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Billy Joel Shares His Favorite Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel Shares His Favorite Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel is sharing his favorite Billy Joel songs.  The Piano Man was on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week and revealed that “Vienna” is his number one.   He also named ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘You May Be Right,’ ‘She’s Right On Time,’ and ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.’  Joel says he often…

Billy Joel Playing Baseball Stadiums

Billy Joel Playing Baseball Stadiums

Billy Joel is doing another stadium tour.  The Piano Man announced yesterday that he will do select dates in baseball stadiums across the U.S. So far there are six shows including stops at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Boston’s Fenway Park and Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park.  Tickets go on sale a week from today. …

Artists Call For Gun Control

Artists Call For Gun Control

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and a bunch of other artists are calling for an end to gun violence.  The musicians signed an open letter to Congress this week which says, in part, “As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change. …

Billy Joel Set For Record Of Most MSG Shows

Billy Joel Set For Record Of Most MSG Shows

Billy Joel is set to tie Elton John’s record for most performances at Madison Square Garden.  He plays his 64th gig there this month.  The piano man will surpass the Rocket Man when he plays his 65th there on July 1st. Copyright © 2015 Metro Networks Inc.  

Billy Joel To Set Record At Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel To Set Record At Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel is poised to set a record at Madison Square Garden next year.  He’s scheduled his 65th show at the famous New York City arena on July 1st 2015, which will break the record for most performances by any artist at the venue.  The title used to belong to another famous piano man, Elton…

Billy Joel To Receive All-Star Tribute With Gershwin Prize

Billy Joel To Receive All-Star Tribute With Gershwin Prize

Stars ranging from John Mellencamp to Tony Bennett are expected to take part in a special celebration this week honoring Billy Joel.  Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw and Josh Groban are on the lineup as well, along with country star LeAnn Rimes and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines.  In addition, the event will feature a…

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…

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,”…

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…

Billy Joel Fan Suing Madison Square Garden Over Attack

Billy Joel Fan Suing Madison Square Garden Over Attack

A Billy Joel fan is taking legal action after being attacked at a concert.  “The New York Post” says Ari Ganeles has filed a civil suit against Madison Square Garden over a brawl that occurred at the “Piano Man’s” August 7th show.  He claims he suffered arm, nose, and rib fractures when a group of…

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