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Famous Last Words? Apparently not…

By Brian | January 31, 2007 | Share on Facebook

Short of classical compositions, we haven’t heard anything out of Billy Joel for The Longest Time. One might say he’s maintained a Code of Silence. I’m sure he’s had his reasons, but Don’t Ask Me Why. (OK, OK, enough with the song title puns).

Anyway, today we got a triple whammy:

First, Joel has produced a new pop single called All My Life in honor of his (current) wife, Katie Lee Joel. Not only that, but he’s gone all hi-tech on us:

The Phil Ramone-produced track will premiere February 7 on People.com, where it will be available for streaming and as music for a Valentine’s Day e-card.

It will then be sold exclusively via Apple’s iTunes Music Store from February 20 through March 6, after which it will available at most digital retailers. A commercial CD release of “All My Life” will follow on a date to be announced, according to Joel’s label, Columbia.

Second, Joel will be performing the National Anthem at Superbowl XLI in Miami on February 4th. I have a bootleg recording of him singing the anthem at Yankee Stadium before a World Series game. Let’s just say I hope he does a better job of it this time around.

And finally, there’s a 20-stop tour beginning in February in Jacksonville, FL. Nothing in the NY/NJ area yet, though. Still, I’m Keeping the Faith that Worse Comes to Worst, he’ll play Half a Mile Away from 52nd Street Somewhere Along the Line.

AAHHH!!! I can’t stop! HELP!!!

Topics: Words about Music | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Famous Last Words? Apparently not…”

  1. jason says at January 31st, 2007 at 6:17 pm :
    You remind me of the Knights Who Until Recently Said “Ni!” when they get stuck saying the word “it.”

    Boy, that was geeky.

    Looking forward to hearing the new tune, though. I saw Billy back in ’99 on what was then supposed to be his final concert tour ever. Fabulous show.

  2. Brian says at February 1st, 2007 at 12:04 pm :
    Yeah, I’ve been to a couple of “final concert tour” shows. The last one turned out to be the first of his “12 Gardens Live,” which eventually became a pretty cool CD….

    If he adds NYC dates to this tour, I’ll probably go see him, but I’m not so obsessed that I’m going to travel hundreds of miles…

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