Posted in music | venues on December 3, 2013

Billy Joel

Who's in the mood for a melody? Call your dad. Billy Joel is about to start a very, very long residency at MSG,

"Joining the ranks of The Garden's other original franchises - including the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty - Billy Joel will kick off this franchise at The Garden performing a show a month, as long as there is demand, starting January 27, 2014. The first four previously announced shows -- January 27, February 3, March 21, April 18 are sold out. The just announced May 9 show, which is also Billy's 65th birthday, will be available to Citi cardmembers during an exclusive presale from December 4th at 10am (EST) through December 6th at 10pm (EST). Tickets will then be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10am (EST) on Saturday, December 7th.
The piano man also plays Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. Billy's friend Elton John starts a 2-night run at MSG tonight.

Full Billy Joel MSG press release below...

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PRESS RELEASE:

BILLY JOEL IS "MOVING IN" TO THE GARDEN ALONGSIDE THE KNICKS, RANGERS AND LIBERTY

December 3, 2013 (New York, NY) - Madison Square Garden announced today that legendary music icon Billy Joel will become the first-ever music franchise of "The World's Most Famous Arena." Joining the ranks of The Garden's other original franchises - including the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty - Billy Joel will kick off this franchise at The Garden performing a show a month, as long as there is demand, starting January 27, 2014. The first four previously announced shows -- January 27, February 3, March 21, April 18 are sold out. The just announced May 9 show, which is also Billy's 65th birthday, will be available to Citi cardmembers during an exclusive presale from December 4th at 10am (EST) through December 6th at 10pm (EST). Tickets will then be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10am (EST) on Saturday, December 7th.

"Since his first show in 1978, Billy has performed 46 shows at Madison Square Garden, including an unprecedented 12 consecutive sold-out shows that have earned Billy a spot among the Garden greats with a banner raised in his honor. Today, we take that relationship even further and are extremely honored to have Billy as The Garden's first music franchise," said James L. Dolan, executive chairman, The Madison Square Garden Company. "This new partnership will ensure that someone who has been such an important figure in our past, will also be a major part of our future. We welcome Billy home and look forward to many unforgettable nights of music at the Garden."

"Today's announcement that Billy Joel is joining the Madison Square Garden family as their first music franchise is truly a momentous occasion," said Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York. "It is particularly fitting that these two great icons are coming together to make entertainment history right here in New York. I offer my congratulations to Billy Joel and Madison Square Garden and the millions of fans worldwide who will benefit from this collaboration for years to come."

"Performing at Madison Square Garden is a thrilling experience. I've played different venues all over the world, but there's no place like coming home to The Garden. Since my first show in 1978, I've always looked forward to the energy of the crowd. I'm honored to be joining the Madison Square Garden family and look forward to taking the stage of the newly transformed Garden to create many more memorable nights."

Over its 130-year history, Madison Square Garden has become known as the preeminent venue for legendary artists and athletes. Billy Joel's first concert at The Garden was held on December 14, 1978 and, since then, he has performed an astounding 46 concerts at the Arena. In 2006, with 12-consecutive performances, Billy Joel broke the Garden's record for "Longest Run of a Single Artist." To commemorate this historical moment, a banner featuring "Joel - 12" was raised to The Garden rafters, and now hangs alongside other Garden legends such as Mark Messier, Rod Gilbert, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Bill Bradley and Willis Reed.
Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold more than 150 million records over the past quarter century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. Throughout the years, Joel's songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that "meant something during the time in which I lived ... and transcended that time." The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist.
In December, Billy Joel will receive The Kennedy Center Honor, one of the United States' top cultural awards. New York's quintessential son performed at the historic 12.12.12 The Concert For Sandy Relief, joining other music greats to raise awareness and money to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Billy Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan, making him the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the collection. He played to more than 110,000 fans when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium, featured in the 2010 documentary film "The Last Play At Shea."
Billy Joel has received six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway play "Movin' Out."

MSG now offers a rich visual history of Billy Joel and his many Garden performances through a scrollable timeline, featuring archival images, video insights from Billy, sharable images and lyrics, plus direct links for ticketing. Visit billyjoelmsg.com for more information. Join the conversation with #BillyJoelMSG.

