The 52-year old rocker has been at the top of the music industry for over two decades. There are few other songwriters who've composed as many hits, or croon as beautifully as Sting. Born Gordon Matthew Sumner, Sting grew up in a rough neighborhood in Northern England. He says he always loved music and dabbled in it a bit, but it was the formation of "The Police" in 1977 that changed his life forever.The group was considered one of the most progressive and sophisticated of its time...
"I'm happy to make people pay up...£ Film producer Trudie Styler talks to Christa D'Souza about life and love with Sting, jokes that backfire and her passion for her latest fundraising project. There are all sorts of ways to spend a sunny summer's day in London. I'm spending this one with Trudie Styler, looking at a picture of a dump site in Equador. "I'll tell you, this one I went to made me dry retch," says Styler, who has just been appointed national ambassador for Unicef UK's End Child Exploitation fundraising appeal...
Two strong voices share one stage - Annie Lennox and Sting discuss their tour together. Sting and Annie Lennox, besides sharing British roots, are two of the most enduring artists of their generation. Each started in a band that sold millions of records - Sting with the Police, Lennox with Eurythmics - then both left for solo careers that soared as well. Each became beloved stars on MTV as Sting sang "I want my MTV" while Lennox became a synth-pop queen. Each later developed a social conscience that made other performers understand that record sales and video exposure need not be the only goals of the music business...
He's the ordinary bloke (with seven homes and a butler). The Tantric sex guru (who adores lapdancers). The eco-warrior (who promotes gas guzzlers). As he finally admits he's fooled his fans, who IS the real Sting? Sting's favourite home (out of the seven he owns) is The Lake House in Wiltshire, an outstandingly beautiful Elizabethan manor house made from local limestone and flint, with mullioned windows and decorative gables...
Sting: the sex wasn't tantric, it was frantic. EVERYONE knows that Sting practises epic bouts of tantric sex with his wife Trudie Styler because they have often boasted about it. But it seems there has been some mistake. What he really meant was "frantic" sex. In an interview to be broadcast next week on BBC1, Sting confesses that the whole story of how he used yoga to achieve prolonged states of ecstasy has been "a joke"...
04.01.04LIVEWIRE
Sting's Tale: He's one of the world's most successful musicians, is a multi-millionaire and was awarded a CBE last October. But Sting's recently published memoirs show life hasn't always been easy. As the UK leg of his 'Sacred Love' tour brings him back to Newcastle, Alan Jackson reflects on the stark boyhood that shaped the famous Geordie's future...
At home with Sting: Sting is perching on one of his battered leather antique sofas. He is wearing immaculately cut dark trousers with faint pinstripes, and a superfine cotton shirt with blue and white stripes, unbuttoned nearly to the waist to reveal a lithe, almost hairless chest. He is a mixture of shyness, confidence and dry wit. Perhaps he's aware that he's taking a risk by inviting me to his grand country home set in acres of organic farm in Wiltshire. The house manages to be lavish, but is also filled with homeliness and flowers. There's not a liveried servant in sight...
02.05.04GRAMMY
Sting will be honored as the MusiCares 2004 Person Of The Year on February 6 at a special tribute performance and dinner in Los Angeles, recognizing his accomplishments as an artist and humanitarian. MusiCares' mission is to ensure that music people have a compassionate place to turn in times of need while focusing the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community...
The MusiCares foundation will bestow on Friday its person of the year honor on singer, songwriter and humanitarian Sting. From founding seminal rock group the Police in 1977 to his prolific solo work beginning in 1985, Sting has proven himself to be a musical force as well as an activist. In 1989, he and his wife Trudie Styler founded the Rainforest Foundation to protect the indigenous peoples in those regions. To date, the organization has raised more than $18 million. As a solo artist, Sting has garnered 10 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and three Oscar nominations. He's also tried his hand at acting, appearing in more than 10 films and recently added author to his list of achievements with the publication of his memoir, 'Broken Music'. He recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's music editor Tamara Conniff...
A Life Less Ordinary: Sting can remember being by his father's side when he died. In a moment of rare intimacy between the two men, he took his father's hands in his own for the first time since early childhood. "I looked from his eyes to the cross on the wall and then down at his two hands cradled in mine. It was then that I received something like the jolt of an electric shock, because his hands and mine were identical. 'We have the same hands, Dad. Look...'"
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