Sting to Gladiator: "You Are A Very Enigmatic Man"
Above: "... surprisingly tender voice."
It takes a tough man to make a tender love song. Underneath all the hair and musky flopsweat there is a sweet voiced troubador. (Averted Gaze) Sure there is. According to the 3AM Girls:
"THERE is nothing that Russell Crowe enjoys more than, er, crowing about himself.
The Gladiator star has just finished work on his first solo single and is making sure the whole world knows about it.
"In an astounding display of arrogance, Russell - who's split from his band, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts - has posted fawning letters on his website raving about his single Raewyn, from his pals Sting and Billy Bragg.
"(Sting's) email says: 'You're a very enigmatic man, Mr Crowe. Your song is a royal gift to (son) Charlie - beautiful photographic images, a surprisingly tender voice and I'm touched you would send it to me.
"'Will it get on the radio? Not a chance, mate. The days of the confessional, biographical song are over and not even you, Mr Crowe, can bring them back.'"