A.G.: Are you cool with Elton now? Basically he said that you’re not writing new songs out of fear or laziness.
B.J.: That’s his opinion. I don’t do it because I don’t wanna. He tends to shoot off his mouth — he shoots from the hip. I think his heart is in the right place. Maybe he’s trying to motivate me, to get me mad or something. He’s kind of like a mom.
A.G.: He actually kind of looks like a mom.
B.J.: Yeah, he’s got mom hair.
"the critic wrote something like, 'God forbid that ever should happen.' So I called my people and said, 'Get me (on) that Rock Band game.' Then I wrote the critic, saying that every time I get a check, I'll give him a little nod."
betweenthebars: I enjoyed this interview, but I still can't stand his music. "Piano Man" is basically the Piano Man telling the people around him that their lives suck while they all tell him how wonderful he is.
Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: Oh dear lord, please do not do that technical ability = songwriting ability thing. If that were true, Primus would be more than a one-trick pony and Rush would be the greatest rock band in the world.
Billy Joel Q&A Session Live At Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
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