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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...

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Sting Ponders Death and Drugs in New Interview

June 23, 2014

Sting has opened up about death and drugs in a wide-ranging new interview with Daily Mail. In the lengthy feature, the music icon talks about the inspiration of his latest solo album, The Last Ship and the last conversation he...

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Sting Will Preview Broadway Musical at Tonys

May 29, 2014

The 2014 Tony Awards has added a music icon to its list of high-profile guests. Sting will grace the stage at the event to preview the upcoming musical The Last Ship, his debut as a Broadway composer. The awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will air...

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Neil Young Launches PonoMusic Kickstarter

March 11, 2014

Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday to raise funds for his new digital music service and player Pono, bringing in Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, David Crosby, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Sting and a slew of other musical icons to provide...

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Sting's Musical Gets Broadway Premiere

February 13, 2014

Sting's musical The Last Ship will dock on Broadway this fall, premiering at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 26th, with previews scheduled to begin on September 30th, the Associated Press reports. Loosely based on Sting's memories of growing up in...

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Beatles Honored with Historical Marker at JFK Airport

February 4, 2014

The Beatles will be honored with a historical marker this Friday at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, where the group landed 50 years ago for their first trip to the United States. The marker will be unveiled by the New York Port Authority...

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How Amnesty International Rocked the World: The Inside Story

October 25, 2013

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band had been all over the planet with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N'Dour by the time the 1988 Amnesty International Human Rights Now tour touched down on Africa's Ivory Coast. However, they'd never...

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Song Premiere: Steve Nieve Teams With Sting on 'You Lie Sweetly'

September 11, 2013

British keyboardist Steve Nieve teamed up with Sting to create a song that is at once brief, complicated and heartbreaking. "You Lie Sweetly" features a dramatic piano and strings introduction before Sting's vocals describe a scene between two lovers...

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Kanye West Performed for Kazakh Strongman's Family

September 3, 2013

Kanye West gave a private performance last weekend at the wedding of the grandson of Kazakhstan's longtime authoritarian president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, The New York Times reports. Saturday night, photographs appeared showing West stepping out of a...

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Sting Surprises on First Solo Album In a Decade

August 18, 2013

Sting still recalls his earliest memory of growing up near shipyards in northeast England. "A massive ship at the end of my street, towering over the houses and blotting out the sun," he says. "I was raised in this surreal industrial landscape that is...

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Sting Plans 10 Intimate New York Concerts

July 9, 2013

Sting has announced 10 concerts at New York's intimate Public Theater this fall to benefit the venue's arts organization. The shows will take place between September 25th and October 9th at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater. Sting...

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Watch Sting Perform 'The Last Ship' at 2014 Tony Awards

June 8, 2014

Taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall, Sting performed the title song of his upcoming Broadway play The Last Ship at the 68th Annual Tony Awards ceremony. The singer-songwriter launched into the tune lit by a single spotlight and strumming an acoustic...

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Exclusive: Afrojack Announces Debut Album, 'Forget the World'

March 13, 2014

Superstar DJ Afrojack has contributed to giant pop hits by the likes of Pitbull ("Give Me Everything") and Beyoncé ("Run the World [Girls]"). He's a headliner at megaclubs and festivals around the world and a fixture on Top DJ lists. What he hasn't...

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Paul Simon, Sting Stage 'Little Experiment' At MSG

March 5, 2014

"Welcome to our little experiment," Paul Simon said early on at his co-headlining show with Sting at New York's Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. "We're putting two bands together, two repertoires together, having two singers sing. As the tour comes...

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How Paul Simon and Sting Became Rock's New Superduo

February 5, 2014

Not long ago, Sting challenged his friend Paul Simon to write a song with him. "The next question is, what do we write about?" Sting says mischievously, taking a break in a Manhattan recording studio. "We're not going to write about getting laid. Or cars....

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Sting and Paul Simon to Tour Together

November 4, 2013

Sting and Paul Simon are hitting the road together to perform their own hits and a few duets, too. The pair will announce a joint North American tour called "Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together" tomorrow, according to the New York Times. It will...

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Sting Is Broadway Bound

September 19, 2013

Sting's musical The Last Ship is set for its Broadway debut, but not before a trial run in Chicago, according to The New York Times. The show will premiere in Chicago on June 10th and run through July 13th at the Bank of America theater. Broadway...

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Kanye West Criticized for Kazakhstan Performance

September 4, 2013

Kanye West drew a rebuke from the Human Rights Foundation for his performance at the wedding of the grandson of Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev, The Associated Press reports. The HRF and others have said West's private performance on...

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Sly and Robbie Connect Old with New on 'Gangsta Luv': Song Premiere

August 23, 2013

Click to listen to Sly & Robbie's "Gangsta Luv" Sly and Robbie aren't just defined by reggae, but they certainly still adore it. The prolific Jamaican production duo have worked with Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Sting and Britney...

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Paul McCartney, U2, Bruce Springsteen Join Call for Pussy Riot's Release

July 22, 2013

Paul McCartney, U2 and Bruce Springsteen are among dozens of artists who have signed an open letter with Amnesty International calling for Pussy Riot's release. The organization told The Associated Press that more than 100 musicians have joined the cause,...

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