Billy Joel is a legend, and can write a mean pop song — so why hasn't he really written anything since 1993?
Billy says it's not that he hasn't written anything, just that he's written things that don't really have lyrics! He's been writing constantly, just music that isn't considered pop! Here's what he said:
'I never stopped writing music. I’m still writing music — piano pieces, orchestral music, dramatic pieces — but they could become songs. Some of them are like hymns that I just don’t have words for, but I might.
I wanted something more abstract, I wanted to write something other than the three-minute pop tune even though that’s an art form unto itself. Gershwin was incredible, Cole Porter was incredible, Richard Rodgers, great stuff, Hoagy Carmichael and John Lennon, the three-minute symphony. For me, it was a box. I want to get out of the box. I never liked being put in a box.'
Wow! We wish we could hear even his most unusual stuff — especially the stuff that was coming out of him while he was pretty deep in the bottle, so we could compare it to what he's writing now… even though he is NOT alcohol free!
Are you ready for the greatest thing to happen to beer since the invention of the six pack??
Hanson's beer has arrived!
It could totally taste awful and we wouldn't care for two reasons:
1. It's Hanson, they're dreamy.
2. It's called MmmHops, which is the BEST BEER NAME EVER.
They've had this idea for a couple of years now, but it's finally become less of a dream, and more of an amazing drunken night of a reality!
Understandably, Jon Bon Jovi is NOT happy with Richie Sambora's decision to leave the band (not KICKED out) after a long career together!
In fact, he's so not happy that Jon is even calling him out for substance problems AND says he's completely replaceable! Take that, professionalism and friendship!
Richie's departure from the legendary band came as a shock to the world, and didn't leave Jon with a good taste in his mouth. Here's what he said:
Did you know that Zach Galifianakis had a drinking problem? Neither did we!
Though, we DID notice he knocked back the beers during his stand-up routines… we just though maybe that was his on-stage thing! Either way, it's inneresting to hear that one of the main characters from The Hangover franchise as stopped drinking the devil's nectar, seeing as that's pretty much what those movies are all about (before the hard drugs, anyway!)! LOLz!
Apparently he quit drinking after a tipsy late-night incident in Manhattan — and told Conan the whooooole story!
You gotta watch (above)!
If it was becoming a problem, Zach, we're definitely glad you were able to kick the habit! It's MUCH healthier!
Tim McGraw was a heavy drinker, which is pretty common knowledge nowadays. Not many people know the specific reasons why he quit, though, which go beyond than just having a problem and doing it for his health!
Here's what he said happened:
Amy Smart and her hunky husband Carter Oosterhouse have decided to open up a vineyard!
They're following in the footsteps of folks like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!
So what is the name of this winery??
Despite the many years of sobriety Lana Del Rey has under her belt, that doesn't mean she isn't vulnerable to relapse or isn't a HUGE fan of six-time rehab champion Lindsay Lohan!
Ironic enough for you??!
In the latest issue of FASHION, the cover girl revealed: