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Dave Grohl is a Big Shot
December 3rd, 2021 under Billy Joel, Foo Fighters. [ Comments: 3 ]

It is the sixth night of Chanukah, so that means it is time for Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin to release their take on another song by a Jewish artist. Tonight, they gave us something from The Piano Man.

Grohl wrote, “While he claims a secular Long Island upbringing (and has songs full of Catholic and Italian imagery), Billy Joel remains one of the great Jews of musical scripture—here’s his ultimate ode to a true Macher: ‘Big Shot!'”

After watching this performance, I hope that the Foo Fighters add kazoos to their act!


Listen to a 2020 version of We Didn’t Start Fire by Kai Steines
July 6th, 2020 under Billy Joel. [ Comments: none ]

2020 has been one hell of a year, and a lot of sh!tty things have happened around the world, including coronavirus, George Floyd, and Donald Trump’s f*ck ups. You could say, it deserves its own version of We Didn’t Start the Fire. We don’t have to wait for Billy Joel to do it because Kai Steines did it for him.

Now, that I listened to his take more than once, 2021 cannot come soon enough. There is only one problem; we still 178 left in this year, including the election on November 3rd. Let’s hope we get to 2021.

Can we talk about Kai Steines for a second, since that might be all we have left, doesn’t he look like Steve Perry’s long lost son instead of actually being Mark Steines’ baby boy?


The Avengers didn’t start the fire
April 23rd, 2019 under Billy Joel, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, Jimmy Fallon, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannsson. [ Comments: none ]

If you are like me, then you have only seen a handful of the Marvel Comics movies. Therefore, you want to see Avengers: Endgame, but you know you will have no idea what is going on because you missed so much of the story leading up to it.

Well, Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show has people like us covered. He got several of the superheroes to sing a cover of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire to tell the backstory we missed. Now I feel comfortable going to see the film. Once, I can actually find a screening of it that is not sold old.

BTW Watch this video all the way until the end for a very sweet ending that will bring a tear to your eye.


Looks like The Goldbergs are going to do We Didn’t Start the Fire!
November 1st, 2017 under Billy Joel, The Goldbergs. [ Comments: none ]

The Goldberg’s creator Adam F Goldberg Tweeted the above photo and said, “Guess what I’m doing an episode about???” If you look at the first few postcards on the board, you can see they correspond with the first line of lyrics (Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray) to Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start Fire. Therefore, we can pretty much assume that he is doing an episode about the song that covers 40 (1949-1989) years of history.

Now that we know that this is coming up, I cannot wait to see what they do with it. It is probably going to be brilliant, sweet and hysterical like all of the other episodes from the hit sitcom. On that note, while CBS and NBC are airing repeats against the World Series game (go Dodgers), ABC is not. Thus, you don’t want to miss tonight’s The Goldbergs at 8p.


Remember Patty Smyth?
August 24th, 2017 under Billy Joel, Remember?. [ Comments: none ]

The other night when Billy Joel was playing Madison Square Garden, he was joined on stage by Patty Smyth. Then the Piano Man starting playing her huge hit Goodbye to You and The Warrior started singing her tune. It is as though it is the early ’80s all over again because not only does the 60-year-old singer sound just like she did then but she also looks exactly the same. Time for her to go back on the road with Scandal because we have been missing her voice. Don’t you just love it?

On the love note, did you know that she has been married to tennis legend John McEnroe for 20 years? How did I not know that until today?


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