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  • Billy Joel makes surprise visit to school's 'River of Dreams' Billy Joel tribute concert

    04/10/2014 6:39:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    NewsDay ^ | 4/10/2014 | DAVID J. CRIBLEZ
    Billy Joel got to watch a Billy Joel concert Wednesday. The Piano Man himself was a surprise guest in the audience at Glen Cove's Deasy Elementary School spring concert, "The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute." In the show, kindergartners through second-graders performed 15 songs from various phases of Joel's career.
  • Elaine’s, the Famous Eatery, Will Close After 47 Years

    05/17/2011 11:04:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.showbiz411.com ^ | 05/17/11 12:27pm | Roger Friedman
    Share this article Elaine’s, the Famous Eatery, Will Close After 47 Years Elaine’s, the Famous Eatery, Will Close After 47 Years 420x316-alg_elaine_kaufman4 05/17/11 12:27pm Roger Friedman 0 I am sad to report that Elaine’s will close next Thursday after 47 years. Diane Becker, the manager who inherited the restaurant from my dear friend, Elaine Kaufman, called to give me the news this afternoon. Facing a long summer, Diane felt that she couldn’t make it without Elaine sitting in the dining room, greeting guests and friends every night. The closing will be a blow to the regulars, to the past customers,...
  • 21 years Ago Today, Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" Reached #1 (Video)

    12/09/2010 12:42:36 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 50 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 12/9/10 | Chuck Wolk
    The song, "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel, hit number one in the charts today in 1989. If you listen closely to the lyrics, you will notice that it is a history of the world as Billy Joel recalls them from when he was born in 1949 up to the moment he wrote the song in 1989. That is a period of time when the world went from rebuilding the world from the devastation of WWII until two years before the Soviet Union collapsed. I always liked the song because I like history, and it is my...
  • Billy Joel's daughter overdoses, in hosp

    12/05/2009 8:33:57 PM PST · by malkee · 23 replies · 1,510+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12.5.09
    Billy Joel’s 23-year-old daughter was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan today after ingesting a large number of sleeping pills in what police consider a suicide attempt, The Post has learned. Medics were called to Alexa Ray Joel’s Bethune St. apartment in the West Village at approximately 12:21 p.m. this afternoon, sources told The Post. A female caller told a 911 operator that Joel had taken several pills and wanted to die, sources said. A family spokeswoman issued a brief statement later this afternoon confirming Joel was in the hospital. Alexa Ray Joel, only daughter of legendary pop singer...
  • Billy Joel's daughter overdoses, in hospital

    12/05/2009 1:42:47 PM PST · by Justaham · 133 replies · 3,331+ views
    Billy Joel’s 23-year-old daughter was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan today after allegedly ingesting a large number of sleeping pills in what police consider a suicide attempt, The Post has learned. Medics were called to Alexa Ray Joel’s apartment at 19 Bethune St. apartment in the West Village at approximately 12:21 p.m. this afternoon, sources told The Post. The 911 call came from a roommate who reported that Joel had taken too many sleeping pills, sources said. Joel was conscious at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and is expected to survive. Joel is the only daughter of piano man Billy...
  • Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee split

    06/17/2009 3:51:50 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 6-17-09 | George Rush
    Looks like the third time isn't the charm for the Piano Man. Billy Joel and his latest wife, Katie Lee, are splitting up, the couple confirmed to the Daily News on Wednesday. "After nearly five years of marriage, Billy and Katie have decided to separate," reps for the pair said in a joint statement. "This decision is the result of much thought and consideration. Billy and Katie remain caring friends, with admiration and respect for each other." Rumors have swirled for months that Joel's third marriage was on the rocks.
  • The Worst Pop Singer Ever. Why, exactly, is Billy Joel so bad?

