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Billy Joel licenses songs to "Rock Band 3"

NEW YORK - AUGUST 21: Recording artist Billy

NEW YORK - AUGUST 21: Recording artist Billy Joel attends a press conference before the premiere of "The Last Play At Shea" at Citi Field on August 21, 2010 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard

    You too can be The Piano Man. Well, at least in a video game.
    The addition of the keyboard made Billy Joel want to get involved with the “Rock Band” franchise as well, licensing his music to a video game for the first time.
    “The game introduces music to an enthusiastic audience in a powerful way, and now also helps players get a grasp on the fundamentals of the keyboard,” Joel says. Ten of his classics will be available for “Rock Band 3” via download, starting Dec. 14. Get ready to play: “Big Shot,” “Captain Jack,” “It’s Still Rock N Roll to Me,” “Movin’ Out,” “Only The Good Die Young,” “Piano Man,” “Pressure,” “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” “The Entertainer,” “The Stranger” and, obviously, “Piano Man.”
    In other Joel news, the documentary about the final concerts at Shea Stadium gets a national release tonight, as "The Last Play at Shea" comes to more than 120 theaters, including many in the area, for a special screening. A wider release is also expected.

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