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Billy Joel

I May Be Crazy ... BUT

Madonna Can't Sing!

1/29/2014 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012914_billy_joel_launch_v2Time to clear out the deli aisle ... because we got some BRAND NEW BEEF ... Billy Joel's now hopped on the Madonna-bashing bandwagon, firing shots at Madge for her crappy singing.

Billy skewered Madonna Monday night in NYC, during the first of his residency shows at Madison Square Garden.

He jokes about using a special spray to help soothe his throat before a song, and then says, "I saw Madonna use this once ... it didn't help her much." The crowd went nuts. You gotta listen.

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sbannie    

It's very apparent that one of the TMZ staff dislikes and has it in for Madonna. Every comment about her that I've read has been negative. What I find is interesting is that if a 55 year old male (in which there were and older during the Grammy's) working and performing wouldn't and weren't given the same treatment that you are giving her. What is her relevance you ask, why was she performing during this historical event on Sunday? Madonna has been a pioneer for gay rights and AIDS from the start of her career when it was taboo and shunned upon. She has from the start supported and stood up against those who BULLY those who are to meek to have a voice. TMZ latest is to try to make her out to be a racist and judging from her body of work, people she's dated, and children that she has your trying to attach a scarlet letter on someone who is innocent of such deeds. Don't get me wrong, I don't think she's perfect, I don't think she's the best singer out there, nor do I think she was right for saying a word that I think is racist and should have used an appropriate one that demonstrates a term of endearment as she has stated, but I do think there's a double standard on the treatment that she receives. As each day passes we each get a year older and in 20-30 years many of the TMZ staff will be where Madonna is today and you will look back at this time and see how relevant Madonna was during her 50's plus, that she was a pioneer in breaking the prejudice of gender and age discrimination that exists today.

181 days ago
47.

Perky    

Ya, Madonna's singing sounds like one of those drunken menopausal chain-smoking lesbians singing at a karaoke happy hour, sing-along, no?

181 days ago
48.

Cromulent    

Harry Connick Jr used to rip on Madonna in his live shows. I do say I enjoyed that.

181 days ago
49.

Kelly    

Cheap shot. Kinda dickish and ungentlemanly. What Madonna ever do to him besides outsell him?

181 days ago
50.

SoulCritic    

She sounded good on Letterman playing guitar in front of an audience for the first time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usabNLrRv-8

181 days ago
51.

Cran    

Wasn't autotune invented for Madge? Two octave range? Heck of a dancer though. Reeks now of a kind of desperation.

181 days ago
52.

StevenB    

He's just now noticing that? Has he never heard her before? She's always been about the spectacle and the 'singing' was just a method to get people to look at it.

181 days ago
53.

DRew     

Madonna is too ****ing rich to give a rat's ass about what about what this alcoholic, TMZ, or any of you hating scrubs have to say. Get over it.

181 days ago
54.

lookItsMegRyan    

She's crafted some decent songs.

181 days ago
55.

Tax    

Madonna has never been known for having a good voice, just her antics and great performances when she used to have talent! Madonna is a "has been" who now sucks!!! Retire crazy old lady!!! After your terrible MDNA tour in 2012 you should be ashamed of yourself-3 hours late every night, terrible songs and rude as hell during the show!! Madonna sucks!!!!

181 days ago
56.

Tax    

Madonna has turned into a nutcase like Micheal Jackson did! She is a 56 year old lady who sleeps with men her kids age, wears a grill and still rolls around on stage in her underwear singing like a virgin!!! Nasty old Ho!!!

181 days ago
57.

Vote2012    

The piano man is right she had a very good living by pretending to be a singer.

181 days ago
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Nurse6893    

I was at this show. What you didn't see was him commenting how this exact thing would happen....blown out of proportion. And for those of you commenting on his abilities ....this is his 50th year in the biz and has sold out MSG 54 times including this monthly residency through September, so far. He is also already in the Rock 'n Roll HoF and a Kennedy Center honoree. When MDNA gets there, your argument may be valid.

181 days ago
59.

UNLV1990    

She was great at marketing but a terrible singer. That's a fact.

181 days ago
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Leon Corredor    

Sorry Billy Joel but I dont care a crap what you think, I do also have an opinion and truly believe that Madonna is a great artist, it might probably be the greatest performer of our time. Icon. Legend. Trendsetter. Inspiration for million in this world. So you seriously think that you sing better than her?

181 days ago
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