Billy Joel, in a Neutral State of Mind
Who the heck wants to hear another Hamptons-dwelling showbiz millionaire mouth off about politics? Billy Joel's sentiment exactly. The Piano Man did a little bait-and-switch yesterday at a National Press Club luncheon that was advertised as his take on celebrity endorsements -- and then declined to talk about his.
"I've never discussed my political views to [a concert] audience," said Joel, 59. "It's bad for business," Joel added: Half the audience will hate you, "and what if I'm wrong?"
Joel, who headlined an Obama fundraiser with Bruce Springsteen in N.Y.C. last week, denied that he's ever written a political song. Not even "We Didn't Start the Fire," which was "a bunch of headlines and a terrible melody." He picked out a couple of bars on the piano to prove it: "Terrible melody."
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