    01/24/2009 9:21:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 373 replies · 7,496+ views
    Slate ^ | Jan 23, 2009 | Ron Rosenbaum
    This may seem an odd moment to bring up the subject of Billy Joel. But the recent death of the painter Andrew Wyeth revived a long-standing debate over whether his art is respectable or merely sentimental schlock. (Say it: good or bad?) It got me to thinking about the question of value in art and whether there are any absolute standards for judging it. It indicates the question is still alive, not relegated to irrelevance by relativism. And then I picked up The Art Instinct, a new book by Denis Dutton, the curator of the Arts & Letters Daily Web...
  • Springsteen, Joel Sign On For Obama Benefit

    09/30/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 629+ views
    BillBoard ^ | 9/30/08 | Jon Cohen
    In what is being billed as the first time they've ever played at the same concert, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel have signed on for a benefit for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on Oct. 16 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Other "exciting guests" for the show have yet to be announced. Balcony tickets are $500, while premiere seats are $2,500 and lounge seats are $10,000. They can be purchased by clicking here. Springsteen, who endorsed Obama this spring, recently finished a tour with the E Street Band in support of his 2007 album, "Magic." On Sunday, it was confirmed...
  • Great video: 50 years of history in 3 minutes "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel

    02/14/2008 2:43:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 45 replies · 444+ views
    THIS IS GREAT - We Didn't Start the Fire I saw Billy Joel in concert shortly after he did the song. It is a great history lesson covering half a century.
  • Billy Joel doesn't sing on his anti-war song

    12/07/2007 10:09:27 AM PST · by RDTF · 105 replies · 333+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Dec 7, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Billy Joel has released a new pop single, the anti-war "Christmas in Fallujah." Just don't expect to hear his voice on it. Billy Joel gave his newest song, "Christmas in Fallujah," to 21-year-old Cass Dillon. At 58, Joel felt he was too old to sing the song, which was inspired by letters the Piano Man received from soldiers in Iraq. So he gave it to Cass Dillon, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Long Island. "I thought it should be somebody young, about a soldier's age," Joel said in a statement on his Web site. "I wanted to...
  • BERLIN'S NEW TRAIN STATION: A Glass Armadillo for Germany's Capital

    05/27/2006 4:07:44 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 30 replies · 971+ views
    SPIEGEL Online ^ | May 23, 2006 | Frank Thadeusz
    BERLIN'S NEW TRAIN STATION A Glass Armadillo for Germany's Capital By Frank Thadeusz Berlin's new main train station -- the biggest in Europe -- opens this week. The €700-million railway project has several innovations including extra quiet tracks and high-tech loudspeakers, but for many its construction remains contentious. Hany Azer's finest hour came on a humid summer night. The man in charge of building Berlin's new Central Station had promised an unprecedented construction spectacle that both the media and locals wanted to see. The chief engineer and his crew had to lower two massive girder towers, weighing no less than...
  • 'Bush Was Right' by The Right Brothers - watch the music video!

    04/04/2006 9:44:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies · 2,077+ views
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    The music video of the song, Bush Was Right by the pro-Bush group, The Right Brothers is up at YouTube. It's been up for about 3 weeks. Check it out. Also, check out The Right Brothers website for more songs.
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Billy Joel Drank Furniture Polish In Suicide Attempt

    10/11/2005 4:25:04 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 60 replies · 2,005+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 10-11-05 | Douglas Maher
    Billy Joel Drank Furniture Polish In Suicide Attempt October 11, 2005 3:01 p.m. EST Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter New York, NY (AHN) - A new book written by author Hank Bordowitz reveals the lows singer Billy Joel sunk to over the years in a fight with depression and alcoholism. Joel reportedly drank furniture polish in a suicide attempt. The new book entitled, "Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Young Man", quotes the "piano man" as saying, "I drank furniture polish. It looked tastier than bleach." Joel apparently wrote a suicide note before drinking...
  • Public Rushes to Help Identify Mystery Piano Man

    05/17/2005 3:11:41 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 15 replies · 1,025+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/16/05 | unknown
    LONDON (AFP) - Police and social workers sifted through public responses to an appeal to identify a mystery piano player who was found wandering, soaked and confused on an English beach last month. Orchestras across Europe have been contacted as part of a broad effort to identify the young blond-haired man who is now being held in a secure mental health unit in the southeastern Kent region. The Medway Maritime Hospital, where he first received care, said the man had not spoken since being found soaking wet on the beach of the coastal town of Sheerness dressed in a chic...
  • Billy Joel, 55, marries 23-year-old

