Billy Joel is pleased Thursday's (Nov. 21) episode of FOX's Glee features many of his tunes, to the extent that the story — about the seniors making post-graduation plans — is titled “Movin' Out.”
“I heard about this,” Joel tells Zap2it. “Honestly, I've never seen the show. I'm one of those guys who watches the History Channel, and I watch news and I watch documentaries … but I'm very happy that my material is being done by people of that age group, and that I guess it has meaning for them.
“I'm always surprised when I look out at the audience [at concerts] and I see a lot of younger people, like they've discovered this stuff on their own. I doubt that a lot of younger kids listen to classic-rock radio. They have their own music now, and in light of that, I guess my stuff hasn't aged so badly that nobody wants to hear it anymore.”
Among the Joel standards “Glee” will incorporate are “Just the Way You Are” (performed by Darren Criss, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera), “My Life” (Jacob Artist), “Honesty” (Kevin McHale) and “You May Be Right” (the entire New Directions gang).