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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.
Watch highlights from the 50th show of Billy Joel’s monthly residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Watch Lou Gramm and Mick Jones reunite on stage to lead Billy Joel and his band through two Foreigner classics.
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Latest Billy Joel Setlist
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
- Big Shot
- Root Beer Rag
- The Downeaster Alexa
- The Entertainer
- Say Goodbye to Hollywood
- Be My Baby
- Don't Ask Me Why
- New York State of Mind
- Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
- Sometimes a Fantasy
- I Go to Extremes
- My Life
- Only the Good Die Young
- The River of Dreams
- 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
- 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 will soon release an official recording of their November 11, 1998 show at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan via LivePhish.
Episode 35 of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features a double dose of “Tour Stories” segments after “The Rundown.” Zach Gill tells tales of a wild “BBQ” at an ALO show, meeting the president and jamming with Eddie Vedder, while Son Volt’s Jay Farrar recalls a pair of weird incidents during his time on the road.
The lineup for the inaugural THING festival at historic Fort Worden in Port Townshend, Washington features Jeff Tweedy, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Khruangbin and more.
Watch Jason Isbell and Widespread Panic shred through two classic rock covers at the final day of the 2019 SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta.
Iconic guitarist Eric Clapton announced a series of U.S. tour dates leading up the 2019 Crossroads Music Festival.