Liberty DeVitto Interview, Billy Joel

Liberty DeVitto Interview: Lib on getting over his anger towards Billy Joel & learning to forgive, let go and choose to be happy, instead. Getting (and staying) sober… Details of his experiences playing in communist USSR, Cuba, and Madison Square Garden… the blessing and curse of having music as your muse & learning to find himself outside of musi… great stories about Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Pat Travers, Leslie West… Long Island, New York City, Battle of the bands, his childhood and more. GREAT convo with this Rock and Roll Legend

Liberty DeVitto is most well-known for being Billy Joel’s studio and touring drummer for 30 years, the longest tenured member of Billy’s band. A successful side man, he also worked with artists like Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Pat Travers, Meat Loaf, Karen Carpenter, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jones (Foreigner), Bob James, Rick Wakeman, Phoebe Snow & others. He was also a member of the band Big People, along with Jeff Carlisi, the late Benjamin Orr, Pat Travers & Derek St. Holmes

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