The world’s greatest pop stars brace for the ‘explosive tell-all’ book of their ex publicists

  • Barbara Charone was a music journalist who represented Madonna as well as Prince.
  • Amazon has listed her ‘explosive new memoir’ with a June release. 
  • Sources claim that the book will describe Madonna’s relationship over several years.










Some of the world’s biggest musicians are bracing themselves for a tell-all music book by their former publicist.

Barbara Charone, a London-based American PR agent, is set to spill the beans in an ‘explosive’ new memoir entitled Access All Areas.

A former music journalist, Ms Charone helped make a star of Madonna, whom she spotted when still an unknown, and has previously represented the likes of Guns N’ Roses, REM, Elvis Costello, Christina Aguilera and Prince.

She lived three years with Keith Richards, Rolling Stones guitarist while she wrote her first authorized biography.

Although the new book is not yet officially announced, it’s listed on Amazon and will be available in June.

Insiders say it will detail Ms Charone’s close relationship with Madonna and reveal how they fell out in 2003.

Ms Charone remains Madonna¿s publicist and also has the likes of Olly Murs, Rod Stewart and Jessie J on her books.

Ms Charone remains Madonna’s publicist and also has the likes of Olly Murs, Rod Stewart and Jessie J on her books.

However, Ms Charone remains Madonna’s publicist and also has the likes of Olly Murs, Rod Stewart and Jessie J on her books.

A well-placed source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘There is some panic out there, this book is going to be full of revelations and will certainly get people talking.

‘Imagine having a woman who has looked after so many A-list stars then deciding to write a book. This is going to make for some interesting reading.

‘Barbara is extremely well-connected. You will find details about when Barbara worked with Keith Richards, and great stories from her three-years of living with him.

‘There are very few top acts who Barbara hasn’t looked after or spent time with., so her memoirs will surely be a dream read for any music fanatic.’

Insiders say it will detail Ms Charone¿s close relationship with Madonna and reveal how they fell out in 2003

Insiders say it will detail Ms Charone’s close relationship with Madonna and reveal how they fell out in 2003

Publishers Orion say the book will be ‘a time capsule for the last four decades of life seen through the eyes and ears of music’ – and teases the story of an unnamed heavy metal band taking drugs en route to a music festival.

Chicago-born Ms. Charone changed careers in 1980s to become a journalist and a PR specialist when she joined Warner Music.

In 2000, she started her own company, MBC PR, now based in St John’s Wood, North-West London, with colleague Moira Bellas.

As a Chelsea FC season ticket holder, Seal was guided to stardom by her, and she helped Neil Diamond recover his career. She also turned Mark Ronson into a pop singer, turning him from being a DJ to a superstar.

A journalist once said of her: ‘She has never once been made aware of the words shy or retiring.

‘The music world would be dull without her.’

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