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October 10, 2015
Billy Joel lastest News.

>BILLY JOEL's oldest daughter, 29 year old singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, sang the National Anthem at the N.Y. Islander's hockey teams opening game (Friday night,10/9/15) at their new home, the Barclay Center, Brooklyn, New York. Her father, BILLY JOEL, closed the Islander's former home, the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, N.Y., with a three hour sold out concert in August. (See photos, scrool August, 2015 Archives)

On New Years Eve, (12/31/15) BILLY JOEL plays at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida. He played the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida last New Years Eve. It seems BILLY JOEL likes to spend his New York winter's in Florida.

>BILLY JOEL sat down this week with New Yorker Magazine's Nick Paumgarten, who wrote a profile on the musician last year, and talked about various topics. Below are BILLY JOEL's musing answers to some of those questions.


On Social Media: "I don't Twitter. I don't Facebook. Sometimes I look up a little porn -- you know, just to see what's going on".


On Rock vs. Classical: "Classical music was the girl next door. Rock and Roll is a girl with smeared lipstick and ripped stockings. I had an affair with her for some time, but I ended up wanting to go back to the girl next door".


On "Piano Man": "I was living in Los Angeles and working at a piano bar. I needed the money. I thought, I can't believe I'm doing this... but maybe I'll get a song out of it. And I did".


On why he quit writing pop music: (paraphrasing) I broke up with me.


AND, if you listen to his songs during "Live" concerts, you'll sometimes hear BILLY JOEL sing alternate lyrics to his songs, such as..


> "The Entertainer": "After a while in a million miles, it all becomes the same", instead of, "After a while in a thousand miles, it all becomes the same".


> "She's Always A Women": "She can ruin your face with her powerful thighs", instead of, "She can ruin your faith with her casual lies".


> "Honesty": "Sodomy is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you", instead of, "Honesty is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you".

October 1, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Godfather of Billy Joel's second child.

As reported by The New York Post's Page Six on Tuesday 9/29/15, BILLY JOEL and fourth wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, along with Billy's first child, Alexa Ray Joel, dined with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and about 20 guests at the Greek restaurant Kyma in Roslyn, Long Island, New York. Together they celebrated the Christening of BILLY JOEL and wife Alexis newborn daughter, Della Rose. BILLY JOEL chose the New York Governor, his close friend, the Godfather of his baby daughter.   

Photo: Jamie McCarthy

September 12, 2015
Billy Joel commemorates 14th Anniversary of 9/11 in New York with...

BILLY JOEL commemorates 14th Anniversary of 9/11 in New York City with Vice President Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Together on this day, they held reverence at the morning ceremony at the 9/11 memorial honoring and remembering the victims, spent time with some of the victim's families and visited Fire Rescue Co. #1, who lost half their members, as first responders, on that tragic day. Photos from 9/11/2015.

BILLY JOEL and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lead a group of 300 riders participating in the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride in lower Manhattan on Sept 11, 2015. Photo: Jeremy Bales.


BILLY JOEL and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


BILLY JOEL, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.


BILLY JOEL, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden with victim's families.


Police Officers posing with N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Vice President Joe Biden and BILLY JOEL in front of the USS Intrepid on New York's west side pier's.


BILLY JOEL, Vice President Joe Biden and N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo taking shop.


Rescue Co. #1 posing with Vice President Joe Biden, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and BILLY JOEL.

August 22, 2015
Billy Joel signing autograph's for his fans !

BILLY JOEL on his way to rehearsal Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2015, (He performs tonight) for his once a month Madison Square Garden gig in New York City. He is stopped in traffic, with fans noticing him, and signs autograph's from the back of his chauffeured SUV.


August 12, 2015
Billy Joel's wife gives birth to healthy baby girl !

BILLY JOEL's fourth wife, Alexis Roderick, gave birth to their first child today, a baby girl ! This is Alexis Roderick's first child and BILLY JOEL's second. (His first daughter, Alexa Ray, 29, was conceived from his second marriage to Christie Brinkley) The healthy baby girl, named Della Rose, was born on August 12, 2015 at 2:40 a.m. (EST) and weighed in at 7 lbs, 6.5 oz. Shown below is the first released photo of newborn Della Rose, and notice, she has more hair than her Dad ! Lol !


August 6, 2015
Photos, video's of BILLY JOEL's final Long Island concert !

