The Last Word: Billy Joel on Self-Doubt, Trump & Finally Becoming Cool

When Billy Joel wrote “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” in the mid-Seventies, he had no idea he’d still be playing stadiums the year that song was set. But despite releasing no new music since 1993, he has been seeing bigger crowds every year since he returned to the road in 2013 after a long break to recover from hip surgery.

“There’s a whole new thing going on,” says Joel, who this summer has sold out stadiums in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia for the fourth year in a row. “There’s offers coming in from everywhere. It’s like, ‘Is everybody else quitting?'”

Joel shares what he’s learned throughout his 50-year career – including why he encourages musical mistakes and why he’s not as depressed as everyone thinks.

Read the Rolling Stone interview HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

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