September 24, 2011

Interview: the thing about Sting… is that he is arrogant, stubborn, hypocritical and pretentious. Or is he? The Observer's Elizabeth Day joins him to find out...

Interview: the thing about Sting… is that he is arrogant, stubborn, hypocritical and pretentious. Or is he? As he approaches his 60th birthday, Elizabeth Day joins him in France and discovers just how wrong you can be... Sting is sitting on a bar stool in a white T-shirt and grey camouflage-patterned combat trousers, playing a harmonica. In front of him, a 20-piece orchestra is half-way through a classical arrangement of one of his songs, producing a swelling crescendo of sound that fills the stage. Behind him rise the steep, stone-hewn seats of a Roman amphitheatre in Lyon where, later tonight, Sting will play to a packed crowd of French fans as part of his Symphonicity world tour...


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September 24, 2011

Sting at sixty... Having left pop greats The Police in 1986, Sting has compiled an amazing solo career over the past 25 years. He tells James Wigney about the incredible journey...

Looking at Sting in the flesh, it's nearly impossible to believe he turns 60 a week today. Lean, muscular, tanned and looking ridiculously fit, he has just returned from a bike ride around his adopted home of New York City. Years of clean living and yoga have left him with the body and energy levels of a man half his age. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the former Police front man is also struggling with the fact he is about to enter his seventh decade. "I can't quite believe it," he muses from his apartment balcony overlooking Central Park. "It doesn't quite compute for me being 60. I still feel like I am 14. I think I have maintained my curiosity about the world and my sense of wonder at it. If that is what feeling young is about then I feel young. I am not jaundiced by the world - I still find it fascinating..."

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September 24, 2011

Sting.com 25 Days Countdown: Day 9

Answer the following trivia question for the chance to win an autographed copy of Sting's album Sacred Love, which Rolling Stone called "…a vivid and frequently gorgeous reminder that Gordon Sumner is first and foremost a talented singer-songwriter." Please submit your answer to the following question using the form below by 11AM/EST tomorrow. Each correct response will be entered into a drawing and winner will be selected, at random, and announced during the next day's post. Please note, each member may only enter once...

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September 23, 2011

Sting.com 25 Days Countdown: Day 10

There are only 10 days left in the Sting.com '25 Days' countdown! Today we're excited to share an exclusive Sting: 25 Years webisode in which Sting discusses the English countryside, the god of Mercury and Y2K. Interested to learn how they all connect? Watch here to find out! This is the third in a series of five videos Sting.com is premiering as part of the Sting.com '25 Days' countdown. Please continue to visit Sting.com at 11AM/EST daily, as details on the grand prize will be announced in the coming days!

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September 22, 2011

Sting.com 25 Days Countdown: Day 11

Sting.com is excited to share an exclusive preview of a track from Sting: 25 Years! Featured on Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza, this previously unreleased version of "Demolition Man" was recorded live on the final night of Sting's US Broken Music Tour in May 2005. Listen here Listen here. RT the link on Twitter (be sure to tag with #Sting25) and one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a copy of the Sting: 25 Years box set!

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September 21, 2011

Trudie & Sting to be honoured at Clinton Global Citizen Awards...

Please visit the Clinton Global Citizen Awards website, which is now live! Trudie Styler and Sting are being honored with a Leadership in Philanthropy award on behalf of their work with the Rainforest Fund, for their innovative and effective approaches to making positive global change for sustainability. The ceremony will be broadcast on hulu in the coming weeks...

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September 21, 2011

Sting.com 25 Days Countdown: Day 12

Answer the following trivia question for the chance to win an autographed copy of Sting's album Brand New Day! Released in 1999, the album was written and recorded just before the millennium. Sting has said that Brand New Day was meant to serve as an optimistic and positive antidote to the fear and pessimism surrounding the Y2K phenomenon.

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September 20, 2011

Sting.com 25 Days Countdown: Day 13

The countdown continues with another exclusive Sting: 25 Years webisode premiere. In this clip, Sting discusses the creative process behind the albums …Nothing Like The Sun and The Soul Cages and reflects on how aspects of his childhood in Newcastle served as inspiration. This is the second in a series of five videos we'll be premiering as part of the Sting.com '25 Days' countdown. Please continue to visit Sting.com at 11AM/EST daily, as we will soon be announcing details on the grand prize!

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