>BILLY JOEL's oldest daughter, 29 year old singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, sang the National Anthem at the N.Y. Islander's hockey teams opening game (Friday night,10/9/15) at their new home, the Barclay Center, Brooklyn, New York. Her father, BILLY JOEL, closed the Islander's former home, the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, N.Y., with a three hour sold out concert in August. (See photos, scrool August, 2015 Archives)
On New Years Eve, (12/31/15) BILLY JOEL plays at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida. He played the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida last New Years eve. Seems BILLY JOEL likes to spend his New York winter's in Florida.
>BILLY JOEL sat down this week with New Yorker Magazine's Nick Paumgarten, who wrote a profile on the musician last year, and talked about various topics. Below are BILLY JOEL's musing answers to some of those questions.
On Social Media: "I don't Twitter. I don't Facebook. Sometime I look up a little porn -- you know, just to see what's going on".
On Rock vs. Classical: "Classical music was the girl next door. Rock and Roll is a girl with smeared lipstick and ripped stockings. I had an affair with her for some time, but I ended up wanting to go back to the girl next door".
On "Piano Man": "I was living in Los Angeles and working at a piano bar. I needed the money. I thought, I can't believe I'm doing this... but maybe I'll get a song out of it. And I did".
On why he quit writing pop music: (paraphrasing) I broke up with me.
AND, if you listen to his songs during "Live" concerts, you'll sometimes hear BILLY JOEL sing alternate lyrics to his songs, such as..
> "The Entertainer": "After a while in a million miles, it all becomes the same", instead of, "After a while in a thousand miles, it all becomes the same".
> "She's Always A Women": "She can ruin your face with her powerful thighs", instead of, "She can ruin your faith with her casual lies".
> "Honesty": "Sodomy is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you", instead of, "Honesty is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you".