Billy Joel has been absurdly famous for longer than most of us have been alive, so it’s to his credit that he still comes off more like someone’s weird cop uncle than like a coddled celebrity. Last night, Joel was a guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, and he was generally charming. Speaking with Colbert, Joel said that playing piano in stadiums is “a hoot, man,” talked about watching the Beatles’ televised debut on Colbert’s stage, made a deeply corny Star Wars pun, and ranked his own five best songs. And he also sat down on Colbert’s stage to play his own 1976 song “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Down On Broadway).” Watch the interview and the performance below.
Billy Joel has a whole lot of stadium shows coming up, because he always does.