06.25.04 Elton's White Tie and Tiara Ball...


Sting and Trudie were guests at the sixth 'White Tie and Tiara Ball' hosted by Elton John at his home in Windsor on June 25. This year's theme was Imperial China. The musical entertainment was provided by Elton and his band, along with special guests Bryan Adams and Mary J. Blige. Bryan Adams played an acoustic set and was followed onstage by Mary J. Blige who sang solo first and then duetted with Elton. Elton and the band played together and were then rejoined onstage by Bryan Adams. Elton's official website reported that other celebrity guests included Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster, Kylie Minogue, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Liz Hurley, Sir Ian McKellan, Dame Shirley Bassey, Elle Macpherson, and Sir Michael Caine. The auction items included a brand new Aston Martin DB9 (for which Rod Stewart bid £450,000!), a portrait session with photographer Patrick Demarchelier, an Audi TT Roadster 150bhp, and a trip for two to Hong Kong and Beijing, including a private tour of the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heavenly Peace. But the ultimate Elton auction item must be the trip for two on Virgin Atlantic to Las Vegas to see Elton's The Red Piano concert, and to have dinner after the show with Elton and David in their Caesars Palace suite!
He's the ordinary bloke (with seven homes and a butler). The Tantric sex guru (who adores lapdancers). The eco-warrior (who promotes gas guzzlers). As he finally admits he's fooled his fans, who IS the real Sting? Sting's favourite home (out of the seven he owns) is The Lake House in Wiltshire, an outstandingly beautiful Elizabethan manor house made from local limestone and flint, with mullioned windows and decorative gables...
Sting: the sex wasn't tantric, it was frantic. EVERYONE knows that Sting practises epic bouts of tantric sex with his wife Trudie Styler because they have often boasted about it. But it seems there has been some mistake. What he really meant was "frantic" sex. In an interview to be broadcast next week on BBC1, Sting confesses that the whole story of how he used yoga to achieve prolonged states of ecstasy has been "a joke"...
04.01.04LIVEWIRE
Sting's Tale: He's one of the world's most successful musicians, is a multi-millionaire and was awarded a CBE last October. But Sting's recently published memoirs show life hasn't always been easy. As the UK leg of his 'Sacred Love' tour brings him back to Newcastle, Alan Jackson reflects on the stark boyhood that shaped the famous Geordie's future...
At home with Sting: Sting is perching on one of his battered leather antique sofas. He is wearing immaculately cut dark trousers with faint pinstripes, and a superfine cotton shirt with blue and white stripes, unbuttoned nearly to the waist to reveal a lithe, almost hairless chest. He is a mixture of shyness, confidence and dry wit. Perhaps he's aware that he's taking a risk by inviting me to his grand country home set in acres of organic farm in Wiltshire. The house manages to be lavish, but is also filled with homeliness and flowers. There's not a liveried servant in sight...
02.05.04GRAMMY
Sting will be honored as the MusiCares 2004 Person Of The Year on February 6 at a special tribute performance and dinner in Los Angeles, recognizing his accomplishments as an artist and humanitarian. MusiCares' mission is to ensure that music people have a compassionate place to turn in times of need while focusing the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community...