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Billy Joel

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Billy Joel (1993)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages Audio, 7 August 1993

The Piano Man talks at length about his last album of original material, River of Dreams: about the composition of the songs, the production process, and working with Danny Kortchmar. He also discusses his identity as an artist and his new sense of confidence and legitimacy.

File format: mp3; file size: 54.3mb, interview length: 56' 36" sound quality: ***


Rock Pianist Gets All Abuse: Joel

Interview by Ian Dove, Billboard, 25 December 1971

NEW YORK — Equipment for amplifying pianos lags "far behind" corresponding equipment for other instruments in the rock field, despite the fact that use of ...

Billy Joel: Piano Man

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 3 May 1975

THE GRAPEVINE WHISPERS Billy Joel is going to be a superstar. ...

Billy Joel: Piano Man

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, July 1975

IT'S AN AWFUL confession to make, especially in a normally omniscient rag like this, but up until about nine months ago I was almost completely ...

Billy Joel: Power Behind The Throne

Profile and Interview by Robin Katz, Daily Mail, 22 February 1979


Billy Joel: Redefining a Rock Star

Profile by Robin Katz, Man About Town, March 1979

The comparisons — and the influences — are obvious. He writes with the directness of Lennon, shares the melodic skill of McCartney, and understands the ...

Billy Joel: The Nylon Curtain (Columbia)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, January 1983


Take the Money and Run

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 7 July 1983

Rock & roll gets in bed with corporate America ...

Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (Island ILPS 9762); Billy Joel: An Innocent Man (CBS 25554); Clarence Clemons: Rescue (CBS 25699)

Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 1 October 1983

Piercing fragments from the gutter ...

Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (Island); Billy Joel: An Innocent Man (CBS); Clarence Clemons: Rescue (CBS)

Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 1 October 1983

Piercing fragments from the gutter ...

The Joel Story

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Smash Hits, 24 May 1984


Billy Joel: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 7 June 1984

IT IS, OF course, too easy to say that once you've seen the video, the real thing can only be a disappointment. Indeed, there were ...

Billy Joel: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 11 July 1987

Bout with an uptown boy: Adam Sweeting on a roistering evening with Billy Joel at Wembley ...

Billy Joel: We All Make Mistakes…

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, September 1987

DOWN THE HALL of the Mayfair hotel, the beautiful star model, Christie Brinkley, she of 1,000 swimsuits on 1,000 glossy covers, and the less beautiful ...

Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Loup Garou: Indian Field Ranch, Montauk LI

Live Review by Gene Santoro, Musician, November 1990

Still Ethnic After All These Years ...

Christie Put The Kid In Billy Joel

Interview by Mal Peachey, Mail On Sunday, 25 July 1993

POP SUPERSTAR Billy Joel, husband of supermodel Christie Brinkley, sits in his favourite restaurant in the fashionable Hamptons district, east of New York. ...

Billy Joel Gets the Blues

Interview by Ira Robbins, Newsday, 10 August 1993

JOHN SEBASTIAN of the Lovin' Spoonful was all of 22 when he sang, "I think I've come to see myself at last." ...

Billy Joel

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, January 1998

BILLY JOEL on his heavy metal past, the music biz, covers, his heroes and getting free tickets for the Superbowl... ...

A Creem editor remembers…

Book Excerpt by Bill Holdship, 'America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine', 2008

THERE ARE loads of CREEM stories to tell, such as the time I answered the editorial phone and Billy Joel was on the other end, ...

Billy Joel on The Stranger

Interview by Alan Light,, July 2008

IN 1977, BILLY Joel was struggling to catch a break. The Long Island native was approaching 30, and had released four albums to no great ...

Billy Joel's N.Y. State of Mind

Guide by Hank Bordowitz, New York Daily News, 13 July 2008

IT SEEMS FITTING that Billy Joel should play the last concert at Shea Stadium before it meets the wrecking ball. Shea has hosted the most ...

School of Rock Study Guide: Singer-Songwriters

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, October 2008

"WHERE DO YOU have left to go but in?" It was a question posed by Joni Mitchell, the brilliant Canadian blonde who specialized in intensely ...

12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief: Madison Square Garden, New York

Live Review by Alan Light,, December 2012

IT MIGHT HAVE been the single greatest gathering of talent for a rock show – or it might just have been, as Mick Jagger put ...


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