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(Rolling Stone)   Ryan Seacrest's New Year's Rockin' Eve will indeed be rockin' now that Billy Joel has signed on to perform   (rollingstone.com) divider line 32
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2013-12-24 10:28:07 AM  
Yeah, nothing says "rockin" like an encore performance of "Just the Way You Are".


/*shudder*
 
2013-12-24 10:32:11 AM  
Two reasons I won't be watching it:

1)  we have the technology for a holographic Dick Clark but aren't using it
2)  Ryan Seacrest
 
2013-12-24 10:42:56 AM  
cdn2.business2community.com
 
2013-12-24 10:52:07 AM  
Didn't take long for the Billy Joel hate to kick in.
 
2013-12-24 10:55:26 AM  

John Buck 41: Didn't take long for the Billy Joel hate to kick in.


Well, he deserves it after he turned Christy into a dried-out, wrinkly, braindead, blimp.
 
2013-12-24 10:55:57 AM  

John Buck 41: Didn't take long for the Billy Joel hate to kick in.


Clearly, with good reason.
 
2013-12-24 11:32:19 AM  
Billy Joel is kickass. Sure, he's done some clinkers... but his good material is the shizzle. And his former drummer (Liberty DeVitto) is a monster.

Billy Joel is one piano-playin' mofo, and probably passes more musicianship in his stool than most rock musicians acquire in a lifetime.
 
2013-12-24 11:41:03 AM  
Billy Joel

img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-12-24 11:52:24 AM  
Oh lord no, he was bad when he was at the "peak" of his career, faux-edgy common-man ballads about sacrifice and bitterness from a guy who was already a millionaire dating a supermodel, and who couldn't be bothered to play a show in Allantown PA when an actual factory was closing down, but had no problem showing up in East Hampton's guild hall, 4 blocks from his home, for the local lobstermen.

/despises that guy
 
2013-12-24 12:01:19 PM  
Wow, they REALLY don't want me to watch this, do they?
 
2013-12-24 12:06:39 PM  

GibbyTheMole: Billy Joel is kickass. Sure, he's done some clinkers... but his good material is the shizzle. And his former drummer (Liberty DeVitto) is a monster.


The fact that Joel allowed money to end a 30-odd year working relationship says a lot about the man.
 
2013-12-24 01:02:06 PM  
My favorite Billy Joel memories are always connected to roller skating and/or air hockey. And that's a problem.
 
2013-12-24 01:04:12 PM  
I hope he can take the ONE TWO THREE FOUR PRESSURE
 
2013-12-24 01:16:25 PM  
Ryan Seacrest's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, you insensitive bastard.
 
2013-12-24 01:48:53 PM  
I miss seeing Dick's ball drop.
 
2013-12-24 01:50:16 PM  

Rude Turnip: Ryan Seacrest's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, you insensitive bastard.


Undead Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, you sensitive, yet inaccurate, bastard.
 
2013-12-24 01:53:28 PM  

Rude Turnip: Ryan Seacrest's  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, you insensitive bastard.


Te, Ni, Ay, Seh, Si, Fi, Fo, Th-th, Ta, Uh,
 
2013-12-24 02:32:48 PM  
Billy Joel was awesome when he was the angry young man.   The uptown girl ruined him, IMHO.
 
2013-12-24 02:45:50 PM  
billy joel:rocking

as

kardashians:dignity
 
2013-12-24 03:09:03 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: GibbyTheMole: Billy Joel is kickass. Sure, he's done some clinkers... but his good material is the shizzle. And his former drummer (Liberty DeVitto) is a monster.

The fact that Joel allowed money to end a 30-odd year working relationship says a lot about the man.


any details here?  *off to googles*
 
2013-12-24 03:12:36 PM  

roll_with_sobchak: Billy Joel was awesome when he was the angry young man.   The uptown girl ruined him, IMHO.


The problem is that unlike most of the other singer/songwriters of his generation, he's never matured as a songwriter; he's never moved beyond that 80s, "isn't it great to be a working man?" phase that even John Mellancamp managed to get over.
 
2013-12-24 04:04:33 PM  
"Rocking" subby?

thewriteamerica.com
 
2013-12-24 05:21:48 PM  

ScaryBottles: "Rocking" subby?

