Bryan Adams is touring again, but this time he’s letting his photography take centre stage while promoting his new book “Exposed”.
The book is a compilation of images of Mick Jagger, Elton John (who also wrote the forward), the late Amy Winehouse, Ben Kingsley, Michael Jackson, Sting, Lindsay Lohan, Michael J. Fox, Mickey Rourke and more. “It was quite a task to go through 10 to 12 years of work and try to compile it into one book,” he admits. “It was a big job, but the feeling of having done it is tremendous.”
Looking back on the selection process brought back plenty of memories, including Mick Jagger bringing “his iPod, and it was full of great blues music.” And convincing P!nk to go topless! “It was a nice day,” Bryan recalls. “It was kind of hot outside. I suggested it might be a good idea; she said to me, ‘Not even my husband talks to me like that,’ and then off came her T-shirt.”
Don’t worry though, the crooner hasn’t given up on his musical career just yet. The Canadian singer-songwriter tells Billboard magazine that he’s “just cut 30 songs,” adding, “hopefully there’s a record in there somewhere. It’s rockin’.”
Bryan, who’s been making his own schedule these days, says “the music business is in such peril now. It’s such a shame. I’ve just kept myself afloat by touring… basically 120 shows a year.” Even still, the rocker plans to “do another album” rather than release more singles.