday is cause for celebration!"
Christie Brinkley, the American model and actress, has appeared in a swimsuit on the cover of PEOPLE magazine at the age of 60, and she looks fantastic!
Christie Brinkley has appeared on the cover of PEOPLE magazine.
Brinkley was best known throughout the 80s for appearing on the covers of numerous magazines and cosmetics advertising. She continued to appear in magazines but expanded her interests as she matured and had children. She has illustrated, including the front cover of her ex-husband Billy Joel's album, River of Dreams; made numerous guest or cameo appearances of popular television shows; campaigned for human and animal rights; and been presented with numerous awards for her charity work.
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Date of birth
9th May, 1949