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Billy Joel Respects Taylor Swift

Billy Joel respects Taylor Swift.The 65-year-old singer doesn't understand why the 'Blank Space' hitmaker gets so much abuse from critics because he thinks she is ''talented.''The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker said: ''I think she's a talented...

Stevie Wonder And Billy Joel Feted At Ascap Centennial Awards

Music veterans Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel were among the artists honoured for their career achievements at a once in a lifetime awards show in New York City on Monday (17Nov14).The singers were both honoured...

Billy Joel Urges New Yorkers To Embrace Taylor Swift

Billy Joel has urged fellow New Yorkers to embrace Taylor Swift as the city's new tourism ambassador following a wave of criticism over her appointment.Swift, who moved to the Big Apple earlier this year (14),...

Billy Joel's Girlfriend Keen For Him To Propose

Billy Joel's girlfriend is desperate for him to propose.The 'Piano Man' hitmaker, 64, reportedly presented Alexis Roderick, 32, with an expensive diamond ring two years ago, but she is still waiting for him to pop...

Billy Joel Breaks His Own Concert Record In New York

Billy Joel has broken his own Madison Square Garden concert record by adding a 13th show to his current residency.The singer/songwriter will perform his 59th gig at the fabled New York City venue on 9...

Billy Joel Details Suicide Attempts In New Memoir

Singer Billy Joel attempted to kill himself twice in the early 1970s over a failed affair with a pal's wife.In his new memoir, Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography, the Piano Man reveals he overdosed on...

Clive Davis & Billy Joel Band To Be Inducted In To Long Island Music Hall Of Fame

Music mogul Clive Davis and Billy Joel's backing band will headline the inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in New York next week (23Oct14).Rapper Kurtis Blow, songwriter Gerry Goffin, Patti Lupone and...

Billy Joel Picks Up Trash For New York Beach Clean Up

Billy Joel joined volunteers picking up trash for the New York State Beach Clean Up on Saturday (20Sep14).The Piano Man hitmaker and New York Governor Andrew Cumo were among those who spent hours removing garbage...

Billy Joel Helps Clean Beach

Billy Joel helped clean a New York beach on Saturday (20.09.14).The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park by boat with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at around 10am for the 21st annual Oyster...

Paul Mccartney Enlists Stars For Tribute Album

Sir Paul Mccartney has enlisted his famous friends including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Kiss and The Cure to record a tribute album featuring covers of his songs.Artists including Willie Nelson, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Brian...

Kevin Spacey Performing At One-off Benefit Concert

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is set to tackle song classics by Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and Simon & Garfunkel at a one-off benefit concert next month (Sep14).The House of Cards star, who portrayed singer Bobby...

John Legend, Metallica And Billy Joel's Representatives Slam Nfl's Pay-for-play Request

Representatives for John Legend, Metallica and Billy Joel have blasted National Football League bosses for reportedly asking next year's potential Super Bowl half-time performers to donate a portion of their post-show tour profits in order...

Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients

Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder are to receive top honours at the upcoming American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) Centennial Awards in New York.The accolade is handed...

Clive Davis And Billy Joel's Band Among Hall Of Fame Honourees

Record industry mogul Clive Davis and Billy Joel's early backing band are to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.The music mogul, Joel's early touring group, stage star Patti LuPone, and veteran...

Billy Joel Helps Animals

Billy Joel donated all the profits from a New York concert to an animal shelter.The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker has been hailed a ''hero'' by Beth Stern - the wife of controversial US DJ Howard Stern...

Billy Joel Sings Uptown Girl To Christie Brinkley

Billy Joel reunited with his ex-wife Christie Brinkley at his concert on Thursday night (07Aug14) by singing his hit song Uptown Girl to the woman who starred in his video more than 30 years ago.The...

Billy Joel Finally Offloads Hamptons Mansion

Rock icon Billy Joel has finally offloaded a New York beach house he has been trying to sell for the past five years.The Piano Man hitmaker initially listed his home in the Hamptons, Long Island...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

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...

Billy Joel Becomes Sixth Recipient Of The Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

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...

Billy Joel To Receive 2014 Gershwin Prize

Rock icon Billy Joel is set to be honoured with America's prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The Piano Man star has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Library of Congress award, which is...

Christie Brinkley Writes Heartfelt Tribute To Billy Joel's Late Mother

Model Christie Brinkley paid tribute to her ex-husband Billy Joel's late mother by writing a heartfelt letter praising the family matriarch.The Piano Man's mum, Rosalind Nyman Joel, died aged 92 on Sunday (13Jul14) at a...

Billy Joel's Mother Dies

Veteran musician Billy Joel is mourning the loss of his mother.Rosalind Nyman Joel passed away at a hospice in Long Island, New York on Sunday (13Jul14) at the age of 92. The Piano Man...

Zac Brown Gets A Head Start On Fenway Park Shows By Joining Billy Joel

Country star Zac Brown got a taste of Fenway Park magic ahead of his Friday and Saturday night (27-28Jun14) concerts at the Massachusetts baseball Mecca by joining Billy Joel onstage in Boston on Thursday (26Jun14).The...

Billy Joel's Allentown Reworked For New York Rangers Fans

Rock legend Billy Joel has given New York Rangers ice hockey fans a new anthem to sing in the Stanley Cup finals after allowing his 1982 hit Allentown to be reworked as Rangertown.The New York...

Drugs, Alcohol, A Super Group With Sting - Billy Joel's Chat With Howard Stern

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...

Billy Joel 'Sickened' By Heroin Experience

Billy Joel was left ''drooling'' when he tried heroin.The 64-year-old star has admitted that he once tried the illicit drug while visiting Holland but vowed to never take it again after the experience left him...

Billy Joel Tried Heroin

Billy Joel has tried heroin.The 'River of Dreams' hitmaker experimented with the deadly narcotic once, but got so ''wasted'', he was too afraid to try it again.Recalling his experience, he said: ''This was back in...

Billy Joel Opens Up About Experience With Heroin

Music icon Billy Joel has opened up about trying heroin, revealing his high from the drug inspired his song Scandinavian Skies.The Piano Man celebrated his 65th birthday a week early on Monday (28Apr14) with a...

Alexa Ray Joel 'Fine' After Stage Collapse

Billy Joel's daughter has assured fans she is Ok after collapsing during a show in New York at the weekend (12Apr14).Alexa Ray Joel was wrapping up her two-week residency at Cafe Carlyle when she fainted...

Billy Joel's Daughter Thanks Fans

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's daughter has thanked her fans for their concern after she collapsed on stage on Saturday night (12.04.14).Alexa Ray Joel was rushed to New York's Presbyterian Hospital from her sold-out show...

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