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Watch Billy Joel cover Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves Of London” during a Halloween-tinged show at Madison Square Garden.
Billy Joel will become the second performer to play a concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.
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.
Latest Billy Joel Setlist
Billy Joel at Hard Rock Event Center
- The Natural (The End Title)
- Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
- The Longest Time
- The Entertainer
- Modern Woman
- Don't Ask Me Why
- The Downeaster Alexa
- The Gambler
- Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
- New York State of Mind
- My Life
- I Go to Extremes
- Sometimes a Fantasy
- 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
- 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.
Saturday’s Trey Anastasio Band concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles included the debut of a new original entitled “All Pretending” and a cover of “Over The Rainbow” from ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’
Umphrey’s McGee concluded a two-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with a show that included a debut cover of “Limelight” by Rush, guest spots from NYC scene fixtures Mike Stern and Leni Stern and much more.
Billy Strings paid tribute to Jerry Garcia at one of the Grateful Dead guitarist’s favorite haunts, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Wilco finally changed up their ‘Ode To Joy’-heavy setlist plan for the first night of their inaugural Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico on Saturday.
Dead & Company resumed their three-night Playing In The Sand 2020 run at the Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico, which included a monster second set.