Joel's staying power as a touring act continues to the present day. The casino honored him with a banner displaying his name and the number 10 to hang in the arena. His mood was light, and joke-filled, even introducing himself as "Billy Joel's dad" and stating "you guys overpaid to see a fat bald guy".
On July 16,and July 18,Joel played the final concerts at Shea Stadium before its demolition. The concerts were featured in the documentary film Last Play at Shea. The film was released on DVD on February 8, On December 11,Joel recorded his own rendition of " Christmas in Fallujah " during a concert at Acer Arena in Sydney and released it as a live single in Australia only. It is the only official release of Joel performing "Christmas in Fallujah", as Cass Dillon sang on the studio recording and the handful of times the song was played live in Joel sang the song throughout his December tour of Australia.
DeVitto had never been given songwriting or arranging credit on any of Joel's songs, but he claimed that he helped arrange some of them, including "Only the Good Die Young". Additionally, the agreement marked the first time since Joel regained control of his publishing rights in the s that he began to use an administrator to handle his catalog within the U. The agreement's focus is on increasing the use of Joel's music in movies, television programs, and commercials.
In Mayit was announced that Joel would hold his first ever indoor Irish concert at the O 2 in Dublin on November 1. He subsequently announced his return to the UK for the first time in seven years to perform three dates in October and November.
Joel played two arena dates in Manchester and Birmingham plus a very special show at London's Hammersmith Apollo. The venue holds a capacity of 1, and sold out in five minutes. Joel headlined a solo arena concert in New York City for the first time since when he performed at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 31, InJoel performed 21 concerts in addition to his Madison Square Garden residency from January 7 to August 2 in various cities around the U.
On December 3,it was announced that Joel Suicide Pilot - The Nymphomaniacs - Live At The Extra Blues Bar (CDr become a franchise of Madison Square Gardenplaying one concert a month indefinitely, starting with a date on January 27, On January 7,the Billy Joel in Concert tour began.
On April 5,Joel played the first concert at the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum. On June 24,he returned to Hicksville High School fifty years after his would-be graduating class received their diplomas,  to deliver the honorary commencement address.
It was also the 25th anniversary of receiving his own diploma from the same High School. InJoel announced a concert at Camden Yardshome of the Baltimore Oriolesmarking the first-ever concert at the baseball stadium. InJoel merged Suicide Pilot - The Nymphomaniacs - Live At The Extra Blues Bar (CDr long-held love of boating with his desire for a second career.
In NovemberJoel opened a shop in Oyster Bay, Long Islandto manufacture custom-made, retro-styled motorcycles and accessories. The book was originally going to be released in Junebut in March Joel decided against publishing the book and officially cancelled his deal with HarperCollins.
Joel's first wife was Elizabeth Weber Small. When their relationship began, she was married to Jon Small, his music partner in the short-lived duo Attilawith whom she had a son. When the affair was revealed, Weber temporarily severed her relationships with both men. Weber and Joel later married in and she became his manager.
Joel married a second time, to model Christie Brinkleyin March On October 2,Joel married chef Katie Leehis third wife.
Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, then 18, served as maid of honor. Joel's second wife, Christie Brinkley, attended the union and gave the couple her blessing. She did not return for a second season, instead going on tour with her husband. She began writing a weekly column in Hamptons magazine, and became a field correspondent for the entertainment television show Extra. On June 17,they announced their separation. Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo conducted the ceremony.
Joel has battled depression for many years. Ina career decline and personal tragedies worsened his moods. He left a suicide note and attempted to end his life by drinking furniture polish. Later he said, "I drank furniture polish. It looked tastier than bleach. Joel checked into Meadowbrook Hospital, where he was put on suicide watch and received treatment for depression, Suicide Pilot - The Nymphomaniacs - Live At The Extra Blues Bar (CDr.
In Marchhe checked into the Betty Ford Center where he spent 30 days for the treatment of alcohol abuse. Although Joel has donated money to Democratic candidates running for office,  he has never publicly affiliated himself with the Democratic Party. Although he is not known for publicly Album) political candidates, he did play a benefit with Bruce Springsteen to raise money for Barack Obama 's presidential campaign in However, in regards to celebrities endorsing political candidates, Joel has said, "People who pay for your tickets, I don't think they want to hear who you're going to vote for and how you think they should vote.
Joel's parents were both born into Jewish families, but he was not raised Jewish. He attended a Roman Catholic church with friends. At age 11, he was baptised in a Church of Christ in Hicksville. He now identifies as an atheist. He also owns a house in Sag Harbor. Joel graduated well after his high school peers because of a missed English exam.
Seven members of the committee voted for the Hall to be located in San Francisco, and seven voted for ClevelandOhio ; this tie was broken when Joel voted for Cleveland. Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in by one of his chief musical influences, Ray Charleswith whom he also collaborated on his song "Baby Grand" Joel was also named MusiCares Person of the Year for an award given each year at the same time as the Grammy Awards.
InJoel was the second entertainer out of thirty persons to be inducted into the Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame. On December 12, Joel became the first non-classical musician honored with a portrait in Steinway Hall. On December 29, in Washington, D. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
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