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30 Years Ago: The Police Play Their Last Concert

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

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

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’

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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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Sting and Robert Downey, Jr. Perform a Police Song

Robert Downey, Jr. and Sting
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He'll probably never record an album of medieval lute music, but we can give Robert Downey, Jr. this much: The man can do a pretty stellar Sting impression.

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Sting Earns $2,000 a Day Because Puff Daddy Didn’t Say ‘Please’ Back in 1997

Sting Puff-Daddy
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It’s safe to say that Sting never has to work again if he doesn’t want to. On top of all his income from touring and his incredibly popular back catalog, a new article reveals that he earns $730,000 a year — $2,000 a day — in royalties from only one song, ‘Every Breath You Take.’

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35 Years Ago: The Police Release Their Debut Album

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Martyn Goddard, Getty Images

When the Police's debut album came out on Nov. 2, 1978, it sounded like little else on the music landscape at the time. The band was lumped in with punk and burgeoning New Wave groups at the time, but it played a mix of reggae and rock-inspired pop with all the time-shifting complexities found in prog and jazz.

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Machine Head, ‘Message in a Bottle’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers

UK: Download Festival 2004 - Day Two

The early '90s were, by and large, a pretty tough time for metal bands in America – what with the post-grunge alternative rock wave that pretty much obliterated image-obsessed pop-metal (errr, no complaints there), drove most strains of extreme metal way underground, and dragged down even the best thrash bands of the previous decade

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36 Years Ago: The Police Fire Their Original Guitarist

Police
HenryPadovani.com

Every loyal rock fan knows that the Police found multiplatinum success in the '80s with a lineup consisting of Sting on bass and vocals, Stewart Copeland on drums and Andy Summers on guitar. But what a lot of people don't know is that Summers wasn't the band's original guitarist.

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The Police, ‘Every Breath You Take’ – Disturbing Songs People Love

Hulton Archives, Getty Images / Capitol / Evening Standard, Getty Images
Hulton Archives, Getty Images / Capitol / Evening Standard, Getty Images

We kick off our list of disturbing songs people love list with one of the most misunderstood lyrics in recent rock history: 'Every Breath You Take' from the Police's 1983 masterpiece 'Synchronicity.'

Many people apparently take the song's "every breath you take / every move you

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Top 10 Police Songs

The Police
Martyn Goddard, Getty Images

Fans looking for a handy compendium of the Police's top songs could do worse than picking up a copy of their 1986 compilation, 'Every Breath You Take: The Singles' -- in fact, a majority of the tracks on this Top 10 list appear on that album. But the British trio were more than just a collection of hi

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