Watch exclusive videos from Billy Joel’s New Year’s Eve concert in Orlando! A new Joe Cocker tribute plus surprise guest performances by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Rufus Wainwright.
Venerable singer, songwriter and – yes – piano man Billy Joel looked back on decades of memorable music for more than two hours in a stylishly executed New Year’s Eve show Wednesday at a packed Amway Center. …And there was no shortage of favorites: “Pressure,” “The Entertainer,” “Vienna” and “The Stranger” were packed into the first 30 minutes, along with a snippet of “You Are So Beautiful” as a Joe Cocker tribute. Later, he and the band unleashed a full-blown, masterfully spot-on version of “With a Little Help From My Friends.” …Another hard-working singer-songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, opened the show [and] returned to duet on “New York State of Mind,” but he wasn’t the only guest star: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson joined Joel for “You Shook Me All Night Long,” a well-timed surprise that followed the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight. – Orlando Sentinel
Billy Joel – Joe Cocker Tribute (Orlando – Dec. 31, 2014)
Rufus Wainwright & Billy Joel – New York State Of Mind (Orlando – Dec. 31, 2014)
Brian Johnson & Billy Joel – You Shook Me All Night Long (Orlando – Dec. 31, 2014)