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John Boehner Uses Billy Joel Puns to Blast Obama's Jobs Plan

July 26, 2014

After the news came out earlier this week that Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, John Boehner celebrated the Piano Man in his own fashion. The House Speaker's office closed out the week with a press release...

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Billy Joel to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize

July 22, 2014

Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which, each year, honors the career of one musician and their dedication to "promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing...

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Zac Brown Sits In With Billy Joel

June 27, 2014

The Zac Brown Band is slated to play Fenway Park in Boston tonight and tomorrow, but the group's namesake leader got a sneak peek at what it’s like to play next to the Green Monster last night when he popped up during Billy Joel's performance. Nine Things...

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9 Things Billy Joel Taught Us at Howard Stern's Town Hall

April 28, 2014

Howard Stern doesn't leave his SiriusXM studio all that often, so if you happen to spot the self-confessed "agoraphobe" out in the open, it's a big deal. But to catch him in – gasp! – midtown Manhattan, well, that's a sighting of truly epic...

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Billy Joel's SiriusXM Channel to Air Hits, Rarities and Interviews

March 24, 2014

After teasing his upcoming SiriusXM channel on The Tonight Show, Billy Joel officially announced the launch of The Billy Joel Channel featuring music and interviews from the singer's 50-year career. The channel goes live at 6 p.m....

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Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Duet Together

March 21, 2014

When Billy Joel came on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon had to be a big shot. He crashed Joel's performance of "You May Be Right" to play air-sax, cajoled the singer-songwriter into singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" with him on an iPad and even got himself...

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Billy Joel Revisits 1987 Russian Tour

February 25, 2014

Billy Joel fans will have the opportunity to revisit the singer's historic 1987 Russian tour on May 20th with the release of A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia, which will be available as a two-CD set, a DVD/Blu-ray package or a deluxe edition that...

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Billy Joel Rocks Brooklyn on New Year's

January 1, 2014

Billy Joel was exactly one hour into his New Year's Eve show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center when it came time to select one final song before the ball dropped at midnight. Instead of slaying the capacity crowd with a huge hit, he reached way back to 1974's...

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Watch Billy Joel Crowd-Surf at Russian Gig

May 7, 2014

During the twilight of the Cold War, tensions between the world's two superpowers began to finally ease as the Soviet Union, under Mikhail Gorbachev's Perestroika and Glasnost campaigns, began to openly import American culture for the first time. Readers'...

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Billy Joel Set for Extensive Q&A With Howard Stern

April 7, 2014

Billy Joel will sit down with Howard Stern for an exclusive "Town Hall" discussion broadcast on SiriusXM from a secret location in New York City on Monday, April 28th. While a Q&A between Stern and Joel covering the pianist's stunning 50-year...

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Billy Joel Rocks Out With Brian Johnson

March 22, 2014

Billy Joel really shook up his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden last night when he surprised the crowd by bringing out AC/DC singer Brian Johnson for a guest appearance. According to the Associated Press, Johnson took the stage about halfway...

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Billy Joel Flubs 'We Didn't Star the Fire'

March 14, 2014

Billy Joel began his encore at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on March 9th with "We Didn't Start The Fire," a song he's performed hundreds of times before. But when it came time to spit out "Rosenberg's H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom," he briefly lost his...

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Billy Joel's Garden Residency Begins With Jokes and Sing-Alongs

January 28, 2014

When Billy Joel announced, "I have no idea how long this is gonna go," he didn't mean the trumpet solo on "Zanzibar." He was talking about his historic residency at Madison Square Garden, which he kicked off in grand style last night. No other rock star...

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10 Best Moments From 2013 Kennedy Center Honors

December 30, 2013

On December 8th, the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors inducted Herbie Hancock, Martina Arroyo, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel and Carlos Santana at a special event attended by the President and First Lady along with other Hollywood and political elites....

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Kennedy Center Honors Santana, Billy Joel

December 9, 2013

No one expected the infamous pundit Bill O'Reilly to introduce a Herbie Hancock tribute in Washington D.C. on Sunday night, but before saying a word about the new honoree at the Kennedy Center's annual gala, he coyly broke the tension: "I know, I'm surprised...

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Billy Joel Rocks New Year's Eve

November 28, 2013

As the clock headed towards midnight on December 31st, 1999, people all over the country were terrified that the Y2K computer bug was going to bring about the apocalypse. Billy Joel had no such fears. He was in the middle of an incredible, 36-song marathon...

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Billy Joel Announces NYE Show in Brooklyn

October 31, 2013

Long Islanders rejoice! Billy Joel is playing a New Year's Eve show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It will mark his first New York City concert since he closed down Shea Stadium in the summer of 2008.  Ben Folds Five is opening up the show;...

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Billy Joel to Appear on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

December 23, 2013

The Piano Man is ready to serenade the country on New Year's Eve. Billy Joel's December 31st show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn will broadcast just after midnight on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, the long-running Times Square...

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Billy Joel Announces Historic MSG Residency

December 3, 2013

In an unprecedented move, Billy Joel announced at a New York press conference this afternoon that he will play Madison Square Garden once a month for the indefinite future. "Playing Madison Square Garden is an experience that never gets old," Joel said....

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Billy Joel Books Madison Square Garden Gig

November 19, 2013

Billy Joel is returning to Madison Square Garden on January 27th for his first full show at the New York arena since his record setting 12-night run in 2006. Joel hasn't played a full-length concert in New York City since his Last Play at Shea gigs in...

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