Billy Joel Reveals His Lineup For A Superband

Billy Joel Reveals His Lineup For A Superband | Society Of Rock Videos

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Billy Joel, the iconic singer-songwriter, recently shared his thoughts on an imaginary collaboration that has music enthusiasts buzzing. In a candid conversation, Joel expressed his regret at not being part of legendary bands like the Traveling Wilburys and hinted at his aspirations for a superstar ensemble of his own.

Reflecting on missed opportunities, Joel mused about what it would have been like to join forces with the likes of George Harrison and Tom Petty in the Traveling Wilburys, a band he admired greatly. He even envisioned a dream lineup featuring himself alongside Don Henley, Sting, and possibly John Mayer on guitar. However, Billy admitted it’s tough to get everyone together with busy schedules.

Despite the challenges, Joel’s passion for music and his desire to create something extraordinary remained undiminished. He disclosed his habit of maintaining friendships with fellow musicians, including the likes of Sting and Paul McCartney, hinting at the possibility of reaching out to McCartney with a bold proposition.

Joining Forces with McCartney

In a surprising moment, Billy proposed starting a new group with McCartney. He liked the idea of them working together on songs. He also praised Ringo Starr’s drumming, saying he’d be a great fit for their band.

When talking about guitarists, Billy got excited about Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. He admired their talent and thought they’d make the band sound amazing. He even mentioned how Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” was a brilliant song.

As the conversation drew to a close, Joel acknowledged the audacity of his dream but remained undeterred in his pursuit of musical excellence. With a mixture of determination and optimism, he wished himself luck in realizing his vision, recognizing that if he could pull it off, it would be a crowning achievement in his illustrious career.

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