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Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview

Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview

Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks his 50th year as a professional entertainer in 2014, is enjoying a career resurgence. Demand for his live performances has never been hotter, with Joel set to play stadiums and arenas coast-to-coast this year. In December, Joel was feted at Kennedy Center Honors, and Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia, a documentary on the artist's groundbreaking 1987 trip to the former Soviet Union, debuted on Showtime Jan. 31.

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Billy Joel 'The Complete Albums Collection' & 'The Essential' On Sale Now!

Billy Joel 'The Complete Albums Collection' & 'The Essential' On Sale Now!

For a limited time, you can now purchase Billy Joel's The Complete Albums Collection and The Essential Billy Joel for a special low price! The Complete Albums Collection brings together Billy's complete catalog of 14 essential titles, from 1971's Cold Spring Harbor through 2001's Fantasies & Delusions.

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TV Reminder: Tune In TONIGHT For Premiere Of 'Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia' On Showtime

TV Reminder: Tune In TONIGHT For Premiere Of 'Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia' On Showtime

Be sure to tune in TONIGHT for the premiere of Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Showtime! This feature-length documentary looks back at Billy's historic concerts in the former Soviet Union 26 years ago -- the first fully staged rock 'n' roll shows in the USSR.

The film also will re-air on the following dates ET/PT:

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Tune In To 'CBS This Morning' January 31 For A Look At 'Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia'

Tune In To 'CBS This Morning' January 31 For A Look At 'Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia'

This Friday at 8:15 a.m. EST, CBS This Morning will air a segment about the upcoming documentary Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia.

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Billy Joel Returns To Scottrade Center In St. Louis, MO April 11

Billy Joel Returns To Scottrade Center In St. Louis, MO April 11

BILLY JOEL RETURNS TO SCOTTRADE CENTER FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 — 8:00PM

20th Anniversary Year of His Grand Opening Concert

Public on-sale Saturday, February 8 at 10:00PM

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Billy Joel To Perform For The First Time At Fenway Park June 26

Billy Joel To Perform For The First Time At Fenway Park June 26

Public on-sale Saturday, February 8 at 10:00AM

[January 30, 2014, Boston, MA] – Billy Joel will perform at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Thursday, June 26. It will be his first solo headlining concert in Boston in five years.

“Billy Joel’s upcoming concert at Fenway Park adds to the celebrated list of music legends that have performed at the ballpark since 2003,” said Red Sox EVP/COO Sam Kennedy. “We look forward to hosting the music icon at Fenway in June for what we know will be a memorable performance.”

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Billy Joel Begins Historic Franchise At Madison Square Garden - Concert Reviews, Photos, Videos & Set List

Billy Joel Begins Historic Franchise At Madison Square Garden - Concert Reviews, Photos, Videos & Set List

Billy Joel kicked off his historic residency at Madison Square Garden in grand style last night. No other rock star has ever attempted anything like this: a gig a month for as long as he wants, on his home turf, in the white-hot spotlight of the world's most famous rock arena. ...It was a momentous occasion. ...All night long, he played to the local crowd, as well he should. ...And every minute of last night's show was a reminder of why Billy Joel can keep these monthly blowouts going as long as he's willing to show up.

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Adult Swim Re-enacts 'Bosom Buddies' Opening Credits Featuring Billy Joel

Adult Swim Re-enacts 'Bosom Buddies' Opening Credits Featuring Billy Joel

Adult Swim's latest episode of The Greatest Event in Television History features a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Bosom Buddies, with Paul Rudd and Adam Scott standing in for original series stars Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. But the big difference for Billy Joel fans is this new piece features the original version of Billy's "My Life" instead of the version that was used in the sitcom's opening credits.

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Billy Joel Digs Deep Into His Songbook For Jacksonville - Set List & Concert Review

Billy Joel Digs Deep Into His Songbook For Jacksonville - Set List & Concert Review

When you’ve been in the music business as long as Billy Joel has -- and this is his 50th year as a professional musician -- you’ve earned the right to dig deep into your playbook and play a few hidden gems.

...And Joel certainly played a lot of well-known songs. The final run of “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “Piano Man,” “Big Shot,” “It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me” and “Only the Good Die Young” didn’t leave anyone disappointed.

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Billy Joel Returns To Nationals Park In Washington, D.C. July 26

Billy Joel Returns To Nationals Park In Washington, D.C. July 26

BILLY JOEL RETURNS TO NATIONALS PARK SATURDAY, JULY 26

Public on-sale Saturday, February 1 at 10am

[January 23, 2014, Washington, DC] – Live Nation has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at Nationals Park – home of the Washington Nationals – in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance at the ballpark.

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Billy Joel Returns To Citizens Bank Park In Philadelphia August 2

Billy Joel Returns To Citizens Bank Park In Philadelphia August 2

BILLY JOEL RETURNS TO CITIZENS BANK PARK SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Public on-sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM

[January 23, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA] – Live Nation has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance at Citizens Bank Park and the first time he has performed in Philadelphia since 2009.

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Fans Revel In Rare Chance To See Billy Joel Live - Set List & The Tampa Tribune Concert Review

Fans Revel In Rare Chance To See Billy Joel Live - Set List & The Tampa Tribune Concert Review

On Friday, Billy Joel took his familiar place behind the Steinway and delighted a sold-out crowd of 20,070 at the Forum with a heartfelt performance befitting a virtuoso who has been telling stories for the better part of four decades.

After he was welcomed on stage with a standing ovation, Joel opened with a spirited “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" and the hard-driving “Pressure,” complete with an impressive light show that was used sparingly -- but appropriately -- throughout the performance.

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