[thewriteamerica.com image 292x173]


maybe he meant rockering
 
2013-12-24 05:40:58 PM  

John Buck 41: Rude Turnip: Ryan Seacrest's  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, you insensitive bastard.

Te, Ni, Ay, Seh, Si, Fi, Fo, Th-th, Ta, Uh,


He actually skipped six that last time.
 
2013-12-24 06:04:21 PM  
So what will Tres and Mike be doing?
Don't the tweeners deserve the entire band to show up?
 
2013-12-24 06:29:12 PM  

gopher321: Yeah, nothing says "rockin" like an encore performance of "Just the Way You Are".


/*shudder*


And who writes a song like that about Christie Brinkley?
Oh wow - he loves her just the way she is!
BIG F**KING SACRIFICE, BILLY.
You're one of the true romantics.
 
2013-12-24 06:29:23 PM  

I Like Bread: John Buck 41: Rude Turnip: Ryan Seacrest's  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, you insensitive bastard.

Te, Ni, Ay, Seh, Si, Fi, Fo, Th-th, Ta, Uh,

He actually skipped six that last time.


You're right. I did not see the need to trample on a mans grave.
 
2013-12-24 06:34:16 PM  
Caught him by accident one night in Memphis when he sat in with the house band at a club after playing the previous night at The Pyramid. He seemed pretty entertaining with an always filled glass of Dewar's at hand.
 
2013-12-24 06:59:18 PM  

jso2897: gopher321: Yeah, nothing says "rockin" like an encore performance of "Just the Way You Are".


/*shudder*

And who writes a song like that about Christie Brinkley?
Oh wow - he loves her just the way she is!
BIG F**KING SACRIFICE, BILLY.
You're one of the true romantics.


1977's "Just The Way You Are" was written for Elizabeth Small, his wife before Christie Brinkley. She was also his business manager, and absconded with a bunch of his money, which led to their divorce in 1982.

He hooked up with Brinkley the following year and wrote "Christie Lee" for her, but not before writing "Uptown Girl", and "This Night" for Elle MacPherson, whom he was laying the pipe to slightly prior to Brinkley. While Brinkley was in the video for "Uptown Girl", she was not actually the inspiration for the song.
 
2013-12-24 07:21:38 PM  

GibbyTheMole: jso2897: gopher321: Yeah, nothing says "rockin" like an encore performance of "Just the Way You Are".


/*shudder*

And who writes a song like that about Christie Brinkley?
Oh wow - he loves her just the way she is!
BIG F**KING SACRIFICE, BILLY.
You're one of the true romantics.

1977's "Just The Way You Are" was written for Elizabeth Small, his wife before Christie Brinkley. She was also his business manager, and absconded with a bunch of his money, which led to their divorce in 1982.

He hooked up with Brinkley the following year and wrote "Christie Lee" for her, but not before writing "Uptown Girl", and "This Night" for Elle MacPherson, whom he was laying the pipe to slightly prior to Brinkley. While Brinkley was in the video for "Uptown Girl", she was not actually the inspiration for the song.


Brinkley and daughter Alexa appear in 'A Matter Of Trust'. Of many, one of my favorite Billy Joel songs.
 
2013-12-25 09:48:32 AM  

Prey4reign: John Buck 41: Didn't take long for the Billy Joel hate to kick in.

Well, he deserves it after he turned Christy into a dried-out, wrinkly, braindead, blimp.


Yeah she really went to hell in a hand-basket.

www.exposay.com
 
2013-12-25 01:08:53 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: roll_with_sobchak: Billy Joel was awesome when he was the angry young man.   The uptown girl ruined him, IMHO.

The problem is that unlike most of the other singer/songwriters of his generation, he's never matured as a songwriter; he's never moved beyond that 80s, "isn't it great to be a working man?" phase that even John Mellancamp managed to get over.



What the hell are you talking about? First of all, he has not release an album since 1993. Most of his songs are personal experience. Do you think his career began and ended with "Allentown" and "Down
easter Alexa"? Like it or hate it, the music he performed in the 70s was definitely different than what he did in the 80s and 90s.
 
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