Billy Joel

The Early Bird: Top Single Releases 2-2-24 – 2-8 -24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2024

the stuff that dies on the vine

In Memory Of The Late Master Of Croon: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come, At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, September 15th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 22, 2023

“Thank you Tony, you’ve made me happy for 90 years”

The Roxy Turns 50: Neil Young Scheduled To Play This Fall At The Historic Venue

By Alyson Camus | July 19, 2023

a series of Roxy50 honors and events scheduled for this fall.

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2023

he still hit the high note

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, March 6th To 12th

By Alyson Camus | March 4, 2023

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks co-headline the SoFi Stadium

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, December 20th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2021

less “Vienna” waits for you and more goodnight Vienna

Which Songs Could Define The ’90s? A Study Attempts To Answer The Question

By Alyson Camus | July 3, 2021

a chart of all the songs recognized by more than 90% of people

Lady Gaga Visits The National Guards – Trump Reported Furious

By Alyson Camus | January 20, 2021

Dozens of stars refused to perform at Trump’s inauguration

The 50 Best-Selling Artists Of All Time From 2017 To 2020

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2020

the queen of these three past years

274 Celebrities Were Under Consideration For A Campaign To Boost Trump’s Popularity

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2020

the effort was reported ‘chaotic,’ and very controversial

Madison Square Garden Added A New Billy Joel Concert For January 13th, 2021 : What Does This Mean?

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2020

How does live music make it back? 

All Concerts In Order Of Preference For 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2020

Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2019

I’ve been a fool for lesser things.

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 840 to 831

By Steve Crawford | March 2, 2019

doo-wop homage reminds

rock nyc’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Todd Leibowitz: Itunes don’t know their Jovis from their Joels

By Todd Leibowitz | February 13, 2019

the front cover was always part of an album

Billy Joel For Sale

By admin | October 26, 2018


An Incredibly Personal Billy Joel Visitation

By Margaret Mullen | June 5, 2018

You know those lights were bright on Broadway …

Billy Joel Performs The 50th Night Of His Madison Square Garden residency, Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | March 30, 2018

his 57th performance already on sale

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2017

it was a bore

Live Through This: rock nyc Top Concerts For The Week Of December 18th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2017

“Really? A Christmas record? That’s never been done before”

God And Man At Madison Square Garden: A Short Story

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2017

“And so it goes and so it goes and so will you soon I suppose…”

These Days: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2017

Maybe we’re spoiled

Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks 1-9-17 – 1-15-17

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2017

only one way to find out

rock nyc’s Concerts 2016 In Order Of Preference

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2016

The First Joel

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Saturday, December 17th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2016

Gloria In Excelsis Billy Joel

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come, At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, September 15th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2016

a New York institution in a New York institution singing to New York constituents

Billy Joel Joins A Billy Joel Tribute

By admin | June 26, 2016

Joel wrapped up with one of his biggest hits, “You May Be Right”

2016: All New York Concerts By Preference Through May 31st, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2016

this is nostalgia for people who want their nostalgia by artistic pros

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Friday, May 27th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2016

This is nostalgia for people who want their nostalgia by artistic pros.

Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Guests Week Of January 4th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | January 2, 2016

Billy Joel is spending the rest of his life performing a concert a month at MSG so let’s give it to him.

Billy Joel’s 25th MSG Performance This March 15th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2015

I’m hoping to keep on at once a year even if I am not crazy about them myself. There is something so New York about this stand, that I love it for only that reason. Long may it last…

on The Road With Billy Joel And On Billy Joel… Boulevard To be Named In His Honor

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2015

“a bill in the State Legislature to name a part of state Route 107 in the Long Island town Oyster Bay after Billy Joel passed in the Senate last week. The bill, which was sponsored by state Senator Jack Martins and Assemblyman Michael Montesano, proposes that the “stretch of South Broadway from East John Street to West Old Country Road” will be called ‘Billy Joel Boulevard’.”

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Friday, January 9th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 10, 2015

At 65 years old and a year deep into the MSG , Guinness Book of Records heading stand and he might not be the frisky pitbull of old, when he delivers a full, taking the mic stand and singing at the tip of the stage “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” the man is still enthralling

Billy Joel Back To Madison Square Garden 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2014

I would love it if Billy performs years of one night concerts, it is such a great idea, he is so good and as we speak I am thinking I’m gonna try and catch him on… THE SECOND SATURDAY IN 2015…

Best Concerts Through October 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2014

back for another dip after the dastardly deep album New Year’s Eve gig at Barclay’s Center, the ease with which Joel performs to an audience of 20,000 people is a lesson artistic domination through repetition. He has simply done it so many damn times by now, he can do it, that’s all.

Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2014

If it is nostalgia, it is big shot big time nostalgia, it is nostalgia the way McCartney is nostalgia, but it is more life a masterclass: I think it must be like watching Maria Callas or Louis Armstrong. Who wants to give Armstrong a hard time for playing “Sleepy Time Down South”? To what end?

First Smokey Has Friends, Now Streisand Has Partners!New Album Dropping In September

By Iman Lababedi | August 17, 2014

Let’s pass on the repulsive kiss the throat comment (I mean let’s pass on it now) and let’s assume Presley didn’t make it to the studio (plus: getting permission from Sony for anything Presley related is a bitch, so it probably helps that she records for columbia) , some of this sounds like it might be of interest. Stevie and Babyface to name but two.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of June 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2014

if you are going to see Mike Love’s version, don’t expect transcendence, expect old guys thinking young guys songs so old couples can singalong and maybe their kids can join. On July 4th, at Jones Beach, maybe that’s what we want, memories of when we could have fun all summer long instead of working every summer for the past 40 odd years

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concerts Picks Week Of February 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2014

I love Maria Taylor any way but add one of the best albums of 2013 and her shouting me out as a “real sweet guy” at one of her concerts and I am, needless to say, am putty in her hands. This show at the Knitting Factory on Thursday, with a full band should be excellent as this review off “Lazy-I” would appears to prove

Billy Joel's Back to The Future Setlist In Tampa Earlier This Month

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2014

After the Barclay gig I claimed it was gonna be a short MSG run if this is what he plans to present and apparently that was a one off for the uber-fans because at Tampa it was again the soprt of set dreams are made of

Billy Joel At Barclay Center, New Years Eve, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2014

people trust him. He does the right thing by them. Before last night you could never imagine him portraying the hubris Springsteen so often does, Joel is too smart, too professional. Yet here he is and there is another track from Songs In The Attic.

Active Viewin': rock nyc concert picks 12-23-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2013

Billy Joel will be doing the working and I will be doing the dancing at his Barclay Center New Year’s Eve gig. The first song of the New Year will be going out live on ABC! I wasn’t crazy over his 12-12-12 performance, but he has been on the money way too often for me to give up the chance to spend NYE with him

Billy Joel For New Year's Eve!!!

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2013

The last time I saw Billy was at the 12-12-12 gig, and the time before that the closing of Shea Stadium. He was terrific in one and not terrible in another but absolutely the perfect way to take out (or bring in) 2013 – 2014.