Tickets for the May 9, 2014 Billy Joel performance at Madison Square Garden will be available to Citi cardmembers during an exclusive presale from Wednesday, December 4 at 10am through Friday, December 6 at 10pm. Tickets will then be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10am on Saturday, December 7 via ticketmaster.com and by calling 800.745.3000. Prices range from $64.50 to $124.50. The remaining shows will be announced later this year. Tickets will also available at the Madison Square Garden Event box office on Sunday, December 8, 2014. The concerts are being promoted by MSG Entertainment in association with AEG Live and Q104.3 as a media partner.

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About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. The Company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the Company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks; and Fuse, a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Networks also include high-definition channels, MSG HD and MSG+ HD, and Fuse includes its high-definition channel, Fuse HD. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

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Comments (119)

Hopefully this means tickets will be easier to get eventually and perhaps not cost as much.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:51 PM

Hopefully he also mixes up the setlists!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:52 PM

Is this still part of the River of Dreams tour?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:54 PM

Billy Joel 2013 is a phony and anyone who supports him is a fellow phony idiot.
Singing songs about being straightedge when you're not straightedge like Billy Joel did is bullshit.
'Gotta milk it for all it's worth with the immediate announcement of you on MSG franchise, huh Billy Joel?
Again shame on everyone who will go to these shows. You supported a phony. You need to stop living in the past, move on with your lives, and either support current, active piano rock as well as these shows or get lost.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:54 PM

Don't hold your breath 12:51. There will always be baby boomers with a bunch of disposable income to throw at their one big night out a year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:54 PM

this is awesome and anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:55 PM

How is this awesome? Washed up artist too scared to write new songs plays big arena show once a month. It's perfect, he can rake in tons of money while doing as little as humanly possible.

booze money.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:57 PM

more awesome than anything that's ever happened at Glasslands or 285 Kent

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:58 PM

12:54 Re: Bill is a phony:
thanks for the info, Holden Caulfield.

And as someone who never really liked Billy Joel and sees the Garden as being on it's last (though long lasting) strings, this just kinda seems sad. Still should be good.

Posted by Aaron | December 3, 2013 12:58 PM

It's awesome because eventually the demand will wane a little bit and it won't be fucking impossible to get tickets.

Billy Joel is a legend. If you can't appreciate that, you're seriously missing out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:59 PM

people will be having fun at these shows and people like 12:54 will be home just burning with anger knowing someone, somewhere, is enjoying something he doesn't enjoy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:00 PM

Billy Joel spent his entire career writing elevator music.

The middle-aged, long island, one-concert-a-year crowd is gonna eat this shit up, though.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:00 PM

Billy Joel is one of the greatest American songwriters of the 20th Century. He has dozens of songs that are classics to which people will still listen a hundred years or more from now.
Yes, he doesn't write anymore, that's because he's pushing 70 years old. He's already done enough in this lifetime to deserve this kind of respect.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:01 PM

Who cares! Green Day was bad enough, now he's doing solo shows.
Wake me up when this tours ends...amirite?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:02 PM

You were all conceived to a Billy Joel song. Fact.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:03 PM

Billy Joel has said over and over again that he's bored writing radio music. If I'm still writing songs at age 70 please someone shoot me. Hopefully by that age I'll just be content sitting with a glass of wine and my thumb up my ass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:03 PM

Ugh a flood of Billy Joel fans on my favorite website.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:18 PM

Looking forward to my monthly BJ

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:21 PM

@1:18 We've been here all along...

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:27 PM

1:21 good one!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:28 PM

if you don't like Billy Joel you are either a too-cool-for-school Grimes trendoid or you don't give a fuck about songwriting. I'm a casual fan but you can't deny the dude has at least a dozen stone cold classics.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:36 PM

billy joel rules! hopefully i have enough money for a ticket. i don't see that happening for another few months.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:38 PM

1:18- ugh this is your favorite website?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:42 PM

>>this is awesome and anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.

