Remember the good old days when we used to pore over the liner notes of a new CD, hoping to get a peek inside the mind of the artist? (No doubt some of you Gen Y-ers are probably thinking, “Huh? Liner notes?”)
Well, Sting hopes to bring back some of the connection between musician and listener that may have been lost in the digital music age with a new product - an “appumentary.”
A free iPad app was released Tuesday that takes users on a comprehensive tour of Sting’s career. Called STING 25, it’s like “taking a deep dive into the archeology of Sting,” says Evan Schechtman from @radical.media, which produced the app.
If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s Sting. And the musician has good reason to pull out all the stops for his upcoming birthday – he’s turning 60.
(We know what you're thinking, because we thought it too: "Wha…?! Sting is 60? How did this happen?!")
“I don't feel 60,” Sting tells CNN. “I feel like I'm 14-and-a-half in many respects.”
They've been together almost 30 years, but the spark still hasn't gone out of Sting's relationship with Trudie Styler.
The secret to their still-sizzling love affair? Tawdry sex, he tells February's Harper's Bazaar.
"Relationships aren't easy, and I don't think they're particularly natural, but we're lucky because we actually like each other," says 59-year-old Sting, who wed Styler in 1992. "We love each other — that's a given — but Trudie lights my world up when she comes into a room. I don't take her for granted."
Tom Hanks is pumped! He's producing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden tonight. While backstage, he offered up more of the "Bachelor Party" Tom than Academy Award winner Tom, jokingly calling the press "jaded sons of a b-tch" and making reference to a movie title that I cannot repeat on a family blog.
He struck a more serious note when talking about the line-up which includes Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and Sting to name just a few. The concert is being filmed for a HBO special that will air Thanksgiving weekend. "I just did it for the all access pass," he joked. "I'm a fan, but I don't know what to say to these guys," he admitted.
The funniest moment of his quick press conference came when a reporter asked him about his favorite song of the year. He had to think about it for a second, but after his wife Rita Wilson helped him he said "ohhh Beyonce." He couldn't remember the title, so he started flapping his hand and singing "Da da da da duh da da da" until someone helped him out by shouting "Put a Ring on It?" That was it, "and Kanye West had nothing to do with me picking that song," he concluded.
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