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Late last month Billy Joel played New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the 63rd time. Meanwhile, across the river, Aaron Freeman played many of the same tunes to a smaller crowd at Brooklyn’s most upscale bowling alley. It was the Ween co-founder’s fourth time belting out a set of these cover songs — “Pressure,”… More »

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

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Watch Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer Dance Atop Billy Joel’s Piano In Chicago

In Amy Schumer's new movie Trainwreck, there's a recurring joke based on Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl." And when Joel played Chicago's Wrigley Field last night,…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2015 - 8:59 am

Watch Billy Joel Close Nassau Coliseum With Paul Simon, Kevin James, & Live Rarity “No Man’s Land”

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, a legendary dump of an arena on Long Island, is closing down for now. On Wednesday, it'll start a massive…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 9:30 am

Titus Andronicus Cover Classic Rock Hits With Craig Finn And Ted Leo In Brooklyn

This week brings the release of Titus Andronicus' outstanding new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, and to celebrate, the band did a five-night stand at…
Michael Nelson | July 29, 2015 - 10:22 am

Chilly Gonzales Explains What Nicki Minaj Has In Common With Billy Joel And Lionel Richie

Chilly Gonzales seems like a really chill dude, in that he's a self-proclaimed musical genius, but instead of lording it over us, he shares hi…
Caitlin White | February 5, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Stream The Art Of McCartney Tribute Album Featuring New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure, & More

When the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art Of McCartney was announced two months ago, we marveled at the staggering array of rock stars who…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 9:55 am

Tribute Album The Art Of McCartney Includes New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure

It's not like the world needed another Beatles tribute. There's an entire industry devoted to letting you know that the Beatles were the most important…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 9:22 am

Billy Joel Says Stop Killing Elephants For Pianos

Billy Joel is perhaps the most famous pianist on planet earth, and "Piano Man," his signature song, has probably done more to romanticize the tickling…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2014 - 11:48 am

Watch Q-Tip Play A Previously Unreleased Clip Of Kanye’s Billy Joel-Sampling “Mama’s Boyfriend”

Red Bull Music Academy has finished their month-long residency in New York City, but we're still getting goodies from some of the events. Today, they've…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 6, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Win A Billy Joel Complete Albums Collection Box Set

Rejoice! A $200 deluxe edition of Billy Joel's classic catalog is the latest sweepstakes on the Stereogum prizewagon. To enter, you need be a fa…
Corban Goble | November 9, 2011 - 10:59 am

Kanye West – “Moma’s Boyfriend” Live Video

Early this morning/very late last night, Kanye West held a secret show at New York's the Box. He brought out a some big guests (Joh…
jessica | August 13, 2010 - 12:01 pm

Guillemots’ Fyfe Dangerfield Sparks Billy Joel’s First Ever TV Commercial License

It's not that the Long Island troubadour/Hamptons mascot hasn't licensed his songs before -- Bossom Buddies, Freaks & Geeks, and Dave's World are a few…
Amrit Singh | May 7, 2010 - 4:30 pm

SNL Sings “Goodnight Saigon”

In a strange and inspired season finale, host Will Ferrell led the entire cast plus Tom Hanks, Norm MacDonald, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd,…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2009 - 11:31 am

Takka Takka Cover Phil Collins

The second installment of Guilt By Association comes out in February. In case you don't remember Vol. 1, the compilation featured contemporary indie bands covering…
brandon | November 20, 2008 - 10:58 am

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Duet For Obama

Last night NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom hosted a "Change Rocks" fundraiser for Obama, featuring Class of '99 Rock Hall inductees the Boss and the Piano Man.
Scott Lapatine | October 17, 2008 - 11:09 am

Paul McCartney Joins Billy Joel For Shea Stadium Goodbye

"I know, I suck," Billy Joel told a sold-out Shea Stadium Wednesday night, apologizing for scheduling a second Last Play At Shea at the Met…
Scott Lapatine | July 21, 2008 - 10:55 am

What Made Milwaukee Famous Cover Billy Joel

Chuck Klosterman claims that Glasses Houses is the best Billy Joel album, and that Billy Joel has never been cool. He's wrong on the first…
Scott Lapatine | April 25, 2008 - 2:56 pm

Scenes From The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony

We know you probably didn't watch the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony last night. So here's a quick run dow…
Amrit Singh | March 11, 2008 - 2:34 pm