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Billy Joel, CSN, Phil Collins, Willie Nile and more.
Billy Joel wants it known that a new book about him, Billy Joel – The Definitive Biography, by Fred Schruers, is “not his autobiography or his memoir that was canceled in 2011. Parts of the book were taken from material the author collected from numerous sources, including interviews with Billy in 2007-2009.”
Phil Collins handed over his collection of Alamo memorabilia to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson at a ceremony Tuesday on the Alamo Plaza. Among the artifacts are a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett, as well as Jim Bowie’s knife. Patterson is raising money to build a permanent home for the collection.
David Crosby says CSN will hit the road in the spring if they’re “lucky.”
Graham Nash performed “Teach Your Children” Tuesday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with host Joe Scarborough backing him on acoustic guitar.
Willie Nile will release a new studio album, If I Was a River, on November 11th.
The Genesis documentary, Sum of the Parts, which premiered earlier this month on Showtime, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 13th.
Jack’s Music Shoppe in Red Bank, New Jersey recently hosted a listening session for tracks off of Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984, which will be out on November 17th. A video of the session with comments from the fans can be seen on Springsteen’s website, BruceSpringsteen.net.