Billy Joel Plans New Year's Eve Online Chat

It will precede his concert that night.

Pop-rock singer Billy Joel will participate in an online chat Friday

before his New Year's Eve show at New York's Madison Square Garden,

according to, which is hosting the chat at approximately 5:30

p.m. EST. Joel, who has said he is retiring from pop music to focus on

classical composing, is expected to play an unusually lengthy show. Joel

was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.