Sunday, March 4, 2012

Billy Joel Won't Tour with Elton due to Setlist Constraints

Inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall in 1999, Joel has largely stopped recording new material in recent years. He toured with Elton John from 1994 until 2010, but said that it “got to be a little confining” because John insisted that they keep playing the same sets.


“I don't think we'll do it anymore,” he said.

 He said that he last performed in concert in March 2010 and had no plans to return to that kind of touring.

- Gainsville.com

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Think there's a little bit more to it than that Billy? To quote a Sparks song: 'This town ain't big enough for the two of us.'

Anonymous said...

Billy Joel's musical career has become a joke. Billy's set lists have become predictable and routine as anyone's. Stick to the boats and motorcycles, your creativity in the music world these days only goes so far as, "how can I rehash my back catalog this year?"

Anonymous said...

So Billy doesnt like stagnant setlists? what about his own?

Anonymous said...

This is a pretty laughable comment from Billy. I love his music, but I stopped going to see him in concert because I got tired of hearing the same thing again and again. I'm not just talking about the songs; the dude even used the same jokes at every concert, which were years apart.

Karen Fadely said...

Maybe Billy doesn't want to perform with Elton because he called him about his sobriety!!! It came from a place of love but Billy's denial clouded his judgement. Elton fans know the truth and wish the best for Billy. I hope he gets truthful with himself because then he can be truthful about this!!!

Joh said...

The last time Billy put out an album, Bill Clinton had just started his first term of office, and most homes did not have the Internet.

Even Axl Rose has spent less time than Billy in coming out with a followup...

Andrew Bevan said...

Such a pity, but understandable. The 'Face to Face' concerts, whilst fantastic, were getting tired. Probably better just to enjoy both Elton and Billy's music for what they are.