…Sting’s sophomore solo release in October 1987,…Nothing Like the Sun, which followed up his first post-Police effort entitled The Dream of the Blue Turtles.
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… In The Studio classic rock interview, Sting covers a lot of ground, including paying his dues pre-Police by playing in cabarets and backing stand-up comedians; the pejorative term “Third World countries” and the “Catch 22” of developing nations; the alarming lack of heroes in our society today , and the failure of politicians to provide leadership ; ecology , global warming , and threat of pandemic disease; how fatherhood changed his relationship with his own father; losing both parents at the height of international stardom; his favorite pop songwriter; the Nordic myth that inspired “The Soul Cages”; and the satisfaction he derives from songwriting…(more)
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 […]
“Outlandos d’Amour has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it,” Sting confesses in this rockumentary about the Police debut,”but Regatta de Blanc was infinitely a much better record.” He was absolutely correct, of course, but it was due simply to his, Police founder/ drummer Stewart Copeland‘s, and guitarist Andy Summers‘ lack of experience […]
Here In the Studio we were both honored and thrilled in Fall 2013 to be able to share Sting hosting a very personal discussion of his family history, centered in the shipyard of the Northern England seaport city of Walls End/ Newcastle, where “your casket is sealed with a riveter’s gun…” and retold as fable as […]
When sitting down with Sting‘s first new music in a decade The Last Ship, either on his album or in the stage musical which saw a limited run on Broadway in 2014, one must check your assumptions at the door. ” It was never my intention to write a rock musical,” Sting states emphatically here […]
On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police arrived for their first interview at my Memphis ROCK 103 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 […]
This solo performance by Sting (his first ever) of “Message in a Bottle” at the second Amnesty International fundraiser in London 1981 , known as “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball”, is extremely rare …(more)
Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back, it’s surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it.
The Cars chief mechanic Ric Ocasek did a masterful job adjusting the timing so that the 40th anniversary of The Cars debut album would allow the band to cruise into a permanent parking space at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before attending the induction ceremony, Ocasek details the formation of The Cars and […]