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Billy Joel joins Billy Joel covers band for surprise performance in Long Island

on June 26, 2016, 12:14pm

When not backing Billy Joel for his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden, members of his backing band have a side gig performing Billy Joel covers under the moniker Big Shot. On Friday night, Big Shot took the stage at Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York.

Joel, who lives near the venue, stopped by to check out Big Shot in action. He eventually wound up on stage, joining the band for Joe Cocker’s version of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends”, The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women”, and Joel’s own “You May Be Right” interpolated with Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” (via Rolling Stone).

Watch fan-shot footage of the surprise performance below.