You're a moron with shitty taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:44 PM

if this is your favorite website, you've got problems

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:45 PM

1:18 your favorite WebSite is one that cut and pastes publicity emails and has godawful idiots commenting anonymously?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:49 PM

Billy Joe > Billy Joel

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:54 PM

Can we pay him not to play at all?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:55 PM

I just find it adorable that they included the Liberty as one of the franchises. How cute.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:57 PM

i dont mean to digress, but anyone know if Billy ever found out who started that fire?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 2:03 PM

@1:44 It would appear you're in the minority here.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 2:07 PM

My favorite website is porn.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 2:15 PM

Let me sing my song for chrissakes!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 2:35 PM

2:03, no one did. It was always burning, since the world's been turning. Duh.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 2:41 PM

what does this have to do with Sky Fierria?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:20 PM

Fat old dorks in Long Island are stoked.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:36 PM

New York is Las Vegas now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:42 PM

have they announced the enxt residence?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:43 PM

Still better than Haim.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:44 PM

For anyone who answered / judged 12:54 - is this your first time on this site? If so, you must be working for BJ. Welcome to BV.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:45 PM

Actually I'd live to see Bruno Mars do a long term residency.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:48 PM

Let's see what Grimes is doing when she's 70. I wonder if she'll have made a connection with enough people to fill MSG once a month until she dies. I doubt it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:49 PM

Grimes is the Dan Deacon of 2013. Just because someone doesn't like (big name act here), they must like Grimes instead.

Billy Joel and Grimes both just fucking terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:56 PM

but we can both agree that Dan Deacon is far worse than either of them

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:59 PM

lol @ the old fat fuck BJ fans trying to hate on Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:01 PM

all you dicks would change your tune if Arcade Fire was opening each of these shows

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:01 PM

If by change your tune you mean make fun of it even more, than yeah I would.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:13 PM

if Grimes could ever put out a song that was even in the least bit memorable I'd be with you buddy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:20 PM

lol @ the thought of a bunch of bloated baby boomers singing along to Piano Man.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:21 PM

2:03, Ryan started the fire

3:36, 'on' Long Island

he's got some good songs but this is weird, I wonder where they will cut off a show for lack of demand - will they wait until a show just sells no tickets whatsoever? Imagine all the haters here end up coming around to love BJ but when they buy tix there isn't enough demand and it gets cancelled? Will people from around the country now plan their trips to NY around his monthly show?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:25 PM

RYAN STARTED THE FIRE

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:28 PM

4:25, it'll be a while before the demand dies down... he played 12 shows consecutively back in 2006. This is only one a month, spread out over time.
Once the demand starts to wane, I'm sure they will announce "full album" shows, where he'll do '52nd Street' or 'The Stranger' in its entirety.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:30 PM

What does this have to do with Haim?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:34 PM

lol @ 4:25 . Did you have a stroke while writing that comment? Early onset dementia?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:35 PM

Word is that JD &The Straight Shot will be opening the first one of these.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:37 PM

Every Jew in the tri-state area will want to see this. There are a lot of Jews in the tri-state area.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:52 PM

BV was my favorite website... until I kicked my heroin addiction

Posted by Venkman | December 3, 2013 4:58 PM

"all you dicks would change your tune if Arcade Fire was opening each of these shows"

THE Arcade Fire

Posted by BJ | December 3, 2013 5:00 PM

Even D isnt old enough gor this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 5:16 PM

I think someone tracked D through that nutty email address of his and snuffed him.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 6:31 PM

Has anyone emailed D?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 6:42 PM

What is D's email?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:01 PM

DfromtheBV@gmail.com

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:09 PM

D's having a hard time reading his email at the moment because his 386 laptop broke down the other day.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:20 PM

Yet Billy is doing only one single show in Brooklyn.Guess youz hipsters are too cool for Billy.The funny thing is that when all your hip bands will move back home to work regular jobs cleaning up cow dung,Billy will still be doing the Garden shows.True New Yorkers love that Garfield looking motherfucker with 41 years of classics!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:23 PM

True New Yorkers listen to Grimes!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 8:05 PM

Good times for the D-bag set !!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 8:05 PM

Your friend Emily sounds like a filthy whore.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 9:36 PM

I'll go only if he signs a written contract committing to becoming viciously angry at the audience and destroying all the instruments on the stage.

