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Watch Sting Sing “Roxanne” Ragtime Style With Jimmy Fallon, “Every Breath You Take” With James Corden

Sting popped up on two late-night TV shows this week to do old Police songs in new ways. First, he appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden immediately following Letterman’s final show, performing “Every Breath You Take” acoustic in front of the Letterman studio, with Corden frequently interrupting in an effort to make… More »

By: James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 1:55 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of January 2015: Game Of Thrones, The Americans, A Most Violent Year, & More

January is a tricky month for this column. Of course, it’s when all the bad movies come out. A bunch of great TV shows returned last month, but a lot of them — Parks And Recreation, Archer, Justified — haven’t historically made use of a ton of pop songs. And then you’ve got Girls, perennially… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 5, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Sting At Kennedy Center Honors

The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony aired on television last night, and the musicians recognized were Sting and Al Green. They were both treated to covers of their songs by a cadre of famous musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Bruno Mars. The cast of Sting’s musical The Last ShipMore »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Watch Sting Turn Classic Ringtones Into Stingtones

Sting was one of the guests on The Tonight Show last night, and Jimmy Fallon decided to have him play a little game where Sting would sing his own take on some classic cellphone ringtones (charmingly dubbed “Stingtones”). He does a pretty good job with it, and even jokingly points out the similarities between the… More »

By: James Rettig / October 17, 2014 - 8:54 am

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees

Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into the Hall. Every year, we get one or two nominees who are eligible for the first time, since the Hall only inducts artists 25 years after their first record came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 9:27 am

Watch Beyoncé Join Jay Z, Sting Join No Doubt At Global Citizen Festival

Last night, the Global Citizen Festival was held in Central Park to a sold out crowd of around 60,000 people. Jay Z and No Doubt were at the top of the bill and both of them were joined by special guests for the charity event. Fresh off the end of their joint tour, Jay brought… More »

By: James Rettig / September 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm

The Afghan Whigs – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police Cover)

Reunited soul-rock heroes the Afghan Whigs have famously covered artists like Barry White and Frank Ocean, but one popular song they attempted but left off this year’s Do The Beast was “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” Frontman Greg Dulli tells Entertainment Weekly what happened:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young’s PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding parade of musical luminaries singing Pono’s praises. Watch Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Sting, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Mike D,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of February 2014: True Detective, The Americans, Guardians Of The Galaxy, & More

Last month, I lead into this saying how January has a bad reputation for new movies. But it’s really February that’s the wasteland, where we’re expected to survive on the fumes of the last glut of strong Oscar contenders that saw limited release in December and trickled out in January, and the consistent buzz burbling… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 27, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Broken Bells, Flaming Lips, Sting To Play Letterman‘s Beatles Covers Week

Everybody’s celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America, even us. But CBS is celebrating extra hard because they hosted the original Ed Sullivan Show broadcast that helped the Fab Four blow up stateside. Thus, the Grammys went double-Ringo, and the following night they filmed a Beatles tribute special called The Night ThatMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 31, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Watch Disclosure Perform With Mary J. Blige In NYC

With their debut LP Settle, the British dance duo Disclosure released one of last year’s best albums, and since then, they’ve continued to come up in the world. Case in point: Last night, the Lawrence brothers wrapped up a three-night stand at New York’s Terminal 5. Their single “F For You” is one of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 9:09 am

Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Fallon To Do Hurricane Sandy Telethon On Friday

According to the New York Times, NBC Universal will broadcast a one-hour telethon to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Friday. The broadcast — which will air at 8 PM EST on NBCU properties NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA as well as stream for free on NBC.com — will feature… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Hope For Haiti Now, Buy “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”

A misleading post title, because of course we are all hoping for Haiti, and have been, day and night since a catastrophic earthquake decimated an already destitute society. We know our place in the order of things — you should be going to your legit news site of choice regularly these days; Stereogum’s here for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Lykke, Jarvis, Karen O, Jack White, Brüno Vie For 2010 Oscars

The Academy has selected 63 songs that will contend for Best Song nominations for next year’s ceremony, and among them are songs not written by Randy Newman. Paul McCartney and U2 — “you may have heard of them” — both made the cut, of course. But dark horse Jarvis/”Petey” has a shot too. That movie… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 17, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Robyn Works On New LP, Remixes El Perro Del Mar, Sings With Sting’s Daughter

The lovable pop of Love Is Not Pop may have been somewhat overlooked this year, although El Perro Del Mar’s got fans in high places helping to rectify the situation with folks from Beirut, Fuck Buttons, and Arcade Fire singling out Sarah Assbring’s seven-song set as one of the year’s high water marks. The year-end… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009 - 12:18 pm

U2 Jam With Black Eyed Peas, Jagger, Springsteen At Rock Hall 25th Anniversary Show

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame celebrated a quarter century as the self-appointed, oft-suspect gatekeeper for canonical artists in the rock world (no Replacements, no Sonic Youth, no etcs. — no vote of confidence, RRHOF dudes) with a pair of concerts at Madison Square Garden this past Thursday and Friday. Never mind that the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 2, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Feist To Get Unplugged With The Police

Back in February, after having heard only “My Moon My Man” from the sublime The Reminder LP, we called it like we saw it: this was to be Feist’s big breakout year, predicting a “Chan-like rise in stature.” In a sense, that’s an understatement, but broken-out she has, winning raves around the world and u… More »

By: Stereogum / September 19, 2007 - 1:30 pm

Guitar Flayer

While Amrit was shredding through C86 earlier this morning, we ran across an article in the Wall Street Journal (yeah, so) about peeps paying a pretty penny for distressed guitars — basically folks at the plant get a hold of high-powered solvents, sand paper, hammers, etc., to make new guitars look old. Never been a… More »

By: Stereogum / August 27, 2007 - 4:39 pm

Bonnaroo: The Police Leave Us Speechless, Sting Leaves Us Shirtless

A little worse for the wear (damn you budget sunscreen) but Team Stereogum is still riding a Police high. If you watched any of the Vancouver footage — or even “Roxanne” at the Grammys — you have a pretty good idea of how tight the reunited trio is. Would Sting have it any… More »

By: Stereogum / June 17, 2007 - 1:43 pm

Video Hangover: Sting – “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. Why Video Hangover? Because when you watch as many videos as we do, you’re going to feel it afterwards.

“I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying”… More »

By: Stereogum / June 12, 2007 - 10:58 am
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