Rock legend Billy Joel has overtaken his old pal Sir Elton John as the artist with the most performances at New York's fabled Madison Square Garden after booking his 65th show at the historic venue for next year (15).

The Piano Man hitmaker began a monthly residency at the famous arena at the start of 2014 and he recently broke his own 2006 Msg concert record by adding a 13th show on 9 January (15) to his run.

Joel subsequently agreed to add a February date to the schedule, and now he has extended it through the summer of 2015 with his 1 July (15) gig making him the new king of the Garden.

His former tour mate Elton previously held the title for the greatest number of appearances at the venue with 64.