Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company -- the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City” -- have come together once again to present "12.12.12" the Concert For Sandy Relief.
Billy's "Piano Man" is one of 27 musical works to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year. The Grammy Hall of Fame was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.
ALL STAR LINE UP FOR “12-12-12” TO INCLUDE JON BON JOVI, BILLY JOEL, ALICIA KEYS, PAUL McCARTNEY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND, ROGER WATERS, KANYE WEST, AND THE WHO WITH MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
“12-12-12” Will Be A One Night Only Fundraising Concert At Madison Square Garden To Benefit The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy
Billy joined rocker J. Geils, luthier Jol Dantzig and award-winning author of Rockin' Garages Tom Cotter this past weekend for a book signing at 20th Century Cycles. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Harry Chapin's Long Island Cares Food Bank. Here's a video from the event, as reported by the New York Daily News:
Support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and meet rocker J. Geils, luthier Jol Dantzig and award-winning author of Rockin' Garages Tom Cotter at music icon Billy Joel's 20th Century Cycles in Oyster Bay, New York!
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Harry Chapin's Long Island Cares Food Bank. Author Tom Cotter will donate $5 from the sale of EACH book, and 20th Century Cycles will donate $5 from EVERY T-shirt and hat sold in the month of November.
It took Billy Joel a long time to become famous. The Long Island native began playing in local bands when he was just 14 years old in 1964, but he didn't have an opportunity to record a solo album until 1971's Cold Spring Harbor. An error in the mastering process sped the songs up on the finished LP and caused Joel's voice to sound ridiculously high. When Joel first heard the album he ripped it off his record player, ran outside and hurled it down the street.
On October 2, people who own SACD players (or who have PS3s with SACD capability) and are serious Billy Joel fans will be treated to what may be the definitive sound version of the classic album The Nylon Curtain, considered by many fans to be a masterpiece in his catalog. The album spawned several hits as well as several intense FM staples during its time on the charts.
Glee’s season 4 premieres Thursday night, September 13, 9/8c on FOX, and the episode will include a rendition of Billy's "New York State Of Mind." The episode finds Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and McKinley High student Marley (Melissa Benoist) joining forces on Billy’s iconic song in two locations, with Rachel in Manhattan and Marley in Lima, OH.
Front row (L-R): Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMPG Worldwide; Billy Joel; Lance Freed, President of Rondor Music. Back row (L-R): Michael J. Sammis, EVP Operations and CFO Worldwide, UMPG; Don Ienner, Consultant; Todd Kamelhar, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman; Lee Eastman, ESQ, Eastman & Eastman; David Kokakis, SVP/Head of Business Affairs/Business Development, UMPG.