May 19, 2016
The Outer Limits of Inner Truth had the great pleasure of interviewing Fred Schruers who wrote the definitive autobiography about legendary musician Billy Joel. During our interview with Schruers, we ask several questions about what makes Mr. Joel incredible and why his music will forever stand the test of time. We would love to eventually interview Mr. Joel. NOTE: This particular program is not metaphysical nor does it have a spiritual focus as many of our previous episodes. In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Comprehensive, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, friends, and band members who have formed his inner circle, including Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.