Add one more name to the list of people who are sick of Billy Joel's greatest hits: Billy Joel.

Joel said he has stopped performing some of his most popular tunes because, frankly, he's tired of them."I don't do `Just the Way You Are,' " Joel said Thursday during a concert stop in Albany, N.Y. "It's a well-written song, but playing it makes me feel like I'm in a wedding band or in a cocktail lounge. There is something hackneyed about it."

Same goes for "Tell Her About It," which Joel compared to "something Tony Orlando and Dawn would have done."

And don't tell model Christie Brinkley, Joel's wife, but "Uptown Girl" has been at least temporarily retired from his repertoire as well.

So what song is Joel performing these days? Try "Purple Haze." Joel strapped on a guitar to play the Jimi Hendrix song at his Albany concert.

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"Hendrix was one of my idols," he said. "People may not understand it - how can a piano player idolize Jimi Hendrix? - but I did."

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