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Sting-Best of 25 Years

… 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)

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Police-Zenyatta Mondatta-Sting,Andy Summers,Stewart Copeland

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 […]

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Police- Outlandos d’Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

“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 […]

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Scorpions-Love at First Sting-Klaus Meine,Rudolph Schenker

With the 2014 Winter Olympics focusing the world’s attention on the post-Communist Era Russia, it was fascinating to be reminded by members of Germany’s  Scorpions just how much rock music  has changed the world. And they should know better than anyone: they were there, living it every day in 1989. “We were not proud of […]

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Sting-The Last Ship-part 2

When sitting down with Sting‘s first new music in a decade, The Last Ship, either on his new album or in the stage musical planned for 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 In the Studio […]

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The Police- Synchronicity-Sting,Stewart Copeland

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 […]

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Sting-Message in a Bottle 1981

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)

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Sting-Best of 25 Years

…(cont) In this 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 writing…(more)

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John Mellencamp-The Lonesome Jubilee 30th Anniversary

If the Eighties made anyone a star, it was John Mellencamp. 1981’s American Fool  gave him two legit big hits in “Hurt So Good” and “Jack and Diane“, along the way influencing the sound of rock and pop with a big forward drum sound from emerging in-demand percussionist Kenny Aronoff. Uh Huh  in 1983 made John Mellencamp  […]

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Dire Straits-Love Over Gold 35th Anniversary-Mark Knopfler

With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler celebrating his birthday Saturday ( 8/12 ) we thought we would “mark” the occasion along with the upcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Dire Straits’ Love Over Gold  . Like David Bowie did five years before and Sting would repeat five years later, Dire Straits‘ October 1980 third release Making Movies […]