It will truly be a made-for-television moment when Sting hits the stage alongside pop stars Bruno Mars and Rihanna at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. It's not clear what the motley trio will perform. The collaboration was revealed among the announcements of other Grammy performers on Monday.
The wind and rain that arrived with Hurricane Sandy earlier this week are now nothing more than a memory, but the hard work of rebuilding has just begun -- and an impressive array of rock stars are banding together to help.
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.