Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month

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This week marks yet another major milestone in the timeless career of Kenny Loggins: His official memoir, Still Alright, arrives via Hachette Books on Tuesday, June 14.

Its release coincides with the runaway box-office success of Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1980s film that, notably, scored Loggins one of his biggest career highlights in the form of “Danger Zone,” which appears in the new film as well as being reinterpreted into the sequel’s score.

Official details about Still Alright, which was first detailed a while back (and is named after another timeless Loggins soundtrack hit, “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack):

Per a news release:

Written with best-selling author and journalist Jason Turbow, Still Alright traces Loggins’ incredible life and career with compelling insight and an abundance of humor. The musician takes readers on a fascinating journey through the musical eras they’ve loved – from his early days in the folk-rock movement when he paired with former Buffalo Springfield member Jim Messina, recruiting Stevie Nicks for the classic duet “Whenever I Call You ‘Friend,’” teaming up with Michael McDonald on their back-to-back Grammy-winning hits “What a Fool Believes” and “This Is It,” conquering movie soundtracks and performing alongside Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson on “We Are the World” – through many current projects of today.

In addition, he addresses the many personal challenges of his life and work – two marriages that ended in divorce, a difficult but motivating relationship with the older brother for which “Danny’s Song” is named, struggles with his addiction to benzodiazepines – along with the revelations of turning seventy and looking back at everything that has shaped his music career. Through it all, he’s come to terms with his rock-star persona and his true self.

“Writing this book and piecing together the moments of my life has been a really eye-opening experience for me,” says Loggins. “It’s almost like therapy, to get to look at how honest I can be. How honest can I be about my motivations, my reactions to certain relationships and circumstances, what did I learn, and how did it affect my music.”

In connection to the book launch, Kenny Loggins has some special performances lined up in the weeks ahead, including “An Intimate Evening of Stories & Songs” gigs on June 16, 23, and 30.

“I created this new show to showcase the stories that lead to the music of my career, and the stories that are in my book. This is an opportunity to make an even more intimate connection with an in-person audience,” Loggins said. “So far, the response has been terrific.”

Loggins also has some “At the Movies” concerts with a full band coming up soon, “in which he’ll perform his soundtrack favorites and a selection of greatest hits. Dates are June 25, July 28, September 17, October 13, November 11, and December 15.” Visit his official website for full details.

He and longtime friend/collaborator Jim Messina are also playing two special shows at the Hollywood Bowl in July.

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