Billy Joel surprised a New York City high school by singing two songs and fielding some questions from the class. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter made an appearance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday (May 30). Singer Tony Bennett, who opened the school a dozen years ago, was also there.
He may or may not be giving up touring, but either way, Billy Joel's Irish fans will get at least one more chance to see him in concert. On November 1, Joel is scheduled to play the O2 Arena in Dublin, an engagement that will see him returning to Ireland for the first time in nearly a decade. Tickets for the show, which comes on the heels of Joel's recent appearances in Australia and New Orleans,
Billy Joel opens up about a lot of things in a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, including dating, not writing any new pop songs and Elton John's "mom hair." But he also addresses two subjects the tabloids have mostly focused on since Joel stopped making pop records two decades ago: his drinking and the state of his finances.
Aerosmith, Van Halen and Billy Joel are the headliners for this weekend's Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Aus. During yesterday's press conference to kick off the weekend, media and fans learned that there's a mutual respect and admiration amongst the legendary rockers. "I tried to do the thing in 'Jump' but I split my pants," Joel said. "I couldn't do the move."
Born a few months apart in the New York area, lifelong labelmates and members of the (other) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen have a lot in common. In addition, both are also well-known motorcycle fans, and Joel has built a bike for his old friend.
Although he's spent the past few months saying that he's given up touring, Billy Joel may have had a change of heart. In a new interview, Joel says that if he launch another tour, fans shouldn't expect a typical greatest hits show.
Despite not having released a new studio record in the last 20 years (1993's 'River Of Dreams' was the last one), Billy Joel has continued performing live all over the world, both solo and with occasional tour mate Elton John. But now it is reported that retirement may be in the cards for Joel on the concert front as well.
Although has sworn off the idea of doing another full-scale rock tour, Billy Joel still does his acclaimed 'An Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music' series at colleges. At a recent event, a fan wound up playing one of Joel's signature songs with the legendary musician.
Throughout his career, Billy Joel has never been shy to trumpet the fact that he is a proud son of Long Island, N.Y. So when Hurricane Sandy battered its beloved South Shore, he naturally volunteered his talents for the cause, both at the telethon last month and the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden.
It's not even Christmas and we're starting to hear about albums that are coming out in time for Valentine's Day. Today (Dec. 3) comes the news that Billy Joel will release 'She's Got A Way: Love Songs' on Jan. 22, 2013.