Joel and Roderick marry in front of their family and close friends, in a surprise ceremony at their annual July 4 party, at Joel’s sprawling estate on Long Island. New York Governor Cuomo, a longtime friend, presides, and Joel’s daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray and actor Kevin James are part of the small group that attend.
Joel tells USA Today that he supports the selection of Taylor Swift as the tourism ambassador for New York City.
I see the New York press going, ‘Taylor Swift is going to be the new New York representative?’ You snoots. Let her in. That’s what New York is all about. I say, ‘Welcome.’ I think she’s a talented songwriter. She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she’s so popular with young girls. But I like what she’s projecting. I respect what she’s doing.
Joel sings with Fallon while using an iPad app to loop their voices to form a two-man doo-wop group singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens in four-part harmony.
Joel and Brinkley announce their seaparation in a written statement. The couple says they their breakup is amicable, and has only been kept quiet to protect their 8-year old daughter, Alexa.
We have been there to support each other during critical times and expect to be there for each other in the future. When Billy was stricken with kidney stones in February, Christie helped nurse him back to health. And when Christie was inolved in [her] hellish skiing accident, Billy came to her rescue.
Joel wins the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male for Glass House.
Joel wins the Grammy for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for 52nd Street.
Joel wins the Grammy for Record Of The Year and Song of the Year for Just The Way You Are.