Billy Joel

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

    Happy weekend, everyone! In this edition of our weekend best bets, we talk about an experimental pop act from Switzerland, I Went To a's latest showcase, the Little Big Bangs vinyl release show and much more. If you didn't get tickets to see Billy Joel or Ben Folds, fret not -- there are pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

    Happy weekend, everyone! In this edition of our weekend best bets, we talk about an experimental pop act from Switzerland, I Went To a's latest showcase, the Little Big Bangs vinyl release show and much more. If you didn't get tickets to see Billy Joel or Ben Folds, fret not -- there are pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 7 to 13

    This week features plenty of big name shows including Billy Joel and Ben Folds. Besides those heavy-hitters, head to the Engine Room at Ferraro's say hi to the Funs as they get back from tour and bye to Black Panties as they hit the road. The Underachievers, Shakey Graves and more also stop into tow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Billy Joel Announces St. Louis Show at Scottrade Center in April

    Billy Joel is returning to St. Louis on Friday, April 11, at the Scottrade Center downtown, bringing his history with the Gateway City full circle. LiveNation and Scottrade Center officials announced the news just moments ago during an special event in Scottrade's "Bud Light Zone." Officials shared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to Play New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    Where in the world isn't Pokey LaFarge these days? In the past year, he's made all sorts of waves -- on the radio, over the ocean and even on TV, culminating a wide range of adoring fans. Between appearing on Jools Holland's NYE Hootenanny, backing up Jack White and performing on HBO's Boardwalk Emp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Romantic Misadventures and Song Selections for Karaoke Virgins

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    The Six Best References To Drunk Driving In Song

    The trifecta may be sex, drugs, and rock & roll, but at some point you have to get from point A to point B. Against its better judgement, rock & roll has gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated several times. We are not endorsing such an activity, but the risk factor of driving while intoxicated h ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 26, 2012
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    March 30, 2012

    Anchorman 2 Will Make You Just-Kidding-But-Seriously Love Some Bad Seventies Songs Again

    You probably saw this Thursday morning, attached to a mostly accurate quote on your Facebook news feed: Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Conan to announce Anchorman 2. That's great, and anybody who's ever derived any joy from quoting any movie will have long since dug their "I Love Lamp" shi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan's Billy Joel Tattoo: Five Other Lyrics She Could Have Used

    Photo credit to... what's that? You figured it out already? ​Lindsay Lohan got a Billy Joel lyric tattooed on her rib cage, and frankly we can't believe it took this long. The gossip mill says that, "It represented where she is in life and everything she's been through ... it signifies that sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Frances Bean Cobain And The Other Nine Hottest Offspring Of Musicians

    Rocky Schenck​Today is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Gap Ruins Four Food Trends in One Leap

    On Friday we thought Applebee's killed the food truck trend dead. But it was only the beginning. Gap puts tacos in jeans. ​ Meet Pico de Gap, a taco truck operated by The Gap in Los Angeles. Because having a trillion brick and mortar stores isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Ten Most Facepalm-Inducing Uses of French in Pop Music: In Honor of Bastille Day

    ​Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    The Five Most Bizarre Genre Crossovers

    Why yes: That is one person.​It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Billy Brown on Sonic Youth, Record Store Day, and Drunk Reggae Fans

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​In early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Ten Most Annoying Drunk-Sing-Along Songs

    Wikimedia Commons​Mardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Someone in St. Louis Bought Elton John's Record Collection. Who Was It?

    ​Elton John is on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone. Haven't had a chance to read the whole article yet, but so far it reads great -- the performing legend talks about playing piano at Rush Limbaugh's wedding, about encouraging Billy Joel to write music again and of course, fatherhood. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Ten Musicians Who Don't Act Their Age

    Last weekend, Chuck Berry gave fans in Chicago a scare: A New Year's Day concert ended prematurely after the 84-year-old fell ill. This gig aside, however, Berry remains a workhorse: Without fail, he plays monthly at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, and he told Rolling Stone last year that he's working o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2010


    9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Music

    June 17, 2009

    Homespun: Spark1duh?

    My Life with Dusty Wallets

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    May 15, 2009

    Show Review Setlist: Billy Joel and Elton John at the Scottrade Center, Thursday, May 14

    For the third time in 15 years, Billy Joel and Elton John have teamed up with their dueling pianos co-headlining tour. It's a fool-proof idea, really, and therefore no surprise that it drew a near-capacity crowd to the Scottrade Center last night. Both men have racked up dozens of hit songs and sol ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2009

    Billy Joel and Elton John

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Billy Joel and Elton John at the Scottrade Center, May 14

    That's right -- Billy Joel and Elton John will be bringing their dueling piano tour to the Scottrade Center on Thursday, May 14. No ticket prices yet, but I'm sure I'll get 'em today, because tickets go on sale later this week.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    STL Show Announcements, Week of January 13

    Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 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. "Scene ... More >>

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    February 18, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    January 9, 2008

    Shift Happens

    Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.

  • Music

    November 21, 2007

    The In?

    An American Cocktail

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE When Billy Joel isn't crashing his car into various objects, he's setting the record straight on A to Z. St. Louis places fourth on the list of Forbes' Most Affordable Places To Live Well. (Via STL Rising) A big high-fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007
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    June 20, 2007
  • Music

    April 18, 2007

    The River of Dreams

    B-Sides gives you a guided tour of St. Louis through the eyes of Billy Joel, and provides three nifty downloads for the price of one.

  • Calendar

    October 19, 2005


    Get they old art on

  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    You've Got a Friend

    We catch up with the Gentleman Callers, find out what Ron Jeremy has to do with school and examine how much James Taylor really sucks

  • Music

    June 22, 2005

    Sing Us a Song

    Aging piano man Billy Joel pleads for AC/DC's mercy

  • Music

    June 8, 2005


    Friday, June 10; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Rock Opera of Ages

    Introducing Pyromania!, the show-stopping, arm-severing Def Leppard musical

  • Culture

    May 5, 2004

    Dance, Piano Man!

    Twyla Tharp plays a stunning game of Twister with the Billy Joel songbook

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2004

    Monk Business

    Creating beauty, raising consciousness

  • News

    January 21, 2004

    Cowboy Him

    A hometown boy's skills on the open range could win him $25K, Mariano Favazza offers a money-back guarantee, and Unreal gets to the seat of the issue at the new ballpark; plus, won't someone from the STL break the marathon-bowling record?

  • Dining

    August 20, 2003

    High Society

    Tangerine's atmosphere may make you squirm, but the food will comfort and delight you

  • Music

    April 16, 2003

    Piano Men

    Key-ticklers at the Drake Bar and the Big Bang reinvigorate the old piano-bar concept

  • Culture

    January 9, 2002

    Voices Carry

    Despite the vocal strength of the cast, it can't salvage the mediocre songs of Avenue X

  • Music

    December 12, 2001

    Marty Stuart

    Saturday, Dec. 15; Incahoots

  • Music

    March 28, 2001

    Hall Pass

    Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    What Were the First Concert and the Last Concert You Attended?

    Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000

  • Music

    November 10, 1999


    Beating the drum for the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival

  • Dining

    March 10, 1999
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