Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November
Paul McCartney appears during his One on One Tour in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 26, 2017, left, and poet Paul Muldoon appears at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on May 21, 2019. McCartney's memoir, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," will be released Nov. 2. (Photos by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction. The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been equally open about himself, but his 2010 memoir “Life” still sold millions of copies.
Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album
Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (Columbia )Arriving just in time to mess-up everyone's best-of-the-year music lists is Harry Styles' sophomore album, “Fine Line.” The former One Direction member richly deserves a spot on yours. The 12-track album continues Styles' tour through his musical influences — his salute to rock royalty — and yet also shows signs that he's coming up with his own sound. The men of One Direction are each taking their own direction, but Styles' proves the most ambitious ( Take notes, Liam Payne ). Styles has reunited with producers Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon, who helped mold his sound on his first album. The moody, string-based “Fine Line” ends the album, another song about the push-pull of former flames and broken things.