PLEASE PARDON OUR DUST AS WE REBUILD THE UPDATED SITE.
It is the time… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnOBggLe0tY
from our bubble to yours…
It recently came to my attention that today marks the 700th anniversary of the death of the “Supreme Poet”, the Italian known to the world simply as Dante. His use of a single name was years ahead of its time, as were his writings. In 1997, I wrote and recorded a song in which IContinue reading
Through every life the war drags onOur hopes and dreams lie ripped and torn Sweet Release…give us peace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSC0MRZ5wGs
“Good-Time Charlie” A young friend who enjoys the odd bash behind his kit wrote to me on the passing of Charlie Watts: “One of my favorite drummers of all time. Effortlessly cool fills and licks that were way harder to play along to than they appeared. Talk about a drummer that lived perfectly in theContinue reading
Sorry to read of Jim Steinman’s passing on Monday. He was extremely talented, to say the least…and a very nice guy. I enjoyed working with him on “Signs of Life”, a collaboration that was illuminating for both of us.The following article is a brilliant summation of the time we spent together on our one andContinue reading
UMG is releasing a mini-lp compilation entitled, “Past Perfect”, to the streaming services on Friday: tracks from four different albums, including a rare guest-performance from Freddie Mercury. The ‘cover art’ is the creation of Alina Broome, a student at F.I.T. in NYC. Great stuff, Alina…thank you so much!
The original, full-length version of Love Is The Hero—including a spectacular intro-piece from Freddie. Conjured out of thin air in the early morning hours at Garden Lodge, Freddie’s home in West London. What a night! Now available at Spotify, Apple Music and more…
I lost a long-time friend and patron yesterday. Don Zimmerman was president of Capitol Records when I signed to the label in 1979. Though not a music-maker in the strict sense of the word, he expressed a genuine interest in what I was doing, and was remarkably insightful in supporting and guiding my career inContinue reading
In this the season of giving, life is the greatest gift. Let’s put our differences and ideologies aside…stay home and play Christmas music! Next year we can do it up right…
A rainy summer day in Bridgehampton.
A fond farewell to my old mate, Frank Levi. Frank was a mad genius of the electronics variety, who specialized in tinkering with guitar amps. We spent many a late night in the SIR/NY workshop, after I wrapped rehearsals with my band, Piper. We talked about how I wanted to expand on the already massiveContinue reading
Billy is extending his collaboration with guitarist GE Smith for a handful of dates this Spring: More dates to follow…(?)
“Don’t Say No” is about to be released on 180-gram VINYL…date is February 16th. According to Billy, this is arguably the best-sounding version ever, and the only vinyl pressing since the limited-edition Mobile Fidelity release in 1981. Complete info online at Intervention Records: interventionrecords.com/records/dont-say-no/
November 9, 2017 Billy and GE Smith look forward seeing you in the new year at one of these venues: 6 Jan – Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NYTicket info at www.suffolktheater.com 9 Jan – City Winery, NYCTicket info at www.citywinery.com/newyork 18 Jan – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CTTicket info at ridgefieldplayhouse.org
TURN IT UP! Billy with GE Smith at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY…Friday, 1 September. http://www.guildhall.org
Want to see Billy LIVE this summer? One night only: Friday, September 1, 2017Guild Hall, East Hampton, NYTickets on sale May 8www.guildhall.org Billy will explore his catalog and musical roots through performances and conversation with fellow guitarist GE Smith in an up close and personal setting.
“Take me for a trip upon your magic swirling ship…” There are songwriters, there are lyricists, there are poets…and then there’s BOB DYLAN, who yesterday won the Nobel Prize for Literature “…in the jingle jangle mornin’ I’ll come followin’ you” WOW
“Rare Species” sited: Billy on the beach in Sagaponack, NY, August 2016
8/15: backstage with singer / songwriter / guitarist-extraordinaire Richard Thompson at Westbury. If you’re not familiar with RT’s work, you should be. “Mock Tudor” is a good place to start.
My thoughts are with my old Boston buddy, Joe Perry. We wish him well.
ON THIS DATE (35 YEARS AGO)April 13, 1981 – Billy Squier: Don’t Say No is released.# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 4/5# allmusic 4.5/5 Don’t Say No is the second album by Billy Squier, released on April 13, 1981. It stayed on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart for 111 weeks, reaching #5. It includes theContinue reading
Ben Edmonds, my lifelong friend and musical comrade-in-arms, passed away today, after battling pancreatic cancer for the past year. Our friendship began in Wellesley high school, and took us to New York City and Detroit, London and LA…and points in-between. He was a source of constant support and encouragement to me during the years IContinue reading
Came across this amusing petition. Click here.
VH1 wrote up a nice article to wish Billy a happy birthday. Click here to see the article.
Hot song for a cold winter.
Check out the article on: “Billy Squier: Slinky, sexy rock icon of the ’80s” by Laurie Lorsch on AXS.com. [NOTE: link is no longer active.]
Eminem drops “My Kinda Lover” on the acid-rap community in the title song from his new CD, “Shady XV”…out 11/24. Merry Christmas, Em.
Teen-age acting sensation and author, Bella Thorne recently confessed that she has a bit of a thing for Billy: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/bella-thorne-explains-sharing-her-fathers-death-and-more-in-new-book-20141311 Thanks, Bella…be sure to tell your friends!
November 1, 2014 Billy thought fans might find the following link intersesting: “This is something of a niche article, as it comprises an interview with my original amp-guru, Frank Levi. In it he talks about some of our experiences, in addition to other periods of his career. Frank is a brilliant, “mad-scientist” type, and heContinue reading
NEWS ABOUT FLORIDA SHOW CANCELLATION: Due to contractual conditions beyond our control, Billy will not be appearing at the Born To Ride Jam in Pinelllas Park, FL on Nov. 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. (Other acts who’ve withdrawn from the event include: Bachman & Turner, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat and Lou Gramm)Continue reading
“Everybody Wants You” was featured on last night’s Grey’s Anatomy Episode #1102 Music: “Puzzle With A Piece Missing”.
October 4, 2014 Here’s a recent clip of Billy’s ” Electric Man” performance at the 9th Jack Radio concert Septmeber 20th
September 12, 2014 The Stroke” appears in the pilot episode of the new Amazon Series “Red Oaks”
For those of you who may have missed it previously, we’re re-posting Billy’s live version of “Sweet Release” with lyrics modified to reflect on the 9/11 tragedy…from a benefit show held at Don Hill’s in October 2001.
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