Singer-songwriter Billy Joel is so bored singing his classics, he dreams up post-show food menus while he's on stage.

The PIANO MAN star admits he goes into "automatic pilot" when singing hits like JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, and starts thinking about his after-gig meal.

He says, "Sometimes I'm hungry because I don't eat before a show - you don't want to be digesting during a show and it slows you down.

"Sometimes during a song like Just The Way You Are I think, 'I wonder what's on the room service menu at the hotel? Maybe a burger. Oh, it'll be cold and congealed by the time it gets to the room, and the fries will be flat. Maybe a club sandwich.'"

22/05/2003 13:59