Billy Joel

  1. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive Kennedy Center Honors: Watch

    December 08, 2013 11:29 PM EST The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday ...

  2. Billy Joel To Play Madison Square Garden Concert In January, First Since Record-Setting 2006 Shows

    November 19, 2013 10:34 AM EST Billy Joel is returning to Madison Square Garden, where he last broke the arena's record for most consecutive sold-out shows (12) in 2006. Joel will headline the Garden on January 27, 2014, as part of the Time Warner Concert Series at Madis ...

  3. Berry Gordy, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Aerosmith, More Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Event

    June 14, 2013 6:12 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner is pretty much the do of the year for the music publishing industry, and in addition to virtually everyone who’s anyone in the executive side of that world, there’s always a jaw-dropping array of l ...

  4. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  5. Phil Ramone's Top 50 Billboard Hot 100 Hits: From Billy Joel to Paul Simon, BJ Thomas to Barbra Streisand, Many More

    March 31, 2013 12:32 AM EDT Legendary producer Phil Ramone scored 39 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, with the '60s-'80s marking his greatest run of success Phil Ramone, who passed away today (March 30) at 79, leaves a striking legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  6. Producer Phil Ramone Dead at 79

    March 30, 2013 12:36 PM EDT 8 1.564 k 115 20 0 Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a c ...

  7. Backbeat: Billy Joel Dazzles Nashville Audience With Q&A/Concert

    January 31, 2013 1:18 PM EST Above: Billy Joel, left, with his agent of 37 years, Dennis Arfa, president of Artist Group International. “It’s up to them,” said Billy Joe l last night in the wings of Vanderbilt University’s Langford Hal l, gesturing toward the waiting audienc ...

  8. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  9. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert to be Aired on 34 Outlets

    December 03, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy T ...

  11. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    November 02, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Music bookings for tonight's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon , which will benefit the American Red Cross' relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Christina Agui ...

  12. The Piano Man Plays For UMPG

    August 30, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Billy Joel signs new publishing deal, seeking greater use of his classic songs in ads, movies and on TV. Universal Music Publishing Group and its subsidiary Rondor Music International landed a big one, signing Billy Joel to an exclusive worldwide ...

  13. Exclusive: Billy Joel Signs Global Publishing Deal With Rondor and Universal

    August 30, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Front row (L-R): Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMPG Worldwide; Billy Joel; Lance Freed, President of Rondor Music. Back row (L-R): Michael J. Sammis, EVP Operations and CFO Worldwide, UMPG; Don Ienner, Consultant; Todd Kamelhar, Gelfand, Renn ...

  14. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Archives To Go On Sale

    October 17, 2011 8:00 PM EDT The day before it reveals its 27th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2011, Rock Hall and Time Life announced that they have partnered together on two new DVD sets. The first, The Best of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "Live,&q ...

  15. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  16. Billy Joel Mending After Hip Replacements

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel is recovering from double hip-replacement surgery. Joel spokeswoman Claire Mercuri told People magazine Wednesday that the 61-year-old pop star had both hips replaced last week to correct a congenital condition. She said Joel is "d ...

  17. Billy Joel, Ex-Drummer Settle Royalty Lawsuit

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel's longtime drummer has settled a lawsuit accusing his former boss of depriving him of royalties from many of his biggest albums, the singer's lawyer said. Liberty DeVitto was Joel's principal drummer from 1975 to 2005, pe ...

  18. Elton John On Mend, Resuming Tour Dates

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John has been released from a London hospital after being treated for flu and an E. coli bacterial infection. The singer's spokesman Gary Farrow says John was at home Friday and was feeling fine. He left the hospital early Thursday. He ...

  19. Elton John Recovering From E-Coli

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sir Elton John is recovering in hospital from a serious case of e-coli bacterial infection and influenza that forced him to cancel a string of concerts, but he hopes to return to the stage soon, a spokesman said today (Nov. 2). John, 62, postponed ...

  20. Elton John, Billy Joel Joint Tour A 'Smash'

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a positive sign for the 2009 touring season, sales for the upcoming Billy Joel/Elton John co-headlining tour are "through the roof," according to Wilson Howard, president, Live Nation Music Southeast, who calls the tour "a smash. ...

  21. Billy Joel, Elton John Make Touring Team

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John will reprise their wildly successful co-headlining concerts beginning in March of next year. John confirmed the duo would work again together yesterday (Nov. 11) on "The View," adding that they could be on the r ...

  22. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Co ...

  23. Live Nation Takes It To The Bank

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation's new marketing alliance with Citi could herald a wealth of mega-deals to come. The Citi deal (billboard.biz, Feb. 13) is the first to fully leverage the live entertainment giant's evolving, multifaceted music platform. The r ...

  24. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  25. Piano Man Plays U.S. Dates Early 2007

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Southern U.S. dates in February and March. Joel will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tour Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (D ...

  26. ON THE ROAD: LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In what amounts to joining the family business, Alexa Ray Joel is in the midst of a 16-city run in support of her independently recorded and distributed debut EP, "Sketches." In what amounts to joining the family business, Alexa Ray Joel ...

  27. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  28. Bennett To Receive Billboard Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented at Billboard Music Awards. Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in ...

  29. Concert Business Up 28% In Q1

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven by artists like Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Coldplay. With nearly $375 million in grosses and 7.3 million in attendance for the first quarter, the North American concert business shows signs of emerging from a two-year slump, according to figures ...

  30. On The Road

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel is likely to set the top arena gross ever without the support of current radio hits and a hot album perched atop The Billboard 200. Read Ray Waddell's column. Billy Joel is likely to set the top arena gross ever without the support ...

  31. Joel Goes For 10 MSG Sell-Outs

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tickets on sale Jan. 14. Having already sold out nine shows at Madison Square Garden in New York, Billy Joel will go for a record-tying 10th show, to go on sale Saturday. Joel has sold out concerts at MSG for Jan. 23, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 11, 16, 25, 27 ...

  32. Huge Sales Continue For Billy Joel's Return

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel's upcoming return to the concert stage (Billboard.biz, Nov. 21) continues to be greeted enthusiastically, as evidenced by more huge on-sales last weekend. Billy Joel's upcoming return to the concert stage (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  33. Billy Joel Tour Selling Out

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek begins in Florida in early January. Billy Joel's return to the road is being greeted enthusiastically by ticket buyers. First tipped here (Billboard.biz, Nov 9), Joel's first tour in nearly eight years went on-sale over the weekend ...

  34. Billy Joel To Hit The Road

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST First solo headlining tour in nearly eight years. Billy Joel will return to the road as a solo headlining artist for the first time in nearly eight years, sources say, beginning with a series of shows in January through April of next year. Dates o ...

  35. Producer/Musician Steve Burgh Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. News Willie Nelson , Billy Joel ...

  36. Producer/Musician Steve Burgh Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Burgh, a record producer and musician who worked with Billy Joel, the Ramones, Phoebe Snow and others, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in Kingston, N.Y., said his lawy ...

  37. DJ Who Helped Springsteen Dies at 55

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ed Sciaky, a Philadelphia disc jockey who helped bring attention to artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, died Thursday (Jan. 29) in New York, his employer said. He was 55. Ed Sciaky, a Philadelphia disc jockey who helped bring attenti ...