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Sitting in a booth at a Long Island diner with Brian and Michael D’Addario, it’s easy to forget that they’re on the cusp of a likely and glorious rock-and-roll adventure. The week prior, the brothers and their band, The Lemon Twigs, played The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a couple days before that they headlined a gig at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. Do Hollywood, their debut album for UK-based 4AD, one of the most storied tastemaker...
"Oh, like the Billy Joel song!" I have heard these words a thousand times. Everyone from Allentown has. Allentown, Pennsylvania and Bethlehem--its companion city--are steel towns. They are towns responsible for the backbone of the United States. In the era when the words "steel town" evoked images of economic boom and not a bleak Bruce Springsteen song, Allentown was one of the wealthiest cities in the country. But as the industrial revolution faded, so...
Just an unexpected little best friend update from the Times: Billy Joel and Governor Cuomo are bosom buds, according to yesterday's dispatch, "Piano Man and Friend." "The men have become close friends in the past several years, bonding over shared love of boats, motorcycles and Italian food," the Times writes. Billy Joel even re-wrote the lyrics of "Honesty" into jokes about Cuomo. D'aww. The article chronicles a nice little series of BFF activities for the aging and well-off: "Mr....