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August 23, 2014
Billy Joel's original band reunites !

It's been almost 20 years since BILLY JOEL's original band broke up, after lawsuits, (LIBERTY DeVITTO sued JOEL over royalties in 2009) and (the suicide of bassist DOUG STEGMEYER in 1995), have been together. But, for the first time since then, the band, LIBERTY DeVITTO (drums), RICHIE CANNATA (saxophone) and RUSSELL JAVORS (backing vocalist, guitarist) not pictured, will be on the same stage when they are inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame during a dinner at Long Island's Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York on October 23, 2014. Sadly, BILLY JOEL will not be able to attend, claiming through a spokesperson, that he will be out of the country that night. mmm, ???

                                                                                                  L. DeVitto, D. Stegmeyer, B. Joel, R. Cannata

August 9, 2014
Billy Joel News !

BILLY JOEL's $20 million mansion in Sagaponack, Long Island, N.Y. finally sells after being on the market for five (5) years ! The buyer, Tom Iovino, whose Judlau Inc. contracting firm has over $1 billion worth of contracts with New York City's MTA, paid $19.9 million for the oceanfront estate previously owned by the late "Jaws" actor Roy Scheider.

BILLY JOEL never sells the front seats at his concerts !
Instead, his people go to the back of the venues he plays in, and treats people in the cheap seats ! This is so BILLY JOEL can see the real fans right in front of him, not just the well off and affluent who can afford these seats ! I wish more performers would do this, don't you ?

Known to his millions of fans as "The Piano Man", his
daugher, Alexa Ray Joel, also knows her dad as... "The Pasta Man" ! She recently posted these photos of her dad cooking a family recipe of spagetti, in his kitchen, on Instagram.