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October 10, 2015
Billy Joel lastest News.

>BILLY JOEL's oldest daughter, 29 year old singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, sang the National Anthem at the N.Y. Islander's hockey teams opening game (Friday night,10/9/15) at their new home, the Barclay Center, Brooklyn, New York. Her father, BILLY JOEL, closed the Islander's former home, the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, N.Y., with a three hour sold out concert in August. (See photos, scrool August, 2015 Archives)


On New Years Eve, (12/31/15) BILLY JOEL plays at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida. He played the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida last New Years eve. Seems BILLY JOEL likes to spend his New York winter's in Florida.

 

>BILLY JOEL sat down this week with New Yorker Magazine's Nick Paumgarten, who wrote a profile on the musician last year, and talked about various topics. Below are BILLY JOEL's musing answers to some of those questions.

On Social Media: "I don't Twitter. I don't Facebook. Sometime I look up a little porn -- you know, just to see what's going on".

On Rock vs. Classical: "Classical music was the girl next door. Rock and Roll is a girl with smeared lipstick and ripped stockings. I had an affair with her for some time, but I ended up wanting to go back to the girl next door".

On "Piano Man": "I was living in Los Angeles and working at a piano bar. I needed the money. I thought, I can't believe I'm doing this... but maybe I'll get a song out of it. And I did".

On why he quit writing pop music: (paraphrasing) I broke up with me.

AND, if you listen to his songs during "Live" concerts, you'll sometimes hear BILLY JOEL sing alternate lyrics to his songs, such as..

> "The Entertainer": "After a while in a million miles, it all becomes the same", instead of, "After a while in a thousand miles, it all becomes the same".

> "She's Always A Women": "She can ruin your face with her powerful thighs", instead of, "She can ruin your faith with her casual lies".

> "Honesty": "Sodomy is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you", instead of, "Honesty is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you".


October 1, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Godfather of Billy Joel's second child.

As reported by The New York Post's Page Six on Tuesday 9/29/15, BILLY JOEL and fourth wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, along with Billy's first child, Alexa Ray Joel, dined with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and about 20 guests at the Greek restaurant Kyma in Roslyn, Long Island, New York. Together they celebrated the Christening of BILLY JOEL and wife Alexis newborn daughter, Della Rose. BILLY JOEL chose the New York Governor, his close friend, the Godfather of his baby daughter.   


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                                                                                                     Photo: Jamie McCarthy




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