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Cher, Iggy Pop and Rita Ora among stars photographed by Bryan Adams for Pirelli Calendar

Written by on 06/08/2021

Cher, Rita Ora and Iggy Pop are among the musicians who will appear in next year’s world-famous Pirelli Calendar.

The trade calendar is released by the Italian tyre company every year, and has become a hotly anticipated annual event.

Soft-rock legend Bryan Adams was enlisted to photograph this year’s models, which focuses on a day in the life of musicians on tour.

Undated handout photo issued by Pirelli of Bryan Adams and Rita Ora during the shooting of the 2022 Pirelli Calendar. The Pirelli Calendar, dubbed The Cal, was created by the UK branch of the tyre manufacturer in 1964 to help market the company. The pictures for this year's calendar, which has been titled On The Road, were taken in Los Angeles and Capri. Issue date: Friday August 6, 2021
Image: Bryan Adams, seen here taking a photograph of Rita Ora in a bath, took the photos for the collection. Pic: Pirelli
Undated handout photo issued by Pirelli of Iggy Pop during the shooting of the 2022 Pirelli Calendar. The Pirelli Calendar, dubbed The Cal, was created by the UK branch of the tyre manufacturer in 1964 to help market the company. The pictures for this year's calendar, which has been titled On The Road, were taken in Los Angeles and Capri. Issue date: Friday August 6, 2021.
Image: A shirtless Iggy Pop will also feature. Pic: Pirelli

Other people included in the calendar’s line-up include Canadian musician Grimes, American singers Normani, St Vincent, Kali Uchis and Jennifer Hudson, US rapper Saweetie and Chinese-born rapper Bohan Phoenix.

Adams said: “On the road is where I have been for the last 45 years, because the life of a musician is made up of roads, travel, waiting in hotels, hours back stage.”

Britain’s Rita Ora was photographed in a bath, while rapper Saweetie is pictured holding up her passport.

Cher is also among the images, where she appears to be inside a dressing room.

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A shirtless Iggy Pop is part of the collection too, where he appears to be doused in body paint.

The images were taken either in Los Angeles or on the Italian island of Capri, with the set titled On The Road.

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Dubbed The Cal, the calendar was launched in 1964 as part of Pirelli’s marketing.

Models such as Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell have appeared in the calendar in recent years, while the last edition featured British actresses including Claire Foy and Emma Watson.

Adams, 61, is best known for his tracks such as Sumer Of ’69 and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

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