Billy Joel gave the audience at Madison Square Garden an extra treat on Saturday (Sept. 30) when he brought out Paul Simon and Miley Cyrus to sing “You May Be Right,” a single from his 1980 album Glass Houses.
Of course, the New York native manned the piano, while Cyrus and Simon hovered nearby and added their vocals seamlessly.
As far as their fashion choices, the former "Hannah Montana" star, who came out earlier to sing “New York State of Mind with Joel, sported an eye-catching pair of gold sequined bell bottoms, while Simon dressed way more understated in t-shirt and jeans. Joel, as he often does, wore a classy black suit and looked happy to be sharing the stage with two artists, from two generations of music, who’s accomplished so much.
Meanwhile, Cyrus released her sixth studio album Younger Now on Sept. 26, which is a return to her country music roots in a way. In fact, according to Billboard, she went back to her home state of Tennessee to perform songs from the album and to answer questions from the audience.
The 24-year-old also admitted to running from her country music upbringing in the past but has stopped doing that, possibly with the help of her father, country star Billy Ray Cyrus.
“[I'm] allowing them to mean something to me, even though I have grown past them in a way,” Cyrus told the Nashville audience. “My dad inspired this record a lot.”
It’s also safe to assume that Cyrus was inspired by Billy Joel, because she hit every word of “You May Be Right” perfectly, despite the song being released 12 years before she was even born.
You can see the solid performance above and get tickets to more of Joel's shows at Madison Square Garden here.