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  • On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, & Sting arrived for their first interview at my Memphis radio studio in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they were in a limousine. It seems that stardom had occurred in the UK after the release of their second album Regatta de Blanc , but mainstream popularity in the U.S. still eluded them. Thinking aloud during the interview, main songwriter Sting remarked, ” I wonder what it would take to write a hit song in America. The idea appeals to me.” So when the third Police album, Zenyatta Mondatta, appeared barely ten months later in October 1980 containing the hits “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”, “When the World Is Running Down” , “Driven to Tears“, & “De Do Do Do“, I had to smile & admit to myself that Sting certainly did not take long to figure that out. – Redbeard. More at http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/police-zenyatta-mondatta-35th-...

  • Sting returns to Chile on October 29 to perform his greatest hits at the Movistar Arena in Santiago. Tickets for the show are available now from http://www.puntoticket.com/sting. Two days later he visits Argentina where he will perform at the inaugural show of the DIRECTV Arena in Buenos Aires on October 31. Pre exclusive tickets sale for cardholders of BBVA Frances with 15% of discount and general ticket on-sale information will be released soon. Information on ticket sales will be released shortly so stay tuned to Sting.com for more information...

  • Over the years, countless renowned musicians have gone the “me-only” route in the recording studio (handling all the songwriting, production and instrumental duties solo). Prince, Stevie Wonder and Todd Rundgren immediately come to mind. Police guitarist Andy Summers can now be added to the list. His latest album, Metal Dog, is his experimental/instrumental solitary pursuit, but it didn’t stem from some anti-social bent or ego trip. Nor has Summers closed the door on the Police. We checked in with him about the release of the project as well as his recent documentary, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police, and of course, the possibility of the band’s reunion. Read the full interview here...

  • As one third of the legendary band The Police, Andy Summers sold over 75 million albums with his distinctive, snaky guitar riffs. The band is firmly entrenched on the list of rock’s biggest acts ever. Away from the band, Mr. Summers has been a creative whirlwind, releasing album after album of brilliance and never afraid to follow his muse. Beyond music he has penned an autobiography, released a large-scale photo book and made forays into the world of film. His recent documentary, “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police” (now on DVD), is garnering rave reviews. Read the full interview at The Washington Times website...

  • They were arguably the biggest band on the planet, enjoying phenomenal success with a string of hit records, sold-out concerts worldwide and a dedicated following of female fans. Then, after seven years at the top, The Police broke up amid a flurry of accusations, arguments and broken marriages. And even when they reunited for a concert tour in 2007 it almost didn’t happen because of bitter dressing room conflicts on the eve of the first gig. Now guitarist Andy Summers is lifting the lid on what really went on behind the scenes with himself, Sting and drummer Stewart Copeland. Relaxing in an office in West Hollywood, Summers, 72, talks with humorous ­frankness about the wild days when The Police were touring the world and producing hits like Roxanne, Every Breath You Take and Don’t Stand So Close to Me. Read the full interview here...

  • On Saturday October 10, 2015, Sting will perform at Arena Teques in Morelos, Mexico. Joined by a 4-piece band, he will perform many of his most celebrated hits. Tickets for the concert are available for purchase NOW via Ticketmaster. This concert is part of the project Música para Morelos (Music for Morelos) that the State Government has implemented through the activities of Fondo Estatal para la Promoción y Desarrollo de Eventos Vinculados con la Cultura y Turismo: PROCULTUR (State Fund for the Promotion and Development of Events Related to Culture and Tourism: PROCULTUR). The Fund's objective is to promote culture and tourism, as well as the social and economic welfare of the State, bringing to the general public all kinds of events by means of taking advantage of the public spaces that Morelos has. Being the only venue adjacent to a lake in the country, Arena Teques is an outdoor space with a spectacular view.It was built based on the recycling and sustainability culture. The space is located in Tequesquitengo, Morelos and it can easily be accessed through Autopista del Sol Mexico-Acapulco highway.

  • The Police's "Every Breath You Take" topped the poll in ITV's recent "The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One" show. The 90-minute countdown which aired on Saturday, 25 July celebrated 20 of the greatest musical moments from an era when British pop stars once again ruled the world. "Every Breath You Take" came out on top of a pile of memorable tracks that included songs by artists such as Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, The Human League, Wham, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Culture Club, The Communards, Dexys Midnight Runners, Madness and the Pet Shop Boys. There is also an accompanying release available from iTunes.

  • Metal Dog is Summers’ new instrumental collection - a unique soundscape of cinematic jazz fusion. The 10-track release includes instrumentals composed, produced and performed entirely by Summers at his studio, Mother Divine, in Venice, California. Metal Dog features his iconic guitar sound layered with multiple instruments including bass, drums, keyboards, electronics and a Paloma (an Indian stringed instrument that depresses notes along the neck with accordion like buttons). “My original inspiration for this was music for contemporary dance, which still holds,” Summers said. “But as I got further into the music, it became a thing unto itself til it presented as a collection for a release, but definitely it scores by experimental music.” (Guitar World)

  • Stewart Copeland, former drummer for the rock band The Police, will be in Woodstock Oct. 2 to participate in the Woodstock Film Festival. Copeland will take part in a question-and-answer session following the film, “1 GIANT LEAP II: WHAT ABOUT ME?” The film is co-directed by Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto. Copeland and Bridgeman will take part in the q-and-a session after a screening of the film at the Woodstock Playhouse. Copeland will also participate in the BMI Music for Film panel discussion Oct. 3. Duncan and vocalist Krishna Das will also participate in the panel discussion, which will be moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI’s vice president of film and television. Visit http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/2015giantleap.php for information on tickets.

  • On Monday, December 14, Sting will bring his highly acclaimed Symphonicities to Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage for a one-night-only gala benefit concert with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Rob Mathes. All proceeds from the performance will benefit Carnegie Hall’s artistic and music education programs. Performing many of his most celebrated hits reimagined for symphonic arrangement, this concert marks Sting’s first time headlining a full performance at Carnegie Hall. He will also be joined by a quintet featuring Dominic Miller (guitar), Jo Lawry (vocals), Ira Coleman (bass), Joe Bonadio (percussion), and Mike Ricchiuti (keyboards). For more information visit http://www.sting.com/news/title/carnegie-hall-presents-an-evening-with-s...