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Billy Joel On 'We Didn't Start the Fire'

"I'm glad a lot of people actually know the lyrics to that one. I'm always afraid that I'm going to forget one word and them the whole thing is going to unravel. So what I always do is look down and watch these people, 'Harry Truman, Doris Day Red China...' and I find somebody who knows the lyrics and I look at them for the whole song. And then I know that I won't forget because they know." Listen to the full song below!

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Billy Joel's Radio Days - 'Piano Man' Legacy Edition Reviewed By Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone's "Alternate Take" column has reviewed Billy Joel's "Piano Man" (Legacy Edition), relishing the second CD that features Billy's live performance on Philadelphia's WMMR in 1972. Read more at Billy Joel's Radio Days: Live on the Air in Philadelphia, 1972. Here is an excerpt:

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Billy Joel Has Reason To Be Happy - Newsday

Right now, Billy Joel is all about the present. He's happy to talk about his Oyster Bay motorcycle shop, 20th Century Cycles, or his upcoming master classes at colleges around the Northeast. He's happy about being named a "Steinway Artist" later this month, becoming the first pop artist ever to be counted among the masters who have their paintings hung in Steinway Hall.

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Billy Joel On Writing 'And So It Goes' - Listen To The Song Here

"I had a hard time writing that song. It was one of those songs that I wrote and I tried to sing and I was choking myself up singing it. I'd think, 'Cut it out, you're a songwriter, now write.' And I didn't know where the meter in that song came from. What made me write it was a romantic emotion that made me write the words; what made me write the music was probably the same romantic emotion." - Billy Joel

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'Piano Man' Legacy Edition 2CD Set Reviewed By Audiophile Audition

Here is an excerpt from Audiophile Audition's four-and-a-half star review of Billy Joel's "Piano Man" Legacy Edition, which features the restored original album plus a second CD of Billy's 1972 concert broadcast from WMMR in Philadelphia.

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Billy Joel Captivates Capacity Crowd At University of Connecticut

Billy Joel offered a new "Evening of Questions & Answers" at the University of Connecticut campus on Tuesday, November 29th. The event was exclusive for UConn students and covered a wide range of topics. Here is an excerpt from a report by DailyCampus.com:

Grammy winner and Hall-of-Fame performer Billy Joel showed his many faces Tuesday night as he answered questions for a sold-out crowd at the Jorgensen center for the Performing Arts.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - How Does Your Musical Technique Factor Into Your Ability To Communicate To A Larger Audience?

In a lecture at the Berklee College of Music in 1992, Billy was asked about his musical technique and how he uses it for larger audiences. In his answer, Billy emphasized the importance of challenging himself and enjoying what he does, rather than having a specific approach or formula. You can watch this in the video below, and view other clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series.

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Billy Joel Discusses 'Fantasies & Delusions' Album - The Complete Albums Collection Video

In this new interview video about "The Complete Albums Collection," Billy Joel talks about creating his "Fantasies & Delusions" album. He notes, "I write all the time. People may not know it because I don't record it, but I'm just writing thematic music, and that's where my interest is now."

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New Billy Joel Q&A - How Can You Be Innovative As An Artist And Still Be Commercial?

In the latest video from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series, Billy gets an interesting question about innovation and commercial music. In his response, Billy talks about the difficulty of creating original melodic music, and offers advice to fellow musicians on making the most of mistakes.

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Billy Joel Talks About 'Cold Spring Harbor' - The Complete Albums Collection Video

Billy discusses writing the album "Cold Spring Harbor" in this new video about "The Complete Albums Collection." He wrote the album with the intention of being a songwriter, writing material for other singers.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Do You Remember Your Impression Of Walter Brennan When You Were An Opening Act For Taj Mahal In 1972?

In a flurry of questions, recorded at Mount Holyoke College in March 1996, Billy was asked if he remembered doing an impression of Walter Brennan, star of ABC TV series The Real McCoys, during a show sometime in 1972 when he opened for Taj Mahal on several dates of the "Cold Spring Harbor Tour." That tour would begin Billy's solo career on November 9th 1971 with the release of the "Cold Spring Harbor" album and ended with little fanfare at The Schaefer Music Festival in New York City, in June 1972.** Billy and the band would crisscross the country for 7 months as an opening act.

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