1. Billy Joel Gives the Commencement Speech at His Long Island Alma Mater: Watch

    June 28, 2017 2:31 AM EDT Fifty years ago, Billy Joel was supposed to graduate from Hicksville High School in his Long Island hometown of Hicksville, NY. But after a late-night performance at a piano bar, he overslept and missed a crucial English exam, leaving him one credit short of graduating. Twenty-five years and…

  2. Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' Gets the Literal, Historically Accurate Video It Deserves

    June 21, 2017 9:42 PM EDT "Been meaning to get to this for my entire life." Billy Joel 's "We Didn't Start the Fire" is a legitimate 1980s classic but its music video might leave something to be desired for anyone trying to better understand all the historical events cited in the song. …

  3. Bette Midler to Bobby Brown: No.1 Songs From 1989

    June 05, 2017 10:14 AM EDT We'll breakdown 1989 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 Boy band mania…

  4. Toto to Billy Joel: No.1 Songs From 1983

    June 02, 2017 1:36 PM EDT We'll breakdown 1983 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 Is there any &…

  5. Michael Jackson to Pink Floyd: No.1 Songs From 1980

    June 01, 2017 4:51 PM EDT We'll breakdown 1980 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 It's easy…

  6. Billy Joel & Axl Rose Reflect on Their History Together Before Rocking Dodger Stadium

    May 15, 2017 4:59 PM EDT About 20 minutes before Billy Joel was to take the stage at a packed Dodger Stadium on Saturday night (May 13), Axl Rose -- looking like a pirate in layers of leather and thrift shop threads -- materialized with a grin in Joel's breezy backstage haunt. Joel greeted him familiarly -- they…

  7. Axl Rose Sings 'Highway to Hell' With Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium: Watch

    May 14, 2017 7:33 PM EDT Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses have a whirlwind set of worldwide tour dates coming up. And Axl’s tour prep apparently includes joining famous friends onstage for other bands’ classics. At Saturday night’s (May 13)  Billy Joel  concert at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, Axl joined Joel onstage to…

  8. Billy Joel's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    May 09, 2017 10:00 AM EDT A look at the Piano Man's history on the chart. In honor of  Billy Joel 's birthday today (May 9),  Billboard  looks at his history of iconic hits on the  Billboard Hot 100 . With 42 entries, he is no, um, stranger, to the chart. Joel introduced himself to the Hot 100 with the…

  9. Billy Joel Reveals Pink Collab, Potentially His First New Song In A Decade

    May 05, 2017 11:35 AM EDT Billy Joel hasn’t been hiding lately — the 67-year-old pop-rock legend is on a well-deserved victory lap, regularly playing his hits to sold-out arenas when he’s not taking care of his newborn daughter. But, Joel has famously not released a new album since 1993’s  River Of Dreams . Aside from…

  10. Movin' Back In: Billy Joel Plays First Concert at Renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island

    April 06, 2017 2:16 AM EDT "This place sounds a lot better than the old Colisuem," Billy Joel commented early in his gig at the reopening of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday (Apr. 6). "Got a lot more ambiance to it." As someone who'd graced the old Coliseum as a performer more…

  11. 23 New or Renovated Venues Looking to Lure This Year's Top-Selling Tours

    February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST From Brooklyn to San Francisco, these halls are vying for top acts like Billy Joel, Luke Bryan and Metallica. The concert business in North America generated more than $3.5 billion in gross ticket sales in 2016, according to Billboard Boxscore. Those dollars have the greatest economic impact…

  12. Billy Joel Delivers Deep Cuts & Classic Crowdpleasers at 37th Madison Square Garden Show

    January 12, 2017 9:57 AM EST When Billy Joel  settled into his seat in front of a grand black piano at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night (Jan. 11), his 37th stint at the venue since he launched the residency in 2014, he didn't stick to a script. With a lengthy set list that mirrored the…

  13. Stephen Colbert Sings a Medley of His Favorite Billy Joel Songs, Joel Rocks 'Miami 2017': Watch

    January 10, 2017 9:09 AM EST Billy Joel got comfortable on the couch on The Late Show Monday night (Jan. 9), chilling out for three segments and patiently watching as host Stephen Colbert performed a medley of his favorite tunes by the Piano Man, then offering Colbert his best Tony Bennett impersonation, telling a great…

  14. Billy Joel Takes the Blame for Bruce Springsteen's Broken Down Bike on Veterans Day

    November 23, 2016 6:10 PM EST A motorcycle that Bruce Springsteen was riding when a group of veterans found him broken down on the side of a New Jersey road was built by none other than Billy Joel . Joel told an audience in New York on Monday he gave The Boss the motorcycle, which broke down on Veterans Day. Joel sang…

  15. An Oral History of 'Sesame Street' Music: One Direction, 'Rubber Duckie,' and Not Eminem

    September 29, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Nearly 50 years before Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performed with pop stars and kazoos for The Tonight Show ’s Classroom Instruments bit , or James Corden strapped chart-topping singers into the passenger seat for Carpool Karaoke , Sesame Street invited celebrity guests to perform original…

  16. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  17. Billy Joel to Join NY Gov. Cuomo on Breast Cancer Motorcycle Ride

    June 26, 2016 12:15 PM EDT New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will begin his ride Monday morning (June 27) at Sunken…

  18. Billy Joel Makes Surprise Appearance at Tribute Band Show

    June 25, 2016 12:36 PM EDT Fans watching a Billy Joel tribute band were treated to a surprise appearance by the Piano Man himself. Joel was in the audience Friday night (June 24) with his wife, Alexis Roderick, at a show in Huntington, New York, when he decided to join the band Big Shot for a three-song set. Donald…

  19. Which Artists Were 2015's Biggest Earners on the Road?

    May 05, 2016 1:01 PM EDT As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. You only need to compare the headline numbers in our three other lists to see that touring is…

  20. Billy Joel, Metallica and The Supremes' Songs Named to National Recording Registry

    March 23, 2016 3:08 AM EDT Timeless tunes from Billy Joel ("Piano Man"), Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive"), The Supremes ("Where Did Our Love Go"), John Coltrane ("A Love Supreme") and Merle Haggard ("Mama Tried") have been selected for induction into the Library of…

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