'Outlaw Pete' singer Bruce Springsteen has written a children's book based on the opening ballad of his 2009 album 'Working on a Dream', and it will be darker than other stories aimed at kids.
Bruce Springsteen has penned a children's book based on his music.
The rock icon will write the text for 'Outlaw Pete', which shares its name with the opening ballad on his 2009 album 'Working on a Dream', and he has hinted it will be darker than many more traditional stories aimed at kids.
According do The Independent newspaper, he said: '''Outlaw Pete' is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins.''
The book will be published by Simon & Schuster in November, and their president Jonathan Karp insisted fans of Westerns - both adults and children - will enjoy the story they're telling.
He said: ''It's a book for anybody who loves a good Western. It's for readers of all ages. It has an adult sensibility.
''Outlaw Pete is a quintessentially Springsteen character, brought to life, and like the song, the book is a meditation on fate.
''Pete is robbing banks at a very young age, and he does a lot of things he regrets, but as the lyric says, you can't undo the things they've done.''
Meanwhile, illustrator Frank Caruso - who originally had the idea of taking the song from headphones to the printed page - insisted the character could become one of the literary greats.
He explained: ''Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and, for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weaves his way into the fabric of great American literary character.''
The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.