The Billy Joel Channel Returns To SiriusXM With Music & Stories

Billy Joel Channel

Feel like you’ve been waiting to hear Billy Joel’s songs and stories for the longest time? You’re in luck — starting this Thursday, October 1st at 9 am ET, The Billy Joel Channel is returning to SiriusXM on Channel 70. The limited engagement channel will run until Tuesday, November 3rd at 3 am ET.

Billy Joel’s exclusive SiriusXM channel, The Billy Joel Channel, features music spanning his decades-long career, including songs from his live and studio albums, as well as Billy telling exclusive stories about his music and beyond. The limited-run channel will also include celebrity Guest DJ specials, a fantasy concert featuring performances of songs from Billy’s classic album, The Stranger, Billy Joel: An Evening of Questions and Answers…and a little music too from the Faena Theater in Miami Beach, and much more.

Listen to The Billy Joel Channel (starting this Thursday)


See details for The Billy Joel Channel’s specials below (all times in ET) and scroll down to vote for your favourite Billy songs to be featured in an on-air countdown of Billy Joel’s 88 Key Cuts, hosted by Billy himself.

Billy Joel: An Evening of Questions and Answers …and a little music too

Recorded in Miami in front of a theatre filled with his fans, Billy is seated at the piano — accompanied by guitar and saxophone — to answer questions and drop in a few songs. Relive this exclusive December 2019 visit with a great storyteller on Thursday, October 1st at 9 pm; Tuesday, October 6th at 6 am; and Thursday, October 8th at 6 pm.


Top Ten Celebrity DJ Picks

Don’t miss Garth Brooks, Don Henley, Pat Monahan of Train, Andrew McMahon, and more artists stopping by to play a stack of their Billy favourites. Check back for more upcoming names and dates!

Garth Brooks

Thursday, October 1st at 5 pm

Thursday, October 8th at 8 am

Don Henley

Saturday, October 3rd at 10 am

Tuesday, October 6th at 1 pm

Andrew McMahon

Sunday, October 4th at 9 pm

Friday, October 9th at 10 am

Pat Monahan

Monday, October 5th at 7 pm

Saturday, October 10th at 3 pm


BJ The DJ

During this latest edition of BJ The DJ, hear Billy curate his top song picks by other artists based on a wide range of topics, including his favourite keyboard players, songs he wished he’d written, and much more.

Artists I Wish I’d Seen Live

Saturday, October 3rd at 11 pm

Thursday, October 8th at 3 pm

Songs I Wish I’d Written

Sunday, October 4th at 6 pm

Friday, October 9th at 12 pm

Billy’s Favorite Keyboard Players

Monday, October 5th at 4 pm

R&B Show Volume 1

Wednesday, October 7th at 10 pm

R&B Show Volume 2

Week of Monday, October 12th (exact date and time TBD)

Rock Show Volume 1

Saturday, October 10th at 6 am

Rock Show Volume 2

Thursday, October 1st at 12 pm

Singer-Songwriter Show Volume 1

Tuesday, October 6th at 10 am

Singer-Songwriter Show Volume 2

Week of Monday, October 12th (exact date and time TBD)

Pop Songs Volume 1

Friday, October 2th at 9 am

Pop Songs Volume 2

Sunday, October 11th at 9 pm


Track-By-Track

Fans can enjoy their favourite Billy Joel LP from top to bottom as Billy walks listeners through the entire tracklist of each album in order. More to come!

The Nylon Curtain

Friday, October 2th at 2 pm

Turnstiles

Sunday, October 4th at 11 am

Glass Houses

Tuesday, October 6th at 11 pm

52nd Street

Friday, October 9th at 5 pm

Streetlife Serenade

Sunday, October 11th at 2 pm


What Was I Thinking?     

Take a deep dive into Billy’s vast music catalogue as the Piano Man offers a look into the inspiration for and creation of his compositions. During the four editions of the series, Billy will be playing some of his songs, preceded by the songs that inspired or influenced them. Hear the specials:

Saturday, October 3rd at 12 am

Sunday, October 4th at 3 pm

Tuesday, October 6th at 8 pm

Wednesday, October 7th at 7 am

Sunday, October 11th at 6 pm.


The Stranger Fantasy Concert

Though Billy may have never performed The Stranger album in track order, The Billy Joel Channel will air a fantasy event of just that to celebrate the concert that could’ve been. Experience the special:

Friday, October 2th at 7 pm

Monday, October 5th at 12 pm

Friday, October 9th at 10 pm


Alexa Ray Joel Guest DJ

Alexa Ray Joel, Billy’s daughter, will be telling some true insider stories as she plays some of her father’s songs and shares memories only as she can on Sunday, October 4th at 6 am and Sunday, October 11th at 9 am.


New York State of Mind Special

In this special, the Piano Man is sharing his own thoughts on what keeps NYC alive. Hear songs that remind him of growing up and starting his career in and around the Big Apple:

Saturday, October 3th at 4 pm

Wednesday, October 7th at 11 am

Saturday, October 10th at 7 pm


Around The World Special

Billy’s stories aren’t just limited to New York City — in the Around The World Special, the singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist is highlighting a playlist of recordings (some live versions, others studio) inspired by his travels around the globe. Journey through his music on Monday, October 5th at 9 am and Wednesday, October 7th at 5 pm.


Billy Joel’s 88 Key Cuts

While the channel will feature plenty of Billy’s favourite songs, the Billy Joel’s 88 Key Cuts special is showcasing the 88 most popular recordings as voted by fans. From Monday, September 28th at 6 am until Sunday, October 11th at 11:59 pm, vote here and then hear the show, hosted by Billy as he introduces each song:

Monday, October 19th at 3 pm
Wednesday, October 21st at 10 am
Friday, October 23rd at 6 pm
Saturday, October 24th at 12 pm
Sunday, October 25th at 9 pm