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Billy Joel Biography Covers Suicide Attempt, Dating Supermodels

Billy Joel Biography Covers Suicide Attempt, Dating Supermodels

Billy Joel is opening up about an early suicide attempt and getting romantic with supermodels in an upcoming book titled “Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography.”  The Hall of Famer signed a publishing deal for what was supposed to be an autobiography six years ago, but ultimately backed out.  He eventually allowed ghost writer Fred Schruers…

Sting’s “The Last Ship” Opens On Broadway

Sting's "The Last Ship" Opens On Broadway

Sting’s musical is now officially on Broadway.  “The Last Ship” marked its opening night Sunday at New York’s Neil Simon Theater.  And while Sting isn’t in the show, CBS 2 says the audience still got to hear him sing.  The former Police frontman joined the cast to sing the show’s last song during the curtain…

Paul McCartney Enjoying Lucrative Road Trip

Paul McCartney Enjoying Lucrative Road Trip

While health concerns created problems for Paul McCartney’s tour this year, the rock legend’s “Out There” trek is financially fit as a fiddle.  Billboard.com says over the course of the run so far, going back to May 2013, Sir Paul has performed 46 shows on four continents, selling more than one-point-two-million tickets, and earning more…

Mick Fleetwood Photography On Display In Canada

Mick Fleetwood Photography On Display In Canada

Stevie Nicks isn’t the only member of Fleetwood Mac who has a photography exhibit.  Mick Fleetwood is currently displaying some of his photographs at a gallery in Toronto.  The rocker tells Canada’s QMI Agency he’s both excited and nervous about his gallery showing.  He explains that while been exhibiting his work in Maui for years,…

Billy Joel Opens Up About Song Cycle He Doesn’t Plan To Record

Billy Joel Opens Up About Song Cycle He Doesn't Plan To Record

Billy Joel has apparently been working on new music for the past decade or so, but he still has no plans to return to the studio.  The Piano Man revealed during an interview with the “New Yorker” that he’s been composing a song cycle of instrumental “tone poems.”  Sometimes referred to as “The Scrimshaw Pieces,”…

Ringo To Be Featured In New Skechers Campaign

Ringo To Be Featured In New Skechers Campaign

Ringo is taking on a new pitchman role.  Billboard.com says the former Beatle has inked a deal to star in the upcoming ad campaign for Skechers.  He’ll promote the company’s “Relaxed Fit” shoe line in ads that will begin rolling out in the spring.  Skechers President Michael Greenberg says the company is “incredibly excited to…

Bob Seger Explains New CD’s Name, Career Expectations

Bob Seger Explains New CD's Name, Career Expectations

Bob Seger admits the name of his new CD “could serve as a final title.”  But the rocker tells Billboard.com that wasn’t what he had in mind when he decided to call his disc “Ride Out.”  He explains that to him, it’s “to ride out, clear your head from all the stuff that’s making you…

Barbra Streisand Asks Democrats To Donate Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Barbra Streisand Asks Democrats To Donate Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Barbra Streisand is asking the people in the Democratic Party to open their wallets for the candidates running in the upcoming midterm elections.  The legendary entertainer got political this weekend by sending out an email urging Democratic voters to donate so they can fix what she called the “mess” in Congress.  She also went after…

Neil Diamond Still Hasn’t “Made It”

Neil Diamond Still Hasn't "Made It"

Despite all his successes, Neil Diamond says he still doesn’t feel like he’s “made it.”  The singer-songwriter shared his thoughts with fans in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Thursday.  And he said he’s “still struggling to get to that perfect song, to make those perfect notes, to give that perfect performance.”  But he added…

Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Billy Joel’s band in the HOF

Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Billy Joel's band in the HOF

Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper Among 2015 Songwriters HOF Nominees Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, and Cyndi Lauper are all in the running to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  The organization unveiled its list of nominees for the Class of 2015 on Wednesday.  Other songwriters up for the honor include Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Steve…

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