Sting 'Persuades' Musician To Snub Bush Bash

Campaigning rocker STING persuaded US TV presenter KATIE COURIC's rocker boyfriend to drop out of American President GEORGE W BUSH's inaugural celebrations, according to a new book.

In THE BLUE AND THE RED, author TOBY ROGERS claims Sting told trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI not to perform at today's (20JAN05) event, which will see Bush sworn in as President for a second term.

Rogers claims Sting told Botti, "You can't do it. You can't perform at the inaugural. It will ruin your career!"

However, a spokeswoman for Botti says the musician pulled out of the inaugural event because of a scheduling conflict.

She tells website PAGESIX.COM, "He was booked to play the JAZZ ALLEY in Seattle the same day and he couldn't get out of it.

"He said, 'Almost everyone I spoke to said not to do it, but I would have done it if I could have gotten out of those dates. I would play for any president that asks me.'"

20/01/2005 17:44


Tags: Sting - Katie Couric - George W Bush - Chris Botti


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