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Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

23rd July 2014 -

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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

23rd July 2014 -

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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's Allentown Reworked For New York Rangers Fans

9th June 2014 -

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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...

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man [Live]

15th May 2014 -

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Legendary American singer songwriter Billy Joel is set to release 'A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia', a CD and DVD of Joel's historic 1987 tour to soviet Russia, which is out Tuesday, May...

Billy Joel - NY State Of Mind (documentary outtake)

14th May 2014 -

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Billy Joel unveils a clip of him performing his track 'New York State Of Mind' some years ago. The scene is an outtake from his forthcoming documentary movie 'A Matter Of Trust', which is due...

Billy Joel - Stiletto: Live in Russia, 1987

1st May 2014 -

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A video for a previously unreleased performance of Billy Joel singing 'Stiletto' on his 1987 tour of Russia has now been unveiled. He is due to release a live album and DVD of the tour...

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

29th April 2014 -

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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 and AC/DC. 'You Shook Me All Night Long'. It Happened.

23rd March 2014 -

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In a frankly unusual live collaboration, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was joined on-stage by AC/DC's Brian Johnson at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening (March 21, 2014). The pair rocked a version of the band's classic...

Christie Brinkley: "Every Birthday Is A Cause For Celebration"

31st January 2014 -

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Christie Brinkley, the American model and actress, has appeared in a swimsuit on the cover of PEOPLE magazine at the age of 60, and she looks fantastic! Christie Brinkley has appeared on the cover of...

Billy Joel Receives Honor From Kennedy Center For Impact On American Culture

9th December 2013 -

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American music icon Billy Joel is being honored on Sunday (Dec 8th) at the John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts in Washington D.C.The 64 year-old is having the award bestowed upon him for...

Billy Joel Announces Monthly Residency At The World's Most Famous Arena: Madison Square Garden

3rd December 2013 -

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American singer Billy Joel will be the first music act to secure a residency at New York's entertainment epicentre, Madison Square garden.The regular slot will make the 64 year-old the arena's first ever music franchise,...

Billy Joel's Daughter Declined His Advice As She Recorded Cover

19th September 2013 -

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Alexa Ray Joel refused to take her dad Billy Joel's advice as she recorded a cover of his hit single Just The Way You Are because she wanted to put her own stamp on the...

Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine To Be Honored By Kennedy Center

13th September 2013 -

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This year's Kennedy Center honorees include Singer/ songwriter Billy Joel, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, musician Carlos Santana, and actress Shirley MacLaine, and opera soprano Martina Arroyo: all who will be honored in a fabulous...

Kristen Stewart Earns $500,000 For Charity After Spending 15 Minutes Alone With Middle Eastern Prince

12th September 2013 -

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Kristen Stewart managed to earn half a million dollars in only 15 minutes, and if that wasn't impressive enough, the money she made was donated straight to charity. The Twilight star caught the attention of...

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

26th May 2013 -

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

16th April 2013 -

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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 - The Downeaster "Alexa"

9th April 2013 -

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Piano Student Shares Stage With Billy Joel

13th March 2013 -

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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...

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

22nd November 2012 -

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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...

Bob Dylan makes Grammy Awards Hall of Fame

22nd November 2012 -

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Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

The Grammy Hall of Fame List for 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

21st November 2012 -

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Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

Billy Joel, Rihanna Fight Pandora Over Artists Royalties: Is It A Game-Changer?

15th November 2012 -

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In a possible game-changer over how musicians are compensated for use of their music online, Billy Joel, Rihanna and Missy Elliot are set to fight the online music company Pandora Media Inc over royalties. The...

Internet Radio Fairness Act Riles Artists Rihanna, Billy Joel and Ludacris

15th November 2012 -

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How many of us have heard of the Internet Radio Fairness Act, and if we do know it, how many of us really understand what it's trying to do? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has explained...

$1 Million Donation: Dave Matthews Band Pledge Support For Superstorm Sandy Recovery

14th November 2012 -

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The Dave Matthews Band have pledged to donate $1 million to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Fox News have reported that the band, originally from Charlottesville, Virginia made the announcement today (Wednesday November 14,...

