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..." 

October 21, 2016

Sting interview with the Daily Telegraph...

With a new album out, Sting talks to Craig McLean about ageing, rock ’n’ roll parenting - and being a milkman's son turned Picasso-owning millionaire. "I get confused when people say 'purple’,” murmurs a man dressed in fashionably battered blacks and greys (knackered trainers, distressed jeans, holey jumper). “Anything that’s slightly in the gaps of the spectrum, I can’t really figure it out...”

September 30, 2016

Sting back to rock and striving to stay optimistic...

As Sting took up the refugee crisis for his latest album, he met in Berlin with musicians who fled Syria. The rock legend asked for their permission to record his song. "I felt it was important to have that sanction," Sting told AFP of the track Inshallah, in which he envisions himself on a boat like a refugee desperate for safety...

September 03, 2016

Sting discusses his sub-zero writing strategy with Metro...

Prince, David Bowie, climate change and the refugee crisis spark Sting’s first record in 17 years. “57th & 9th,” named after the intersection the 64-year-old crosses every day to get to the studio, was recorded in just four months and features his touring drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guitarist Dominic Miller, and Jerry Fuentes and Diego Navaira of the Tex Mex band the Last Bandoleros. Metro meets The Police’s former frontman at Cherrytree Music Company in Beverly Hills...

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