Ol Billy Joel has been kicking around the music industry for a while beginning with his Billboard debut in 1973 with a little ditty called Piano Man that surely must be tattooed into the brain of every barkeep across these great United States. Since then, Joel had top ten hits in the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties. Hes a six-time Grammy winner, and he has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. A resumé like that under your belt entitles you to speak your mind a little. Joel is playing an extended, extended gig at the Seminole Hard Rock (1 Seminole Way., Hollywood). According to our music blog CrossFades concert review, in his January 2 show, he shared his opinions freely and musically: During a rare cover of um, AC/DCs Highway to Hell, he dedicated the jam to "all the guys who brought their girlfriends to a Billy Joel concert but in reality didn't want to come in the first place." Zing!
He is quick with the self-deprecating humor, but we beg to differ. Dudes and chicks alike still love the Joelmeister. And we can prove it. Head down to a dive bar late at night, slide a coin into the jukebox, and select For the Longest Time. Then sit back and watch the raucous sing-along ensue. Tickets cost $99.50. What, you expected less from a musical legend? See him at 7:30 p.m. Call 305-358-5885, or visit ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2009