Billy Joel Fans Irate at CBS for Cutting Off Billy Joel Concert

Billy Joel fans were disappointed by CBS last night (April 14) when the network pulled the plug on The Piano Man–in the middle of performing “Piano Man.”

The CBS broadcast of the 100th concert of Joel’s residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden was already off to a rocky start when it was delayed by the network’s extended coverage of golf’s Masters Tournament.

Then-as Joel was concluding with the audience singalong of “Piano Man”–CBS pulled a “Sopranos” and cut to black, giving fans a heart attack-yak-yak-yak.

Some stations took to social media to try and offer an explanation and apologize.

“As a man who grew up right next to Billy Joel’s hometown, who went to The Last Play at Shea, it was my duty to apologize to everyone about cutting off our telecast of Billy Joel tonight,” Evan Closky, sports director of 10 Tampa Bay, said on X, the former Twitter. “Not to get into the weeds, but there was a special report after the Masters and it wasn’t accounted for by the powers that be beyond this building.”

Fans–already annoyed by the commercial spotload–weren’t having it, posting angry messages on the platform:

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