Billy Joel

35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Releases ’52nd Street’
It took Billy Joel more than half a decade and five albums to catch a break. ‘Piano Man’ was a Top 30 hit in 1974, but it didn’t launch the singer-songwriter into any sort of career stratosphere. Then came 1977’s ‘The Stranger.’ The hit LP not only made…
Billy Joel, Carlos Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors
Two classic rockers will receive 2013 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. this December. Carlos Santana and Billy Joel were named as part of the group of five new honorees. ‘Piano Man’ Joel said he was honored to join a legendary list of artists who’ve received what is…
Billy Joel Surprises High School With Two Songs
Billy Joel surprised a New York City high school by singing two songs and fielding some questions from the class. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter made an appearance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday (May 30). Singer Tony Bennett, who ope…
Billy Joel Releases Recent Live Clips
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube He may or may not be giving up touring, but either way, Billy Joel‘s Irish fans will get at least one more chance to see him in concert. On November 1, Joel is scheduled to play the O2 Arena in Dublin, an engagement that will see him returning [……
Billy Joel Clears Up DUI, Bankruptcy Rumors
Billy Joel opens up about a lot of things in a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, including dating, not writing any new pop songs and Elton John‘s “mom hair.” But he also addresses two subjects the tabloids have mostly focused on since Joel stopped making pop r…
Billy Joel Built a Motorcycle for Bruce Springsteen
Born a few months apart in the New York area, lifelong labelmates and members of the (other) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen have a lot in common. In addition, both are also well-known motorcycle fans, and Joel has built a bike for his old friend. The story, as repo…
Billy Joel Thinking About Touring Again
Although he’s spent the past few months saying that he’s given up touring, Billy Joel may have had a change of heart. In a new interview, Joel says that if he launch another tour, fans shouldn’t expect a typical greatest hits show. “I’d like to do more songs that w…

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