As Sting's star rose in the '80s as a member of the Police and as a solo artist, so did his opportunities on the big screen. He carved out key roles in such films as 'Dune,' 'The Bride,' and 'Brimstone and Treacle,' and in the '90s he was one of the cast of shady characters in the British gangster flick, 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.'
‘Roxanne’ almost wasn’t a hit for the Police. In fact, the song wasn’t even a blip on the U.K. charts after its April 1978 release. And when ‘Roxanne’ did finally resonate with listeners after its 1979 re-release, it barely cracked the Top 40 in the U.S. (it hit No. 32) and only hit No. 12 in the U.K.
Amnesty International is one of the world's foremost organizations dedicated to the preservation of human rights and the prevention of grave injustice.
So it only stands to reason that in order to celebrate Amnesty's 50th anniversary, someone decided to put together an album of Bob Dylan covers -- even if it's a little odd that they invited pop stars like Kesha and Miley Cyrus to join the roster of artists lending their pipes to the rock legend's classic songs.
Win Sting's 'The Best of 25 Years' on CD
Apparently Sting doesn't want his 60th birthday to ever end. Just a couple days after celebrating the milestone -- and marking 25 years as a solo artist -- with an all-star concert celebration in New York, the former Police frontman turned up on CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman' Monday to tear through the tune 'Demolition Man.'