Rocker Billy Joel's offices went up in smoke at the weekend (22JAN05) while the singer was enjoying himself at pal Donald Trump's Florida wedding.

His Maritime Music offices in Oyster Bay, Long Island - based above a hardware store - burned up after a fire started in the basement of the building.

A spokesman for Joel insists the offices housed archives of news clippings and articles, but nothing of great value to the rocker.

Local fire officials, who attended the scene of the blaze, do not suspect foul play.

25/01/2005 21:11