Michael Bolton Tells Captain Jack Sparrow Tale

(Radio.com) Somewhere along the way, Michael Bolton picked up a reputation for being a very serious guy. But after donning a tri-cornered hat and a lot of eyeliner to honor Captain Jack Sparrow in a 2011 SNL skit, he suddenly became the funniest guy in music.

"I wasn't so sure about it at first," Bolton told Radio.com. "But it's so extremely different than what anybody expected of me, except anybody who really knew me.

The romantic crooner was so happy that people finally got a chance to see the real Michael Bolton, he decided to start his memoir, The Soul Of It All, with the tale of how the video for "Jack Sparrow" actually came to be.

Some may wonder why Bolton would start his book with something that happened so recently, but he said that was exactly the reason why he chose to begin that way.

"I think that probably starts with a kind of contemporary relevance," he explained. "What does it mean to people who are already fans of mine? They get a kick out of it because their kids are telling them about it."

The video may only be a little over three minutes long, but it took the guys over eight months to make. Bolton says the original idea for the clip, a filthy take on the Ten Commandments, was just too much for him so "Jack Sparrow" was the perfect middle ground. more on this story

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