Prepare to be amazed!
Billy Joel covered Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" for The Art of Paul McCartney, an upcoming tribute compilation to the legendary Beatles singer-songwriter. The song first appeared on McCartney's 1970 solo debut, McCartney, and was later covered by Marc Cohn, Jem and Neal Morse, among others.
That's not the only song Joel covered for the album.
"Paul stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park," the 65-year-old Piano Man raved while he was recording "Live and Let Die." "I love the song; it's kind of a whacked song. We used to do it at sound check. Matter of fact, we still do it at sound check. It's just fun to play because it's so over-the-top."
("Live and Let Die" is the main theme song from the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die.)
Other contributions include Corinne Bailey Rae ("Bluebird"), Alice Cooper ("Eleanor Rigby"), Jamie Cullum ("Every Night"), Def Leppard ("Helen Wheels"), Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"), Barry Gibb ("When I'm 64"), Sammy Hagar ("Birthday"), Heart ("Letting Go"), Chrissie Hynde ("Let It Be"), B.B. King ("On the Way"), Kiss ("Venus and Mars/Rock Show"), Steve Miller ("Junior's Farm"), Owl City ("Listen to What the Man Said"), Smokey Robinson ("So Bad") and Brian Wilson ("Wanderlust"), among others.