Articles tagged sting

22 Oct 2014 // 1:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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Five Observations About the 2015 Rock Hall of Fame Ballot

The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.

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Top 12 Most Likely Songs to Be on Your Stalker’s Playlist

From classic stalker hits to contemporary indie, PopMatters presents stalker hits that will make you laugh, shiver, and lock your doors. Maroon 5, get away from that beauty queen of only 18.

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30 Nov 2010 // 4:00 AM

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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Could These Be the Nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.

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Walking on the Moon: The Untold Story of the Police and the Rise of New Wave Rock by Chris Campion

The Police certainly didn't cause Thatcherism or Reaganomics, and I don't think the band was a product of those policies, either.

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The Simpsons, ‘Radio Bart’ Part 2: ‘Ace in the Hole’ and Jessica McCllure

'Radio Bart' may not offer any solutions, but it manages to compress an extraordinary amount of media history, compassion, manipulation and cynicism into a sharp, quick and funny 20-minutes or so.

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The Who, the Mods, and the Quadrophenia Connection

It may be that Quadrophenia is best digested as a missing socio-cultural link between postwar England and its strife-torn, IRA-fearing '70s.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with the Police (Episode 6)

The day before their supposed Final Show Ever at Madison Square Garden on August 7, 2008 (a hyped-up moment to cap the already hyped-up Improbable Reunion Tour),

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As band’s tour comes to an end, drummer says the reunion was done for all the right reasons

Has “reunion” become a dirty word in rock music? Stewart Copeland of the Police thinks not. Weary critics might grouse about old rockers hogging the

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12 Jul 2007 // 3:02 AM

Reunion is fun, but Copeland says there’s more to life now

"Sting is a champion of change. He has been playing these songs for 20 years, so I can understand he might want to change. His creativity never stops. It's like an 8,000-pound gorilla you gotta keep feeding. It can be a blessing and a curse, but that's why Andy and I are here, to feed the monster."

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5 Jul 2007 // 1:44 AM

The Police adjust to touring in the 21st century

"The main reason to do it is for the buzz." Playing music is "a drug. It's one of the greatest things you can do in life, and I personally feel this is what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm trying to be a great musician, and I think I am, and I get to show it off. ... There's great joy in that."

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Allison Krauss: A Hundred Miles or More

Every last gorgeous Alison Krauss guest spot or soundtrack contribution, right here, in a shimmering newgrass pool of prettiness.

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Various Artists: Radio On [DVD]

Radio On will enrapture and fascinate some, bore and alienate others, and leave many with unanswered questions.

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	Sting: Bring on the Night [DVD]

The 1985 documentary in which Der Schtingle forms his first post-Police band and demonstrates for the first time that he will soon become a hopelessly pretentious British pretty boy.

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9 Dec 2003 // 10:00 PM

	Sting: Sacred Love

Sting might be a proponent of saving the rain forest, but you’d have a hard time communicating that to his record label. With a

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	Sting:  . . . All This Time

If you’ve been fortunate to see the special behind-the-scenes documentary that coincided with the album, you may find this album to be lacking a

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31 Dec 1994 // 10:03 PM

	Sting: Brand New Day

Since his first solo effort, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, released in 1985, Sting has been pumping out polished pop for 15 years. Many listeners miss

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