Sting on Playing a Car Thief, Sexiness of Singing in French

September 22, 2015

Mylène Farmer doesn't grant many interviews, but for Sting, she'll make an exception. The French pop star, who has sold 11 million albums worldwide and regularly sells out stadiums throughout the French-speaking world, recently debuted a version...


Springsteen, Gaga and More Sing 'Don't Stop Believin''

July 28, 2015

"Don't Stop Believin'" used to merely be one of Journey's many hits, no bigger than "Faithfully," "Any Way You Want It," "Open Arms" or "Separate Ways." That changed in 2003 when it was used prominently in the Charlize Theron movie Monster, picking up...


The Police: A Fragile Truce

January 22, 2015

The music is lean and gleaming, an instantly familiar fury of hyper reggae drive and hit-record choruses. The Police are rehearsing for their first tour in twenty-three years in a gymnasium in Vancouver. Opening night is a week away, in a local arena....


Flashback: The Police Take a Last Bow on Their Reunion Tour

March 19, 2015

The Police played an astounding 151 concerts on their 2007/08 reunion tour and grossed $362 million, and even that doesn't include merchandise, sponsorship deals and the many other ways they found to cash in on the occasion. The three of them might not...


Sting's 'The Last Ship' to Close on Broadway

January 6, 2015

Sting's musical The Last Ship has set January 24th as its farewell voyage. After 105 performances and 29 previews, the Broadway show – based on the musician's autobiographical album of the same name – will end its run at New York's Neil...



See Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars Honor Sting

December 31, 2014

Sting waved his fists victoriously in the air and grinned from ear to ear when Bruce Springsteen took the stage to pay tribute to the former Policeman at this year's Kennedy Center Honors, broadcast Tuesday night. The other honorees of the evening...


Sting, Al Green, Tom Hanks Named Kennedy Center Honorees

December 7, 2014

Sting, Al Green and Tom Hanks are among this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. The two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singers and Forrest Gump actor, along with comedian Lily Tomlin and ballerina Patricia McBride, will be celebrated in a ceremony at the...

Live Review

Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder Perform at Moving ASCAP Gala

November 18, 2014

Last night, some of the most successful and iconic songwriters of the past half-century captivated an audience of about 800 with performances and speeches at the ASCAP Centennial Awards in New York City. Stevie Wonder discussed how songwriting can encourage...


Inside Sting's Big Broadway Adventure

October 29, 2014

"Broadway is a really long way from Wallsend," says Sting, laughing about his hometown, a renowned English shipbuilding stronghold that has undergone a painful economic decline. Wallsend provides the evocative setting for The Last Ship, the musical Sting...


Sting on How Parents' Deaths Influenced 'Last Ship'

October 9, 2014

Sting's new Broadway musical The Last Ship, featuring music from the latest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee's 2013 album of the same name, is set to open on October 26th, but before the Police singer makes his debut as a Great White Way composer,...


Sting to Join No Doubt at Global Citizen Festival

September 25, 2014

At a reception last week for the upcoming Global Citizen Festival, Hugh Evans, the festival's founder and CEO of The Global Poverty Project, said that the already vaunted lineup of Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, Tiësto, the Roots, fun. and No Doubt would...

Live Review

Stephen Colbert Leads Kennedy Tributes to Sting, Tom Hanks

December 8, 2014

Every year, D.C.'s Kennedy Center toasts five people or groups for their important contributions to American culture. These ceremonies always include some of the greatest artists of our time, and this year's event was no exception, celebrating a class...


Secrets and Stories From the Star-Studded Band Aid Session

November 25, 2014

It's not yet Thanksgiving, but those commercial-free holiday-music marathons are already inescapable. Listen long enough and, after repeat playings of Mariah Carey and Mannheim Steamroller, you'll eventually be treated to that darkest of year-end chestnuts:...


Sting's Visceral, Emotional 'The Last Ship' Arrives

November 3, 2014

At the close of the first act of The Last Ship – the musical conceived by Sting that just opened on Broadway – a group of workers charge the fence that locks them out of the shutdown shipyard where they had worked all their lives. It feels...


Watch Sting Leave One Fan a Bizarre Voicemail

October 17, 2014

Remember back in the mid-Nineties when it was all the rage to record the chorus of No Doubt's "Spiderwebs" as your voicemail greeting? Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show writers gave one lucky cell phone user an even more clever gift on Thursday...


Green Day, NIN, Smiths Nominated for Hall of Fame

October 9, 2014

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 are in, and the list includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The rest of this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic,...


Watch Sting Sing 'Message in a Bottle' With No Doubt

September 28, 2014

No Doubt played their first show in two years on Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. During the band's encore, Sting took the stage to trade lines and harmonize with Gwen Stefani on their cover of the Police's...


Mick Jagger, Sting Urge Scotland to Stay in the U.K.

August 7, 2014

More than 200 celebrities, including Mick Jagger, Sting, Stephen Hawking and Helena Bonham Carter, have signed an open letter asking Scots to vote in favor of keeping Scotland a part of the United Kingdom when they vote on an independence referendum on...