Undoubtedly elating Sonya, my unrequited high-school crush whom I haunted with "Every Breath You Take" more than one too many times, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland announced on Monday that The Police will reunite for a tour kicking off May 28 in Vancouver, hitting Europe, then swinging by the States for dates in such cities as New York, Boston, Denver and Las Vegas. Recalling the genesis (oops, wrong '80s group) of this reunion, Sting tells the AP, "I woke up one morning about three months ago and this lightbulb went off: 'I'm going to call Andy and Stewart and tell them we should tour.'" As for the differences that splintered the trio in 1984, Sting dismisses them as artistic, not personal. "[They] were all about music. Also, hairstyles." The group, meanwhile, sidestepped questions about a new CD possibly being born of the tour.read more
A quarter century after writing the song “Does Everyone Stare” for the 1979 album Regatta de Blanc, Police drummer Stewart Copeland began cobbling together Super-8 film footage he shot while touring with the band for a documentary titled Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out. The film went on to premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and will make its network debut Sunday night on Showtime. Recently, Copeland spoke with TVGuide.com about the project, his work as a television and film composer, and his post-rock star wardrobe choices.
TVGuide.com: Everyone Stares is such an intimate portrait of the band. Why did it seem like the right time to compile all your footage and tell the story?Stewart Copeland: Well, I had 50 hours of film sitting in shoeboxes for 20 years. When I got the computer program Final Cut Pro, I started playing around with it. Suddenly, I thought, “S--t, I’ve got something here.” About a year anread more