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2016

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Watch Billy Joel Perform Surprise Set With Cover Band

June 25, 2016

Every month, Billy Joel performs in front of a sold out crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. On Friday night, the "Piano Man" singer took the stage at Huntington, New York's intimate Paramount for a surprise three-song set alongside Joel...

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Billy Joel Dedicate Rare 'You're Only Human' to Orlando

June 18, 2016

Billy Joel dedicated his Friday night concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to those affected by the Orlando shooting, and to pay tribute to the victims of the "senseless massacre," Joel performed his optimistic "You're Only Human (Second Wind)"...

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Billy Joel: Donald Trump's Campaign 'Very Entertaining'

May 28, 2016

At Billy Joel's concerts over the past year, the singer has often dedicated the performance of his 1974 single "The Entertainer" to Donald Trump, with one such shout-out occurring Friday night at Joel's monthly gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. While...

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Watch Billy Joel, Fallon Sing Doo-Wop on 'The Longest Time'

January 7, 2016

Every time Billy Joel visits Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, the results are both hammy and memorable. On Wednesday, Joel's fun visit spilled into the commercial breaks, with the singer's massive band leading Fallon and actor J.K. Simmons through...

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Billy Joel, Supremes Make National Recording Registry

March 23, 2016

Billy Joel's "Piano Man," the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go," Metallica's Master of Puppets and Santana's Abraxas highlight the 25 recordings newly inducted into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. John Coltrane's jazz classic...

2015

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Hear Mac Miller's Creepy, Soulful Billy Joel Cover

December 28, 2015

While other artists are jovially releasing holiday tunes to round out the year, Mac Miller has posted a creepy, yet soulful, Soundcloud cover of Billy Joel's 1977 ballad "Vienna" under his Larry Fisherman alias, Noisey reports. Over...

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10 Things We Learned When Billy Joel Interviewed Don Henley

September 21, 2015

The last things you'd expect to learn from a Billy Joel/Don Henley chat summit include the search for meaning in washing dishes to the secret life of Lawrence Welk. Yet these were only a few of the surprises that came up in their conversation, aired live...

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Billy Joel Deep Cut?

September 4, 2015

Billy Joel has been touring pretty heavily ever since he returned to the road in 2013, and since he hasn't released a new pop album in 22 years he's taken the opportunity to break out some super deep cuts like "Running on Ice," "Sleeping With the...

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Billy Joel Closes Nassau Coliseum With Marathon Set

August 5, 2015

There was only one man for this job. Who else but Billy Joel could host a massive farewell party to Long Island arena Nassau Coliseum? Who else had the personal connection to the area, the catalog to sustain a thrilling three-hour-and-20-minute...

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Billy Joel and Elton John Duet on 'Bennie and the Jets'

July 2, 2015

In the summer of 1994 Elton John and Billy Joel hit the road for a co-headlining trek that packed stadiums all across the country. It was a crazily competitive summer with Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and the Eagles all on the road at the exact...

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Flashback Garth Brooks Duets With Billy Joel

February 24, 2015

In spite of his domination of the country charts over the past two decades, Garth Brooks has consistently worn his Seventies rock influences on his sleeve. Whether covering Aerosmith's "The Fever" or paying homage to "American Pie" writer Don McLean onstage...

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Billy Joel Leads Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup

January 13, 2015

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multiplatinum icon Billy Joel will be headlining the 2015 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Related: 45 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2014 The initial lineup for the 13th annual mega-fest —...

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Watch Mets Fans Serenade Billy Joel With 'Piano Man'

October 31, 2015

Billy Joel's "Piano Man" has become the unofficial anthem of New York Mets fans, as a tradition started this season where the crowd sings along with the track in the middle of the 8th inning at home games. Fans were jubilant enough Friday thanks to the...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Billy Joel Deep Cuts

September 9, 2015

The past couple of years have been a very good time for Billy Joel fans. Not only did the Piano Man return from a long hiatus with a series of tours and a monthly gig at Madison Square Garden, but he's also been breaking out super rarities from his catalog....

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Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence Dance Atop Billy Joel's Piano

August 28, 2015

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence, screenwriting tandem and budding best friends, made a surprise appearance during Billy Joel's Wrigley Field concert in Chicago Thursday night to lead an onstage dance party during "Uptown Girl." As video from...

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New York Lawmakers Clash Over 'Billy Joel Boulevard'

August 2, 2015

Billy Joel will permanently close out New York's famed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a concert Tuesday night, but the Piano Man singer, a Long Island icon himself, has state lawmakers split over a bill that would name a nearby...

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Billy Joel Will Play Nassau Coliseum's Final Concert

April 24, 2015

Billy Joel will give the legendary Nassau Coliseum its temporary curtain call on August 4th, playing the final concert at the Uniondale, New York arena, according to the singer-songwriter's website. The event will mark the Long Island resident's...

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The Everything Index: Miley Cyrus Takes a Bath

January 14, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our midweek rankings of pop-culture's power players. In this installment, we disprove the adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks – after all, Billy Joel is playing Bonnaroo,...

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Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

January 3, 2015

Billy Joel was honored with the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a star-studded celebration that aired Friday night on PBS, and among the tribute's many highlights was host Kevin Spacey accompanying Joel on "Piano Man,"...

2014

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Billy Joel's Biographer Compiles a Piano Man Playlist

November 28, 2014

It's not like he ever really went away, but Billy Joel's return to the full flush of stardom has become all the more evident with his recent honors, including an ASCAP Centennial Award and the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize. He recently announced...

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