Tuesday, May 28, 2024

McCartney Ready for Yankee Stadium, But Without Billy Joel

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At first it seemed like we’d be getting a tradition. Billy Joel closed Shea Stadium with Paul McCartney as a guest. Then Paul opened CitiField with Billy as a guest. Two years later, fans might hope that Billy would guest again for McCartney at Yankee Stadium. The ex Beatle is playing two shows there this weekend, Friday and Saturday. Alas, it doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Right now Billy is expected to be a seated guest on Saturday night. He has no plans to play with McCartney from what I’m told. Maybe minds will change before Saturday’s show is over. Right now, those of going on Friday night can look forward to a great show, I’m told, with lots of “new” old songs and, of course, fireworks like crazy during “Live and Let Die.” Check here for a full report on Friday, very late.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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