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Billy Joel Teases ‘Historic Announcement’

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It's been a while since Billy Joel gave his fans any really big news to look forward to, but it looks like he might have something major up his sleeve for 2014.

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40 Years Ago: Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Released

Billy Joel, 'Piano Man'
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Even the most distinguished career has to start somewhere. For Billy Joel's life as a chart-topping solo artist, that first step started in an L.A. piano bar.

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Billy Joel Reveals What Cured His ‘Deep Depression’

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Billy Joel has struggled publicly with depression in recent years, but he says he's made it through his latest dark spell with a renewed faith in humanity. And his salvation came from a somewhat unlikely source.

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35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Releases ’52nd Street’

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

It took Billy Joel more than half a decade and five albums to catch a break. 'Piano Man' was a Top 30 hit in 1974, but it didn't launch the singer-songwriter into any sort of career stratosphere. Then came 1977's 'The Stranger.'

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31 Years Ago: Billy Joel Releases ‘The Nylon Curtain’

Billy Joel
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It tends to get lost in the shuffle in a discussion of his most popular work, but 'The Nylon Curtain,' Billy Joel's underrated masterpiece, was released 31 years ago.

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George Harrison and Billy Joel’s Kids Cover Their Dads for Gap Ad

Dhani Harrison and Alexa Ray Joel
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The Gap's new ad campaign is all about going back to your roots, so it's only fitting that for a pair of new ads, they sent two young musicians back to their own.

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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel, Carlos Santana
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Two classic rockers will receive 2013 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. this December. Carlos Santana and Billy Joel were named as part of the group of five new honorees.

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Billy Joel Honors 9/11 Victims With Gov. Cuomo and N.Y.C. Firefighters

Billy Joel
John Moore, Getty Images

To honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, Billy Joel participated with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a group of firefighters in a motorcycle ride in Manhattan. The route they took -- from a firehouse on W. 43rd St. down the West Side Highway to Ground Zero -- followed the path taken by Rescue 1, which lost half of its members, on that day 12 years ago.

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Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi Suggested for Super Bowl Halftime Show

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The National Football League season is starting next week, so thoughts are naturally turning towards the halftime show at the Super Bowl next February. With the game set to take place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, some local concert promoters are hoping the NFL will highlight the rich musical history from the area, with an emphasis on the Garden State

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20 Years Ago: Billy Joel’s Final Album Released

Billy Joel, 'River of Dreams'
Columbia Records

By the time Billy Joel entered the studio for his 12th album, 'River of Dreams,' he had sold millions of records, toured the world, won Grammy Awards and had a wife and family. By all appearances, he seemed happy, fulfilled and poised for another two decades of success. Behind the scenes, however, he was struggling.

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