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HarperCollins announced details Thursday about Billy Joel's "The Book of Joel," coming out June 14.
updated 3/3/2011 11:19:07 AM ET 2011-03-03T16:19:07

The Piano Man will be bringing the news, good and bad, this summer.

HarperCollins announced details Thursday about Billy Joel's "The Book of Joel," coming out June 14. The memoir will take fans on an "emotional ride" from the writing of such favorites as "Just the Way You Are" and "New York State of Mind" to his broken marriage to Christie Brinkley and his struggles with depression and substance abuse.

Joel's editor at HarperCollins, David Hirshey, said in a statement that "there is a lot in this book that he has never revealed before." HarperCollins also released the cover photograph Thursday, a moody close-up of Joel taken in the 1990s.

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Video: Billy Joel: I don’t ‘hate’ Elton for ‘tough love’

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    >> elton about the tough love comments made concerning billy joel and sobriety issues.

    >> yeah.

    >> he's going to hate me and he's not going to talk to me. it comes from a place of love. you don't take your dog to rehab. he may want to punch my face in at the moment. but it's okay.

    >> billy joel released a statement in response. number one, he said, i do not hate elton john . number two, he said, i do not want to punch him in the face. number three, he said, if he wants to call me, my number is still the same. number four, good luck with the movie.

    >> we did leave out number

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