1. Billy Joel Concert to Be Featured on Thanksgiving Episode of 'Arrow'

    November 20, 2017 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 A Billy Joel concert will be the target of a terrorist attack on this week's episode of Arrow . On the CW series, Cayden James (played by Michael Emerson) threatens to blow up a concert venue, according to executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “F ...

  2. Billy Joel & Wife Welcome Baby Girl

    October 23, 2017 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's another girl for Billy Joel . His wife, Alexis, gave birth to the couple's second daughter together, Remy Anne. (Joel is a dad of three, as he also has a daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley.) Remy was born at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday ( ...

  3. Billy Joel Announces 48th MSG Residency Show, Covers Springsteen on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': Watch

    October 20, 2017 8:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel  stopped by  Jimmy Kimmel Live!  on Thursday night (Oct. 19), and he came bearing some amazing news and a surprising cover of a rock classic. Host Kimmel noted that tonight's (Oct. 20) show at New York's Madison Square Garden wi ...

  4. Billy Joel Expecting Third Child

    October 18, 2017 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The “Piano Man” is having a third child, his second with wife Alexis Joel. The news was confirmed in a Belfast Telegraph profile that described Alexis as “heavily pregnant" with the baby due next month.  The 68-year-old musician has been with A ...

  5. Watch Miley Cyrus and Paul Simon Perform With Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

    October 01, 2017 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel performed another show as part of his long-running residency at Madison Square Garden Saturday night (Sept. 30), and he brought a couple of friends along. Paul Simon came out to do “The Boxer and “Late In The Evening” and Miley Cyrus made ...

  6. Coming Around Again: How 'The Stranger' Turned Billy Joel From Struggling Singer-Songwriter to Superstar

    September 29, 2017 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to the Coming Around Again podcast, part of the Pop Shop family, where host Andrew Unterberger and a variety of guests discuss notable anniversaries being celebrated in the music world. This week, Billboard senior editor Frank DiGiacomo ...

  7. Billy Joel's Career-Changing Masterpiece 'The Stranger' Turns 40

    September 29, 2017 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York City in the 1970s was a bleak place. The Big Apple was in a major economic recession, and a wave of crime broke over the five boroughs. Murders, rapes and burglaries tripled, car thefts and felony assaults doubled. The middle class fled for ...

  8. Rewinding the Charts: In 1991, Garth Brooks Lassoed History

    September 28, 2017 3:30 PM EDT The No. 1 Billboard 200 debut of 1991's "Ropin' the Wind," the first No. 1 start by a country act, put the star on track to becoming the best-selling artist of the Nielsen Music era. GARTH BROOKS MADE HISTORY ON SEPT. 28, 1991, ...

  9. Paul McCartney & Billy Joel Perform Beatles Classics 'Get Back' and 'Birthday' at NY Concert

    September 27, 2017 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Nassau County-native joined Sir Paul at the first of two shows at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. For the first of two shows at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York,  Paul McCartney  called upon Nassau County-native  Billy Joel ...

  10. Billy Joel Performs 'Don't Ask Me Why' With Harry Connick Jr. on 'Harry'

    September 12, 2017 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel appeared on Harry Connick Jr. ’s talk show to perform a song and poke fun at his buddy Elton John . Joel performed “Don’t Ask Me Why” with Connick Jr. as well as “Vienna,” though video of that song hasn’t surfaced yet. Check out the perfo ...

  11. From a Tribute Band to the Real Thing: How Mike DelGuidice Became Billy Joel's Right Hand Piano Man

    August 28, 2017 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s a Monday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden and Billy Joel is on stage for his record 44th consecutive show. As the legendary singer-songwriter rips through hits, from the rambling history lesson of a show opener “We Didn’t Start the Fir ...

  12. Billy Joel Rocks Yellow Star of David During NYC Show | Billboard News

    Billy Joel Rocks Yellow Star of David During NYC Show | Billboard News

    August 22, 2017 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York native Billy Joel, made a powerful, political statement Monday night when he donned a yellow Star of David on his lapel and the back of his jacket during the encore of his concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. music , 2017 , Sta ...

  13. Billy Joel Wears Yellow Star of David Amidst Rising White Supremacist Tensions

    August 22, 2017 1:04 PM EDT 0 0 7 New York native Billy Joel  made a powerful, political statement Monday night (Aug. 21) when he donned a yellow Star of David on the lapel and back of his jacket during the encore of his concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. While the si ...

  14. Axl Rose Sings 'Big Shot' & 'Highway to Hell' With Billy Joel: Watch

    July 29, 2017 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 To warm up for  Guns N’ Roses ’ Sunday night show at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, Axl Rose joined  Billy Joel  on stage during Joel’s Friday night (July 28) set  at Target Field. The two covered Joel’s “Big Shot” and AC/DC ’s “Highway to Hell.” A ...

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

    June 28, 2017 2:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    June 21, 2017 9:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 ...

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

    June 05, 2017 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1989 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 199 ...

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

    June 02, 2017 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1983 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 199 ...

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

    June 01, 2017 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1980 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year:   80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1 ...

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

    May 15, 2017 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 backstag ...

