This fall will see a new book published by Sting with the lyrics to almost every song from his 25-plus year career. Lyrics by Sting will cover not only his solo work, but his songs for the Police.
Sting commented in a press release, "Over time, the meaning of a song can continue to reveal itself. In putting this book together, I have relished the opportunity to revisit my songs, the times in which they were written and pay tribute to those with whom I've shared my creative life."
The book will be published by Dial Press.
Founding KISS member Peter Criss will release his new album, One for All, on July 24 via Silvercat Records.
The album has been in the works for over two-years and is said to be autobiographical in nature. Criss produced the album and wrote the original material. There are also a number of covers. Playing with him are Paul Shaffer, Will Lee and Mike McLaughlin.
The finalists for the Sixth Annual Shortlist Music Prize have been announced. The prize aims to help notable "left-of-center" artists to cross over into the mainstream.
This years nominees are Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsome, Regina Spektor, Spank Rock and, ah, Tom Waits.
Tom Waits? Isn't he just a permanent fixture on the "left-of-center" artists list?
Five albums by Kenny Rogers made their digital debuts last week via Capitol Nashville. Now available are Love Lifted Me, Daytime Friends, The Gambler, Love Will Turn you Around and Love Is What We Make It.