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Joel Returns To Pop With St Valentine's Day Tune

BILLY JOEL has put his retirement plans on hold to record a new love song for St Valentine's Day (14FEB07). The rocker insisted he wouldn't pen anymore pop tunes after releasing his RIVER OF DREAMS...

Joel's Suicidal Past Comes To Light In New Biography

BILLY JOEL's past is coming back to haunt him in a revealing new book. Claims the PIANO MAN once attempted suicide by swallowing furniture polish and had his wallet stolen by a woman performing fellatio...

Billy Joel Lands National Anthem Honour At The Super Bowl

Rocker BILLY JOEL will perform the American National Anthem at the Super Bowl next month (FEB07). The PIANO MAN singer will take to the field at Miami, Florida's Dolphin Stadium with the Chicago Bears and...

Billy Joel's Daughter Attacks Stepfather In New Song

BILLY JOEL's daughter ALEXA RAY has blasted her estranged stepfather PETER COOK in a new song - criticising him for the pain he's caused her mother CHRISTIE BRINKLEY. The singer/songwriter, 20, is on the verge...

Joel Denies Charity Snub

Singer/songwriter BILLY JOEL has slammed reports he refused permission for one of his songs to be used on a BBC charity appeal. The PIANO MAN hitmaker insists he knew nothing about the request for Scottish...

Bob Dylan Show To Close

A BOB DYLAN-inspired Broadway musical is set to close less than a month after its premiere after receiving a critical mauling. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' will shut after just 28 performances next week (19NOV06),...

Twisted Sister: 'Music Hall Of Fame Will Boost Long Island Pride'

TWISTED SISTER rockers DEE SNIDER and EDDIE OJEDA have praised the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, saying it will help New York City's neighbour to overcome its inferiority complex. The WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE...

Joel Sells Up On Long Island

BILLY JOEL is looking to make a killing in the property market on Long Island, New York by selling off his five bedroom estate for a whopping $37.5 million (GBP21 million). The rocker bought the...

Joel's Daughter Defends Stepmother

BILLY JOEL's daughter ALEXA RAY JOEL has spoken out in defence of her stepmother KATIE LEE, insisting Lee did not marry her father for his money. Joel married TV cookery correspondent KATIE LEE in 2004...

Joel's Daughter Passes Out Before College Show

BILLY JOEL and CHRISTIE BRINKLEY's daughter ALEXA RAY JOEL has spoken out after passing out backstage before a concert at Marist College in New York last Saturday night (09SEP06). Writing on her MySpace.com blog site,...

Joel Writes Song About Cheating Stepfather

ALEXA RAY JOEL was so furious with the way her stepfather PETER COOK treated her mother, supermodel CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, she decided to write a song to vent her feelings. Cook was caught cheating with his...

Joel Denies Ill Father Claims

LATEST: BILLY JOEL has hit out at reports his father is dying in an Austrian hospital and is urging the media to respect his family's privacy. A US newspaper claimed HOWARD JOEL has been told...

Joel's Father Ailing

BILLY JOEL's father is reportedly close to death - but the singer has no plans to visit him in hospital in Vienna, Austria. The details of HOWARD JOEL's illness have not been revealed but his...

Madonna Tops Live Show List

MADONNA's eight Wembley Arena sell-out concerts have trumped BILLY JOEL's 12-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden to top the highest Billboard Boxscore gross of 2006. Madonnna's August (06) concerts at Wembley grossed over...

Joel's Daughter Rules Out Duet With Dad

Upcoming musician ALEXA RAY JOEL is determined to be recognised as a serious artist in her own right before she starts working with her superstar dad BILLY JOEL. Since launching her music career several years...

Joel's Daughter's Shock At Dad's Young Wife

Musician ALEXA RAY JOEL was furious when her father BILLY JOEL first started dating his current-wife KATIE LEE, because the cookery host was only three years older than her. Alexa, 21, whose mother is Joel's...

Joel Offers Brinkley Support After Marriage Break-up

BILLY JOEL is providing ex-wife CHRISTIE BRINKLEY with a shoulder to cry on following her split from architect PETER COOK. Brinkley and Cook's 10 year union ended last month (JUL06) after the former model discovered...

Joel Attends His Own Tribute Concert

Legendary piano man BILLY JOEL stunned fans when he turned up to a concert of classical versions of his own hits. Joel joined the audience at Heckscher Park in Long Island, New York on Friday...

Joel And Adams Team Up For Free Concert

BILLY JOEL and BRYAN ADAMS took the stage outside the Colosseum in Rome Monday night (31JUL06) to the delight of hundreds of thousands of fans. Pianoman Joel, playing in front of a Colosseum lit with...

Brinkley's Daughter Speaks Out About Affair

LATEST: ALEXA RAY JOEL, supermodel CHRISTIE BRINKLEY's daughter with musician BILLY JOEL, has spoken out in support of her mother after she was cheated on by husband PETER COOK. Earlier this month (JUL06) it was...

Rolling Stones Top Touring List

THE ROLLING STONES' A Bigger Bang world tour was the top-earning live extravaganza of the first half of 2006. Despite being forced to rearrange the European leg of their tour after guitarist KEITH RICHARDS fell...

Rolling Stones Top Touring List

THE ROLLING STONES' A Bigger Bang world tour was the top-earning live extravaganza of the first half of 2006. Despite being forced to rearrange the European leg of their tour after guitarist KEITH RICHARDS fell...

Brinkley Splits From Fourth Husband

Former supermodel CHRISTIE BRINKLEY is splitting from her fourth husband, architect PETER COOK. The estranged couple have been married for nearly 10 years and have eight-year-old daughter SAILOR LEE. Brinkley's spokesperson ELLIOT MINTZ confirmed...

Dylan Hits Broadway

A collection of BOB DYLAN tracks are to be transformed into new Broadway musical THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'. As well as the title song, other Dylan classics to feature in the performance include SUBTERRANEAN...

Joel: 'I'm No Aa Advertisement'

Veteran star BILLY JOEL doesn't want to be held up as a "poster boy" for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) because he knows more about drinking than being sober. The UPTOWN GIRL singer checked into rehab last...

Joel Hates Piano Bar Renditions Of Just The Way You Are

BILLY JOEL hates hearing piano bar crooners perform his hit ballad JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - because the sheet music is all wrong. The PIANO MAN failed to notice the chord mistake when the...

Joel Saves The Front Rows For Real Fans

BILLY JOEL has grown so sick of performing to front rows full of unimpressed fat cats at concerts, he created a new policy that the best seats be reserved for his most ardent fans. The...

Joel Realised He Had Booze Problems After 'Chugging' Wine

Rocker BILLY JOEL turned his back on drinking when he realised he was no longer sipping and enjoying his favourite red wine. The UPTOWN GIRL hitmaker, who has recently fought alcoholism, discovered good Bordeaux in...

Elton Wants 'Adventurous Musical'

SIR ELTON JOHN wants to make an "adventurous" musical based on his life, because he is bored of the "bad" stage shows about other singers. QUEEN, ROD STEWART, ABBA and BILLY JOEL all have musical...

Standing Ovation For 'Inspirational' Joel

Veteran rocker BILLY JOEL roused a 5,000-strong crowd of American college graduates to their feet on Sunday (14MAY06) when he encouraged them to follow their dreams. The singer, who never graduated from high school, was...

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