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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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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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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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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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Billy Joel to Taylor Swift NYC 'Snoots': 'Let Her In'

November 17, 2014

When Taylor Swift was named New York City's tourism ambassador last month, the backlash was, well, swift. Critics questioned how much the 24-year-old singer-songwriter could know about the city, given that she's only lived there for over a year,...

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Hear Billy Joel's Explosive Paul McCartney Cover

November 6, 2014

Billy Joel busts out his best howls and growls for his thunderous cover of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," which will appear on The Art of Paul McCartney, an upcoming tribute compilation to the legendary songwriter. The Piano Man goes...

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After Sluggish Start, Summer Concert Season Finishes Strong

September 17, 2014

At the beginning of the summer, the megastar concert business looked grim — Paul McCartney was sick and had to cancel shows, the Rolling Stones weren't touring in the U.S., none of the biggest superstar acts from U2 to Madonna were...

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Bob Dylan, Kiss and More Cover Paul McCartney

September 9, 2014

Half a century ago, Paul McCartney established himself as one of the most influential songwriters ever. Now the former Beatle is getting his due in a big way, with the compilation The Art of Paul McCartney featuring covers of songs by McCartney during...

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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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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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Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder Perform at Moving ASCAP Gala

November 18, 2014

Last night, some of the most successful and iconic songwriters of the past half-century captivated an audience of about 800 with performances and speeches at the ASCAP Centennial Awards in New York City. Stevie Wonder discussed how songwriting can encourage...

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Stream Paul McCartney Covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson

November 12, 2014

The 34-track entirety of The Art of McCartney, the compilation featuring a bevy of all-star musician covering songs Paul McCartney wrote with the Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist, is now streaming. Among them are Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"),...

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Billy Joel's Band Headed to Long Island Music Hall of Fame

October 16, 2014

Record exec Clive Davis, rapper Kurtis Blow, songwriter Gerry Goffin, concert promoter Ron Delsener and Billy Joel's famed backing band are among those who will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Patti Lupone (who will not be in...

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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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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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