Billy Joel Sells His Hamptons Beach House for More Than $19 Million

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_df9d89ba73.jpgLloyd Bishop/NBC -- Billy Joel has finally succeeded in his long quest to sell his mansion in the village of Sagaponack in New York's ritzy Hamptons area. The New York Post reports that the oceanfront bungalow-style residence, which the Piano Man first put on the market about five years ago, was bought recently for a bit under its $19.95 million asking price.

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Elton John Let Writer of His Biopic Read His Private Diaries

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_7354a27180.jpg Joseph Guay/Capitol Records -- Elton John's upcoming movie biography Rocketman will cover the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life story "from birth to rehab." That's according to Lee Hall, the man who's writing the film. Hall, who also penned the movie Billy Elliot and then worked with John to turn it into an ultra-successful musical, tells the BBC that Rocketman will be "an absolutely huge, crazy Technicolor affair."

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Kenny Rogers Giving In-Depth Interview at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame Next Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_950a6619ac.jpgImage Courtesy Webster PR -- Kenny Rogers will sit down for an in-depth interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on August 16 to celebrate the new exhibit, Kenny Rogers: Through the Years. Rogers will share recollections about his life and multifaceted career during the chat, which will be augmented by archival videos and photos. The event will be included in the price of admission for those visiting the museum, and will be free to museum members.

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Lionel Richie to Receive "Billboard's" "Legend of Live" Award

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_c18fa59415.jpg Paul Drinkwater/NBC -- Lionel Richie, currently touring the U.S. with his hit-packed show, will be honored for his skills as a live performer at this year's Billboard Touring Awards. Lionel will receive the Billboard "Legend of Live" award at the event, which takes place November 20 in New York City. The "Legend of Live" award is given to artists who've made "significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring industry." It also recognizes "professionalism and steadfast commitment to the art and craft of live performance and reaching fans through the concert experience."

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Listen to Song from Eric Clapton's Upcoming JJ Cale Tribute Album, "The Breeze," Online Now

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_115b638e81.jpgBushbranch Records/Surfdog Records -- Eric Clapton's star-studded JJ Cale tribute album The Breeze won't be released until this Tuesday, but you can preview a couple of tracks from the collection now at different locations on the Internet. GuitarWorld.com is hosting the exclusive premiere of "Train to Nowhere," which features contributions from ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler and longtime Cale bandmate Don White.  The song is one that Cale, who died in July 2013 at the age of 74, had never recorded.

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