Billy Joel

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Chris Buck's best photograph: Billy Joel in the dark with an Applause sign
‘Billy said, “I’ll do this – but I’m not one who performs because of an urgent need for approval”’

Interview by Karin Andreasson

01, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Billy Joel takes blame for Bruce Springsteen bike breakdown
Joel tells crowd at Madison Square Garden gig he built motorcycle that left the Boss stranded by side of the road in New Jersey

Guardian music

24, Nov, 2016 @8:23 AM

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Why do people have to die before we name things after them? | Dave Schilling
The New York Assembly is fighting over whether ‘Billy Joel Boulevard’ would be acceptable for a stretch of Long Island highway. The crux? He’s not dead yet

Dave Schilling

15, Oct, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Billy Joel review – evergreen, edgy and in sublime voice
Piano man plays all the hits, switching styles, from doo-wop of The Longest Time to experimental Zanzibar, with aplomb

Betty Clarke

11, Sep, 2016 @11:49 AM

Readers suggest the 10 best namechecks in songs
Last week we brought you our 10 best namechecks in songs. Here we present your thoughts on recordings that should have made the list

Rivkah Brown

17, Sep, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about ambition - results
Want to get elected? Make someone love you? Light up the sky like a flame? RR regular magicman does all this and more with a high-achieving selection from last week’s topic

Ralph Brown

30, Apr, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Billy Joel: 10 of the best
Pop’s original young fogey has mastered many styles, but at his heart there has always been sentiment and tartness. Here are 10 of his classics

Stevie Chick

07, Jan, 2015 @4:13 PM

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The Art of McCartney: album stream
Hear the Cure, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Corinne Bailey Rae and others perform some of Paul McCartney’s best-loved songs – and let us know what you think

Guardian music

11, Nov, 2014 @11:35 AM

Readers suggest the 10 best ... Greyhound bus moments

Last week we brought you our 10 best Greyhound bus moments. Here, we present your thoughts on those moments that should have made the list

09, May, 2014 @9:00 AM

Exclusive: Billy Joel performs Stiletto in Moscow in 1987 - video

Watch previously unreleased material from Billy Joel's historic 1987 tour of Russia, with the singer performing Stiletto

25, Apr, 2014 @8:47 AM

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Billy Joel is due to become cool very soon – this is why | Ed Butler
Ed Butler: Teens always will define cool against what their elders like. Right now, there is a group of 14 year-olds listening to ‘Piano Man’ who will write a world-beating record in five years

Ed Butler

04, Apr, 2014 @2:32 AM

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Billy Joel moves in to Madison Square Garden: how we got here
We honour the Bronx-born musician's New York City residency – and applaud him for skipping the detour to Las Vegas

Amanda Holpuch and Erin McCann

04, Dec, 2013 @5:02 PM

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