‘Billy Joel: The 100th — Live at Madison Square Garden’

Billy Joel fans got another chance to watch the Piano Man’s Madison Square Garden special, which aired on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday (April 19).

Joel posted a statement on X on Monday, “Last night’s Billy Joel special ended approximately two minutes early in the eastern and central time zones due to a network programming timing error.” “We apologize to Mr. Joel and his backers, our affiliate stations, and our audience members whose experience with the show was spoiled by the previous track. 

Sunday’s broadcast of the special in Eastern and Central zones cut away to local news at 11 p.m. shortly before the song’s final “la la la de de das.” The end came something like: “And the piano, it sounds like a carnival/And the microphone smells like a beer/And they sit at the…”

Due to the overwhelming demand from his fans, Billy Joel: The 100th Live at Madison Square Garden was rebroadcast on CBS on April 19th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.”

Jerry Seinfeld told the Madison Square Garden crowd in March that “there are three things that make Billy a genius of music: The voice, the music, and the writing of the most beautiful songs.” “But Billy has something else that sets him apart and makes him special. We succeeded in capturing the sentiment that permeates this specific region of the world—Long Island and New York.”

Seinfeld went on, “He is like the friend we have spent our entire lives with. His music will be our closest companion for all eternity, and given our current circumstances, I do not even think he can fully understand the importance of his music to us.”

Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden Special: How to Watch

Billy Joel: The 100th — Live at Madison Square Garden premiered Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The two-hour special, celebrating Joel’s 100th show at the famed venue, will also stream live on Paramount+.

No cable? DirecTV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV all provide access to CBS and other networks. Additionally, CBS is accessible live with Paramount+ with Showtime. 

For those who would prefer not to pay with cash, Fubo and DirecTV offer free trials. Plans for DirecTV Stream start at $69.99, while Fubo starts at $79.99. DVR recording and more than 75 live channels, including sports and entertainment channels, are features of both platforms.

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