We need honesty, not an act. Much more entertaining.

If that does not happen, he aint worth a free ticket with train fare, dinner, drinks and a cab ride home.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 9:44 PM

Fathead Dolan has to bring those prices down a little to fill all those later shows.$64.50 the cheapest ticket & fee is a lot of scratch for a general audience today.Only the first few shows can be filled with fat cats like Billy's BFF The Gov.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 9:51 PM

BILLY JOEL LOVES LASAGNA AND HATES MONDAYS

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 5:01 AM

DA-Dongle J2534

Posted by DA-Dongle J2534 | December 4, 2013 5:55 AM

9:51, 64.50 is what people today expect to pay for a show. 10 years ago, this was a lot of money to spend for a show But now all big arena shows are that much. Have you been living in a cave for the past couple of years? Besides, the people that would go to this have money.
Second, Dolan doesn't set the price points. Billy's people do.. Blame him. Dolan is only responsible for expensive rent.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 6:47 AM

irregardless of hipsters and making fun of Brooklyn bands etc etc
Billy Joel deserves a lifetime award in sucking.. to call him one of the best american songwriters of the 20th century is absurd and laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 7:28 AM

^love to hear who you like?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 7:56 AM

This is either:
1. Part of his parole
or
2. Part of his parole

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 10:14 AM

7:28, New York State of Mind has been covered by lots of people, and is pretty much considered a modern-day standard. I'd say that counts as "good songwriting".
Also, I'd love to collect his publishing royalty checks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:07 AM

Also, "irregardless" is not a word.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:08 AM

Billy Joel is from Long Island... And nothing good in the entire universe has ever come from Long Island.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:51 AM

^Wrong..Long Island oysters are off the chain.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:04 PM


^love to hear who you like?

>
for starters:

Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young
Leonard Cohen
Lou Reed
Patti Smith
Randy Newman
Alex Chilton
Nick Drake
Scott Walker
Bill Callahan
Will Oldham
Nick Cave
Woody Guthrie
Johnny Cash
Lennon/McCartney
Gram Parsons
John Prine

Please explain to me how Billy Joel belongs along side these artists ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:24 PM

^cookie cutter list.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:35 PM

Billy Joel would easily fit into that list 12:24 listen to Cold Spring Harbor and get back to me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:36 PM

safest list you could write up, dork

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:52 PM

i like that song where he drives drunk into people's houses.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:52 PM

As safe as milk...

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:54 PM

Love how poster from 7:28 said

irregardless of hipsters and making fun of Brooklyn bands etc etc
Billy Joel deserves a lifetime award in sucking.. to call him one of the best american songwriters of the 20th century is absurd and laughable.

Then post that list of artist he likes at 12:24...laughable indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:06 PM

Piano Man is vaguely listenable if you're drunk at a party and someone throws it on. I mean you can get through it and be all like meh, the lyrics are kinda Dylanesque if you replace the complex imagery with bullshit bankers.

The rest of his catalog can drive drunk into a tree in the Hamptons.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:08 PM

^Yeah great album. Traveling Prayer always gets me going! Safe album choice though branch out. Listen to Streetlife that one is good for the parties :)

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:16 PM

12:52, I think when he sang "Friday night I crashed your party", he really meant that he literally crashed into the house that had the party.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:16 PM

Yeah that list at 12:24 is the textbook list of "names I can impress hipsters and music critics with, to prove that I like cool music".

