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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

Watch South Park’s Matt Stone Jam With Monsters Of Prog From Tool, Rush, & The Police

Over the past few years, the Police drummer Stewart Copeland has arranged jam sessions in his studio featuring a ton of big names in rock, and he’s taken to putting the result of these sessions on Youtube for all to see. His latest jam session was attended by the typical array of stars: South ParkMore »

By: James Rettig / February 17, 2015 - 6:29 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

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 The CBGB Movie Trailer

The Bowery has changed a lot over the past decade. The luxury condo:junkie ratio is literally probably like 100:1. The space that used to be CBGB is now a John Varvatos shop. They sell rocker clothes. I saw a circa-1983 Iron Maiden shirt selling there for $450. Those things are arguably less insulting than the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 8, 2013 - 10:57 am

Brandon Flowers, Fran Healy @ Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles 11/10/10

Brandon Flowers brought the glitz and glamour of his Las Vegas influenced solo album Flamingo to a sold out crowd at the Wiltern Theater. The Killer upped the ante by bringing out the Police’s Andy Summers for an inspired cover of “Roxanne” (watch that below). Fran Healy kicked off the evening with his Scottish charm… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 11, 2010 - 8:35 am

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

Songsmith Ruins The Hits

We’ve already established that Microsoft’s song composing software is the future of music and glow-in-the-dark towels. Check out these oddly compelling video examples revealing how the program handles some famous rock vocals. “Wonderwall” finally gets the off-key techno remix it deserves. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 16, 2009 - 6:28 pm

U2, Killers, Coldplay Team Up For Red(WIRE)

In case you didn’t know, yesterday (12/1) was World AIDS Day. To help mark the occasion, Bono added a wing to his organization (RED): RED(WIRE)’s a new website that will feature exclusives from Coldplay, the Killers, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan, among others. All the money made (via subscription) goes toward… More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2008 - 5:45 pm

The Police Retire Again

Well, it’s over. The much discussed Police reunion tour has seen its last show, but not before making a couple of bucks (358,825,665 of ‘em, third highest all-time). Along the way they courted Feist, took their shirts off, and enslaved our unborn children. Last night’s stop at MSG was The Last Stop, being for theMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 8, 2008 - 10:37 am

The Police, Smokey Robinson Join Elvis Costello For A Night At The Apollo

Last night cup o’ soup supporter Elvis Costello welcomed fans into a taping of his Sundance television series Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…. There was this note up at his site:

We’re announcing a unique opportunity for you to take part in a historic music television event in New York City next week. We have… More »

By: brandon / August 7, 2008 - 4:10 pm

Police To Play Final Show For PBS

It’s true, the Police are going out with a bit of philanthropy: The band added an extra and final show in New York City to raise money for Public Television. As The New York Times reports, the suggestion, broached by the band, arrived just as PBS was looking for ways to draw-in baby boomers. Synchronicity. More »

By: brandon / June 6, 2008 - 4:34 pm

Stereogum’s 30 Favorite Live Shows Of 2007

We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you’re the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over holiday break, so let’s all trade notes. Stereogum’s Amrit Singh kicks things off with a detailed, list-friendly recap of the earplug-necessitating, beer-soaked year that was.

As far as thi… More »

By: Stereogum / December 23, 2007 - 7:23 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

Select Clips From Virgin Fest 2007

No regrets choosing Lolla over the Virgin Fest: Karen O dressed to impress, My Morning Jacket got orchestral, and Dennis Rodman gave Pearl Jam a lift ? this year’s Lolla had some memorable moments. That said, Virgin Festival wasn’t without action: Baltimore might be all about Dan Deacon in our warped minds — in fact,… More »

By: Stereogum / August 6, 2007 - 3:03 pm

Live Earth’s Greatest Bits

Rather than stay in and watch Al’s big day out, we decided to bounce around outside to enjoy the fresh air (or what’s left of it). And Gore’s right, it was totally hot outside! If you took it in, these wacky collabs won’t be news for ya, but maybe they’re worth another watch. Like thi… More »

By: Stereogum / July 9, 2007 - 10:02 am

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

…And The Police Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

“We are the mighty Police and we are totally at sea.” Just took two days for Stewart to have his first tantrum, which, hey, is two days longer than a lot of us thought it’d be! From what we saw of the “dress rehearsal,” things seemed to be going fairly well — but Reuters report… More »

By: Stereogum / June 1, 2007 - 9:52 am

The Police Soon To Be Unplugged

Fox News continues to be a surprisingly steady source of Police reports. Today’s evidentiary offering:Sources tell me that the date for the show is July 13 and it will take place at a still-to-be-named location in Miami.

?It?s an all-acoustic set,? says a source. It?s also the first time The Police as a grou… More »

By: Stereogum / May 30, 2007 - 2:09 pm
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