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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...

Bowie's Opera Dream

Music icon DAVID BOWIE is considering writing an opera. The singer rejects the idea of turning his music into a musical, like his contemporaries QUEEN, ROD STEWART, BILLY JOEL, but insists he is open to...

Empire State Building Goes Green For Sting And Friends

Cancer fighter SHERYL CROW, BILLY JOEL and LENNY KRAVITZ will join STING at this year's (06) Rainforest Foundation Fund Benefit Concert in New York. The Woodstock-themed Carnegie Hall show is such a big deal in...

Joel Makes New York History

BILLY JOEL made history in New York on Wednesday (19APR06) when he became the first celebrity to have his 'sports shirt' retired at Madison Square Garden. The rocker recently shattered BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's record of 10...

Joel's Wife Falls For His Pug

BILLY JOEL's young bride KATIE LEE found the best way to the rocker's heart - falling for his pet pug, FIONOULA. The dog-loving chef impressed her husband-to-be when his beloved pooch became a doting companion...

Joel Amazed By John's Energy

Veteran singer BILLY JOEL is amazed by the amount of energy his friend and touring partner SIR ELTON JOHN puts into performing and recording, because the UPTOWN GIRL star is happy to live off past...

Joel Credits Movin' Out For Helping Recovery

Singer/songwriter BILLY JOEL credits his work on the Broadway musical MOVIN' OUT with helping him recover from alcohol addiction last year (05). The UPTOWN GIRL hitmaker, who spent time in the Betty Ford Centre in...

Joel Rubbishes Busty Claims

LATEST: Singer BILLY JOEL has rubbished reports that a dancer from his American musical MOVIN' OUT was fired because her breasts grew too large. ALICE ALYSE has launched a $100 million (GBP58.8 million) lawsuit...

Joel Splits With Drummer

Grammy-winning star BILLY JOEL and his drummer LIBERTY DeVITTO have split after thirty years performing together - because DeVitto accused Joel of having a drinking problem. The drummer, who has played at every one...

Billy Joel Thrilled To Be Part Of Pink's Wedding

BILLY JOEL has added classic ballad YOU'RE ALWAYS A WOMAN TO ME to his US tour, after pop star PINK played the tune at her recent wedding. The TROUBLE singer selected the romantic song...

Billy Joel Breaks Madison Square Garden Record

LATEST: BILLY JOEL has beaten BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's Madison Square Garden record after selling out 11 consecutive nights at the New York City music mecca. The TELL HER ABOUT IT hitmaker kicked off his stint...

Billy Joel Writing For Himself

Singer/songwriter BILLY JOEL is happy to record new songs solely for his own enjoyment, because he feels he has lost his cutting lyrical edge. The UPTOWN GIRL star, who has sold more than 100...

Billy Joel To Be A Dad Again

Singer/songwriter BILLY JOEL and his young wife KATIE LEE are planning to start a family. The RIVERS OF BABYLON hitmaker is already a father to 20-year-old ALEXA RAY, from his marriage to model CHRISTIE...

Joel: 'I'm Not The Poster Boy For Aa'

Singing star BILLY JOEL is thrilled he has won his battle against booze after a stint in rehab last year (05) - but he refuses to be an anti-alcohol role model. The New Yorker...

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