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.