Elliott Randall, Facebook Hugh McCracken, a musician, producer, and arranger,…
- Posted on Mar 31st 2011 8:54PM by Benjy Eisen
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"It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I'm not all that interested in talking about the past," Joel told the Associated Press. "The best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been and remains my music."
The publisher, HarperCollins, confirmed to the AP on Thursday that they have the finished manuscript in hand but that they have been forced to cancel their planned first run of 250,000 copies due to Joel's decision. The book was said to contain not only the story of his rise to fame and fortune but also his failed marriages and substance abuse problems. Guess we'll just have to take Joel's mandate of letting the music do the talking -- he's written many songs chronicling the highs and lows but, you know, somehow he also makes it all rhyme.
And no worries, Mr. Joel -- we still "love you just the way you are."