‘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.
The Police guitarist Andy Summers isn't closing the door on another reunion tour for the band. While he said that he always thinks the band has "unfinished business," he certainly is not sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring, hoping, wishing, praying or expecting Sting to be on the other end of the call.
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.'
Has it really been 25 years since Sting embarked on his long and fruitful solo career? The former Police frontman unleashed his debut solo album, ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles,’ on the world in 1985, and to celebrate the disc’s silver anniversary, he is holding a special all-star concert in New York on Oct. 1, the eve of his 60th birthday.
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, Police guitarist Andy Summer, ELP’s Carl Palmer and other musicians recently recalled their worst gigs ever for London's Guardian newspaper. These weren’t just shows where the bands played badly, but the kind of worst-case scenario where they’re glad to make it off the stage alive.