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Billy Joel Explains His Dark, Yet Comic, Failed Suicide Attempt

'New York State Of Mind' singer, Billy Joel, has confessed to an embarrassing suicide attempt in his early 20s, when he tried to poison himself. His failure came when he made the decision to drink...

Joel Turns Historic Gigs Into A Movie

BILLY JOEL is turning his historic concerts at New York's Shea Stadium this week (begs14Jul08) into a documentary. The rocker will take to the stage at the home of the New York Mets baseball team...

Joel Ditched Mozart To Be A Rocker

BILLY JOEL is glad he turned his back on classical music to be a rocker - because pop music has brought him more fun and more money. The Uptown Girl star started out playing Mozart...

Joel Still Puzzled About Record Ban

BILLY JOEL still can't understand why his ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG hit was so controversial - but he's glad certain religious groups tried to boycott it. The scandal turned the late-1970s tune into a...

Joel Still Puzzled About Record Ban

BILLY JOEL still can't understand why his ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG hit was so controversial - but he's glad certain religious groups tried to boycott it. The scandal turned the late-1970s tune into a...

Brinkley Comforted By Ex-husband Joel

Model CHRISTIE BRINKLEY is seeking comfort from her ex BILLY JOEL after a stressful week in her ongoing divorce trial with estranged husband PETER COOK. The star's high-drama divorce proceedings kicked off in New York...

Joel's Singer Daughter Tells Court About Shower Leak Incident

BILLY JOEL's daughter ALEXA RAY stunned a court in Long Island, New York on Wednesday (02Jul08) when she recalled an incident when her stepfather forced her to clean up a water leak naked. The singer...

Brinkley's Eldest Child Defends Open Divorce Decision

LATEST: CHRISTIE BRINKLEY's daughter with rocker BILLY JOEL is proud of her model mother for making her divorce battle with PETER COOK public. Brinkley, 54, is due to fight estranged husband Cook in a New...

Reed + Joel Join The Stars Lining Up To Induct Rockers

LOU REED, BILLY JOEL and BEN HARPER will join JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE as presenters at next month's (Mar08) Rock + Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. As previously reported by WENN, Madonna has asked Timberlake to...

Joel's Extra Concert Angers Fan

BILLY JOEL's decision to perform a second 'final concert' at New York's famous Shea Stadium has angered fans who paid to watch him close the venue. The rocker's 16 July (08) concert at the home...

Joel Adds Another Shea Date

LATEST: BILLY JOEL has been forced to add a second historic concert at New York's fabled Shea Stadium after selling out his first show in under an hour. Joel will become the last artist to...

Billy Joel To Play Shea Stadium Farewell Show

BILLY JOEL will become the last artist to perform at New York's Shea Stadium after announcing a summer (08) show at the home of baseball team the New York Mets. The Last Play At Shea,...

Joel To Make His Debut With Philadelphia Orchestra

Singer BILLY JOEL will premiere his classical composition WALTZ NO.2 (STEINWAY HALL) at the Academy of Music when he makes his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra next month (Jan08). Joel will join soprano Disella Larusdottie,...

Queen Win Karaoke Crown

Rock classic Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen has been named the number one karaoke song of all time, after a new poll.The only single to have reached the UK Christmas number one spot twice, Bohemian Rhapsody...

By on 14 December 2007

Joel To Play Shea?

BILLY JOEL is in secret talks to play a landmark concert at New York's Shea Stadium, but it will be without longtime drummer LIBERTY DeVITO. The rocker and DeVito fell out on tour in 2005...

Joel Was A Reluctant Rock Star

Singer BILLY JOEL had no intentions of becoming a rock star during his youth - because he hated the sound of his own voice. The Grammy-winning star has sold over 150 million albums to date...

Toys Flood In For Mottola's Newborn

Music mogul TOMMY MOTTOLA and his Mexican pop star wife THALIA have been flooded with gifts from celebrity friends CELINE DION and BILLY JOEL following the birth of their baby girl SABRINA SAKAE. Mottola, 58,...

Joel Buys The House Next Door

Rocker BILLY JOEL has spent $11.6 million (GBP5.8 million) buying the house next door to his $16.75 million (GBP8.38 million) New York mansion. Just six months after surprising wife Katie Lee by splashing out on...

Joel's Gift To Newcomer

Rock legend BILLY JOEL is giving a young singer-songwriter his big break - by letting him record his newest track. Joel has handed Cass Dillon Christmas In Fallujah, which he reveals is "based on letters...

Joel Denies Diddy Party Snub

LATEST: BILLY JOEL's wife KATIE LEE has laughed off reports she was refused entry to SEAN COMBS' White Party after she turned up wearing cream. TV chef Lee insists she was just dropping off friends...

Jovi Hosts Supergroup At Labor Day Party

Singer JON BON JOVI has formed a special supergroup to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, comprising BILLY JOEL on piano, JIMMY BUFFETT on guitar and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and PINK FLOYD's ROGER WATERS on vocals....

Joel's Wife Turned Away From Diddy Party

BILLY JOEL's wife KATIE LEE was turned away from SEAN COMBS' annual White Party on Sunday (02Sep07), because she was dressed in cream. The hip-hop mogul had a strict white dress code at the end-of-summer...

Brinkley Selling Hamptons Home For $30 Million

Veteran model CHRISTIE BRINKLEY is selling her Hamptons, New York mansion for $30 million (GBP15 million). BILLY JOEL's ex-wife, who split from her fourth husband Peter Cook last year (06), has placed the Tower Hill...

Joel Doubts Brinkley + Mccartney Are Dating

Veteran singer/songwriter BILLY JOEL has poured doubt on his former wife CHRISTIE BRINKLEY's rumoured relationship with SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, insisting they're all "old friends". Former supermodel Brinkley and MCCartney were spotted socialising at the Hamptons...

Stars Flock To Exclusive Joel Gig

A galaxy of celebrities including RENEE ZELLWEGER and ALEC BALDWIN turned out to watch BILLY JOEL perform an exclusive concert in the Hamptons, New York on Saturday (04Aug07). Piano Man Joel played the $4,000 (GBP2,000)-per-ticket...

Joni Mitchell Signs To Starbucks Label

Joni Mitchell is set to sign with the Starbucks' record label Hear Music to release her new album in the autumn.The musician will follow in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney, who released his latest...

By on 25 July 2007

Seinfeld's Home Tops Celebrity Palace List

Comedian JERRY SEINFELD's lavish East Hampton, New York estate has topped a new U.S. poll of celebrity homes. Seinfeld bought his $32 million (GBP16 million) pad from rocker BILLY JOEL and now the sprawling beachside...

Brinkley Fires Attorney

Former supermodel CHRISTIE BRINKLEY has fired her divorce attorney and reteamed with the lawyer who represented her when she split from BILLY JOEL. According to sources, Brinkley and Eleanor Alter had a series of heated...

Piano Man's Memorabilia Auctioned Off Unsuccessfully

The grand piano BILLY JOEL used on his early eighties Nylon Curtain tour has failed to fetch the $10,000 (GBP5,000) asking price on auction site eBay. According to New York Post's Page Six, the Piano...

Brinkley's 'Easy' Divorce From Joel

Model CHRISTIE BRINKLEY will always look back on her divorce from musician BILLY JOEL as her easiest relationship split. Four-times married Brinkley and Joel ended their nine year marriage in 1994 after a daughter, jazz...

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