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:18 PM

1. Billy Joel absolutely fits in that list. Not above Dylan or Neil Young but right in the middle/bottom half for sure.

2. That list is so "old man" is belongs right alongside the Rolling Stone top 50 Albums. Are you SURE you're not a Billy Joel fan?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:18 PM

1:16 You may be right! I may be crazy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:20 PM

The Stranger and An Innocent Man are classic after classic after classic. Nylon Curtain and 52nd street are killer as well.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:21 PM

my list would be

chris knox
michael gira
too short
kurt weil
charles manson
cole porter
gil scott heron
billy joel

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:24 PM

Billy is a great songwriter, but not a storyteller or introspective writer like Dylan or Neil Young. He compares more to a Brill building pop song songwriter, like Carole King or Neil Diamond.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:25 PM

Paul Westerberg
David Berman
Roger Waters
Billy Joel
David Bowie

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:25 PM

Yeah that list at 12:24 is the textbook list of "names I can impress hipsters and music critics with, to prove that I like cool music".

>> but are these artists not all better songwriters than Billy Joel ?
who is , was & will always be a hack
Actually I think you'd have to be a seeped in hipster irony to even think for a second that Billy Joel isn't complete joke. He's the McDonalds of singer songwriters and I've heard Cold Harbor and it's bad cliched 70's schmaltz just like most of his stuff.. which turned into bad 80's schmaltz and bad trying to 50's foo woo schmaltz , trying to political / topical / man of the people schmaltz , pandering schmaltz etc. all phony all shitty all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:42 PM

Billy Joel is a better songwritter then...

Leonard Cohen
Randy Newman
Alex Chilton
Nick Drake
Scott Walker
Bill Callahan
Will Oldham
Nick Cave
Gram Parsons
John Prine

Deal with it

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:52 PM

Ok you got me…. you win… I can't argue with that..

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:58 PM

1:42, Millions of people enjoy and identify with the songs he wrote, and those songs have longevity. That's good enough.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:59 PM

I actually agree with 1:52..however I prefer Cohen over Joel but I agree otherwise

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:01 PM

LOL @ Nick Drake - dude had two good songs and a slew of mediocre crap

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:02 PM

gahd, i hate the comments section here. why do i read it?? but i love that, way above, someone wrote RYAN STARTED THE FIRE.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:09 PM

If people enjoy Billy Joel let them do it. What's it to you? I hate Mariah Carey but people like it so whatever I don't care.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:15 PM

1:42, Millions of people enjoy and identify with the songs he wrote, and those songs have longevity. That's good enough.

>>

great argument… you must be captain of your debate team..

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:20 PM

1:42 +1000

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:30 PM

^ so 1001:42?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:37 PM

GG Allin
Billy Joel
Wesley Willis
ODB

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:51 PM

why don't you haters just give in... you can like him, we know you want to.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:56 PM

I like Billy going to two shows..

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 3:11 PM

Billy was born in the Bronx and his parents immigrants who lived in Brooklyn.New Yorkers feel New York in his songs and that is why he is so popular here.And who gives a rat's hairy ass what hipsters and their beloved "Brooklyn bands" (aka Midwestern transplants making the same exact music they would have made in Iowa) think.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 3:20 PM

BJ is just douche rock for middle class slobs, or slob rock for middle class douches, take your pick.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 3:40 PM

If Billy performs full albums-I really hope he does The Bridge album.The Bridge was like my soundtrack as a teenager.Songs like "Running on Ice" and "Modern Woman" and "Matter of Trust" and "This is the Time" and "Big Man on Mulberry Street" and "Code of Silence" with Cyndi Lauper.

I wore that fucking cassette out listening to it to and from school.It was just pure fun in an excessive-1980's-NY pop way.

"There's a lot of tension in this town I know it's building up inside of me.I've got all the symptoms and the side effects of city life anxiety.I could never understand why the urban attitude is so superior.In a world of high rise ambition Most people's motives are ulterior. Sometimes I feel as though I'm running on ice
Paying the price too long.Kind of get the feeling that I'm running on ice Where did my life go wrong".Fucking poet.Tell me your Will Oldhams or Bill Callahans could write these lyrics!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 3:54 PM

@ 3:54 You're joking, right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 5:25 PM

I think that song second wind is like an anthem for boomers who got divorced in the 80's and were out on the prowl

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 5:58 PM

Gonna be a lot of dudes wearing Dockers at these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 6:31 PM

I'm gonna make a lot of money giving handy's to guys in dockers at least once a month lol. I love New York!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 7:02 PM

make it stop!

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 10:31 AM

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