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May 9, 2015
Today is Billy Joel's Birthday !

Today, Saturday May 9th, 2015 BILLY JOEL celebrates his 66th Birthday !


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May 2, 2015
Billy Joel News.

BILLY JOEL among those to receive Honorary Degree, give speech at Long Island's Stony Brook University. Those in attendence will hear the 'Piano Man' address the class of 2015 on May 22 during commencement ceremonies, along with Charles Wang (former Computer Associates CEO) 

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Tickets for BILLY JOEL's concert at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum went on sale May 1, 2015, for the August 4, 2015 show, and SOLD OUT in less than five minutes ! 

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Want the "Piano Man's" autograph or a letter answered from BILLY JOEL ? Here's BILLY JOEL's Fan Mail Address: BILLY JOEL, Maritime Music Inc., 34 Audrey Avenue, Unit 5, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, 11771-1559. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to above address and allow 3+ months for a response. BILLY JOEL personally reads and signs all requests.


April 25, 2015
Billy Joel to be last act at Long Island, N.Y. arena !

BILLY JOEL is closing down yet another New York venue. BILLY JOEL, who played the last concerts at Shea Stadium (home to the N.Y. Mets, before being torn down for a new stadium, now named Citifield) will be the final act at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. This will be BILLY JOEL's 32nd appearance at this arena. This was the home to the N.Y. Islanders hockey team since 1972, who are now going to move to Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center next season. A smaller-capacity arena is set to reopen at the Uniondale site in 2016. The last show at the Nassau Coliseum, featuring BILLY JOEL, will be August 4, 2015.

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April 15, 2015
Billy Joel to become a Dad again !

Yes it's true ! BILLY JOEL to become a father again at age 65 ! BILLY JOEL and longtime girlfriend, (they started dating back in 2009) Alexis Roderick, are expecting their first child together ! The baby is due this summer, (it's a girl) ! This will be BILLY JOEL's second child. His first child, 29 year old singer / songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, was conceived with 2nd ex-wife Christie Brinkley. Roderick, who turns 34 next month, (the same month Billy was born, he'll be 66 May 9th) is a former Morgan Stanley vice president and an accomplished equestrian. Congratulations to both !

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March 30, 2015
Billy Joel's 'Pianoman'

The BILLY JOEL song 'PIANOMAN', from his 2nd solo album of the same name, has through the years, become his signature song. In 1985, a new "OFFICIAL" Pianoman music video was made to replace the amateurish "ORIGINAL". Did you ever see the 1973 "ORIGINAL" Pianoman music video ? This was before MTV ! (Billy Joel had the 1973 "ORIGINAL" removed from imagesCAM8MY6R-YouTubelogox50.jpg,  so THIS video is extremely RARE !)


February 28, 2015
Billy Joel gets engaged, AGAIN !

Already having three marriages under his belt, BILLY JOEL must figure that the fourth time is the charm. According to the latest gossip news updates, the Piano Man is engaged yet again. This time to longtime girlfriend, Alexis Roderick.

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February 25, 2015
Record cold winter persauded Billy Joel to...

The record cold winter in the northeast probably had a bearing in BILLY JOEL's decision to purchase another oceanfront mansion, for $22 million, in Manalapan, south of Palm Beach. He already owns a $12 million home here and also bought an empty lot beside it. All three Joel-owned properties are located on S. Ocean Blvd. Maybe he's going to combine all three properties into one enormous complex.
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February 7, 2015
Billy Joel and Sir Elton John unite once again !

You might have heard some rumors about BILLY JOEL touring with Sir Elton John again, well it's true ! Yes, these two "Piano Men" will once again perform together in a number of tour dates this year ! Visit this website soon, mylifebillyjoel.com / blog, for upcoming dates in your area !

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January 10, 2015
Billy Joel reveals why he'll never make another album again !

BILLY JOEL's last album, "River of Dreams" was released 22 years ago, yet he's enjoying a resurgence with his music from the past, at age 65 ! Basically, he quit while on top and has nothing new to say or write to record a really good, new album. Joel says... "Some people think it's because I'm lazy or I'm just being contrary. But no, I think it's just--I've had my say." Joel says when other artists continue to cash in on their name past their prime, the results aren't pretty. ..."I've seen artists on that treadmill, putting out albums year after year, and the albums get worse and worse, less and less interesting, and it's, like, maybe you should stop." Another reason Joel declines to put out new music, though, is also the simplest: Joel, at 65, isn't up for the grueling hub-bub that goes into making a new album anymore. Joel says... "I'm not crazy about going into a recording studio and doing that kind of life again...Or taking on another project where there's other people involved--arrangers and orchestrators and conductors and producers. I don't want to deal with it". And he dosen't have to ! BILLY JOEL is the third best-selling solo artist in the U.S.A. ! (Garth Brooks #1, Elvis Presley #2) achieving 33 Top 40 hits ! He has sold 150 million records worldwide. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner (1978-(2),1979-(2),1980-(1),1990-(1), was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), recieved the Johnny Mercer Award (2001), the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006), the Kennedy Center Honors (2013), and most recently, the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Centennial Award and the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize (both in 2014), as well as, other honors and achievements too numerous to mention. BILLY JOEL knows he has nothing left to prove by producing another album. Can you blame him for not wanting to record another album, and with being content with his career up until now ?


December 12, 2014
Billy Joel sells out 20th consecutive show at MSG !

BILLY JOEL has SOLD OUT a record breaking, unprecedented, 20 consecutive shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, and counting !

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November 17, 2014
Billy Joel to be honored TWICE this week !

BILLY JOEL will be honored TWICE this week ! The first honor, to be presented on Monday 11/17/2014, wil be the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) Centennial Award. The award will be presented at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York. The second award, to be presented on Wednesday 11/19/2014, will be the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in Washington, D.C.


November 6, 2014
BILLY JOEL - The Definitive Biography, ON SALE NOW !

BILLY JOEL - The Definitive Biography, written by Fred Schruers and published by The Crown Publishing Group, ON SALE NOW ! A complimentary copy was mailed to this website by the Publishing Group. Can't wait to read it ! Will post personal reviews later this month.

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October 25, 2014
The latest Billy Joel news !

BILLY JOEL's 2nd ex-wife, Christie Brinkley, thinks it would be great if her daughter with BILLY JOEL, Alexa Ray Joel, sang a duet together. "She has proven herself (she's an  accomplished pianist) and she should say to herself, 'I'm the daughter of a legend... I'm so lucky and I want to sing with my dad while I can," Brinkley told Hampton Sheet's Joan Jedell. "Look at Natalie Cole, she had to sing with a film [of her dad, Nat King Cole]... I  don't want that to happen, I want them to work together. I think it would be logical now for them to be able to do something together".


September 30, 2014
A Billy Joel tribute to Joe Cocker !

BILLY JOEL sings a Joe Cocker Tribute, recorded "Live" @ Madison Square Garden on 9/17/2014. (Original song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon in 1967)


September 20, 2014
New York's Governor and Billy Joel help the environment, again !

In their annual ritual, BILLY JOEL and New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, attend and pitch in, for the 21st annual Oyster Bay Beach and Harbor Cleanup on Long Island, New York. (September 20, 2014)

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