15 years after parting ways and a palpable and bitter animosity between them, Billy Joel and his drummer for 30 years, Liberty DeVitto have made peace. On July 14th, DeVitto will publish his long-awaited memoir, title, Liberty: Life, Billy, And The Pursuit Of Happiness.
After years of trash-talking and bad blood, the drummer finally made peace with the “Piano Man” — even getting him to wrote the foreword to the book. He explained to Newsday why he reached out to Billy, explaining, “I needed to get over the bitterness and hurt that I still had for Billy — not keep harboring it. I was concentrating on the loss all the time, but I needed to think about the great times we had, the legendary music we made together, and all the lives we touched together. It was time to let go.”
A portion of Billy Joel's foreword reads: