Joel will perform one concert there per month “for as long as his fans continue to want to come, which should be a long time.”
DeGraw’s debut was three decades after Joel’s, but that dilute the man’s impact: “I feel like I’m seeing things through his eyes when he sings his songs.”
Instead of displaying the icons Billy Joel and George Harrison in their newest advertisement (which, admittedly, it’d be hard for one of them), The Gap called on their children to cover their songs.
Carlos Santana and Billy Joel lead this year’s honorees at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, which highlights artists for their lifetime contributions to American culture. Also honored this year: funk/jazz legend Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine.
From the Who to Jay-Z, from Phish to Ozzy Osbourne, popular music’s history is rife with giants who claimed to wave goodbye and take their last bows… only to make their comeback, or stage a reunion, short years after their supposed final encore.
‘An Innocent Man’ brought Joel back to multi-platinum status. It has gone on to be one of his best sellers, and it holds up to the rest of his enviable catalog.
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.
Yikes! I read the other day that Billy Joel said his biggest regrets are not reading contracts thoroughly. Looks like his real estate luck isn’t so great as well! We STILL love ya Billy!!
We all know that Billy Joel has had an incredible run as a singer but one thing almost destroyed him and and put him into rehab a couple of times.
The History Channel may initially seem like an odd place to find Billy Joel. Though, if you saw “Last Play At Shea,” you know he’s a history buff, especially where New York is concerned. However, […]