Just as he did five years previously for his 65th birthday, Billy Joel will celebrate his 70th birthday on May 9th at New York's Madison Square Garden. Pollstar reported, "The 'Piano Man's' latest announced gig will be his 64th consecutive monthly show at the iconic New York arena. . . and will also be Billy's 110th Madison Square Garden show of his career."

Coincidentally, today marks the 40th anniversary of Billy Joel first-ever concert at the Garden on December 14th, 1978, which was the first show of a four-night run at the venue during his tour in support of the Grammy Award-winning 52nd Street album.

Although Billy Joel has a colorful history -- both on and off the stage -- he admits that he's hardly what one would call nostalgic: "I can't plan what I'm gonna do. It sort of happens -- it just kinda pops into my head: 'That's what I'm gonna do.' I don't rest on my laurels. I'm not thinking about what I've done; I think about what I'm gonna do. Or I think what I'm doing right at the moment. I really don't like to look back too much. Too much retrospective thinking starts to make me feel like I'm a fossil."

AUDIO: BILLY JOEL ON NOT BEING NOSTALGIC