From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a masterful storyteller, too.
In the weeks leading up to the premiere on July 16 (which happens to be Copeland’s birthday), Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp visited Copeland in his studio in Southern California for an exclusive and very candid interview.
🚨 Calling all Classic Rock Fans! 🚨 @Copelandmusic wants YOU to watch our classic rock documentary celebration featuring rock legends like The Police, @TheWho, @BobDylan and many more! pic.twitter.com/ddcGA9PUhf
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Among the topics discussed are the same ones covered in the HDNET docu-series, from the Doors to the Who to Rush (note Copeland’s reverence for Rush’s Neil Peart) to the Police’s involvement with the US Festival in 1982, and more.
The 19-film line-up kicks off with the Copeland-directed film “Everyone Stares, The Police Inside Out” on his birthday, July 16, and also features critically acclaimed docs profiling The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, The Doors, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, The Who, Bad Company, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chicago, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Doobie Brothers, Rod Stewart, Les Paul and The 1982 US Festival.
Enjoy our conversation below!
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Stewart Copeland now joins the ranks of those we’ve spoken with in this capacity over the past few months, a list that includes Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Steve Hackett, John Oates, Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons of KISS, Steve Lukather of Toto, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, Ringo Starr and more.
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