You can't criticize Bob Dylan's singing. You have to respect Billy Joel as a brilliant poet. You can't tell me there's a better rock band ever than Led Zeppelin. And if you speak during the Eagles' "Last Resort," we're done. I'm just asking for seven minutes. This stuff really matters, you know.— Charlie Sheen
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I happen to be a guy who also plays the piano and sings, so people automatically associate me with Billy Joel.
The early Billy Joel stuff I fell in love with, like Glass Houses, is a real rock record.
I listen to Billy Joel. He is fabulous. I saw him with Elton John when they toured together, it was so great.
Hope you don't think this is Billy Joel unplugged. I'm a piano player. I'm already unplugged.
I love Billy Joel. I cry sometimes when I hear 'The Stranger.' 'You May Be Right' may be one of the greatest songs ever written.
We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him.
Certainly our records could be found in most of the mom and pop indie stores, but we still found there were a lot of major stores that weren't on the tip of knowing what was happening and weren't stocking our records as readily as they were stocking, you know, Guns 'n' Roses or Billy Joel or whatever the hell. That certainly changed, and it changed rapidly after Nirvana's rise, that's for sure.
That's happened a couple times: Billy Joel.
It was just, "You sound like Billy Joel." And I get really upset about that. No offense to that guy, but it's not for me.
Weirdly, by the way,[Bob] Dylan also managed to write several beautiful love songs, like "To Make You Feel My Love" (covered by Adele, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, and who knows who else) and "Most of the Time." Go figure.
Phil Ramone and Quincy Jones were very close.
Phil Ramone was one of the greatest record producers of all time. I don't know if they talk about him enough in the film, but he produced [Frank] Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, all of Billy Joel, Paul McCartney - Phil Ramone was one of the major record engineers and producers.
You'd hear Willie Nelson, then Earth, Wind & Fire, then Chicago, then Billy Joel on the same radio station. Nowadays, everything is compartmentalized.
Usually if I want to just listen to something or sing along to something I'll put on some Gavin DeGraw or some Billy Joel. Occasionally, if I am feeling vocally in really great shape I will sing Jean Valjean's Soliloquy from LES MIZ or something.
My favorites growing up were always Billy Joel, Michael Jackson... and Placido Domingo.
Billy Joel and Joe Jackson were both great, and they both play piano.
Because of Billy Joel, I've been playing piano since I was knee high.
The house was always full of music, so of course he's influenced me, but I think I've also developed my own sound. He's also been really good about giving me advice, which I think has helped me really stay true to what I want to do musically.
Billy Joel is an incredible musician.
He just feels like one of the guys, you know. I grew up listening to his music.
My big influences are piano artists like Billy Joel and Elton John.
I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell.
I am at my core a singer/songwriter a la James Taylor or a la Billy Joel.
It's not that I don't want to work with people, but I do just love doing my own thing.
Dylan is so brilliant. To me, he makes William Shakespeare look like Billy Joel.
A lot of people can play the piano, but not everyone can be Billy Joel.
Saying you like "Piano Man" doesn't mean you like Billy Joel;
it means you're willing to go to a piano bar if there's nothing else to do