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Alec Baldwin Interviews Billy Joel on WNYC's New Show 'Here's The Thing'

Alec Baldwin Interviews Billy Joel on WNYC's New Show 'Here's The Thing'

This week on Here’s The Thing – Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel – at the piano – for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made. Listen Here

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Billy Joel Back in the USSR 1987

Billy Joel Back in the USSR 1987

25 years ago today, the whole world looked on as Billy Joel took his family, his music and his concert show to the former Soviet Union in late July and early August 1987. Billy summarized his feelings soon after completing the Bridge Tour and returning to his home in the States, 'You're not quite the same once you've been there.''

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Introducing The New 20thCenturyCycles.com!

Billy has launched a new website for 20th Century Cycles, centered around his motorcycle shop in Oyster Bay, NY!

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The Longest Time (Coral Triangle Edition)

This educational YouTube video, creating awareness for the “The Coral Triangle,” by the Barber Lab Quartet, caught Billy’s eye online as “adorable.” It is a delightful variation on his original video for “The Longest Time” which was set in the fictitious aftermath of a high school reunion, circa “Class of 59,” with flashbacks to the characters spiritual reunion, and the doo-wop innocence of their haunted school halls.

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Mark Rivera Album 'Common Bond' In Stores This November - Guest Appearances From Ringo Starr, Billy Joel

Mark Rivera, sideman to the stars--Billy Joel and Ringo Starr--releases his debut album Common Bond.

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Striped Bass War, 20 Years On

Striped Bass War, 20 Years On

In East Hampton 20 years ago, it was nearly impossible not to see and hear that a significant part of our local heritage was going by the board — not without a fight, and not without great pain.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Can You Explain A Comment You Made On Stage At Giants Stadium, Regarding The Press?

With this Q&A, we revisit a Master Class held at the Kelley Theatre at Fairfield University in 1996. Billy returned to the university having been given a Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1991. (Some students refer to Billy as “Dr. Joel.”) Billy was asked about a comment he made during a Face2Face concert at Giants Stadium at the end of July 1994. A local newspaper had made a preposterous charge that Billy and Elton's success was somehow in the way of young artists congregating at the New Music Seminar. Billy offers his rebuttal in the clip below.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Is The Story Behind The Song 'Through The Long Night?'

New Billy Joel Q&A - What Is The Story Behind The Song 'Through The Long Night?'

During a Q&A session at the Berklee College Of Music in 1992, Billy was asked about the meaning of his song "Through The Long Night" from his 1980 album "Glass Houses." His answer touches on the artwork of Picasso. You can watch this and other videos from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Being Known As The Piano Man, What Positive Or Negative Feelings Do You Have For That Song?

During a Master Class held at the Kelley Theatre on the Fairfield University campus in 1996, Billy was asked about the song that he is most identified with -- Piano Man -- and how he feels about the song years after its initial release in 1973. You can watch this in the video below and check out other videos from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Usher Samples 'Uptown Girl' On His New Track 'Can't Stop Won't Stop'

Usher - Looking 4 Myself

The new song, featuring will.i.am, synthesizes the "Uptown Girl" signature "Whoa oh ohs" to great effect. Popdust.com reviewed the track and calls the sample a "thought provoking ... attention-grabber." Look for Usher's upcoming album, "Looking 4 Myself," on iTunes now.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - When You Go On Tour, How Much Do You Rehearse And How Do You Deal With A Multi-Million Dollar Lighting Rig?

The latest video from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series covers the difficulty of planning and running a major concert tour. Billy talks about his work process and how her prefers not to over-rehearse his songs. You can watch his answer in the video below!

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Was Your Inspiration For Writing 'Angry Young Man' And What Is Its Meaning?

During a Q&A session at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in April 1996, an audience member asked Billy a philosophical question about the song "Angry Young Man," and where the idea for the song originally came from. Billy explains the meaning of the song in our new Q&A video below. You can watch this and other videos from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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