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,...


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...


Watch Robert Downey's Police Sing-Along

January 13, 2014

Sting's 60th birthday party was one for the ages. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Iron Man himself (Robert Downey, Jr.) all joined the former Police bassist in recognizing the 25th anniversary of his solo career,...



Amnesty International Releasing Human Rights Concerts

October 7, 2013

On November 5th, Amnesty International will release ¡Released!, a special six-disc DVD and two-disc CD box set featuring four shows from their historic Human Rights Concerts series that spanned from 1986-1998. Amnesty International Unveils...


The Police's Andy Summers Goes Back to Basics With Circa Zero

August 13, 2013

Late last month Circa Zero made their live debut at L.A.'s El Rey Theater in front of several hundred fans. It's unusual for a new band to headline a thousand-person venue, but when that group features Andy Summers, guitarist for the Police, there will...


Flashback: The Police Reunite in 2007

May 16, 2013

The 2007 Grammy Awards began with 10 simple words: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are the Police, and we're back." With that, the Police launched into a four-minute rendition of "Roxanne" as millions of people around the world looked on. Two days later they...


Ginger Baker Demolishes the Drums

January 8, 2013

The new documentary Beware of Mr. Baker tracks drummer Ginger Baker's soaring highs and debilitating lows, both onstage and off. However, throughout his turbulent life and career, one thing has remained undeniable: the greatness of his drumming. "Before...


Bono Sings at the Police's Last Gig

September 24, 2013

U2 were about to begin recording The Joshua Tree when Amnesty International asked them to put together a tour to celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary. "It couldn't have been worse timing," said the Edge. "I was worried that all the focus and...


Watch: 'CBGB' Film's First Trailer

August 7, 2013

"50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom." The trailer for CBGB, the movie exploring the history of New York City's most storied venue of the same name, arrived today via The Hollywood Reporter. The two-minute clip gives viewers a look at all the film's...


Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Sting Pay Tribute to Bob Marley at Grammys

February 10, 2013

A genre-spanning collection of artists, including Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna, all of whose music was influenced by Bob Marley, gathered together on the Grammy stage Sunday night to pay tribute to the late reggae icon. The musicians performed original...



The Police's Andy Summers on Turning His Memoir Into a Documentary

November 8, 2012

When Police guitarist Andy Summers first thought about turning his memoir into a movie, he faced a dilemma familiar to anyone adapting a screenplay: deciding what to leave out and what to include. "You can't get it all in; it's impossible," Summers tells...


Stewart Copeland Documents All-Star Jams on YouTube

September 8, 2012

Since the Police's mega-successful reunion tour wrapped up in 2008, drummer Stewart Copeland has been keeping busy penning percussion pieces ("Gamelan D’Drum"), touring with others (Stanley Clarke), and even making the odd television appearance...



Inside Sting's Birthday Blowout

October 27, 2011

"Sixty feels comfortable," Sting told the sold-out crowd at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 1st. "I've always felt sort of old." But celebrating the milestone birthday onstage, Sting was positively boyish, ecstatically jamming with a stacked all-star...


This Week In Rock History: Bob Dylan Wins His First Grammy and Led Zeppelin Become the Nobs

February 28, 2011

This week in rock history, Bob Dylan won his first Grammy, Paul and Linda McCartney got busted, Led Zeppelin were forced to change their name, the Police played their final concert and Madonna released Ray of Light. February 27, 1980: Bob Dylan Wins...



John Mayer Covers Prince and Police at Hometown Gig

July 22, 2010

// "/> About an hour and a half before doors opened at Long Island's Jones Beach last night, a Ben & Jerry's truck pulled into the parking lot to dole out free samples of Heath Bar and Milk and Cookies....



Inside the Rockers Studio: Elvis Costello's "Spectacle"

November 14, 2008

  Perhaps a guy like Elvis Costello will never completely mellow, but these days he's not so much about biting the hand that feeds. Instead he's shaking the hands of fellow music icons, as they join him onstage at the Apollo Theater where he interviews,...


The Police Plot Reunion Tour CD/DVD, EBay Auctions

July 15, 2008

The Police will release a live CD/DVD set documenting their year-plus reunion tour. Drummer Stewart Copeland says two of the band's Buenos Aires concerts in early December were recorded for the album. The double-disc set is expected out later this year....


The Police Take a Final Bow in New York City

August 7, 2008

As the final notes of "Next To You" filled the Madison Square Garden air in New York tonight, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers and Sting held hands and took one final bow as the Police. Someone dressed as an obese opera singer took the stage behind them,...


The Police Announce Final Concert Details

June 6, 2008

The Police's final show of their reunion tour will be a public television benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden on August 7th. The B-52's will open for Sting and company. The only way to get tickets is through a June 14th fundraiser on New York's...