May 29, 2017

Ahead of the Upcoming Hong Kong Show Sting Talked to the South China Morning Post...

Ahead of Hong Kong show, Sting talks about new album, the deaths of fellow pop icons, and what he loves about the city. In an exclusive interview ahead of June 3 gig, the British music legend reveals that mortality was a key theme of album 57th & 9th, and wonders why Englishman in New York is a fan favourite in Hong Kong...

December 01, 2016

Sting's Salvation: Songwriter Opens Up to Rolling Stone About Dark Obsessions, Rock Rebirth...

Sting sits on a stool in a rehearsal space on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He cradles his bass and waits for drummer Vinnie Colaiuta to count in "50,000," a rocking lament to Bowie, Prince, Lemmy and others lost this year. It's from 57th & 9th, his first rock album in 13 years. His Springsteen-esque biceps pop out of a gray T-shirt...

November 14, 2016

Sting Talks Tour & New Album 57th & 9th...

Today, the most famed Englishman in New York announced the 57th & 9th tour, spanning across North America and into Europe. His first rock album in more than ten years, 57th & 9th was debuted at a set of sold out shows at NYC’s Irving Plaza earlier in November. It was also confirmed that Sting would be performing the re-opening of the Bataclan in Paris. There’s clearly a lot we need to catch up on with the former Police frontman, so we’re bringing you this interview with Sting about his new music and so much more. Grab a cuppa, and happy reading!

November 13, 2016

Faster Louder interview...

I sit down with Sting. He’s been in Melbourne since at least Saturday – where he performed three songs at the AFL Grand Final. He opened his brief set on the day with ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’ – a bold choice, opening a concise, crowd-pleasing set with a new composition. But save for the lack of familiarity, it holds up somewhat amongst the Police mega-hits that follow...

November 08, 2016

Sting talks to the New York Times - With ‘57th and 9th,’ Sting Changes His Mind About Rock...

In 2013 Sting declared that he was no longer interested in writing songs for a rock band or in the kind of personal mode he had come to think of as “inward navel-gazing.” He had done a reunion tour in 2007-8 with the band that made him a superstar in the 1980s, the Police, then dismissed it as “nostalgia.” He was immersed in “The Last Ship,” the musical inspired by his childhood in a shipbuilding town. Writing for theatrical characters, rather than himself, had broken through a decade-long block...

 

November 05, 2016

Sting: Who are you calling an ageing rock star?

It's AFL Grand Final day and in the depths of the MCG, Sting is putting his bandmates through their paces. Despite coming straight to the ground after a long-haul flight from his New York home, he’s looking remarkably fit and alert. His tanned face is weathered and lived in, but he looks every inch the rock star with his muscular frame clad in black boots and Balmain jeans, belying the fact he will celebrate his 65th birthday the next day...


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November 04, 2016

Sting talks new LP '57th & 9th' and reveals why he's swimming in an ocean with no end...

You could say Grammy-winning musician Sting has finally made his way back home. After a lute album (2006's Songs From the Labyrinth), reunion with the Police, a Christmas album (2009’s If on a Winter’s Night...), an orchestral record and tour (Symphonicities), a Broadway show (2014’s The Last Ship) and tours with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, the 65-year-old is back with a rock record – 57th and 9th - his first since 2003’s Sacred Love...

November 01, 2016

Sting interview in The Straits Times...

At all of 65 years old, with a remarkably full head of hair and a well-exercised body filling out a tight black T-shirt, British musician Sting is wholeheartedly embracing the process of being an ageing rock star. That is if ageing has anything to do with being reconciled with mortality, not being called "grandpa" and non-retirement plans. "I do the job of a 25-year-old, I'm fitter than most 25-year-olds..." 

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