With this Q&A, we revisit a Master Class held at the Kelley Theatre at Fairfield University in 1996. Billy returned to the university having been given a Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1991. (Some students refer to Billy as “Dr. Joel.”) Billy was asked about a comment he made during a Face2Face concert at Giants Stadium at the end of July 1994. A local newspaper had made a preposterous charge that Billy and Elton’s success was somehow in the way of young artists congregating at the New Music Seminar. Billy offers his rebuttal in the clip below. You can watch this and other videos from our Billy Joel “Questions & Answers” lecture series.