Well, it looks like Pink has dropped the ball on teaming up with Billy Joel for his first new pop song in a decade. Back in May, Billy told The Los Angeles Times that he and Pink had gotten together and "thrown around some ideas" -- but wasn't sure what would become of the collaboration.
In a recent chat with the paper, Pink shed light on how she got to the position to be asking to collaborate with the "Piano Man" in the first place, recalling, "I did the Songwriters Hall of Fame 15 or 16 years ago, and I saw him and went over to him and I went, 'Hi, you don’t know me, but I’m Pink and I want you to write a song with me.' He goes, 'I’m sorry, I can’t do that -- I don’t write pop music anymore.' Then I ran into him again -- I brought my dad to his concert, and he had us backstage. Then I went to a master class of his in Times Square. And I’ve never left him alone. I’ve never stopped asking. He always says no -- he’s kind, but he’s firm. But then we ran into him in the Bahamas at a piano bar. I bought a very good bottle of wine and sent him a glass. He came over and I said, 'You gonna write that song with me?' He said, 'OK, I’ll try it.' So several months ago I flew to Palm Beach with my brand new baby and we tried to write a song." Ultimately, despite having the greatest retired pop songsmith willing to write with you, Pink blew it, explaining, "The problem is he’s too good for me. I clammed up. But we’re gonna keep trying. He goes, 'Do me a favor: Go home, pick out the best poem you’ve ever written and send it to me, and I’ll make you a song.' I got home and was like, 'All my poems are the worst pieces of trash I’ve ever seen in my life.'"