“Outlandos d’Amour’ has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it,” Sting confesses in this 45th anniversary interview about the Police debut,”but ‘Regatta de Blanc’ was infinitely a much better record.” Police founding drummer Stewart Copeland, guitarist Andy Summers & Sting join Redbeard here In the Studio.
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Arguably the finest, yet the final, fifth studio recording by the Anglo-American trio The Police, “Synchronicity” forty years ago put the cuffs on an arresting recorded legacy left by the band…Cops of Rock Stewart Copeland and Sting open this Police inquiry with me In the Studio for the definitive classic rock interview regarding the making of “Synchronicity” four decades ago.
The Sting and I…We had already done multiple interviews when he was in The Police and now Sting had released three solo albums, including Fall 1987’s “Nothing Like the Sun”, by the time we reconvened in 1991. Sting had lost both parents by then, the most recent his father, and was clearly wrestling with his star ascending amidst pain and personal loss.
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)
It seems that stardom for The Police had occurred in the UK after the release of their second album, “Reggatta de Blanc” , but mainstream popularity in the U.S. still eluded them until October 1980’s “Zenyatta Mondatta”. My guests In the Studio are Police-men Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers.
“Outlandos d’Amour’ has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it,” Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police, “but ‘Reggatta de Blanc’ is infinitely a better record.” Both the critics and the rock audience agreed, garnering two #1 hits in the UK with “Walking on the Moon” and “Message in a Bottle”, plus topping the album sales chart there with “Reggatta de Blanc”.
When sitting down to consider Sting‘s The Last Ship, either his album version released five years ago or the stage musical production 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 stated emphatically here In […]
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 as well as their cultural 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…” […]
If you think the songs of composer Jim Steinman are populated by fantastic people and places right out of central casting, they ain’t got nothin’ on the real life sojourn of the 300 pound interior lineman dressed in a prom tuxedo named Marvin Lee Aday from Dallas Texas, aka Meat Loaf. Here is a rare colorful classic rock conversation with the man to a mark the thirtieth anniversary of “Bat” sequel,” Bat II: Back Into Hell”.
It’s the golden anniversary of Steve Miller Band’s first #1 song and five million seller, “The Joker”. Steve Miller is my guest In the Studio.