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Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

No - his voice is not what it used to be. It's better.
At 66 years of age he has an incredible vocal range and his tone is much deeper and richer now.
And not only did he sing 'Uptown Girl' at the Tampa show, he sings it at EVERY show.
[Perhaps you shouldn't rely on 'someone' to tell you what you didn't hear.]

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Posted by Themistocles on 01/27/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

I don't know about what's going on in his personal life but I will say his voice is not anywhere near where it used to be. Listening to Sirius radio and hearing live concert recordings it's clear his voice is not what it used to be. Someone told me at the Tampa show he doesn't even sing 'Uptown Girl' live anymore, I think they were right from what I saw the other night.

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Posted by Jacob32 on 01/27/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

What show were you people at? Everything you've posted here is a mean-spirited fabrication.
The next time Billy Joel comes to Tampa here's my advice - stay home.
Better yet, go to a Justin Beiber show and then tell us how great he was.
Pray for yourselves, you sanctimonious idiots.

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Posted by Sam42 on 01/27/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

My wife and I attended the New Years Eve show in Sunrise and had relatively good seats not far from the stage. Geez that woman he married waltzed out on stage like her shit didn't stink wearing a cape and shorts, like a total vamp or maybe she thinks she's a super hero now that she finally force marriage on him. IMHO I don't believe he would ever want something like that woman, she is hideous.

And yes I agree, his voice is shot right. I'll pray for him that he heals the direction his life has gone recently.

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Posted by anonymous on 01/27/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

I would have to agree with you. I've been able to get to a couple of shows and I've been listening to his channel on satellite radio and I'm astounded with how downhill I think his voice has become in a short period of time, as in the last year to two years which is the period of time that I saw him. He also seems to be singing with almost no emotion. And by listening to him talk on the radio show, I wouldn't be surprised if he's smoking a lot.

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Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

Sick of these reviews talking how great it is right now. He's been mailing it in for over a year now, abusing drugs, alcohol and mentally unstable with a team of people surrounding him protecting his vices to keep him happy because he's so miserable right now with that gold digger that trapped him.

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Posted by guest on 01/26/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Concert review: Billy Joel entertains at Amalie Arena, Tampa

Forgot to include the setlist with the review; here it is:



Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
My Life
Everybody Loves You Now
Your Song (snippet)
Vienna
The Entertainer (with Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" intro)
The Longest Time
Rebel Rebel (Portion played as tribute to David Bowie)
Zanzibar
The Downeaster Alexa
Desperado
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
New York State of Mind
Allentown
She's Always a Woman
Sometimes a Fantasy
Don't Ask Me Why
We Didn't Start the Fire
The River of Dreams/Take It Easy
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
Piano Man

Encore:
Uptown Girl
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
Big Shot
Whole Lotta Love
You May Be Right/Rock and Roll
Only the Good Die Young

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Posted by Gabe Echazabal on 01/25/2016 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Review: Billy Joel thrills a sell-out crowd at Tampa Bay Times Forum

Hi Eldon...you commented on a review from a show that occurred two years ago (2014). Were you referring to last Friday night's show (Jan 22, 2016) when commenting on this article?

Posted by Gabe Echazabal on 01/25/2016 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Review: Billy Joel thrills a sell-out crowd at Tampa Bay Times Forum

Wrong set list

Missed all the highlights

Did this guy go to the same show I did ?

Posted by Eldon on 01/24/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “This Saturday in live music: The Hot Sardines, The Punknecks + more

Bruiser Queen
Seafang
Los Diablos Blancos

Show @ The Emerald Bar

IS NOT CANCELLED!

Posted by Certified PR on 01/23/2016 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Rocking the veg lifestyle: Propagandhi guitarist Sulynn Hago

It says Eastern Canada dates but it is a Western Canada tour they are doing.

Posted by mittsthetford on 01/22/2016 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Rocking the veg lifestyle: Propagandhi guitarist Sulynn Hago

This was a great interview! I just read the information about Veg Out! so I thought it was funny that the second interview I read mentioned it too.

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Posted by Giuliana Raucci on 01/21/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Rocking the veg lifestyle: Tampa Bay musician Andy Stern

And one hell of a nice guy, too. Great to spotlight such a cool guy and admire him for his beliefs.

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Posted by Gabe Echazabal on 01/21/2016 at 6:27 AM

Re: “R.I.P., David Bowie: A tribute to the late Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Goblin King, et. al.

He lived an amazing life, co wrote fame with John Lennon, His professor in college was none other than Peter Framton's dad Owen. He was a super star from birth. He will be missed.

Posted by alowishus devander abercrombie on 01/18/2016 at 1:45 AM

Re: “R.I.P., David Bowie: A tribute to the late Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Goblin King, et. al.

I do remember that Glass Spider concert at Tampa Stadium , Peter Frampton toured and played lead guitar . It was a very physical concert with the dancers and Bowie interacting while he sang . I understand there is a very good bootleg recording of the concert around . He also played the performing art center on the Eartling tour which was I thought a great hard rock show .

Posted by Thomas Kaspar Jr. on 01/17/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “R.I.P., David Bowie: A tribute to the late Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Goblin King, et. al.

I was working at a radio station and,I saw the album cover and thought he was just another crooner but then, another jock came in and he told me to listen to the album and see what was playable.
the more I listened; the more I realized that there was much more to this artist than the album cover flash. A very versatile artist, who will be sorely missed.

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Posted by robbo06 on 01/15/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Bob Mould announces new album, releases video for first single "Voices in My Head"

Sugar cassettes?? Husker Du vinyl, Jack!

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Posted by Vail Ryan on 01/12/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “R.I.P., David Bowie: A tribute to the late Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Goblin King, et. al.

This was a wonderful tribute by all of you who appreciate the truth in music. Thank you.

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Posted by Janice Damewood Sutton on 01/12/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Weekly Tune-Up: Best Albums of 2015, Shortlist Part 2, from Tame Impala to Beach House, Here We Go Magic + more

Merchandise was ignored on the 2014 list too. I figured it would maybe make this year's.

Posted by Lacy on 12/30/2015 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Weekly Tune-Up: Best of 2015 Finale

All good albums, Tim. I only have the weekly tune write-ups and you to know them all in the first place. So props to you on these and all the albums that you introduced to me in 2015. Here's to a great 2016 as well!

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Posted by RGeezy on 12/29/2015 at 8:11 PM

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