6:21 am - 08/25/2010

Billy Joel Gives ‘Glee’ A Hall Pass For His Music

Matthew Morrison and Neil Patrick Harris dueted to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” on “Glee” last season, and Billy told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson that more of his illustrious catalog might make it to McKinley High.


“Have you ever seen ‘Glee’?” Shaun asked.

“Yeah,” Billy confirmed.

“Would you sign off on a ‘Glee’ episode of Billy Joel?” she continued.

“I already have,” Billy confirmed, breaking news about the hit FOX show.

A nonchalant Billy told Shaun that it’s not a question of if the McKinley High halls will echo in his “New York State of Mind,” but when.

“So, have they started the process?” Shaun asked.

“I have no idea. All I know is I said, ‘Yeah! Go ahead. Use my stuff,’” Billy revealed. “I was in a chorus when I was in high school, why not?”

The “Piano Man” performance on “Glee” garnered Neil an Emmy, but don’t expect Billy to Gleek out in person, like Britney does in the upcoming episode featuring her music.

“If they asked you to make a guest appearance on the show, would you?” Shaun asked.

“No,” Billy said definitively. “I’m just not a big TV actor type of guy, I’m a piano player.”

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hydr0phobia 25th-Aug-2010 11:30 am (UTC)
j_o_n_n_o 25th-Aug-2010 11:53 am (UTC)
lol mte.
lusaka 25th-Aug-2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
two poor-average entities congeal together creating a larger subpar whole. who wouldn't be excited?
luannab 25th-Aug-2010 11:35 am (UTC)
cool beans
tomhiddleston 25th-Aug-2010 11:38 am (UTC)
My brain obv deleted that particular memory for it being awful, I do not remember that in Glee. I'll youtube it.
girl_blunder 25th-Aug-2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Please. There was nothing awful about it, they sang it live (no auto-tune and shit) and they sounded fine.
sih_mah 25th-Aug-2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Piano Man was actually pretty good. And it had quite a bit of Ho Yay
kaytvengeance 25th-Aug-2010 11:44 am (UTC)
I do not remember them duetting on this...the only duet I remember them doing was Dream On
secondanchor 25th-Aug-2010 11:54 am (UTC)
they sang a bit of it in some dingy bar
x_butterfly19_x 25th-Aug-2010 11:53 am (UTC)
Uptown Girl plz. IDEC
x_butterfly19_x 25th-Aug-2010 11:54 am (UTC)
And she's always a woman
teelke 25th-Aug-2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
for the longest time plz
for_serious13 25th-Aug-2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
j_o_n_n_o 25th-Aug-2010 11:53 am (UTC)
Billy Joel? Jesus take the wheel. The only way it can get any worse now is if Coldplay give glee their music.
secondanchor 25th-Aug-2010 11:55 am (UTC)
they already did lol
j_o_n_n_o 25th-Aug-2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Oh god I thought they were still holding out. This show, I can't even

aellylis 25th-Aug-2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
abbie 25th-Aug-2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Cannot get over Schue's assface.
vehiclesshockme 25th-Aug-2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
lanuria 25th-Aug-2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Shaking and crying
emerging 25th-Aug-2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
one of my favorite songs. especially at weddings and karaoke.
sih_mah 25th-Aug-2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Seriously, why didn't they make out?
aellylis 25th-Aug-2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Would be interesting to see them do Uptown Girl. I don't really have much sentiment to that song so I don't mind. :)
thewhowhatwhats 25th-Aug-2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
William Joel
starchain 25th-Aug-2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
I am a piano player. Aw.
cigarettelover 25th-Aug-2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Still pissed that they didn't hook up :(
aerocranes 25th-Aug-2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
Why do people watch this show past the pilot

I know they ALWAYS say "I watch it for the songs not the plot" w/e man the songs aren't that great and they certainly aren't good enough to justify the rest of it. Just admit you have bad taste and embrace yourself with all your flaws
lexiesloan 25th-Aug-2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
I admit it and embrace it :) It's the worst show I watch and yet... it's so horrible, I can't look away. I must have a thing for trainwrecks because I watch Grey's Anatomy, too lol
violet_dragon 25th-Aug-2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
this. I appreciate how crappy of a show it is and love it for that.
sih_mah 25th-Aug-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
That's kinda judgmental of you (what am I talking about, I'm on ONTD). I watch it for the same reason I watch any other show, I enjoy it. I enjoy most of the episodes, the songs and the characters. I don't think it's the WORSE SHOW TO EVER EXIST EVER but I don't think it's absolutely perfect.
automaticly reason number 47 why i hate glee25th-Aug-2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
the merchandising of this show is way too much. I understand soundtracks and maybe the tours, but the books, comics and clothing line are too much. Just stop it already.
film_pulp Re: reason number 47 why i hate glee25th-Aug-2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
clothing line? what?
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