Billy Joel cancels autobiography

Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

Los Angeles: Billy Joel is not interested in confronting the past. The `Piano Man` hitmaker has pulled the plug on his million memoir, just months before it was set to hit bookstores.

The 61-year-old singer had managed an estimated USD 3 million advance from Harper Collins for an ‘emotional ride’ into his past struggles including three marriages and drug addiction, the E!Online reported.

"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," Joel said.

The singer, a six Grammy Awards winner and the man behind evergreen hits like `Uptown Girl`, `Piano Man` and `Movin` Out` has had a colourful past but it seems that he is not ready to talk about it publicly.

It is also being reported that the singer did not like the way final product had shaped up and decided to back out before its June release.

Earlier, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger too had pulled out of a book deal in the 1980s.