Although the "Piano Man" singer also offered praise to Adele, he was clearly in a Taylor state of mind when he made the comparison.
The "Piano Man" singer joked about "creating a bond between me and the audience where I know they will never pay another nickel to see me again."
The singer's response to Charlottesville made that performance one of the most memorable of his 100 at Madison Square Garden.
She arrived on Sunday to make the musician a father again at age 68.
The "Piano Man" singer is already dad to Alexa Ray Joel and Della Rose Joel.
We've been wondering how he felt for the longest time.
Pianist Billy Joel talks to Harry Connick Jr. about stars Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer getting on stage at one of his shows.