Billy Joel

Happy Father’s Day: 17 Ultimate Dad-Pop Songs, Past And Present

Music your dad and you as a future dad will approve of!

Jonathan Riggs | June 19, 2015 - 8:31 am

Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup: Billy Joel, Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar & Deadmau5 To Headline

Following the reveal of this year’s Coachella and Governors Ball is one of the other big U.S. music festivals — Bonnaroo! The organizers announced the lineup last night (January 13) in a unique way: fans around the country called 1-844-ROO-2015 to learn the name of one artists on the roster and then shared it on social

Bianca Gracie | January 14, 2015 - 6:14 am

Barbra Streisand Announces New Duets LP ‘Partners’ Featuring John Legend, Stevie Wonder & Elvis (!)

Barbra Streisand has been on Instagram for less than a week and she’s already putting it to good use. The veteran diva announced her upcoming LP Partners on the social media platform this morning (August 11) and named an impressive list of duet partners that includes John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, John Mayer, Michael Buble,…

Mike Wass | August 11, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Billy Joel Forgets The Lyrics To “We Didn’t Start The Fire” Then Slams The Song: Watch

Billy Joel is back on tour, which will culminate with another of his infinity-night stands at Madison Square Garden. But first he performed in Toronto recently, and the Piano Man forgot the lyrics to his most inescapable song, “We Didn’t Start The Fire. “Wait a minute,” he said at the top of the first verse,…

Carl Williott | March 14, 2014 - 6:59 am

Behind The Candelabra: 15 Great Piano-Driven Pop Songs

HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated biopic on Liberace, debuted this past weekend to much critical fanfare, with many critics praising Soderbergh for approaching his subject with a modicum of humanity (as opposed to mean-spirited camp). Although Liberace never openly pined to be taken seriously, we think he’d appreciate the film’s attempt to…

John Hamilton | May 27, 2013 - 8:38 am

One Direction’s Zayn Malik Hurt His Hand, Selena Gomez Should Kiss It & Make It Better: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: It looks like One Direction’s Zayn Malik injured himself somehow. The Selena Gomez kiss crush was spotted with bandages on his right hand, Chris Brown-style. That’s the prettiest mangled hand we’ve ever seen. [E!]

:: By now, we all know about Rick Ross’s narrow escape from serious injury…

Carl Williott | February 1, 2013 - 5:00 am

Frank Ocean, Maroon 5, John Mayer & More To Play New Orleans Jazz Fest

Frank Ocean, John Mayer and Maroon 5 are slated to perform at the New Orleans Jazz Fest later this year, because, jazz? We kid, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (held April 26 – May 5) is much more than just a showcase of jazz music. Plus, despite his Odd Future membership, Frank Ocean…

Carl Williott | January 17, 2013 - 10:10 am

Christina Aguilera, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi & More To Perform At Hurricane Sandy Telethon

Hurricane Sandy was a once-in-a-lifetime storm that left the East Coast reeling, but victims of the disaster are about to get a little help from some famous friends: NBCUniversal has announced that its portfolio of networks (including NBC, Bravo, USA, E! and a host of others) will be running a telethon at 8 p.m. this…

Sam Lansky | November 1, 2012 - 6:52 am

‘American Idol’: Top 10 Take On Billy Joel

Last night the Top 10 touring American Idol contestants took on Billy Joel’s all-American songbook. (Sadly, “We Didn’t Start The Fire” wasn’t included.) And who better to mentor the singers during Billy Joel week than … Diddy? (JLo apparently has a thing for working with exes on reality competition shows.) Tommy Hilfiger was…

Carl Williott | March 22, 2012 - 5:00 am

Lady Gaga,, Mary J. Blige, & More Celebrate Sting’s 60th Birthday

Happy birthday, Sting! Not that our birthday wishes really matter, given that so many huge names in music turned out to help the Cherrytree House Sessions legend celebrate his 60th year in style. After joining Sting on stage to perform “Stand By Me” at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Lady Gaga turned out for the lavish…

Idolator Staff | October 2, 2011 - 9:56 am

The Morning Mix: Heather Morris Poses For Controversial Photo Shoot

Did You Hear?

