Billy Joel

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    John Pinette's Incentive to Keep Touring: Staying Away From Family

    John Pinette is making a successful, long term career in stand-up look like a cakewalk. Add in that fact that Pinette has also been fruitful in television, film, and on the Broadway stage and now we're talking about a man who is completely living a dream job. This job is also taking him to the Brea ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2014
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    April 3, 2013

    Metal Heads, Viking Women and Lightning Bolts: Festival Tales Through The Eyes of the Artists

    By: Heidi DarbyFestivals warrant endless tales of shenanigans, close calls, extreme bladder control, and of course, unforgettable live music. Overflowing lineups and constant interaction with strangers virtually guarantee festival fans a handful of outrageous stories -not to mention a bit of wisdom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Top Five Most Shocking Grammy Moments of All Time

    This weekend is the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Viewed by many as music's biggest night, the telecast has been home to lifelong icons finally getting their due, musical phenomenons explode and some of the most shocking moments in broadcast television history. As great as the former are, it's the unpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Top Five Classic "30 Rock" Musical Moments

    Last night the NBC Peacock plucked one of its brightest feathers as Thursday night comedy staple "30 Rock" aired its final episode. Since 2006, the show's cycled in some of the decade's most memorable music cameos and memorable original songs. With the show's theme and most of its original scores co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Paul McCartney To Play With Nirvana Tonight At The 12-12-12 Concert? Unfortunately, Yes

    For those of you who may or may not know, tonight in New York City is the granddaddy of all Sandy concerts. Taking place at Madison Square Garden, tonight's show will feature some of the biggest names in music history including (drumroll please) Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Bon Jovi, Eri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Michael Cavanaugh with LBSO POPS at Long Beach Arena, March 24, 2012

    ​Michael Cavanaugh with the Long Beach Symphony OrchestraLong Beach ArenaMarch 24, 2012I'm somewhat of a fixture at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! concerts, but until Saturday I never felt like I got the entire experience because I'm always stone sober. This unfortunate occurrence has to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Clean-Sounding Dave Green of the Filthy Souls

    ​Dave Green of the Brit band the Filthy Souls is performing at the House of Blues in Anaheim tomorrow; he talks to OC Weekly about what his performance is like without the band and working with Bishop Lamont.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Christina Aguilera to Sing at Super Bowl XLV

    ​​Acts such as Billy Joel, Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks have all sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Now, Christina Aguilera will be added to the roster. The songstress will belt the tune before Feb. 6's Super Bowl XLV match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Brandon Flowers at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Brandon FlowersNovember 9, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaStepping out from his day job in the multi-platinum band the Killers, Brandon Flowers magically found time to record a solo album entitled Flamingo. The cheers from the crowd were deafening when Flowers emerged from the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Ben Folds at the Anaheim House of Blues

    Christopher Victorio​Click here for the slideshow!The Hype: Luckily for fans of comedy rock everywhere, Ben Folds exhibits two often mutually exclusive characteristics: genius and longevity. Borrowing from the template of  piano icons Billy Joel and Elton John, he has consistently produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Paging Ken Burns! The Great War Between the North and South Water Districts

    Terry Teri Sforza blogs on the Register's OC Watchdog that the cities of Laguna Beach, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, as well as the El Toro, South Coast, Irvine Ranch, Moulton Niguel, Trabuco Canyon and Santa Margarita water districts, may secede from its northern partners in the water-i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Slideshows: Elton John and Billy Joel at the Honda Center, Aushua @ Detroit Bar

    Two decidedly different shows went down last night in our county, and we were at 'em both. Sir Elton John and Billy Joel went "Face 2 Face" at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and Beth Stirnaman was there to photographically receive the runoff of their ivory-tickling glory. (That sounded sort of gross. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Elton and Billy spend another day in paradise

    For swarms of aging pop fans with cash to burn, tonight is a pretty big deal. We are just hours away from the second night of the Face 2 Face tour starring mega stars and all around good pals (indicated by the cute picture to the left) Elton John and Billy Joel. For those of you lucky enough to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    To Do This Weekend - 3/27-3/29

    The Airborne Toxic Event, Henry Clay People, Rademacher; 3/27 7p.m.Three rad bands, one rockin' Friday evening.The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA; 909-629-0377Billy Joel; Elton John, 3/28 7:30p.m.Reuniting for the most successful concert pairing in pop history, the two music icons share ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    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, rock. "Scenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Second Elton John/Billy Joel Date Added at the Honda Center

    A second Anaheim date for Billy Joel and Elton John's "Face 2 Face" tour might sound crazy. And you may be right. It may be crazy. But a second date may be just what you're looking for. But don't worry, it's not going to be a long, long time: March 30, two days after the original, now sold-out date. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2008

    On Sale Monday: Billy Joel and Elton John at the Honda Center

    Question: Do you like old dudes?Question numero dos: Do you like pianos?Question the third: Do you like old dudes that play the piano?If you answered "yes" to at least a couple of those, oh boy are you in luck! The national "Billy Joel and Elton John Face 2 Face Tour" is coming to the Honda Center i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Worst Song Lyric Ever

    Who would you imagine has written the worst song lyric ever? Jethro Tull? Billy Joel? Vanilla Ice? Rick Ross? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and, well, close but still wrong. 3 Doors Down, "Here Without You" In fact, the pop culture perps are Escatawpa, Mississippi band 3 Doors Down, in the form of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XI

    Dave Segal moved into Detroit Bar on both Friday and Saturday nights: "Free the Robots' thrilling [Friday] live show blew away Afrika Bambaataa's moldy DJ set. Local upstarts overshadowed a legend!" And on Sat, "DJs Josh One, Hyder, James Pants and Peanut Butter Wolf spun loads of great hip-hop cuts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Bloggy Valentine: 20 Songs About Love

    By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2008

    Game On

    Shift Happens: Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    Crate Expectations

    The Crate Kings site is a national treasure. Scratch that: it's an intergalactic treasure. Somebody (or a team of individuals perhaps) with a lot of time on his hands and the kind of obsessiveness I admire almost more than anything else in the world encoded to MP3 snippets of 300 breakbeats that for ... More >>

  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    New Reviews

    Lonely Hearts; Pathfinder; Perfect Stranger; Slow Burn

  • Film

    July 20, 2006


    Embarrassed and undestroyed, Leonard Cohen at 71

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Sweet Sixteen

    Your daughter turns 16 once, so youd better do it up right

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Bill Maher nails it!

    If he weren't such a male skank, we'd marry him... From: Bill Maher To: George W. Bush Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend--you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 12, 2006

    4 Hands Is Easy Listening

    Finally, something great from Canada besides Labatt Blue

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Boost Police Checkpoints

    Billy Joel Vietnam dance show comes to OCPAC

  • Columns

    June 23, 2005
  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Panty Waste

    An extra-small-size Underpants

  • Culture

    January 6, 2005

    Playing for Keeps

    365 Days of Dramaturgical Delights

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    No More Big-Haired Operatics

    Trolling for whatevers next with Eric Johnson

  • Culture

    July 24, 2003
  • Music

    June 26, 2003
  • Culture

    January 2, 2003
  • Culture

    August 1, 2002

    God Damn the 80s!

    Loud*R*mouth Theatre Co.s Parallel Lives

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Buddy Loves Paul

    But he hates Paul.

  • Culture

    April 25, 2002

    Tone Deaf

    A miscast Misanthrope

  • Unknown

    April 12, 2001
  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    There He Goes Again

    Marshall Crenshaw is my favorite waste of time

  • Music

    December 28, 2000
  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Whats This Crap?!

    Arturo Sandoval, please come home!

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Not Another #%&@$* Year-End List!

    Yes, another #%&@$* year-end list!

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Teddy Morgan Is Easy on the Ears

    And Sleepy La Beef is about to lose control, and we think we like it

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Shirekin, Hollerin, Screamin, Fallerin!

    This years Blues Fest is best!

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    CD Reviews

    O.C.s 5400 Day Revolution: 20 Years of Orange County Music & Adrian Legg

  • Features

    August 20, 1998
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