RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police


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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.

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!

Visit HDNETMovies’ website for local listings and tune-in details so you don’t miss this exciting documentary series.

Stewart Copeland now joins the ranks of those we’ve spoken with in this capacity over the past few months, a list that includes Todd Rundgren’s UtopiaStewart CopelandJudy CollinsRita CoolidgePeter Noone of Herman’s HermitsSteve HackettJohn OatesRick SpringfieldGene Simmons of KISSSteve Lukather of TotoMike Love of the Beach BoysTodd RundgrenRingo Starr and more.

RockCellarTV was introduced a few years ago as an effort to allow larger-than-life music icons to get up close and personal, discussing whatever they want — for however long they want, resulting in some candid conversations about hits, successful albums and music legacies … as well as misses, scandals and anything else they were comfortable discussing.

Some of these chats took place at Rock Cellar HQ in California, while others were filmed on-location at venues (like the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood, in the case of our chat with John Oates) as the artists prepared for a gig. They’re all up on our YouTube channel.

With that introduction out of the way, here’s an easy access point to some of our best RockCellarTV conversations — click here for the full list, and happy viewing!

This is just a collection of some of our RockCellarTV highlights — be sure to visit the full archive for hours of entertainment you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.


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