Billy Joel Brings Down the House for Final Show at New York's Nassau Coliseum Before Demolition

Billy Joel kicked off the final show at the soon-to-be shuttered Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with his 1977 hit Movin’ Out.

Originally from Long Island, the Hicksville, N.Y.-native performed the last show at the Coliseum on Tuesday before it begins a major $261 million renovation and partial demolition on Wednesday.

Art Garfunkel: Being Kind to Paul Simon 'Created a Monster'

Art Garfunkel has slammed his former musical partner Paul Simon in a new and far-reaching interview with the Telegraph, describing Simon variously as a “jerk,” “monster” and an “idiot.”

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Release New Duet Days After Domestic Disturbance Arrest

Call it a musical reconciliation, or at least a kind of therapy. Just days after the pair were arrested for disorderly conduct, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have released a new duet together.

Titled “Like to Get to Know You,” the song is a gentle acoustic ballad about finding new faith in old love. “I wouldn’t trade places with anyone,” the pair, married since 1992, harmonize. “Because I’d like to get to know you again.”

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell were arrested over the weekend.

New Canaan Police told PEOPLE Monday that the two were “arrested and charged in a family dispute,” after officers responded to a call to investigate a family dispute around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday.

“I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now,” Brickell, 48, tells PEOPLE in a statement through her lawyer.

Oprah Winfrey Gives Away Her Biggest Surprise Yet

After 25 years on the air and treating countless audience members to extravagant gifts, it takes a lot for Oprah Winfrey to surprise people anymore.

So she’s sending them across the world.

Winfrey, 56, made the surprise announcement on the first episode of her farewell season on Monday that she’ll send 300 of her “ultimate” fans on an eight-day trip to Australia this December.


For the first time ever, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon are hitting the road together – for a summer tour. Each artist will play a 75-minute set and, for most of the tour’s 32 dates, they also plan a few duets. The tour starts June 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and ends at Jones Beach on New York’s Long Island on July 31. Dylan, who is almost constantly on the road and last year performed several dates with Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, told USA Today he is excited about teaming up with Simon. “He’s written extraordinary songs, hasn’t he?” Dylan said.

Dylan, Simon Off and Rocking

Bob Dylan and Paul Simon have kicked off a 30-city summer tour that includes hits from their repertoires as well as a few duets. The two musical legends, touring together for the first time, left about 1,000 chairs empty in the 8,000-seat Colorado Springs (Colo.) World Arena on Sunday night – the tour’s smallest venue, reports the Associated Press. But the duo played to an enthusiastic crowd that rushed the stage before the concert and remained standing throughout.

Jackson, Simon Deck the Hall

Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Aerosmith, Queen, Steely Dan, Ritchie Valens, The Flamingos and Solomon Burke were named as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2001 inductees in announcement that took place yesterday at VH1’s Manhattan studios. The cable station will air the induction ceremony on March 19. “We’ve got artists who made their biggest hits early on, as well as those who have been very active today, so it’s a wide spectrum of artists,” said Susan Evans, executive director of the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame foundation.

Paul Simon Cares

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Simon, 59, has been named the 2001 MusiCares Person of the Year by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, its president Michael Greene has announced. The awards ceremony will take place Feb. 19 in Los Angeles. NARAS, which hands out the Grammys (including 16 to Simon), is citing the music star for his extensive charitable work to such organizations as the United Negro College Fund, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and the New York Children’s Health Project, which Simon co-founded.