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.
Stewart Copeland Recalls Andy Summers’ ‘Annoying’ Habit
Drummer wasn't thrilled with the dynamic shift when Summers joined the Police.
Stewart Copeland Can't Remember Playing Part of a Huge Police Hit
He recently returned to the original tapes for their Top 5 1981 smash 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.'
Stewart Copeland Returns to Police's 'Starving Years' in New Book
He says the diary-based publication is due for release in early 2022.
Why Stewart Copeland Took a 'Deranged' Approach to His New Tour
Drummer says some Police songs are "diamonds," while he "deeply screwed" with the arrangement of others.
The Police Song Sting Literally Tried to Bury in the Garden
Guitarist Andy Summers wrote the award-winning "Behind My Camel," but the frontman wasn't a fan.
The Police Song That Makes Stewart Copeland Turn Off the Radio
Drummer can’t listen to closing seconds of “Message in a Bottle” and blames guitarist Andy Summers for it.
Stewart Copeland Recalls Last Time He Saw Neil Peart
Friends gathered for late Rush drummer’s birthday four months before his death.
Is the Police’s ‘Don’t Stand So Close to Me’ Autobiographical?
The song's teacher-student romance remains a taboo subject.