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The Police were lumped in with other punk and New Wave groups when their debut album, ‘Outlandos D’Amour,’ was released in 1978. But their roots were deeper than that, hitting jazz, pop, prog and other styles. It helped that all three members — singer-bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland — were great musicians, helping them achieve the reggae grooves found on their early albums. After a stretch of terrific records in the late ’70s and early ’80s, marked by the No. 1 ‘Synchronicity’ (which stayed at the top spot for a whopping 17 weeks), Sting left for a successful solo career. The band briefly reunited in 2007.

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Stewart Copeland vs. Ian Paice: March Drum Madness

Stewart Copeland and Ian Paice have almost made it to the end of March Drum Madness, but only one of them will move on to the next round.

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Stewart Copeland vs. Scott Travis: March Drum Madness

The drummers for the Police and Judas Priest face off in Ultimate Classic Rock's March Drum Madness.

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at the New Police Documentary

'Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police' uses Andy Summers' photographs to tell the story of his time in the band.

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31 Years Ago: The Police Play Their Last Concert

By the time the Police released 1983’s Synchronicity, it was no secret that the band had nearly run its course, both creatively and personally.

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Peter Criss Vs. Stewart Copeland: March Drum Madness

Two drummers with very different approaches to their craft – to say nothing of stagewear – face off in round one of our March Drum Madness competition.

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Martyn Goddard, Hulton Archives, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: The Police Let the World Know They Weren’t Messing Around

Just to let you know that they weren't messing around with their debut album, 'Outlandos d'Amour,' the Police followed it up less than a year later with more of the same -- but with catchier songs and a better sense of where they, and their music, were heading.

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The Police vs. Van Halen – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

The Police take on Van Halen in the first round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Neal Schon, Heart, Steven Tyler and Slash To Cover Police Songs For Benefit Album

Proceeds from the 'Set Them Free' album will support of Rock Against Trafficking.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Exclusive: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero Aims To Create ‘Very Fresh Classic Rock’

Since his time in the studio with the Police ended, Andy Summers has dabbled in a number of musical adventures - including, but not limited to, jazz, vocal, world and experimental. But a one-off tour with Sting and Stewart Copeland some six years ago sparked an urge to return to rock.

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Andy Summers: A New Police Album ‘Would Have Been Amazing’

Plenty of Police fans were disappointed when the group's 2007-08 reunion tour failed to lead into any new music for the band, and guitarist Andy Summers understands how they felt.

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