If life is an adventure, DAVE STEWART has always pushed way beyond its limits.
In his new memoir–SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS: A Life in Music, out in hardcover and audio Tuesday, February 9 via New American Library (NAL), an imprint of Penguin Random House–the singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and co-founder (with Annie Lennox) of the groundbreaking pop-rock duo Eurythmics takes readers on a guided tour of his intense funhouse. Including a foreword by friend and collaborator Mick Jagger, the book–an atmospheric portrait of a golden age in music that lays bare all the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll–is packed with unforgettable never-before-told stories featuring the likes of Bob Dylan, Elton John, Stevie Nicks and Daryl Hall.
The memoir provides readers a behind-the-scenes look at the prolific musician, songwriter, and producer’s career that has spanned three decades and more than 100 million album sales. The book can be pre-ordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.org. The audio version is narrated by Stewart with the Mick Jagger foreword read by Andy Garcia.
Featuring never-before-seen photos, SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS is the first and only memoir published by a member of Eurythmics. It possesses a songwriter’s rhythmic grace, a performer’s sense of adventure, and a producer’s astute sense of perspective.
In the book STEWART opens up about:
●His little-known five-year relationship with Annie Lennox before Eurythmics
●Visiting Bob Dylan’s favorite underground club
●A wild night at Stevie Nicks’ Beverly Hills home in the 80s
●A psychedelic adventure with Daryl Hall
●Becoming one of the first musicians to sign with Elton John’s record label in the 70s, and failing spectacularly
●The making of numerous worldwide smash hits, including “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”
●His adventures beyond Eurythmics, including collaborating, recording, and creating havoc with legends like Bono, Mick Jagger, and Tom Petty, as well as relative newcomers like Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani and Joss Stone
“It has been a mind-blowing experience looking back on all of these adventures and wondering how I managed to survive a lot of them,” says STEWART. “Just writing about the wild things that happened to me back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s was exhausting. Mind you not much has changed! I must have taken a busy pill somewhere along the ride.”
STEWART recounts how the Eurythmics developed into one of music’s most successful and long-lasting creative partnerships; and the story behind their numerous worldwide smash hits including “Here Comes the Rain Again,” “Would I Lie to You,”“Missionary Man,” and the evergreen “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” STEWART‘s adventures outside Eurythmics are no less epic: he recalls collaborating, recording, and creating havoc with legends like Bono, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, and Stevie Nicks, as well as Katy Perry and Joss Stone. These partnerships generated not just amazing music–including Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More,”No Doubt’s “Underneath It All,” and Mick Jagger’s “Old Habits Die Hard”–but also amazing and amusing stories.