Upon turning 60, Sting Still Feels Like A Teen
If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s Sting. And the musician has good reason to pull out all the stops for his upcoming birthday – he’s turning 60.
(We know what you’re thinking, because we thought it too: “Wha…?! Sting is 60? How did this happen?!”)
“I don’t feel 60,” Sting tells CNN. “I feel like I’m 14-and-a-half in many respects.”
Nevertheless, the celebration planned for October 1 (his actual birthday is the 2nd) is definitely more suited to a veteran rock star than a pimply teenager. Pals Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am and Vince Gill are among those who will join him on stage at New York’s Beacon Theatre for a charity concert.
“And the only stipulation is that they come and sing my songs,” Sting says with a laugh. “They’re allowed to roast me, they’re allowed to sing the songs in any way they choose. I’ll probably play bass and sing backup and sing a couple of songs on my own, but…I’m there to be entertained. It’s my idea of a good party.”
All proceeds from ticket sales for the event will go to the Robin Hood Foundation, which seeks to fight poverty in New York City.
For Sting, birthdays and performance go hand in hand.