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Chris is out on paternity leave so I’m taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks… 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 »

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 »

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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
James Rettig | May 23, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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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…
James Rettig | December 31, 2014 - 12:04 pm
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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…
James Rettig | October 17, 2014 - 8:54 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2014 - 9:27 am
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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…
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…
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…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm
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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
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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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 u…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2014 - 9:09 am
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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…
Corban Goble | November 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm
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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 a…
Amrit Singh | January 22, 2010 - 4:51 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | December 17, 2009 - 1:00 pm
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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 place…
Amrit Singh | December 17, 2009 - 12:18 pm
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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,…
Amrit Singh | November 2, 2009 - 3:31 pm
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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: thi…
Stereogum | September 19, 2007 - 1:30 pm
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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…
Stereogum | August 27, 2007 - 4:39 pm
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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…
Stereogum | June 17, 2007 - 1:43 pm
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