    10/04/2004 7:21:54 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 78 replies · 2,784+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Oct 3, 2004
    CENTRE ISLAND, N.Y. - Singer-songwriter Billy Joel (news) married his fiancee, 23-year-old Kate Lee, in a ceremony Saturday at his Long Island mansion, his record label said. Joel, 55, wed Lee in a sunset wedding at his waterfront home, Newsday reported in its online editions. Columbia Records, Joel's label, announced the marriage Saturday night. A spokeswoman for Joel could not immediately be reached for comment. Joel, who was previously married twice, including to supermodel Christie Brinkley, has had more than two dozen Top 10 hits, including his signature song "Piano Man," which was released in 1973 and became a hit...
  • Billy Joel Weds 23-Year-Old Bride

    10/03/2004 5:05:38 PM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 120 replies · 4,446+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 3, 2004 | Unknown
    Singer Billy Joel has married his 23-year-old fiancée Kate Lee in a ceremony at his Long Island home, Columbia Records confirmed on Saturday. It is the third marriage for Joel, 55, best known in the UK for his 1983 chart-topper Uptown Girl. The singer-songwriter's teenage daughter, Alexa Ray, by his second wife and former model Christie Brinkley, also attended the sunset ceremony. Lee, a TV restaurant critic, began dating the singer last year. Joel has had more than 24 hit singles in the US, in a career that has spanned more than 30 years. His song Piano Man, which was...
  • Christie Takes Cheap Shots at Billy Joel (Story About GOP Bashing Christie Brinkley)

    08/23/2004 3:09:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 3,061+ views
    FoxNews.Com ^ | January 30, 2003 | Roger Friedman
    Friends of rocker Billy Joel are pretty amazed by his former wife Christie Brinkley's comments in the press yesterday. I am too. Brinkley took some cheap shots at Joel over his weekend car accident on Long Island. She turned up at the accident site taking pictures, then claimed she was concerned for the safety of her daughter, Alexa.
  • Billy Joel in Third Car Accident in Two Years

    04/26/2004 6:47:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 197+ views
    aolnews ^ | 4 26 04 | aolnews
    BAYVILLE, N.Y. (April 25) - Singer Billy Joel was involved in his third car accident in two years Sunday when he slammed into a house on a wet road on Long Island. No one was seriously injured. There was no evidence that alcohol or drugs were involved and Joel was not suspected of any crime, said Nassau County police Officer Joan Eames. Joel suffered a small cut on a finger but refused medical attention, Eames said. Joel was alone in the car, and no one in the house was injured, police said. A call to Joel's publicist, Claire Mercuri, was...
  • Toronto Plays on Despite SARS Fears (Their Mayor Appears to Be Baghdad Bob's cousin "Toronto Tommy")

    04/27/2003 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Timesink · 17 replies · 456+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 28, 2003
    Toronto Plays on Despite SARS FearsBy Etan Vlessing TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Trying to shake off their pariah status, Toronto film and TV industry officials are fielding calls from Los Angeles and overseas colleagues questioning whether they should cancel visits or location shoots in this embattled city.   Toronto, which last week was blind-sided by the World Health Organization (news - web sites) advising against unnecessary travel here owing to SARS (news - web sites)-related risks, has since been cold-shouldered by a growing list of entertainers. "American Idol" champion Kelly Clarkson (news), and the tandem of Elton John (news) and...
  • Basketball's 'Shining Moment' Attracts Teams of Loyal Fans

    04/04/2003 6:57:58 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 12 replies · 508+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | April 4, 2003 | RON LIEBER
    <p>When the National Collegiate Athletic Association's men's basketball tournament ends Monday night, CBS, as it has for the past 16 seasons, will end its broadcast of the final with tournament highlights set to the song "One Shining Moment."</p> <p>Written on the back of a napkin by a virtual unknown, the wholesome song hasn't appeared on the Billboard charts, nor has it ever been played on the radio as far as anyone knows. A compact-disk single has barely sold 1,000 copies. But with the exception of a couple of college fight songs to which nobody knows the words, "One Shining Moment" is arguably the most famous song in sports.</p>
  • Billy Joel: A Bad Cough?

    03/19/2002 8:16:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 183+ views
    FOX ^ | 3/19/02 | Roger Friedman
    <p>THE New York Times made gossip headlines yesterday with its review of the Billy Joel-Elton John concert at Madison Square Garden Friday night. Reviewer Kelefa Sanneh suggested Billy had taken something more than cough syrup to cure what ailed him.</p>