The New Chairman of the Board

Billy Joel during a tribute concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., November 19, 2014. (Mary F. Calvert/Reuters)
Now 70, Billy Joel has all of the swagger & sangfroid of late-period Frank Sinatra.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H e is 70, and expansive across the midsection, and with his shaved head he could be a barroom bouncer. There is a line running up from his right eye into his forehead. That eye looks like it took a punch, or maybe it’s just being squeezed by the years. Billy Joel used to race around the stage in tennis shoes, sometimes jumping up on his grand piano. “Don’t take any s*** from anyone!” would be his Long Island valedictory at the end of an evening. Now he limits his movements, spends nearly the entire evening seated at the piano, which


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