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Billy Joel

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Top 5 Concerts To See In Phoenix This Weekend, 5/30 - 6/1

    There are two words sum up the greatest concert going on this weekend in Phoenix. They are "Billy" and "Joel." But if you can't score a ticket or just can't afford one, there are still plenty of other options this weekend, from noise-punk (Perfect Pussy) to stoner rock (Fu Manchu) to weird-ass ner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    On Billy Joel and The Days When You Had To Earn Music

    I love Billy Joel. I can get pretentious about the music I like, but at the end of the day, I always go back to the Piano Man. He could be soft or edgy. Songs like "Pressure" were futuristic and others like "Uptown Girl" could wax nostalgic. He was the one musician my parents and I could agree on. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Five Great Shows We Saw This Summer

    As a Midwestern transplant, I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out what is summer and what isn't in Arizona. I left my last apartment in the spring, back in April, and arrived here two days later in the summer. From what I'm told, it will continue until sometime next April. But seasons were how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Cover the Crescent: Locals Own NYC Rock at Crescent Ballroom 7/28/13

    Cover songs can be tricky business. Finding one(s) that everyone in a band wants to do and then executing it while attempting to pay proper homage to whoever or whatever reason you wanted to do it in the first place. Doing an entire set of someone else's music, though--that's downright fucking adv ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    It's not that I'm rooting for The Maine to become nationally famous and then commit some terrible faux pas in Western Europe, but I'm halfway through a "Maine in Spain Fails Softly Something Something" headline that I'd really like to sell to the New York Post. They'll be back in town this weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Mexico City Memories at Chef Doug Robson's Otro Cafe in Phoenix

    Blame Otro's very good Mexican dishes on chef Doug Robson, who has never let Mexico's Distrito Federal, the place he was born and raised, stray too far from memory. In 2009, Robson realized his own restaurant in the form of Gallo Blanco, his Mexico City-style eatery in the Clarendon Hotel. In Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Jack Howell, What Are You Listening To?

    Jack Howell Howell has been the producer/engineer/musician/owner of WilloDisc Production House since 1989. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS 106.7 FM. What's the first album you bought? Michael Jacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Jill Bryan, What Are You Listening To?

    Jill Bryan The comedian hosts Stand-Up Live's Comedy Gold showcase and radio's "What A Mouth." Check out www.jillbryancomedy.com for upcoming shows and events! When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KMLE Country, 107.9-FM. I'm a big fan of T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Dee Snider Talks About His New Book, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic, and New Album

    Dee Snider fronted heavy metal act Twisted Sister in the '70s and '80s, but we'd forgive you for knowing him more for reality TV, radio, voice acting, screenwriting, and hanging out with Donald Trump. The dude likes to keep busy. Which is why it made sense to release a new book, Shut Up and Give ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Daron Sutton, What Are You Listening To?

    Daron Sutton Sutton is a broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 7th Annual Sutton's Strokes for Little Folks will be held on Thursday, May 10, at Arizona Grand Resort. Proceeds benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. Find more info at Suttongolf.org. When you put your ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Joey Bradfisch, What Are You Listening To?

    Joey Bradfisch (center) with musical group Karmin ​Joey BradfischBradfisch is a producer for the Johnjay and Rich radio morning show on 104.7 KISS-FM. His segment, What'cha Doin At The Courthouse?, airs on the station every Friday at 7:40 a.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    Mack Duncan, What Are You Listening To?

    Mack Duncan​Mack DuncanThe improviser, filmmaker, puppeteer, teacher, co-founder of The Torch Theatre and creator of the web series Vincent and Me helped organize the Phoenix Improv Festival this weekend at the Herberger Theater. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    LCD Soundsystem Goes Out With a Bang at Final Show at MSG

    PitchforkAfter a ton of shenanigans regarding StubHub scalpers and seemingly unexplainable technical TicketMaster difficulties, LCD Soundsystem finally performed their grand farewell show at Madison Square Garden, according to Spinner.Pitchfork made dreams come true by bringing the unforgettable con ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011
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    February 25, 2011

    Phoenix Symphony Tapped to Back Cover Singer

    San Francisco's symphony famously backed Metallica for a two-disc epic called S&M, redefining how many people look at metal in the process. The Phoenix Symphony will back Canadian Christian singer Jim Witter, who has made his living doing knockoffs of popular tours like the Elton John/Billy J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Elton John Wants Billy Joel To Clean Himself Up

    ​Although they've been good friends for many years, Elton John has finally revealed that he's sick of Billy Joel's light stints in rehab, according to People.John told Rolling Stone in this week's cover story that he has recently been upset about Billy Joel's unstable lifestyle. He said that they' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Why Nick Mason Rejected Pink Floyd Reunion

    Nick Mason turned down the idea of a Pink Floyd reunion this summer due to personal politics, according to Spinner.It's not that Mason, Pink Floyd's drummer, didn't want to support Palestinian refugee children, but rather that he was displeased with the choice of venue that was made for the eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Album Tacos For Everyone

    Album tacos. That is all.​What happens when delicious Mexican food meets the album cover of Billy Joel's 1980 album Glass Houses? Hilarity. Such is the case for Album Tacos, a fantastic new Tumblr that popped up on the radar this weekend. Rocket science, this ain't, but it yields some very funny a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Top 5: Worst Gifts for Foodies

    Avoid this.​We love to cook. We love good food. So why do people claiming to understand our passion give us Chili's gift cards, elf aprons and used chocolate body paint? It's not their fault, really. They just need a little help. That's why, this holiday season, we've done the dirty work for you a ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

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    May 28, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    American Idol Top 9: 3 Pianos, 1 Guitar, And a Heaping Plate of Cheesiness

    What's up, fellow AI watchers? After a brief hiatus, I am back, here to write on a Michael Sarver, Jasmine Murray, Jorge Nunez and Alexis Grace-less Idol. We shed a single tear for them all, and sing an off-key version of "I Will Survive" in honor of all their efforts.To be honest, I pretty much for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Billy Joel and Elton John Show Lacks Special Moments

    In 1994, when Billy Joel and Elton John first took the stage together in Philadelphia, it was quite a novelty. Two piano-playing singer-songwriters -- who've each sold more than 100 million records on their own -- together in concert! Wowza!Five tours and 15 years later, the newness is gone. Last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Billy Joel, Elton John, JFA, Mega 104.3's Spring Jam, and More

    As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars who'll be in town next weekend. But while this weekend's line-up of major music and comedy e ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009
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    March 12, 2009

    Why You Have To Pay So Much for Good Seats

    On March 11, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled "Concert Tickets Get Set Aside, Marked Up by Artists, Managers" written by Ethan Smith. In it, Smith explains the practice of large promoters, Ticketmaster, and artists teaming up to take the best seats at concerts and then not selling them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Billy Joel and Elton John Coming to U.S. Airways Together

    On Tuesday we told you about the big announcement we'd been summoned down to U.S. Airways Center for: free lunch, entertainment by The Big Bang as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and their Gorilla mascot. Hell, they even brought us two little chocolate pianos and a flier to promote the press c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Elton John/Billy Joel Press Conference Part II

    So, announced earlier through a brief post that went up while we were still at the U.S. Airways Center, Billy Joel and Elton John are coming to town on March 26. It's the latest iteration of a tour Billboard labeled the most successful pairing of all time, and should be a fun night of music. Really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Dec. 4 In Blogs: Speed Cameras, Elton John, Billy Joel, Wineburgers, Roy Warden and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever:Sources: Scottsdale Republic Going From Five to Four Days a Week; Edito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    What's The Big Announcement?

    So we Phoenix media types have been summoned to the U.S. Airways Center Thursday for "a major 2009 concert announcement" at 11:30 a.m. And oh what a press conference it will be, with free lunch and entertainment by The Big Bang as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and their Gorilla mascot.This mor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    Nylon Curtain Call

    Billy Joel musical takes another bow

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    July 19, 2007
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    October 19, 2006

    Theater Scene

    What's running now

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    July 27, 2006

    Numbers on Napkins

    Quickerdrunkenlouderharder
    (Bad Stain Records)

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Billy Joel

    It's a matter of trust

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    September 1, 2005

    Raise the Nylon Curtain

    The Billy Joel musical comes to Gammage

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    October 14, 2004
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    September 30, 2004
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    September 18, 2003
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    September 18, 2003
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    September 26, 2002
  • Culture

    October 11, 2001

    Pianist Envy

    Two piano players strive for the big time in the nearly note-perfect comedy 2 Pianos, 4 Hands

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Liver Let Die

    Trashman misses his brush with God's organ grinder

  • News

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    It's Still Rotten Joel to Me

    Hall of Fame's recent induction of Billy Joel makes a bad idea seem that much worse

  • Music

    September 25, 1997

    The Trashman

    Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are

  • Music

    August 1, 1996

    Contract and Expel

    Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels

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    March 2, 1995
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