May 6, 2019 – Billy Joel will turn 70 in a few days and as always the Piano Man is a colorful interview. Rolling Stone magazine delivered a new chat with the singer today – We will have links to the full interview in the description of this video. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/billy-joel-turning-70-donald-trump-new-music-831081/
We reported not that long ago that Billy Joel said that there are new pop tunes in his head but there were no plans to record anything. Joel sticks to the plan in his new interview with the magazine but leaves the door open this time. He said, “Yeah. I have a lot of music that no one’s ever heard and no one may ever hear if I don’t decide to do something with it. It’s really about the creative process that’s important to me, not about having records on the charts or selling a lot of recordings. I’m learning all the time, and you never stop learning. That’s what’s good about the writing process. You always learn something new whenever you create.” He added he would never say never as far as releasing new material. He could write a movie soundtrack or a symphony saying “Anything’s possible.” There hasn’t been a new pop song from Joel since 1993.
He also told the magazine that he didn’t think his tune “Captain Jack” aged very well and that’s why he stopped playing it. He also got burnt out on playing “Angry Young Man.”
As for a Billy Joel biopic? He said he wou.d not have enough objectivity to be involved in one.
Joel was also asked If he’d join Elton John on his Farewell tour, to which he responded, “I would if he asked me to, sure. We worked together for 16 years, and those were good shows. I thought they were good value. I would work with him again, absolutely.” – by John Beaudin
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a newsman so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the ’80s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two versions (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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