Billy Joel will marry his girlfriend Katie Lee next month (OCT04), the rocker has confessed.

Joel was overheard revealing the happy news to veteran broadcaster BARBARA WALTERS during a recent night out in New York.

According to PAGESIX.COM they will tie the knot "sometime in October".

The couple, who share a 28-year age-gap - he's 54, she's 26 - got engaged in January (04) after Joel proposed while they holidayed on the Caribbean island of St Barts.

The Uptown Girl hitmaker was previously married to ELIZABETH WEBER from 1971 to 1982 and model Christie Brinkley from 1985 to 1994.

20/09/2004 17:18