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Phil Ramone Remembered For His Talent And Humanity - Examiner

Phil Ramone Remembered For His Talent And Humanity - Examiner

On Saturday, Billy Joel served as one of the performers at the Phil Ramone Music Memorial Celebration at the Salvation Army's Centennial Memorial Temple. Billy ... recalled how his career, though established with his album Piano Man, was virtually stagnating, his label submitting star producers (Jim Guercio and George Martin) who were uninterested in letting Joel record with his road-honed touring band.

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Happy Birthday To Billy Joel

Happy Birthday To Billy Joel

Happy birthday to Billy on his 64th birthday! We invite you to share your birthday wishes for Billy in the comments below, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+! These lyrics from The Beatles are now appropriate here:

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view ...
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine forevermore

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Watch Billy Joel At Jazz Fest On AXS TV May 4th! Exclusive Photos Inside

Watch Billy Joel At Jazz Fest On AXS TV May 4th! Exclusive Photos Inside

Tune in to AXS TV this Saturday, May 4th to catch four songs from Billy Joel's recent performance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest! Billy headlined the show on April 27th and "held tens of thousands of visitors to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the palm of his hand," Rolling Stone said of the concert.

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Billy Joel Delivers At New Orleans Jazz Fest - Concert Reviews

Billy Joel Delivers At New Orleans Jazz Fest - Concert Reviews

Billy Joel performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 27th, and here are some of the reviews!

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Preview - Billy Joel Interview

New Orleans Jazz Fest Preview - Billy Joel Interview

Billy Joel is back after a three-year hiatus from performing. He was a consensus highlight of the 12-12-12 benefit concert in New York for victims of Hurricane Sandy. On April 21, he headlined the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia. On Saturday, April 27, his only other announced show of the year, he closes the Acura Stage at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest.

We spoke early Wednesday afternoon. He called from his hotel just after powerful thunderstorms rolled through town -- a storm that was a little too reminiscent of his 2008 Jazz Fest monsoon.

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Billy Joel Plays STONE Music Festival, Exclusive Photos From Sydney

Billy Joel performed his first full concert in over three years this weekend at the STONE Music Festival in Sydney, Australia. He stuck largely to the hits, though he did break out the album cuts "The Entertainer," "Zanzibar" and "Don't Ask Me Why." The 19-song set ended, of course, with "Piano Man." Though very few of the performances are on YouTube, someone did capture the vast majority of "She's Always A Woman." Read more at Rolling Stone. The complete setlist is below, along with exclusive photos!

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Billy Joel, Van Halen and Aerosmith at STONE Music Festival Press Conference - Video

Billy Joel, Van Halen and Aerosmith participated in a press conference this week in advance of their performances at STONE Music Festival in Sydney, Australia this weekend. Watch the video below from WSFM for some of the questions and answers!

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Billy Joel, Van Halen and Aerosmith Hit Australia

Billy Joel, Van Halen and Aerosmith Hit Australia

Just in. Image from press conference yesterday in Sydney, Australia.

From left to right: Brad Whitford, David Lee Roth, Steven Tyler, Billy Joel, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, Joe Perry

Photo: Max Loubiere

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Billy Joel In Winter - Grantland

Billy Joel In Winter - Grantland

In December, Billy Joel performed six songs at the 12.12.12 benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims at Madison Square Garden, and it was kind of a big deal. At the height of his pop-star fame in the '70s and '80s -- when a string of hit albums secured him access to the figureheads of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue's gilded age (including Elle Macpherson and future ex-wife Christie Brinkley) and widespread admiration for his bold and possibly crazy pro–"riding motorcycles in the rain" stance -- Joel could regularly be seen playing for arenas full of people.

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Sony Music's Billy Joel Photo Archive - Behind The Scenes Video

Legacy Recordings recently spent some time in the Sony Music Archives Library with director Tom Tierney and shot this great video from its Billy Joel photo archive. Watch it here! You also can check out more videos and playlists at the official Billy Joel YouTube Channel.

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Billy Joel & Phil Ramone: An Examination

Billy Joel & Phil Ramone: An Examination

Billy Joel’s first album as a solo artist, Cold Spring Harbor, came out in 1971. Over the course of six years, several subsequent albums, lineup changes, botched tours and other promotional misfires, he struggled to find his voice as an artist or achieve any real commercial success. Even with classic songs like "Piano Man" and “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” in his pocket, Joel received little airplay and no real chart success.

Then in 1977 he teamed with producer Phil Ramone and released The Stranger. Words have been written around the world for 30 years about this album and its legacy, but all you really need to know is that it contains no less than seven all-time, hall-of-fame classic recordings.

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Billy Joel Featured At Cycle World Magazine

Billy Joel Featured At Cycle World Magazine

Cycle World has covered the new book Rockin' Garages by Tom Cotter, who interviewed Billy Joel and other musicians about their fascination with motorcycles. Here is an excerpt:

Billy Joel is telling Tom Cotter a story about his buddy, fellow hall-of-fame rock-’n’-roller Bruce Springsteen.

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