Billy Joel Cancels Planned Memoir
The NY Post has reported that The Piano Man, Billy Joel has decided to stay silent and cancel his planned memoir.
"The Book of Joel" was scheduled for publication in June. The HarperCollins book was billed as an "emotional ride" that would detail the music legend's failed marriage to Christie Brinkley, as well as his battles with substance abuse.
But in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Joel said he had changed his mind. Joel said it took writing the book for him to realize he's not interested in talking about the past. The 61-year-old singer says the best expressions of his life and its ups and downs is his music - and he's going to keep it that way.
HarperCollins confirmed Thursday that the deal had been canceled.
Billy Joel is a singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. In 2002, Broadway's MOVIN' OUT premiered, featuring the songs of Billy Joel.