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

    May 14, 2017 7:33 PM EDT 0 0 1 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’ Do ...

  22. Billy Joel's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    May 09, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 intr ...

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

    May 05, 2017 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 albu ...

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

    April 06, 2017 2:16 AM EDT 0 0 1 "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 ...

  25. 23 New or Renovated Venues Looking to Lure This Year's Top-Selling Tours

    February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 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. Thos ...

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

    January 12, 2017 9:57 AM EST 0 0 0 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. ...

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

    January 10, 2017 9:09 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    November 23, 2016 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 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, whi ...

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

    September 29, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 invi ...

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

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 3.301 k 0 7 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 Bil ...

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

    June 26, 2016 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 r ...

  32. 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 ...

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

    May 05, 2016 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 o ...

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

    March 23, 2016 3:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 sel ...

  35. Billy Joel Adds 36th Madison Square Garden Show

    March 17, 2016 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel will play his 36th show in the landmark "franchise" run at Madison Square Garden in New York, on Dec. 17. In what amounts to the most successful arena engagement of all time, the monthly, open-ended residency at the Garden will ...

  36. Inside the Sustainable, Green Rebirth of the Nassau Coliseum

    March 02, 2016 10:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Onstage in August 2015 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in the New York suburbs of Long Island, Billy Joel, 66, chose the perfect song to begin a milestone performance. “I’m moving out!” shouted the gray-bearded singer at the Aug. 4 show, t ...

  37. Billy Joel Pledges $1M to Save Long Island High School for the Arts

    January 22, 2016 9:22 AM EST Billy Joel is pledging $1 million to help save Long Island High School for the Arts from closing. A spokeswoman for the singer says he would donate the money if the Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services vows to keep the school o ...

  38. Billy Joel Sells Out His 30th Show at Madison Square Garden

    December 16, 2015 4:37 PM EST 0 0 0 In what amounts to the greatest arena engagement of all time, Billy Joel has sold out his 30th show in a run of monthly dates at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joel’s perpetually sold-out booking at the Garden, a first-of-its-kind deal that ...

  39. Live Music's $20 Billion Year: The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Reunion, Taylor Swift, One Direction Top Boxscore's Year-End

    December 11, 2015 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Grateful Dead’s "Fare Thee Well" tops all, though Taylor Swift, U2, Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney perform well. As the sun began to set on Chicago’s Soldier Field, the positive vibe was palpable as more than 70,000 fans -- most of them clutchi ...

  40. Charlie Puth Debuts the 'Piana-Pella' Version of 'One Call Away': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 10, 2015 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 First discovered on YouTube, Charlie Puth  has lent his talents to multiple get-stuck-in-your-head good tracks in 2015, including “Marvin Gaye” featuring Meghan Trainor and “See You Again” featuring Wiz Khalifa , which has garnered Puth both Grammy ...

  41. Billy Joel Joins Mets Fans for 'Piano Man' Sing-Along at World Series: Watch

    October 31, 2015 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel helped make the New York Mets’ win against the Kansas City Royals extra special during Game 3 of the World Series by joining the crowd for a sing-along of his hit tune “Piano Man.” Billy Joel Brings Out Steve Miller & John Mayer, Play ...

  42. Cubs vs. Mets: Who Has the Cooler Musician Fans?

    October 18, 2015 10:30 AM EDT From Jose Bautista’s badass bat flip to Kyle Schwarber’s scoreboard-smacking home run to the Royals’ epic ALDS comeback, the Major League Baseball postseason has been one for the ages. It’s certainly been a wild, GIF-happy ride, and heyoo  -- th ...

  43. Phil Woods, Saxophonist Behind Jazz Classics & Pop Hits, Dies at 83

    October 01, 2015 7:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phil Woods , a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon , has died. He was 83. Woods died Tuesday in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, said Phili ...

  44. Rewinding the Charts: In 1983, a Risque Video Helped Bonnie Tyler Hit No. 1

    October 01, 2015 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Welsh singer didn't like cavorting with barely dressed boys, but asked director Russell Mulcahy back after she scored a smash. BONNIE TYLER'S WAGNERIAN POWER ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot ...

  45. Artists' Best College Commencement Speeches: Kanye West, Bon Jovi, John Legend & More

    August 10, 2015 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whether they're former college dropouts or college graduates, these musicians all have one thing in common: they're now doctors. Check out some of the most inspiring commencement speeches artists have shared after being honored with a doct ...

  46. Midyear Touring Report: One Direction, Foo Fighters Top the List

    July 23, 2015 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Midyear Boxscore charts show fans flocking to familiar sounds from One Direction, The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters. As the opening riffs of "Jumpin’ Jack Flash" sliced through the Midwest summer air, the fans at The Rolling Stones conce ...

  47. Billy Joel's Summer of 'Nuggets': The Piano Man Is in the Midst of a Record-Breaking Tour

    July 17, 2015 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel is notching milestone dates and breaking records in what his longtime agent Dennis Arfa calls Joel’s “summer of nuggets.” Through June 6, Joel has grossed $22.5 million from just 12 shows, not counting a headlining gig at Bonnaroo in Manc ...

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