November 5, 2012 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Mary J. Blige and Jon Bon Jovi were among the performers appearing in the "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" fundraising telethon Friday (11/2), an effort that organizers claim generated a record number of donations by phone, text and online.
June 17, 2011 - Garth Brooks and Leon Russell were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame Thursday night (6/16) during an awards ceremony in New York City. Additional inductees included John Bettis, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly, and Allen Toussaint. Special awards were presented to Barry Mann and Cynthia Well, Drake, Chaka Khan, Ervin Drake and Hal David.
March 2, 2010 - Billy Joel recently told Rolling Stone that he did not pull the plug on a summer tour with Elton John, contrary to reports that stemmed from a Chicago Tribune article. He said he never planned to tour this year and there were no confirmed bookings for the duo's Face to Face outing.
February 22, 2010 - Elton John and Billy Joel have canceled the summer leg of their joint tour because the Piano Man wants to take some time off. John told The Chicago Tribune that Joel has decided to take a year off, forcing the cancellation of their scheduled outing.
February 12, 2010 - Elton John and Billy Joel, as well as the Dave Matthews Band, are expected to perform this summer at Chicago's Wrigley Field despite concerns expressed by the Lake View neighborhood in past years, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.