Billy Joel was at his best March 9th at Madison Square Garden, where he was joined by Itzhak Perlman for an electrifying performance of “The Downeaster ‘Alexa.'" Watch the exclusive concert video and check out photos from backstage!
USA for Africa's "We Are the World" was released 30 years ago, on March 7th, 1985. When Billy Joel spotted Ray Charles entering the studio, he said, "That's like the Statue of Liberty walking in." Quincy Jones introduced them: "Ray, this is the guy who wrote 'New York State of Mind.'"
Billy inaugurated his motorcycle gallery "20th Century Cycles," in Oyster Bay in Long Island, with a simple but elegant bike loving bash celebrating the debut of his current motorcycle collection and exhibit space — now open to the public.
Watch Billy Joel sing "New York State Of Mind" with Vanderbilt University student Michael Pollack, filmed during "An Evening of Questions and Answers" at the university in January 2013. Nice going Michael!
“The Last Play at Shea” chronicles the waning days of Shea Stadium through a tapestry of performance, historical documentary and personal journey, through the prism of Billy Joel’s extraordinary career and blue collar perspective.
And every time I've held a rose, it seems I only felt the thorns. And so it goes, and so it goes, and so will you soon I suppose. But if my silence made you leave, then that would be my worst mistake. So I will share this room with you, and you can have this heart to break.
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday. The regular crowd shuffles in. There's an old man sitting next to me, making love to his tonic and gin. He says, "Son can you play me a memory? I'm not really sure how it goes. But it's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete, when I wore a younger man's clothes."