Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Stephen Colbert’s Great Interview with Billy Joel: “I told Elton John to put out less albums”

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Stephen Colbert had a great interview with Billy Joel last night. Billy named his top 5 songs– “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” was number 1. Colbert sings a medley of Billy Joel songs in two minutes. And Billy is just as charming as ever. I loved his anecdote about Paul McCartney scaring his daughter Alexa when she was a little girl.

Colbert asked Billy why he hasn’t made a new album since 1993. He said, “Elton John says you should put out more albums.” Billy replied: “I told him to put out less albums!”

Good work! Long live Billy!

and Billy performed “Miami 2017”

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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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