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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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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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'...


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...


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...


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...


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"),...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...