Liberty DeVitto – His Ties to Kalamazoo and his Reconciliation with Billy Joel
Renown drummer Liberty DeVitto, best known as drummer for Billy Joel, just released his memoir, Liberty: Life, Billy and the pursuit of Happiness. More than just a tell-all about rock and roll, DeVitto's story covers his Long Island roots, his climb through the club scene, and the excess that would come with touring with Billy Joel. Liberty DeVitto dropped in on Mike McKelly and Stefani Bishop on the Rocker Morning Show to talk about the new book and his ties to Michigan, including having married a gal from Kalamazoo.
"I did. And I must also add that I divorced a woman from Kalamazoo." DeVitto joked. From the outside looking in, DeVitto certainly must have lived the life of Riley. Atop his drum throne, he must have experienced one hell of a ride. His appearance in the 2016 documentary Hired Guns afforded him a moment to set the record straight. "Nobody knew my story or what had happened with me and Billy (Joel). You know everybody thinks because the artist is am millionaire, you're a millionaire. They don't know what it's really like."
The Beatles. We're just hired help, us guys."