'Zucchero's smile makes him the most charming man in Italy, but his voice is the sound of an oak-aged whisky.' - Bono
Adelmo Fornaciari - better known to the world as Zucchero ('Sugar') - is Italy's most beloved rock star and one of the biggest Italian artists across the globe, having sold some 40 million records over three decades. As singer/songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, Zucchero has collaborated with such illustrious figures as Bono, Sting, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, Brian May of Queen, Elvis Costello, Randy Jackson, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Miles Davis, Luciano Pavarotti, John Lee Hooker, Solomon Burke and many more. His new Decca album, Chocabeck, is simultaneously a concept album about Zucchero's roots and a milestone achievement in an extraordinary international career. Produced by Don Was and Brendan O'Brien with Zucchero, Chocabeck includes English lyrics by Bono, Iggy Pop and Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears.