Billy Joel

Ryan ‘Gooch’ Nelson Crafts Stunning Debut Album as Quadriplegic (Video!)

Ryan “Gooch” Nelson, a New Jersey singer-songwriter, has done the impossible. A quadriplegic who was recently diagnosed with cancer, he’s conjured a rip-snorting, foot-stomping songs for his debut album Comin’ Home. It’s a tribute to anyone who’s undergone personal tragedy. In 2004, Gooch was in a terrible car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Five years later, he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia....

Joe Cocker, Woodstock Icon Best Known for Singular Style, Dies

Joe Cocker, who went from and English pub singer to international fame after his moving performance at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969, has died from lung cancer, according to his agent. He was 70. Cocker sang a Beatles cover, “With A Little Help From My Friends” at the music event. His performance became an anthem for Woodstock and the counter-culture generation. His other mega-hits included “You Are So Beautiful,” and a moving duet with Jennifer Warnes on the song “Up Where We Belong.”...

Billy Joel, Rock’s Soulful Piano Man, Kicks It on New Year’s Eve (watch!)

Billy Joel, rock’s soulful piano man, made his first solo appearance in New York City in seven years, rocking out a packed Barclays Center in Brooklyn on New Year’s Eve, with some of his classic piano music. “When we opened Barclays Center 13 months ago, Billy was one of the must-have artists for our building and we are thrilled that he will be ringing in the New Year on Brooklyn’s biggest stage,” said Center Chief Executive Brett Yormark in a statement announcing the appearance....

Bruce Springsteen Headlines NBC Telethon for Sandy Victims

Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting and Jon Bon Jovi are among the headliners who have signed up to perform in a special one-hour broadcast to help raise money for the Red Cross on behalf of Hurricane Sandy victims. The special, which will air on NBC and Bravo and USA cable networks was announced today by NBCUniversal. The “Today Show’s” Matt Lauer will host the telethon, titled “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon will also appear....