Amidst the number of rock and roll guitarists in the world, between Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry, beyond Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, there are 2 famous rock musicians, relying mostly on their pianos- Billy Joel and Sir Elton John.
Billy Joel, an alcoholic and native New Yorker, is known for his hit song, "Piano Man", and over in London, Sir Elton John is known, not only for his hit song "Rocket Man", but for being gay. And it turns out, to much surprise in the music world, that Elton has a thing for Billy... and Billy is in shock.
"You could say that I'm in love with Billy," announced Elton today at a London press conference for his and Billy's upcoming Face 2 Face Tour. With a confident smile on his face, Elton continued, "I've found myself becoming quite attracted to him over the years when we've toured, and I can't quite suppress them any longer."
Joel, who was home in his house in Long Island, New York, had heard the news sometime later on TV. "I think this is as much a surprise to me as it is to everyone else," says the Piano Man. "I'm not sure how exactly to respond or react to this kind of news, but I'm sure [Elton John] knows I consider him a close friend." Joel went on to say "I've never experienced any kind of sexual or homosexual relations with Elton, and I hope I never do."
Joel denied any previous knowledge of Elton's love, but did comment that "If [Elton] is really attracted to me like that, then I know I'm doing something right."
When John heard Billy's reply, he merely laughed and said, "I'm not looking to get in his pants or anything, I just wanted to get it out in the open and off my chest." Elton later said "I know we're both professional artists, both in relationships with whom we love. And, no, nothing can happen between us... yet," followed by a wink from the Englishman.
Upon hearing what his longtime friend had to say, Billy wouldn't comment on Elton's last note, but did say that "I think the tour's gonna kick off a little more... awkward then expected..."
Their Face 2 Face tour is scheduled to kick off in early March in Jacksonville, Florida, and go on and off for two years around the world.