Billy Joel hasn’t released a new studio album since “River of Dreams” in 1993. In that time he’s only released two original, non-instrumental songs: “All My Life” and “Christmas in Fallujah”, both in 2007.
Billy actually says he frankly isn’t all that interested in where pop music is these days. He also says his standards are so high that writing songs has become excruciating:
“I’d turn into a caveman . . . walk around kicking things.”
There has been an indication however, that he might come out of his creative hibernation to work with someone who’s a little more current.
Billy told the “L.A. Times” that he and Pink recently got together to “throw around some ideas.”
He said he had a good time, but he doesn’t know what’ll come of it.
On an unrelated note, he also admitted that he does NOT like “We Didn’t Start the Fire”:
“It’s the only song where I wrote the words first, which it sounds like, because the music sucks.”
The Piano Man still plays it in concert though, because his fans want to hear it. Did you know he uses a teleprompter? Billy says “If I miss one word, it’s a train wreck.”
See if you can spot him checking for lyrics in this clip: