Alec Baldwin Interviews Billy Joel on WNYC's New Show 'Here's The Thing'

Alec Baldwin Interviews Billy Joel on WNYC's New Show 'Here's The Thing'

This week on Here’s The Thing – Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel – at the piano – for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made. Listen Here

Joel joined his first band at age 14 and became the third best-selling solo artist of all time in the United States. He’s sold more records than The Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna, but at this point, he says, the “rock star thing” is something he can “take off.” “I go shopping, I cook my own food, I wash the dishes, I take out the garbage … And the music has nothing to do with money or career. It’s just part of me. It’s like love.”

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Re: Alec Baldwin Interviews Billy Joel on WNYC's New Show 'Here's The Thing'

It was an interesting interview. I went to all white schools, too...with one or two exceptions in high school. It becomes a real learning experience to find life isn't what you think it is growing up. People like you because they can relate to a lot of your songs (at least I did throughout my entire marriage) and think of you as an average guy with exceptional qualities. Hope you never lose sight of that part of you.

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