Cass Dillon - Career

Career

Dillon's first major release was written by Billy Joel and titled "Christmas in Fallujah". Joel wrote the song after receiving many letters from military service members serving in Iraq but chose not to perform it because he "thought it should be somebody young, about a soldier's age." Dillon came to Joel's attention through his longtime musical director Tommy Byrnes and artist manager Stefano DiBenedetto with whom Dillon had been working. The song was released to the public on iTunes on December 4, 2007, the day after being previewed on The Howard Stern Show. Net proceeds from the song will be donated to Homes For Our Troops, which builds homes for severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

As of June 2010, Dillon was in a relationship with Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel. The pair met when Dillon was hired to play guitar on Alexa Ray Joel's upcoming album on which he co-wrote "Say Something" a track on the album with Alexa during the sessions.

As of July 2010, Dillion entered Electric Lady Studios to record his upcoming album with producer Tommy Byrnes and artist manager Stefano DiBenedetto of The Hang Productions Inc.

Cass Dillon is also the singer in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Hyper Drive.

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