Bruce Springsteen among the stars shining at Hurricane Sandy benefit

5th November 2012 -

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The stars came out to raise money for the reconstruction of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy last week, and fewer seemed more committed to the cause than Bruce Springsteen, a New Jersey native who saw...

Stars Show Support For Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Telethon

3rd November 2012 -

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A Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Telethon was held last night in the hopes of bringing relief to the millions affected when Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast of America.NBC aired a commercial-free telethon last...

We Will Not Leave Anyone Behind: Christina Aguilera Supports Victims of Hurricane Sandy

3rd November 2012 -

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Christina Aguilera opened the highly publicised charity telethon, "Hurricane Sandy: Come Together", in aid of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. It was a fitting role for the singer and 'The Voice' coach, as she...

Hurricane Sandy: The Boss To The Rescue!

1st November 2012 -

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Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as one of the major US acts to play a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which has blighted the East coast of the United States this week....

American Idol 2012: Phillip Phillips Collapses Into Family's Arms

24th May 2012 -

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This year's American Idol has been crowned. To the surprise of many, it was not the honey-vocalled Jessica Sanchez who took home the title. Nor was it judges' favourite Joshua Ledet, with whom the judges...

Stars Line Up For Mccartney Tribute Album

10th February 2012 -

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Brian Wilson, Billy Joel and B.B. King are hitting the studio to record Sir Paul Mccartney's greatest hits for a new tribute album.Willie Nelson, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Jeff Lynne and The Cure will also cover...

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MY DAD IS TAKING ME TO SEE BILLY JOEL IN NYC ON 25TH FEB.WE LIVE IN ENGLAND AND ITS MY FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK. CAN'T WAIT, THINK HE'S FANTASTIC......MY DAD AND BILLY JOEL. LOVE SARAH 'BUNTY' JONES AGED 11

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Billy Joel didn't say the quote on the top of the page. Elton John did.

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Just felt I had to add a comment. Billy Joel appeared at the NEC in Birmingham UK on 5th July 2006. I was fortunate to know a guy who doted on Billy Joel and 'gave' me, very kindly some tickets to see him. WOW!!! I believe there are stars and there are SUPER STARS, and Billy is certainly in the Super Star catagory. The music was fantastic and Billy's piano playing, charisma and singing voice was outstanding. I SALUTE YOU AMERICA FOR PRODUCING A LIFE LONG LEGEND.......... LONG MAY HE REIGN!!XX

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CarmenMP

welll if were gonna talk about the beatles dont u think paul mcartney is like the best one?(besides billy) im not a huge beatle person so id like to be enlightened on who is the best beatle.

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I first saw big bill in 84 on his innocent man tour. Superb perofrmance at the wembley arena and a SUPERB SINGER SONGWRITER, unrivalled by the likes of sprinstein et all. He still owes all of the fans in england another tour. But we'll forgive him if he decides to hang up his piano.Good Luck in your marriage Billy, you deserve happiness.God bless matePete

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Saw Billy twice in Glasgow last week and he was fantastic, his voice sounds better than ever. He did a mix of old and new material and it's difficult to pick out a favourite although it was great to hear 'Scenes from an Italian restaurant'. Thursday's performance began with a chorus of 'Amarillo' from Peter Kay, which I could have done without...if there was time to spare I would rather have had another number from Billy! Can't wait till he tours again, and wish I could go to the free conert in Rome.

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I went to see Billy Joel twice at Wembley. Monday night was awesome but Wednesday night was incredible. I was leaning on the stage and I had a fantastic time. He is incredible, the music is amazing and it still gives me a rush when I think about the concerts - I hope its not the last time we will see him in England! Thanks for coming back.

8 years 1 week ago
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Billy Joels' Sax player Mark Rivera is performing on Oct. 2nd in New Haven Ct. at Keys to the City.

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Tracy

Just wanted to say saw Billy at Southampton Rose Bowl 14/7/06, haven't seen him since 1990 and I think he's better than ever. I'm still hearing the music ! ! ! It's also great that he has a new CD out - the only gripe is it would be great to have a new song. After the concert last week he's still got the talent. The age range at the concert was wide (as young as 14 to people well into 60's). Great Great Great - long may he go on.

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