Billy Joel at Long Island, N.Y. Nassau Coliseum's last show, August 4, 2015.


Billy Joel at Nassau Coliseum, August 4, 2015.


Billy Joel with special musical guest, Paul Simon, at Nassau Coliseum. (August 4, 2015)


July 31, 2015
Photos needed from BILLY JOEL's final Nassau Coliseum concert !

Excitement is building up on Long Island, New York (where BILLY JOEL grew up) to attend the final show (August 4, 2015) at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, N.Y. with BILLY JOEL performing the last concert before this arena closes to start a multi-million dollar renovation. If you were lucky enough to have secured a ticket, like me, (the 18,000 tickets SOLD OUT in five minutes !) the fans of this BILLY JOEL Photo Website want to see your photos or video's ! Tell us about your experience, show us your photos (include name for photo credit) ! Send to OR All photos / videos will be posted on this BILLY JOEL Photo Website (Blog / Fan Photos) for all fans to see and enjoy !

July 5, 2015
Billy Joel gets married for 4th time !

A wedding that surprised his unsuspecting guests, BILLY JOEL, 66, and longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick, 33, who's pregnant with Billy's baby, got married during BILLY JOEL's annual 4th of July Independence Day party at BILLY JOEL's estate on Centre Island, N.Y., New York Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo presided over Saturday's nuptials. Joel's daughter, singer-songwriter Alexa Ray, 29, from his 2nd marriage with Christie Brinkley, was part of a small group of guests and friends who were there to witness the vows. This is the first marriage for Roderick, a former senior risk officer for Morgan Stanley and an accomplished equestrian. This is BILLY JOEL's fourth.


                                       Wedding photo: Myrna Suarez

July 2, 2015
Billy Joel makes history !

Last night BILLY JOEL made history by becoming the first solo artist to have performed at New York's Madison Square Garden, a record breaking 65 times, surpassing Sir Elton John's record of 64 shows ! Contractually, BILLY JOEL performs every month at MSG to SOLD OUT shows, due to demand, and there seems to be no end in sight ! New York BILLY JOEL !

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June 17, 2015
Pope Francis vs Billy Joel.

The Pope is visiting the U.S. and BILLY JOEL is standing down ! Pope Francis is visiting the U.S. this September, and with a stop in New York, plans on celebrating Mass at New York's Madison Square Garden the same day BILLY JOEL has a concert scheduled ! So, BILLY JOEL has decided to reschedule his SOLD OUT Friday, September 25, 2015 show to the next day, Saturday 26, 2015, to accommodate the Pope. All tickets for the Friday show will be honored the following night. During the Pope's six-day visit to the U.S., his hectic schedule will include, a meeting with President Obama at the White House, address Congress in Washington, D.C., attend a church rally in Philadelphia, visit Independence Hall, then in New York, hold evening prayer at St. Patrick's Cathedral, speak at the United Nations General - Assembly, hold Multi - religious service at the World Trade Center - 9/11 Memorial, visit Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, a Papal motorcade through Central Park, then an evening Mass at Madison Square Garden, whew ! BILLY JOEL's decision to reschedule his concert for the Pope can only help come Judgment Day !


June 13, 2015
Billy Joel News !

For those of you who are reading this BILLY JOEL blog NOW, Saturday, June 13, 2015, there's a (30 min) BILLY JOEL TV Special on tonight (USA) that's a must see for all fans ! Tonight on NBC's Channel 4, 7pm EST, BILLY JOEL: Home At The Garden. Watch behind-the-scenes preparations for BILLY JOEL's concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden, with interviews of band members, roadies and BILLY JOEL rehearsing for the shows !

June 6, 2015
Billy Joel to surpass Sir Elton John's MSG record !

 Sir Elton John holds the record for the most performances at the world's most famous arena, New York's Madison Square Garden. But that record is about to be tied, then passed, by BILLY JOEL ! Elton John has played a record 64 shows at MSG. But BILLY JOEL will tie that record this month, on June 20th, 2015 and, on JULY 1, 2015 surpass Elton at 65 performances ! BILLY JOEL has been performing at the Garden each month (with surprise musical guests) since 2014, and promises to do so as long as there's a demand to see him perform. So far, every show has SOLD OUT ! New York BILLY JOEL 


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

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

                                            HAPPBIRTHDABILLY !  

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) 


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 ! 


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.