Billy Joel: “I’m Done”
Billy Joel says he’s done touring.
Joel will play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April, but has no plans to hit the road. He tells Rolling Stone, “I’m not as good as I used to be. I’m not as athletic as I used to be. I don’t jump off the piano anymore — that didn’t help my hips, either. And my voice has changed. It’s lowered.”
It’s a theme we have to get used to with ALL our favorites though. Have you listened to recent performances from the Who, Aerosmith, Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin and MANY more? The tuning is different from the ‘glory’ days of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s because the singers can’t hit the notes like they used to. But to my ears and eyes, seeing and hearing them perform my favorite songs in a different key is better than NOT seeing or hearing them ever again.