Billy Joel would be the topic of the upcoming biopic, “Piano Man,” however the musician has a difficulty about it.
After a long time of Joel’s profession, the inspiring musician’s life shall be highlighted within the biopic titled “Piano Man.” Selection reported on Thursday that the flick is at the moment underway at Michael Jai White’s Jaigantic Studios.
Billboard, in the meantime, quoted that the biopic will inform the story concerning the early days of Joel’s profession – from the second Irwin Mazur found him to his notable efficiency in 1972 that wowed Clive Davis.
Artie Ripp’s son, Adam Ripp, will write and direct the flick. Mayne Berke and Donovan de Boer will be part of Mazur and Ripp as the manager producers.
Whereas all the pieces appears to be all set already, “Piano Man” has one downside – Joel didn’t approve it in any means.
Rolling Stone revealed that the “She’s All the time a Lady” hitmaker just isn’t concerned with the biopic within the venture. Thus, he provides no rights in his music, title/likeness, or life story. With that, it stays unknown what music the biopic will use.
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Nonetheless, the flick – by means of Jaigantic Studios – has since acquired Mazur’s life rights. The music supervisor beforehand turned Joel’s consultant from 1970 to 1972. His father additionally owned the Lengthy Island Membership, the place Joel and The Hassles launched their profession in 1966.
“These are the real-life occasions I witnessed first-hand that formed Billy from a keyboard participant within the native Lengthy Island band, the Hassles, into the long-lasting musician, singer-songwriter, and entertainer who thrills audiences world wide, right this moment,” Mazur stated.
Mazur added that the musician had been a part of his life because the starting of his profession. He additionally expressed how unfolding Joel’s life story of how he turned the Piano Man has been one in every of his desires as a filmmaker.
Billy Joel Focuses on Extra Essential Issues
Joel nor his consultant has revealed the actual motive why Joel didn’t need to be concerned within the biopic. However the musician seemingly needs to give attention to his profession as an alternative as he shall be busy within the subsequent few months.
For what it is price, he has throughout the nation. He’ll carry out subsequent on the Campus World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday.
Joel can also be set to go to the Madison Sq. Backyard six instances between March 24 to August 24.
The Piano Man efficiently launched 13 studio albums all through his profession, however he has not dropped something since 2001’s “Fantasies & Delusions.”
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