Friday, May 24, 2024

(Watch) That’s Life: Sting Has Produced Shaggy’s Sparkling Album of Classic Songs Gone Reggae


I’m bouncing around this morning listening to Shaggy cover the Frank Sinatra- Tony Bennett crooner classic, “That’s Life.”

The track and the album it’s from, called “Com Fly Wid Mi,” are produced by none other than Sting. The single is out now, watch the video. The album hits on May 25th with Shaggy appearing on a lot of talk shows. The next night, May 26th, there’s a special live performance with Sting and Shaggy at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village.

PS Sting’s tour has arrived in the US. He’s playing Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut on Sunday, May 15th. Then comes his residency in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, “Mrs. Sting,” the one and only Trudie Styler has been in Ukraine meeting refugees and raising money. Plus Sting and Trudie’s daughter, Elliot Sumner, has a new single (see below) called “Angel” from the movie, “Infinite Storm,” which Styler produced.

PS Sting’s son, Joe Sumner, just played the Rockwood Music Hall in downtown New York apart from his dad’s tour (May 16th– Rockboy Philly club in Philadelphia). Daughter Mickey is starring in “Snowpiercer” on TBS, daughter Kate is acting in Los Angeles. What a family!

Elliot Sumner, “Angel”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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