Watch Billy Joel Totally Eff Up, and Then Hate On, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’

You know who really hates “We Didn’t Start the Fire”? Billy Joel, that’s who.

“That ain’t right … All you gotta do is fuck up one word in the song and it’s a train wreck … Where were we? … Go to the next song, fuck it …  It’s the same thing verse after verse, just the words change — na na na, na na na, na na na na na na. One of the worst melodies I ever wrote.”

[Four minutes later.]

“That’ll be all over YouTube tomorrow. It’s OK, it was an authentic rock-and-roll fuckup.”

And then he lit his Steinway on fire, told it never to forget he’s the Piano Man, and ascended into Rock-and-Roll Heaven. Shut up, you didn’t watch the video all the way to the end. For all you know, that’s exactly what happened.

[h/t Rolling Stone]

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