Singer Billy Joel has cancelled his HarperCollins book deal for The Book Of Joel a memoir he planned to write for the publisher.
According to the publisher, the book was to be an “emotional ride” that would speak of Joel’s three failed marriages and his various substance abuse battles.
The book was scheduled for a June release and would have contained “never before revealed” details about Billy Joel.
Apparently Joel abruptly quit the book with no notice. Joel said of the cancellation:
“It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I’m not all that interested in talking about the past, and that the best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been and remains my music.”
HarperCollins rep Tina Andreadis told The Associated Press that Joel turned in a final manuscript, but no copies were ever printed.