Now, about Billy Joel. Remember him? He goes to extremes. He’s also making headlines today with the announcement that he’s releasing his first pop single in a decade and a half. (Yay. Oh, the excitement: Long Island just exploded.) The song, titled "All My Life," is dedicated to BJ’s young wife, Katie Lee Joel (a.k.a. the hottie who hosted the first season of Top Chef but was replaced by fellow trophy wife Padma Lakshmi this season). The song is supposed to be available on People.com on Feb. 7 (just in time for those hot Valentine’s Day dates in Ronkonkoma, people!) and then on iTunes Feb. 20. Here’s the whole scoop, from, naturally, Newsday.
Anyway, seriously, Virginia, this is a big deal. If you’re not from Suffolk County, N.Y., you may not have realized that the Piano Man has been in semi-retirement since the mid-1990s. While he’s been touring and releasing classical music works, his rock career has been on the back burner. But between singing the national anthem at that big football game thing on Sunday and this bit of news, it’s looking like we might be in store for a big BJ comeback. Are you ready?