:: Photographer Tyler Shields cast Heather Morris in a “bruised-up Barbie” photo shoot, depicting the Glee star sporting a black eye. (Check out more of the skeevy pics here.) Not surprisingly, the shoot immediately drew controversy for glamorizing domestic violence. Makes posing in your underwear in the locker room seem…

Becky Bain | September 2, 2011 - 5:00 am

9 Of Music’s Most Mismatched Couples (PHOTOS)

Katy Perry shattered many a teenage dream when she and Russell Brand tied the knot in India this past weekend. In doing so, our Halloween costume inspiration has officially joined the ranks of some of pop music’s oddest romantic pairings. While many of the marriages didn’t last—some even a week (we’re looking at you, Britney…

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 26, 2010 - 1:20 pm

FRIDAY VIDEO TIME: The Highly Subjective Totally Debatable List Of The Best Songs That Start With The Letter “U”

We’re back again with our weekly series where we highlight the top songs over the last 50 years that start with a specific letter of the alphabet. Now we’ve reached the letter “U”, and this week’s list includes an ode to the rain protection as well as a song that ultimately gave Vanilla Ice…

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 27, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Jay-Z Solidifies His Position As This Generation’s Billy Joel

After delaying his pre-World Series performance of “Empire State Of Mind” for reasons that were either weather-related or scheduling-conflict-borne, Jay-Z took the song to the field at Yankee Stadium before last night’s Game 2. (He continued his run as a good-luck charm for the home team; the Yankees topped the Phillies, 3-1.) Our F2K correspondent…

Maura | October 30, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday, Compact Discs

Twenty-seven years ago today, Sony introduced the CDP-101 to market: The $2,200 piece of electronics (pictured at left) was the first compact-disc player, and the company went on to sell 20,000 units over the three months following its debut. In addition to the hardware, Sony issued 50 of its titles on CD at a price…

Maura | October 1, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Who Would You Nominate For Your Home State’s “Most Mythical Artist” Crown?

Jess Harvell’s piece on The Misfits’ relationship to New Jersey earlier this week sparked some debate from out-of-state residents over which musicians deserved to be elevated to bard status as far as their respective homelands went. I wouldn’t try to speak for all of New York, because, well, doing so would be just silly (plus…

Maura | July 31, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Billy Joel on his design aesthetic: “The motorcycles that I’ve designed are essentially new bikes that I’ve made look like old bikes. They’re kind of retro-styled… I’ve become used to all the conveniences of modern technology, but I still like how the old things look. I do the same thing with the boats… I probably…

Maura | June 8, 2009 - 9:45 am

Will Ferrell Says Goodnight To “Saturday Night Live,” Saigon

Perhaps perplexed by the prospect of five-and-change minutes to fill with zero chance for making Will Ferrell dress up like George Bush, or Alex Trebek, or , for a second time during its 90-minute running time, this weekend’s Saturday Night Live closed with a sketch in which Ferrell–accompanied by most of the show’s cast, as…

Maura | May 18, 2009 - 9:30 am

Faith Hill Gets Re-Retouched By “Redbook”

In this edition of our noontime headlines roundup: Faith Hill’s “Comic Strip” poses, Billy Joel gets out of hand with a Sharpie, and Justin Timberlake returns to the Saturday Night Live stage for the 454th time. …

Maura | April 22, 2009 - 12:00 pm

What Was The First 45 You Ever Owned?

Thanks to Nashville Cream for letting us know that today is the 60th birthday of the 45-rpm single, a format that debuted with Eddy Arnold’s “Texarkana Baby” b/w “Bouquet Of Roses” on March 31, 1949. They’re having readers delve into their record collections to find their favorite examples of that format, but I figured it…

Maura | March 31, 2009 - 1:30 am
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