Brian Peck


WATCH Billy Joel jamming on a junked piano right on the street

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 06: Musician Billy Joel visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on January 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/NBC/Getty Images for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”)

Billy Joel has been popping up the past few weeks all over Long Island. The “Piano Man” was last photographed on July 4th, smoking a cigar and posing next to a fan’s Nissan that sported a “Billy Joel” vanity plate. The fan posed another shot of Billy, who sat down and chatted with the guy for another 20 minutes.

Buzzing around the Internet is fan-shot footage of Billy from late-June, complete in motorcycle gear, having stopped at a random street in Huntington, Long Island, tickling the ivories on a worse-for-wear upright piano left out for the garbage man. After playing a few bars of some ragtime music, Billy is seen explaining to someone off-screen that aesthetics aside, the piano is still in fine musical shape.

Billy Joel is set to play Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana on June 26th, 2021.