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 Remembers When the Police 'Threw Bombs' at Rush
Police drummer recalls band's one-sided beef with Rush in exclusive video.
Watch Journey Members Cover the Police in New Animated Video
Three members of the band cover a song from the Police's last album, which coincidentally celebrates its 35th anniversary today.
Sting Reportedly Renting a Swanky New Fortress Around His Heart
Sting and Trudie Styler reportedly have a new address in New York City — and it ranks among the most ultra high-class apartment buildings in town.
Police Guitarist Andy Summers Goes In Depth on His Exotic New Solo Album: Exclusive Video …
Andy Summers' 14th solo project 'Triboluminescence' is out today.
Watch Previously Unreleased Video of Fleetwood Mac and the Police at the 1982 US Festival:…
Find out how you can help filmmakers complete 'The US Festival 1982,' a documentary that's been in the works for four years.
How 'Ghost in the Machine' Became the Police's Smartest LP
Back in the day, it wasn't all that rare for a top-selling band to make music that was both clever and accessible.
The Day the Police Ended Their Last Classic-Era Tour
Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers hardly coasted during those final '80s-era months together.
How the Police Announced Themselves With 'Outlandos d'Amour'
Their debut album sounded like little else on the music landscape.
Why the Police Had to Fight to Make 'Zenyatta Mondatta'
They definitely felt the pressure of delivering an even bigger, better follow-up.