June 27, 2008

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Sting: surviving the fallouts: As he contemplates the end of the era of big tours, Sting tells Neil McCormick how he has coped with a year of life on the road. On Sunday night in Hyde Park, London, The Police will play for British audiences for the very last time. "This is the last Police tour, there won't be another one," according to Sting. "It's the end of an era." The leader of the reunited three piece Eighties supergroup is evidently cheerful at the prospect. "I'm glad I did it, and I will be glad when we finally finish. Everything in life ends. I'm not particularly sentimental. Things should end so that something new can be created..."
June 23, 2008

FRONT ROW

February 22, 2008

THE SUN

Sting is one of those rare souls who seems master of his own destiny. He confirms that The Police concert at Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park on June 29 will be the last chance to see the band on British soil... ever. Speaking from Tokyo on the Japanese leg of the band's world tour, he's in fine form - honest, down-to-earth, witty and not afraid to have a laugh at himself. He also reveals the decisive streak that marks out his actions...
November 04, 2007

THE SUNDAY TIMES

Actually Roxanne, I like the red light: Sting is a rock icon who wants to save the rainforest. But how does he square his green credentials with his seven homes? Taking a break at the one in Malibu during his world tour with the reformed Police he talks about lyrics, politics and the cook who took him to court. You can take the man out of Newcastle but you can't, in this case, take Newcastle out of the man. Gordon Sumner - nicknamed Sting by his Geordie mates because of his adolescent fondness for yellow and black stripy jumpers - is resting up in his Malibu oceanfront house. In a few days he will fly to New York where his recently reunited band, the Police, will soon start the second leg of their box-office-busting American tour...
Sting is pining for the grey skies of Blighty - "Whenever I'm away from home for any length of time I really miss the rain." Cool customer that he is, he's been none too impressed either with the panicked reaction of Alist neighbours such as Tom Cruise and Pamela Anderson to the Californian bush fires. "A few cars caught fire on the Pacific highway after the wind brought down some power lines. But the main danger to people around here was that they were running out of champagne.
October 30, 2007

NBC TODAY

Did you ever wonder who Roxanne was in that song by the Police, or what really inspired the megahit "Every Breath You Take"? Well, now rock legend Sting explains it all in his new book called "Lyrics by Sting..."
August 04, 2007

MIX

it's gotta be a tough gig: You're mixing for one of the most recognizable names in rock history who have not toured together - or produced music together - in almost 23 years. Fans pour into the packed stadiums, shelling out top money per seat (the band is donating a portion of the proceeds to WaterAid, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving sanitation and safe-water access in poor countries), just to get a glimpse of vocalist/bassist Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers perform such classic Police hits as 'Message in a Bottle', 'Driven to Tears', 'Murder By Numbers' and so many more from their currently million-selling catalog. Sting told Rolling Stone in an interview during tour rehearsals in Vancouver that he committed to a world tour "to go back, retrace those steps and make the band better. I have played these songs for years. I know things about the music I didn't know then or couldn't express. I'm a better bandleader now than I was then..."
July 18, 2007

THE COURIER MAIL

Hundreds of roadies, technicians and security bustle around the giant stage as Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland soundcheck that afternoon for a massive hometown show at Dodgers Stadium after a handful of sold-out arena concerts throughout California. While they were acknowledged as a British band back in the late '70s and early '80s, Summers and Copeland live in LA and Sting has an absolutely incredible home in Malibu...
July 14, 2007

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

When the Police split up 23 years ago, they were the world's biggest band... and possibly its most competitive. As they embark on a £100 million reunion tour, Chris Salewicz looks in on their rehearsals at Sting's Tuscan villa, and finds they've swapped punch-ups for pilates. OK, everybody: pilates on the lawn at 8am tomorrow,' Sting says as he heads up the stone steps of his 20-room Tuscan mansion to bed. It's 11pm. Limping slightly, drummer Stewart Copeland, who at 54 is a year younger than Sting, and guitarist Andy Summers, sipping from a mug of camomile tea, follow soon afterwards...

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