Sting believes in taking chances. Here he explains why he quit a steady job for the dole, left the Police at their peak - and how he deals with happiness ONE man's risk is another's sure bet. I may have the reputation for being a risk-taker, but when I look back, I wasn't always conscious of taking them. To me, at the crossroads, there weren't really two divergent paths for me to consider; two stark but equally compelling choices. There was a dead end and the edge of a cliff. So, if it's die or jump, is it risk or destiny? Maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe risk is destiny...
04.01.01ENIGMA
It's a hectic spring evening at the Four Seasons hotel in Cairo, and everyone seems to be buzzing around. Clearly something BIG is about to happen. As international and local journalists rush to get good seats, excitement fills the room. It seems hard to believe that in a few moments he will actually be sitting here amongst us, relaxed and ready to answer our questions...
You're doing lunch at the Tides with Sting, the thinking man's pop star. But he's having a hard time focusing. There's some jazz playing in the background, a cool sax thing nobody else is paying attention to...
01.17.01EL MERCURIO
Hours before his performance that he gave yesterday night in the Estadio Nacional, the legendary Britain musician said he is living the happiest time of his life. He doesn't have ambition for more awards, just to play music...
01.17.01LA NACIÓN
"I want to sunbathe so I don't look like an Englishman, that's why I came early", says Sting, from Río de Janeiro. He's in the city where, on Friday, the third edition of the Rock in Rio Festival will begin. He will perform on the opening night. "It's a good night, because James Taylor, Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento will also be there. I'm going to play, but I'm going to listen a lot of music as well", he says to La Nación, during a long interview over the phone...
He's one of the world's most famous rock stars, known as much for his music as for his commitment to environmental issues. But Disney chiefs hadn't reckoned on just how passionate an eco warrior he was when they tried to take the Mickey Mouse out of Sting...
'I may be about to turn 50 but I'm as sexy as ever' - Sting reveals why hitting his half century later this year holds no fears for him. Sting will celebrate his 50th birthday on October 2 - and for the next nine months, he's going to make the most of his forties...
01.17.01WIKEN
Sting's relaxed: The legendary English musician, who performs this Sunday in Chile after almost 7 years, says that his role in this world is "Just to play and sing". That's why he doesn't want to put a grade on his career, and he also does not want to be involved in any social or ecological matters. "I give what I can", says the former The Police member, in this exclusive interview...
Sting can choose to record anywhere he likes. But a Tuscan barn? Seven million albums and a Grammy later, Simon Osborne has some 'Sting' in his tales. He makes a good case for likening the job of a recording engineer to that of the noble craft of the carpenter. The metaphor he paints gave me a salient reminder of the fact that production excellence (and the quality of a Sting recording is always excellent) is about documenting good performances with good equipment, and combining those elements into a mix that shows off those performances in their best light. It's as easy, and as difficult as that...
King Sting: A career that spans 25 years, 14 Grammys and countless hits has left the former Policeman lost for ambition. All he really wants now is to go home. The bottle blond sitting in the empty dress circle of Sydney's Capitol Theatre wears a mocking expression on his weathered yet still boyish face. Third row, centre, he looks up at the stage and jeers, "Come on, Sting! Entertain me!" as though he doesn't believe it could possibly happen...
12.01.00US WEEKLY
Sting's New Groove: The almost 50 singer opens up about his six kids, six houses and why he has no need for money. Sting's life is wearing him out. All he really wants to do is go home to England to spend the holidays at his Lake House with his wife of eight years, Trudie Styler, and six children and attend his pal Madonna's wedding. But first he had to finish the Australian leg of his 'Brand New Day' tour, then fly from Sydney to London to record 'My Funny Friend and Me' in Italian for the international version of the new animated film 'The Emperor's New Groove'. Then he flew to Los Angeles with Styler to perform at the party after the film's premiere. "I'm just really tired," he says. "It's been a busy week..."
11.20.00Q MAGAZINE
The Police finally self destruct. One was an 'asshole', the other a 'scumbag', and the drummer wanted to kill. Holed up on a luxury Caribbean Island to record their 'Synchronicity' album, something had to give...
Sting - New Day Rising: Forty-nine years old and back in the Top Ten, Sting tells his tale of avoiding adult-contemporary. Over the years the beatings [by teachers] continued... By the time I had my last bottom-bashing in the fourth year, my arse was as hard as a fifty-shilling piss-pot. I had merely asked Father Boyle if the Devil had a dick." - James Berryman, from 'A Sting in the Tale', the only authorised biography of Sting (Mirage Publishers, U.K., 2000)
Spirit in the material world: Sting likes to try new things. The hits keep coming for Sting, but all he really wants is happiness. Don't you just love a good Spinal Tap moment? I do. I'm on the phone with Sting and decide to go in hard. "Er, how are you Sting?" "Not bad," he replies. "I'm in..." He pauses. "Where am I?" The line falls silent as The Pop Star consults his mental tour itinerary. "I'm in Nagoya, Japan," he says confidently. "And it's raining..."
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