Everyone’s favorite piano man has already taken over American broadcasting company SiriusXM’s official Beatles Channel.
In a perfectly mastered DJ-style attempt to regale the world with the iconic rock band’s entire discography, along with commentary between played tracks, Billy Joel’s radio spot on the popular station aired this past Friday, July 21, on the radio station’s channel 18.
Missed it? Fear not – the 68-year-old singer-songwriter from Long Island can be heard talking about his introduction to the British foursome back in 1964, as the program will rebroadcast for the rest of this week.
Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25 at 11PM, Thursday, July 27 at 12PM, Friday, July 28 at 5PM, and Friday, July 28 at 8PM to hear last Friday’s premiere spot, and visit SiriusXM’s official website for more news and information on Joel’s next airing as a guest DJ throughout the summer.
Via PR Newswire: “Just like you, I love the Beatles,” Joel had said in a statement. “I still think that they were the best band that ever was. And I’m going to go through their albums and talk about some of the songs that have stayed with me the rest of my life.”
Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer, relayed his view on the new series.
“Revisiting The Beatles’ album collection through the eyes of a musical icon is a rare treat, and we are honored to do this with Billy. This series will feel like you’re sitting down with Billy at home listening to tracks on every Beatles album together, and hearing Billy’s rendition of pieces of some songs. The Beatles in the hands and words of Billy Joel is truly something special for our listeners.”
Joel heads out on tour this summer performing a slew of dates in North America. Visit his official website for more information.