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New Billy Joel Q&A - Are You Going To Write Symphonies And Movie Scores?

At the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, Billy was asked if he had future plans to write more piano pieces. Billy explains in a funny way how he regained interest in classical music after a long period of being in love with rock & roll. You can watch his response in the video below, and check out more clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Igudesman & Joo Playing at Carnegie Hall April 17th, Featuring Hyung-ki Joo

Billy Joel and Hyung-ki Joo

Billy Joel and Hyung-ki Joo during the "Fantasies & Delusions" sessions in 2001.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Are The Origins Of Your Song 'The Downeaster 'Alexa'?'

During a Q&A at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, Billy was asked about the song "The Downeaster 'Alexa,'" just before some technical difficulties at the venue. Billy has always filled any disruptive downtime in his shows with an impromptu riff. In this one, he filled the void with a song that could be called "You Can Kiss My %&S," or "Actually You Guys Clap Pretty Good." You choose. No matter the title, it's a riff that is completely unique to Billy's onstage performance.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Early In Your Career, What Kept You Going As An Artist?

In the latest video from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series, Billy is asked about how he continued to persevere as an artist before he became famous. In his answer below, Billy explains how he never doubted what he was going to do.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Is The Story Behind The Lyric To 'Piano Man?'

Billy has some fun with the audience in this week's Q&A video, where a Harvard University student asked him about the lyrics to "Piano Man." Watch his answer in the video below, and check out more clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Billy Joel Surprise Performance At Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show - Watch Video

Billy Joel attended the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show on January 28th, where he thrilled the crowd when he got up and sang with a local band, The Whipping Post. Event organizer Clare Frost said, "He walked through the crowd without people really knowing who he was and looked at the over 230 vintage bikes on display and talked to a few of our vendors and out of the blue, he walks up on stage and stood there facing the lead singer, Bob. Bob did a double take and Billy asked him if he could jam with them."

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Happened To The Other Members Of The Hassles and Attila?

In 1994, Billy gave a Q&A lecture to students at Harvard University, and was asked about the members of his two former bands, The Hassles and Attila. Watch his answer in the latest video from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Billy Joel In Motorcyclist Magazine - February 2012

Billy Joel in Motorcyclist magazine

Billy Joel is featured in the February 2012 issue of Motorcyclist magazine. Here is an excerpt:

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More From Billy Joel's Cornell University Q&A Lecture

The Cornell Daily Sun has written about Billy's visit to Cornell University, which took place on December 2nd for an Evening of Questions & Answers. Here is an excerpt:

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Who Was Laura, And What Did She Do To You?

Our latest video from Billy's lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges poses a question about the song "Laura" from the album "The Nylon Curtain." If you've ever wondered who Laura was, Billy explains the meaning of the song in the video below.

Watch this and other videos from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Blues Singers Do You Like Besides Ray Charles?

Happy New Year! We're resuming our Q&A videos this week with a new clip about Billy's favorite blues singers. Billy discusses other blues singers that he likes, but he can't resist talking about Ray Charles. You can watch the video below, and check out other clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Happy Holidays From Billy Joel

In time for the holidays, here is a video of Billy singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" during his most recent "Evening of Questions & Answers" at UMass Lowell on December 14th. This clip combines music from his impromptu performance along with holiday images and photos of friends. Billy wishes you and yours a happy holiday season!

Watch this and other videos from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series! Stay tuned for new Q&A videos returning on January 11th.

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