01.16.09 Sting performing at Huffington Post Preinaugural Ball...


As well as appearing at the Creative Coalition's Inaugural Ball in Washington DC next week with Sam Moore (see www.sting.com/news/, Sting will also be performing at the Huffington Post Preinaugural Ball on January 19 at the Newseum with will.i.am. Attendees at the Huffington Post event are expected to include Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Shakira, Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry and Ashton Kutcher.
Sting is to donate a guitar to the Mayor's musical instrument amnesty. The Grammy award-winning musician's bass will go to a young Londoner in a drive to increase music education and give every child in the capital the chance to learn to play an instrument...
Sting was in Los Angeles on January 11 to attend the Golden Globe awards where he presented the award for "Best Original Song - Motion Picture", to his old friend Bruce Springsteen for the song 'The Wrestler' from the film of the same name.
GarageBand '09 introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar with 18 basic lessons and optional lessons from top artists. Artist Lessons feature original artists showing how to play their hit songs with everything from finger positions and techniques to the story behind the song. Choose from lessons by popular artists including: Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, John Fogerty, Ben Folds, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Sting...
It opened with Costello singing, and beautifully, 'Every Breath You Take', a Police number, of course. Then the Policemen came on one by one, each representing a facet of the band's warring personality. Andy Summers was quiet and learned, no trouble at all. Stewart Copeland, the barmy American drummer, loudly claimed the band for himself. But the ownership dispute was quelled by the arrival of Sting, exuding authority, charisma and, less expectedly, humour. It could have been a schmaltzy love fest or nerdishly technical. It wasn't. It had lightness to it, as well as a sense of occasion. Costello, his face framed by a fedora and sideburns, proved an able interviewer, his skills honed from standing in for David Letterman...