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Tom Odell: Piano Can Be Rock 'N' Roll

Tom Odell wants to prove the piano can be rock 'n' roll.The BRIT Award-winning singer has lamented the fact his instrument of choice isn't considered as ''cool'' as the guitar and hopes he can change...

Billy Joel And Elton John End Feud At The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala

Billy Joel and Sir Elton John ended their feud at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City on Thursday night (13Jun13) after the Piano Man told the Rocket Man to call him...

Billy Joel Thrills High School Students With Unannounced Assembly Show

Billy Joel returned to high school on Thursday (30May13) when he surprised students at a school in Queens, New York with a surprise mini-concert.The Piano Man, who is still contemplating his future as a performer...

Billy Joel Sank Into Depression After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Singer Billy Joel struggled to concentrate after the 9/11 terrorist attacks because he sank into a deep depression and constantly felt like he was in a "mental fog".Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 11 September,...

There's Not Much Sex, Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll In My Life, Says Billy Joel

Billie Joel’s depression following the 9/11 attacks is to blame for his substance abuse and multiple driving mishaps. In an interview with the New York Times Joel finally opens up about his trips to rehab...

Billy Joel Clarifies Bankruptcy Rumours

Singer Billy Joel has clarified reports he filed for bankruptcy a few years ago after allegedly going broke.The Piano Man was rumoured to have lost millions of dollars in 2010 because of his ex-brother-in-law Frank...

Billy Joel And Gloria Estefan To Salute Carole King At Gershwin Prize Concert

Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan and James Taylor will help to honour legendary singer/songwriter Carole King at the White House next week (begs20May13) when she is feted with the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The You've...

Stars Turn Out For Phil Ramone Memorial

Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones and Josh Groban were among the stars who came together in New York on Saturday night (11May13) for a memorial in honour of late music producer Phil Ramone.The producer...

Billy Joel's Daughter At Centre Of Stalking Scandal - Billy Calls On Paul Mccartney For Help

Billy Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray has been the victim of a deranged stalker, who has threatened the singer with more than 60 Facebook messages, containing elements of “pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder.”...

Billy Joel Built Bruce Springsteen A Bike

Billy Joel built his rocking pal Bruce Springsteen a new motorbike after The Boss fell in love with the Piano Man's one-of-a-kind Kawasaki.Joel recalls Springsteen visiting his garage in the middle of winter some years...

Billy Joel Tracks Down Daughter's Alleged Stalker

Singer Billy Joel hired Sir Paul Mccartney's private investigator to track down a woman charged with stalking his daughter.Alexa Ray Joel allegedly received over 60 threatening Facebook.com messages from Sheryl Finley over the past few...

Billy Joel Hired Private Eye To Catch Daughter's Stalker

As reported in an exclusive on The New York Post: Billy Joel reportedly hired investigators recommended by Sir Paul McCartney to help catch his daughter's stalker.The 'Piano man' hitmaker was determined to discover who was...

Alec Baldwin Lands Talk Show

Alec Baldwin is being lined up to front a late-night talk show.The '30 Rock' actor - who is currently starring in a stage production of 'Orphans' on New York's Broadway - is said to have...

Billy Joel: 'Retirement Comments Were Taken Out Of Context'

Billy Joel is reconsidering remarks he recently made about retiring from the road, insisting that if his upcoming concerts go well he'll mount a major tour.The rocker has a couple of festival shows coming up...

Billy Joel Considers Concert Retirement

Billy Joel is considering retiring from performing if concerts in Australia and the U.S. later this year (13) fail to inspire him.The Piano Man retired from making pop music many years ago, opting to concentrate...

Justin Timerblake And Jay-z To Sizzle On Tour

Justin Timberlake wants to ''fry everybody's face off'' with his and Jay-Z's songs on their tour. The 'Suit and Tie' hitmaker and the '99 Problems' rapper will take to the stage together for their joint...

Billy Joel Auctioning Autographed Piano For Charity

Veteran singer Billy Joel is auctioning a personalised baby grand piano to raise money for budding music students.The Uptown Girl hitmaker has decided to sell off a Steinway & Sons black piano to benefit Ten...

Piano Student Shares Stage With Billy Joel

It must have been some moment for piano student Michael Pollack, as he got to join legend Billy Joel on stage during one of the star’s public appearances.InsideVandy, the website for Vanderbilt University where Pollack...

Billy Joel Performs With University Student

Billy Joel made a college student's dream come true by performing onstage with him in Nashville, Tennessee.The Uptown Girl hitmaker was holding a question and answer session with pupils at Vanderbilt University in January (13)...

Billy Joel & Van Halen Confirmed For First Stone Music Festival

Billy Joel and Van Halen will co-headline Australia's first Stone Music Festival in Sydney.Buckcherry and Lifehouse have also been confirmed for the two-day event at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in April (13). The festival will...

Gemma Arterton Worries About Acting Skills

Gemma Arterton doesn't think she's a good movie actress.The 'Quantum of Solace' star thinks her classically trained background and theatre experience have gone against her when it comes to film roles and she finds it...

Alexa Ray Joel Still Mourning Grandmother's Death

Billy Joel's daughter Alexa Ray Joel fought back tears at a heart disease charity event in New York this week (beg04Fab13) as the evening brought back sad memories of her late grandmother.Marge Brinkley, mother of...

Lady Gaga Demanded Mannequin On Tour Rider

Lady Gaga demanded a ''mannequin with puffy pink hair'' on her tour rider.The eccentric 'Bad Romance' singer has made a number of unusual requests for items tour venues must supply her ahead of shows including...

Billy Joel: 'I'm Too Old To Tour'

Billy Joel has ruled out a return to touring because he is still struggling to recover from double hip-replacement surgery.The Uptown Girl hitmaker stepped away from the spotlight in 2008 after experiencing pain in his...

Billy Joel Still Not Speaking To Elton John After 2011 Rehab Remarks

Billy Joel and Sir Elton John still haven't spoken since the Rocket Man went public about the Piano Man's drinking problems and urged him to take rehab seriously the next time during a 2011 interview.The...

12.12.12 Album Released

The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Sir Paul McCartney all feature on an album of the 12.12.12 concert.Performances from the event, held in New York last week, have been collected on a record - released...

Stars Sign Guitars For Sandy Relief

Sir Paul Mccartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Billy Joel all signed Fender guitars during the epic 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief in New York to raise even more money for charity.All of the headline...

Russell Crowe Vows To Reunite Family After False Dating Rumours

Actor Russell Crowe has shut down reports he has embarked on a new romance with Billy Joel's ex-wife Katie Lee following his rumoured marriage breakdown, insisting he is dedicated to keeping his family together.The Gladiator...

Russell Crowe Is Dating Katie Lee

Russell Crowe is reportedly dating Billy Joel's ex-wife.The 'Les Miserables' actor - who split from wife Danielle Spencer in October - was seen canoodling with food critic Katie Lee in front of a romantic fireplace...

Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

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