Billy Joel will be featured in The New York Times Magazine this Sunday, and you can get a preview of the article below. Once a pop genius, always a pop genius. We ought to know by now.
Q: You’ve written almost no pop songs since your last album, 1993’s “River of Dreams.” Why did you stop?
B.J.: I never stopped writing music. I’m still writing music — piano pieces, orchestral music, dramatic pieces — but they could become songs. Some of them are like hymns that I just don’t have words for, but I might.