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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 his knowledge. In the latest installment of his "Pop Music Masterclass," Chilly breaks down what Nicki Minaj's brutal ex-side-eying Pinkprint track "Bed Of Lies" has in common with Billy… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 5, 2015

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 were lined up to participate, including forebears B.B. King and Allen Toussaint, '60s peers Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Roger Daltrey, and later stars from Billy Joel to Chrissie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014

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 band of all time and that Paul McCartney was one of the most important songwriters. But even with that in mind, the lineup of the new McCartney tribute set TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014

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 of ivories than any other piece of music. But Joel would prefer that we stop tickling ivories and started tickling some other substance. Joel has thrown his weight behind a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2014

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 released a video of a conversation between Q-Tip and legendary hip-hop journalist and ego trip co-founder Chairman Mao. In the discussion, Q-Tip spoke about his career, did an impression of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 6, 2013

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 Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012

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 fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Billy Joel album via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 9, 2011

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 (John Legend, Estelle, Consequence, and Pusha T) and went through old and new tracks, including "Moma's Boyfriend," with Legend, below. You'll have to get around the sound of people talking to… More »

By: jessica / August 13, 2010

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 on the list of Billy's beneficiaries -- but the piano man has never given over his song to an advert until now, and the results are impressive. Upscale UK retailer… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2010

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, Anne Hathaway, Artie Lange, Elisabeth Moss, and Green Day in Billy Joel's '82 Vietnam War anthem. Watch at Videogum. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2009

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 so-called "guilty pleasures." Of course, the problem with these sorts of things is that the "guilty pleasures" have generally written timeless classics that outshine the contemporary band's not timeless oeuvre. More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2008

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. Some tickets were priced at $25,000 each (preempting the World Series isn't cheap). Springsteen has of course played a number of rallies for the senator, but this was Joel'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 17, 2008

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 Mets ballpark two days later. I attended the first night (yes I am from Long Island) and the special guests were Tony Bennett, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, and John Mayer, who… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008

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 count (it's the second best), but we can't dispute the coolness issue (much as we love him/are from Long Island). Maybe Austin indie fencing team WMMF can fix that… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 25, 2008

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 down of what you missed:Gamble & Huff, Little Walter, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, and John Mellencamp got inducted.Leonard Cohen was introduced by noted boxing blogger Lou Reed and covered by Damie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 11, 2008

New Japan For Africa Video – “We Are The World”

"We Are The World" is in the air. We caught a pretty good whiff of it with Jimmy and Ben, but this footage from Japanese television takes USA For Africa to the next level. In fact, the footage you're about to see is so true-to-life that it got us thinking about aMore »

By: brandon / February 29, 2008

Lou Reed, Justin Timberlake & Tom Hanks To Help Rock ‘N’ Roll Congratulate Itself

Good news, gang: now the list of people you didn't give a shit about getting into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame has a slightly less give-a-shittable list of people inducting them! Madonna will be honored by the legendary Mickey Mousekateer/actress/box-fucker Justin Timberlake; the Dave Clark Five will be inducted by iconic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2008

Billy Joel Celebrates “Christmas In Fallujah”

Billboard brings forth the good cheer of Billy Joel's return from self-imposed pop retirement with a second single this year. And he's still got war on his mind. The track's called "Christmas In Fallujah," and it's highly unfortunate. This coming from long time Piano men (two of us are Strong Island born and… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2007

What If The “Piano Man” Was An Unreliable Narrator?

From where does John Moe unearth these revelatory letters? We enjoyed "Beth"'s nagging epistle to Peter Criss, but this one is even closer to our hearts: Moe's latest Pop Song Correspondence is titled A Note Placed In The Pay Envelope Of Billy "The Piano Man" Joel and it's sent us for a Jamesian TurnMore »

By: Stereogum / May 21, 2007

Best Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

Prince is 48. That's fun to think about while you watch YouTubes of the Purple One performing in the rain over and over and over today. Screw his physical ailments, Prince was four times as hip as any Super Bowl halftime show we can remember. From "Let's Go Crazy" to "Proud Mary" to "Baby I'm… More »

By: Stereogum / February 5, 2007
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