Billy Joel

Parade Interview: Billy Joel An Unlikely Rock Star

Music News Desk   Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Instagram and  Facebook In an exclusive in this weekend’s Parade, “Piano Man” Billy Joel goes deep with Dotson Rader about his music, his relationships with the women in his life, the toll of fame and superstardom, his struggles with alcohol and why he feels […]

The Glorious Corner: Neil Diamond, Micky Dolenz, Three Dog Night, The Post and More!

  G.H. Harding  DOLENZ ON DIAMOND — This Sunday are The Grammy’s in NYC – at  the Garden. Singer/songwriter Neil Diamond is being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Micky Dolenz has written a tribute to him which appears in the program for the night. Here it is: “I first heard Neil Diamond’s ‘I’m A Believer’ […]

The Glorious Corner: Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey Passes, Murdoch’s New Plan, Epic Record’s L.A. Reid Sacked and More!

G.H. Harding  BRAD GREY —  Hollywood woke up Monday to the news that Brad Grey, who ran Paramount Pictures for 12 years as chairman and CEO and before that was a partner in the powerhouse management/production company Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, had died of brain cancer at 59. Grey exited Paramount officially in February. Grey, who produced […]

The Glorious Corner: The Monkees Score Again, Canada’s Tragically Hip, Breaking Conformity, Billy Joel and More!

  By G.H. Harding  MONKEES SCORE … AGAIN — There’s nothing like seeing a band when they have a No. 1 record and The Monkees (who still have the top selling musical package on Amazon) started this past Wednesday at ABC’s Good Morning America where, despite a somewhat haphazard interview with Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer, blew audiences away with their […]

13 Concerts You Have To See In 2016

Displayed with permission from International Business Times The new year is finally upon us and we  are hoping your resolution was to see more concerts in 2016. This year is going to be a big one for the music business and trust us, you’re going to want to be a part of it. Major names in the […]

Pope Francis’ New York visit will delay Billy Joel gig

CLAUDIO PERI/EPA It’s Still Rock and Roll for Pope Francis, but his Sept. 25 visit to New York will force Billy Joel to postpone a Madison Square Garden concert until the next day. Pope Francis is in a New York state of mind, and he’s got Billy Joel movin’ out. The Holy Father will be […]

Billy Joel Breaks His Own Record Of “Longest Run Of Any Artist” At Madison Square Garden

Press Release: Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that music icon and Garden Franchise Billy Joel has added a record-breaking 13th show at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 9, 2015 as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. In 2006, Joel set a Madison Square Garden record by becoming the first solo artist […]

Paul McCartney Enlists Music Stars For Tribute Album

Please follow The Mac Wire  on Twitter and M.A. Cassata  on Facebook. Sir Paul McCartney has enlisted his famous friends, including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, KISS and The Cure to record a tribute album featuring covers of his songs. Other artists include Willie Nelson, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Def Leppard and Alice Cooper. The Art of Paul McCartney […]

Lady Gaga Set to Appear on Barbra Streisand’s Duet Album

Lady Gaga is set to appear on Barbra Streisand’s duet album, set to come out later this year! What an exciting time for music & WallyWorld Studios. Currently producing, arranging and working with some of the biggest names in music business. Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Lionel Richie, Babyface, Blake Shelton, […]

Billy Joel And Elton John End Feud at Songwriters Hall of Fame Celebration

Billy Joel and Sir Elton John ended their feud at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City on Thursday night after Joel told the ‘Rocket Man’ to call him just after he introduced inductees Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner. The former pals and touring partners fell out in 2011 when […]

Billy Joel Auctioning Autographed Piano For Music Students

Veteran singer Billy Joel is auctioning a personalized baby grand piano — expected to raise more than $50,000 — to donate to aspiring music students. The Uptown Girl hitmaker has decided to sell off a Steinway & Sons piano to benefit Ten O’Clock Classics, a non-profit organisation which provides music lessons and instruments for school […]

Elton John Wants To Reconcile With Billy Joel

Elton John is still holding out hope he can reconcile with former pal Billy Joel, after candid comments about thePiano Man’s drinking problems led to months of estrangement. The Tiny Dancer hit-maker battled drug and alcohol problems early on in his career and only managed to kick his habits in the 1980s after attending a […]

Billy Joel Congratulates Alexa Ray With Flowers

Rocker Billy Joel surprised his singer daughter Alexa Ray with a big bouquet of flowers on Monday night (Dec 20) to congratulate her on her residency at a New York hotel. Singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel kicked off a set of intimate shows at The Plaza Hotel’s posh Oak Room this week and her model mother, […]

Billy Joel To Get The ‘Glee’ Treatment

Billy Joel has given the producers of Gleepermission to pick through his catalog for an upcoming episode of the show dedicated to the music of the Piano Man. The rocker reveals he has signed-off on a plan to turn his life’s work into a Gleespecial – and he can’t wait to see whatdirector Ryan Murphy […]

No Surprise… U2 Highest Grossing US Tour of 2009!

U2 are Kings of The Road when it comes to touring! Their North American 360 tour grossed $123 million. Bono and gang will be taking their show across the Atlantic later this year.  Just in case you were wondering. Here’s the other Top 9 earning tours of 2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band […]