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Most tribute acts and cover bands would love the chance to meet their musical idol’s up close, and one lucky act in the states got to do more than just that over the weekend.

Fans watching Billy Joel tribute band ‘Big Shot’ were treated to a surprise appearance by the Piano Man himself.

Joel was in the audience on Friday night with his wife, Alexis Roderick, at a show in Huntington, New York, when he decided to join the band Big Shot for a three-song set.

Newsday reports Joel jammed on covers of The Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends, done Joe Cocker-style, and the Rolling Stones’ Honky Tonk Women.

The native Long Islander told the crowd he lives “down the road” from the Paramount Theatre, in Huntington, Long Island.



Drew Kenyon