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Eric Clapton, Chris Martin set for Sandy relief concert in N.Y.

Eric Clapton, Chris Martin set for Sandy relief concert in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Eric Clapton and Chris Martin have joined the lineup of artists performing at a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York next week, organizers said.
Grohl, Vedder booked for Sandy relief concert

Grohl, Vedder booked for Sandy relief concert

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder have joined the lineup for next month's Hurricane Sandy fundraiser at New York's Madison Square Garden, organizers said.
Keys, Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy benefit in NYC

Keys, Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy benefit in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen are to perform at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York.

Hurricane Sandy telethon raises $23M

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A telethon featuring Bruce Springsteen raised $23 million to benefit the American Red Cross recovery effort for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, organizers said.
Stars turn out for Sandy telethon

Stars turn out for Sandy telethon

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Native New Yorker Christina Aguilera opened Friday night's telethon by assuring victims of Hurricane Sandy they aren't alone and won't be forgotten.
Sandy death toll: 88 in U.S., 157 overall

Sandy death toll: 88 in U.S., 157 overall

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. death toll from superstorm Sandy reached 88 and the number of homes and businesses without electricity fell to 4.9 million, officials said Thursday.
Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy telethon

Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy telethon

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting are to take part in a New York telethon to benefit those impacted by superstorm Sandy, NBC said Thursday.
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Popular sideman Bob Birch dead at 56

Popular sideman Bob Birch dead at 56

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. bass guitarist Robert Wayne Birch has died in Los Angeles of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, law enforcement sources told TMZ.

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Van Pelt gets the boot on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Erika Van Pelt, a 26-year-old disc jockey, was eliminated from "American Idol" in Los Angeles Thursday.

Composer Ralph MacDonald dead at 67

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ralph MacDonald, the composer of "Where is the Love" and "Just the Two of Us," died Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 67, his family announced.
Lohan tattoos Billy Joel lyrics on ribs

Lohan tattoos Billy Joel lyrics on ribs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- TMZ has published a photo of U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan's new tattoo, which features lyrics from Billy Joel's song "I Go to Extremes."
Billy Joel scraps memoir plan

Billy Joel scraps memoir plan

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Billy Joel may have scrapped plans for his memoir because he didn't want to talk about his substance abuse and failed marriages, the New York Post said.
Joel to watch Brinkley in 'Chicago'

Joel to watch Brinkley in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Supermodel Christie Brinkley says her ex-husband, rock 'n' roll icon Billy Joel, plans to come see her when she appears in the Broadway musical "Chicago."
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Billy Joel: I don't hate Elton John

Billy Joel: I don't hate Elton John

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. rock 'n' roller Billy Joel is shrugging off remarks made by his old touring buddy, Elton John, who called him an alcoholic coasting on fear and laziness.
Billy Joel has hip-replacement surgery

Billy Joel has hip-replacement surgery

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Billy Joel's publicist confirmed Wednesday the U.S. rock 'n' roll icon has undergone double hip replacement surgery.
Baldwin to interview Joel at film fest

Baldwin to interview Joel at film fest

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin is to interview his fellow Long Island, N.Y., native Billy Joel during a program at the Hamptons International Film Festival, organizers said.
'We Are the World' remake in the works

'We Are the World' remake in the works

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are signing up artists in Los Angeles for a remake of the charity anthem "We Are the World," The Hollywood Reporter said.
U2 top-selling act in N. America in '09

U2 top-selling act in N. America in '09

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Irish rockers U2 sold more concert tickets than any other music act in North America in 2009, Pollstar said.
Sources: Joel's daughter attempts suicide

Sources: Joel's daughter attempts suicide

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Alexa Ray, daughter of singer Billy Joel and former model Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized after attempting suicide in New York, sources say.
Joel-John's San Jose concert canceled

Joel-John's San Jose concert canceled

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Face2Face concert Billy Joel and Elton John were scheduled to perform Tuesday in San Jose, Calif., has been postponed because Joel is ill, organizers said.
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