Publishing on 8th November, the book presents ten rules for life from fifty musicians, including Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, Mary J Blige and Bono. The 10 Commandments will feature unseen and unpublished material as well as a compilation of selections from the Q magazine archives.
James Gurbutt, Publisher of Corsair, who acquired world rights from Q’s editor Ted Kessler, said: “We are very excited at the prospect of working with Q on The 10 Commandments. There’s a broad diversity of advice within these pages; often wise, pithy, honest – some you’ll agree with, some you won’t and some that will make you laugh out loud. In short, there’s something for everyone in here and every household that listens to anything from classic artists like Blondie, to modern superstars like Ed Sheeran, should own a copy.”
Ted Kessler, Editor of Q added: “I learnt everything I know - admittedly, not much - from rock stars and musicians. From a small boy, I have looked to them for guidance about politics, clothes, relationships, philosophy. … the lot. I cannot tell you anything that I learnt at school aged 14, but I can tell you precisely what Paul Weller thought of just about everything then. And so, it is with great pride that I present to the world this important testament of rock star advice and philosophy, The 10 Commandments, because there is nobody so complete that a little worldly advice from Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop, Noel Gallagher or Stevie Nicks cannot improve. I can say this because it was not my idea but asking rock stars for their ten pieces of core life lessons is a tremendous device if you want to absorb something deep and hilarious at the same time.”