Last night Billy Joel took a break from his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden to perform at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Piano Man treated the sold out crowd to 28-song show that spanned his 40-plus year career, along with welcoming a pair of high-profile special guests to help him out.
Joel worked his way through some of his most well-known material including “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Allentown,” “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” and “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant,” and also dipped into his catalog for takes on “Zanzibar,” “Sometimes A Fantasy” and “Don’t Ask Me Why.”
Midway through the main set Joel welcomed his first guest of the night pop-rocker P!nk. The pair teamed up for a take on Joel’s “New York State Of Mind,” as well as a take on P!ink’s “Try” from her 2012 album The Truth About Love.
Four songs later Joel had another surprise in store as he strapped on an electric guitar and welcomed out Axl Rose. The GnR frontman led Joel and his backing band through a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell.” Rose’s night was not done there, as he returned during the encore to also help out on Joel’s own “Big Shot.”
“In your presence my front is not felt,” sang Hathaway.
Anne Hathaway isn’t afraid to sing a little tune. But the Les Miserables and Colossal star had no idea what she was getting into when she agreed to play a game of “Google Translate Songs” with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. The premise was simple enough: take some hits and put them through the sometimes unreliable app.
Hathaway went first, trying her hand at that smash song by The Weeknd, “My Front is Not Felt” (aka “Can’t Feel My Face”). With the Roots providing the track, Hathaway sang the following nonsense chorus: “In your presence my front is not felt/ Hey it is good, hey it is good, yes.”
Things did not get any clearer when Fallon took on the Google-ized version of Gloria Gaynor’s disco staple “I Will Survive” (or, “I Will Be Punctual”). Who can forget the classic lyrics: “Not good for me, I will be punctual/ Unless I know with love’s knowledge I’m aware that I’m aware/ I live all my life was yes/ All my love given yes.”
The pair finished off the set with a duet on the Nate Ruess/P!nk hit “Only Tell Me Grounds,” otherwise known as “Just Give Me a Reason.” Spoiler alert: There’s a felon who steals a center and there is “full pleasing” involved.
A documentary crew following James Corden around after a taping of The Late Late Show captures what happened when John Goodman attempts to work his way into a show that is booked with a big sketch featuring P!nk and James as Donald Trump.
Last week, superstars P!nk and Sia released single “Waterfall” featuring both powerful singers on an awesome pop track. Now, the video has dropped, and the visuals are just as mesmerizing as the music.
While fans are little bummed that there’s no obvious appearance by either singer, the video is nonetheless stunning. The clip features two aerial acrobats diving into a wind tunnel, twirling up, down, and around each other in a three-dimensional dance. As the song plays, you can see hints of Sia’s famous abstract dances in her videos as well as P!nk’s love of rope acrobatics, blended into a futuristic club tune.
Ellen shared one of her musical talents with her audience, and then called her friend P!nk to clarify a few things and hear details on her adorable kids.