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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...

Joel Set For Madison Square Garden Record

Rocker BILLY JOEL is set to smash records in New York City after selling out a 10-night stint at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the PIANO MAN singer's record-setting 11th show at the world-famous...

Foxx Grounded By Bird Accident

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX almost missed his own New Year's Eve party in Miami, Florida after a bird crashed through the window of his private jet. The RAY star's Los Angeles take-off was stalled...

Foxx Rings In 2006 At Celebrity Party

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX saw in 2006 in style when he staged a star-studded party in South Beach, Florida. The RAY star performed songs from his hit new album UNPREDICTABLE at exclusive Miami hotel...

Joel's The Leader Of The Pack

BILLY JOEL is convinced he's the session musician playing piano on THE SHANGRI-LAS classic LEADER OF THE PACK - but he never got paid. The PIANO MAN, 56, recorded the 1964 track before the...

Joel Embarrassed By French Song

BILLY JOEL regrets recording one tune in French because he can't actually speak the language. The PIANO MAN served up C'ETAIT TOI (YOU WERE THE ONE) on his album GLASS HOUSES thinking it would...

Billy Joel: `I Haven't Quit'

BILLY JOEL has hit back at reports he's retired from the music business, insisting he simply isn't bothered about competing for radio play or touring anymore. The PIANO MAN has just scheduled another short...

Simon And Joel's Former Tour Manager Stabbed To Death

PAUL SIMON and BILLY JOEL's former tour manager was stabbed to death in his New York City apartment yesterday (20NOV05), following a row with his girlfriend. DANIEL L HARRISON, who managed Simon's GRACELAND and...

No Comebacks For Billy Joel

BILLY JOEL is refusing to back down from his decision to quit making pop music, despite pal ELTON JOHN's best efforts to prompt a comeback. The PIANO MAN hasn't recorded new pop material since...

Petty Gets Top Billboard Honour

Rocker TOM PETTY is to be honoured with the prestigious Billboard Century Award in December (05), 13 years after he presented GEORGE HARRISON with the first one. The award, Billboard's highest honour for creative...

Joel Attempted Suicide By Drinking Furniture Polish

Grammy award-winning singer BILLY JOEL tried to kill himself by drinking furniture polish, because he was so tormented by an affair with his drummer's wife. In new book BILLY JOEL: THE LIFE AND TIMES...

Billy Joel Writes About His New York State Of Mind

BILLY JOEL has penned a children's book based on his 1976 hit NEW YORK STATE OF MIND. The book, Joel's second, is geared towards children ranging from four to eight. It features Joel's...

Madonna To Be Honoured By 'Fellow Jews'

MADONNA is to be acknowledged for her interest in Judaism when her songs are interpreted by Jewish artists at the upcoming Jewish Music + Heritage Festival in New York. The Kabbalah-studying pop superstar's hits...

Billy Joel Launches Music Fund To Help Kids

BILLY JOEL is helping to boost music education across the New York and Massachusetts area by launching a new fund aimed at providing better classes for kids. The initiative, the Billy Joel Endowment Fund,...

Downey Jr Weds Levin

Hollywood star ROBERT DOWNEY JR married his film producer girlfriend SUSAN LEVIN at a secret New York location late last night (27AUG05). The happy couple have been dating since 2002 and exchanged nuptials in...

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