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Watch Billy Joel and Jason Bonham cover Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and “Good Times Bad Times” at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
New York’s own Billy Joel celebrated his 70th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York City with help from Peter Frampton, Alexa Ray Joel, Della Rose Joel and more.
Watch John Fogerty team with Billy Joel on a pair of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics last week during the Piano Man’s monthly residency at Madison Square Garden.
Watch Billy Joel perform the deep cut “House Of Blue Light” for the first time ever last night at Madison Square Garden.
Billy Joel paid tribute to Aretha Franklin and was joined by Bryan Adams last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Billy Joel was joined by Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band and Def Leppard lead singer Elliott last night in Boston.
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- The Natural (The End Title)
- A Matter of Trust
- My Life
- The Entertainer
- The Downeaster Alexa
- Say Goodbye to Hollywood
- Don't Ask Me Why
- She's Always a Woman
- The Ballad of Billy the Kid
- Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
- New York State of Mind
- Rule Britannia
- We'll Meet Again
- I Go to Extremes
- Sometimes a Fantasy
- Only the Good Die Young
- The River of Dreams
- I Feel Fine
- Nessun dorma
- Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
- Piano Man
- We Didn't Start the Fire
- Uptown Girl
- It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
- Big Shot
- You May Be Right
About Billy Joel
Having sold more than 100 million records over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world.
Billy Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations since signing his first solo recording contract in 1972. He received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold more than 10 million copies, for his “Greatest Hits Volume I and Volume II.”
Taking its name from a key track on The Stranger, “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and took home two including Best Orchestrations–Billy’s first Tony Award win–and Best Choreography.
Billy Joel received Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1978 for his song “Just the Way You Are”; Album of the Year in 1979 for “52nd Street”; and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1979 for “52nd Street” and in 1980 for “Glass Houses” In 1990, he was presented with a Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, he was also presented with the Johnny Mercer Award in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and in 2004 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His other awards include the ASCAP Founders Award, the BMI Career Achievement Award, the American Music Awards Award of Merit, and the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal.
Billy Joel has donated his time and resources to a variety of charitable causes, and he has recently launched an ongoing educational initiative to provide seed money, musical scholarships, and endowments to a variety of East Coast colleges, universities, and music schools. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, he was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences; he has also received a humanitarian award from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
The net proceeds of Billy Joel’s latest composition, “Christmas in Fallujah,” inspired by soldiers’ letters from Iraq, are being donated to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for disabled service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Phish closed out the second show of their two-night stand at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with a six-song second set and a four-song encore that will not soon be forgotten.
Umphrey’s McGee teamed with drummer Jason Bonham to deliver a special third set of Led Zeppelin covers during Sunday’s concert at Red Rocks.
John Mayer played Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar at last night’s Dead & Company show at Citi Field in New York City.
Jeff Austin’s medical condition has been updated a donation page established to help cover his medical costs.
Umphrey’s McGee brought out members of opening act Turkuaz for several collaborations at Red Rocks on Saturday night.