Billy Joel is a music legend, he has delivered several hits songs through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Granting him several awards and recognitions, especially due to his ability as a lyricist. But since his “River of Dreams” from 1993, Joel stopped writing and releasing music. Now he frequently tours playing his hit songs from all eras, along with many covers and guest stars cameos. Being the latest one and probably one of the biggest ones, an Axl Rose cameo.
Joel has brought many stars to join him on stage. From Kevin Spacey to Joan Jett. So in his Saturday presentation, at the Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, Joel brought the “local man”. Where both covering songs and delivering the fans a truly musical gift.
Piano man’s guns
The appearance of Axl is probably one of the biggest ones’ in Joel’s recent tours. Besides the pairing of the duo is without a doubt one of the best that has ever been on modern music.The two of them played Joel’s “Big Shot” during the middle of the show. Making Axl Rose’s participation a surprise for the attending fans.
Also, they performed AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell,” during the encore. Something that has been common on Joel’s tours. But that also makes a lot of sense since Rose replaced the Australian band’s longtime lead singer, Brian Johnson, for the band’s final “Rock or Bust” shows. Due to Johnson’s hearing health complications. Making Rose a natural fit, in a way.
Another star guest
Even though Rose and Joel are some of the most recognized musicians in the world and definitely rock legends, the show counted with another star. Joel invited Pink into the stage. As this new pair did a cover for “New York State of Mind”. Then the singer performed her own hit song “Try”. Giving to the fans really a walk through all styles and eras of pop and rock music.
Joel invited Pink into the stage, the pair did cover “New York State of Mind”. Then the singer performed her own hit song “Try”. Giving to the fans really a walk through all styles and eras of pop and rock music.
Along with all of that, there will be a Guns and Roses original member reunion and tour, to the delight of many fans. Since last June, Axl opened up about his relationships with some of the original members. Stating that “I played some stuff for Slash and Duff and they liked it, and they might be on it”. While the original Guns N’ Roses will be heading towards their European tour, ‘Not in This Lifetime”. Joel will have his next show on May 25 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.