Happy 66th Birthday to Stewart Copeland of the Police!

Happy 66th Birthday to Stewart Copeland of the Police!

Today, it’s time to pick up a pair of drumsticks and get behind the kit in honor of Stewart Copeland — as the legendary drummer/songwriter/rock and roll icon celebrates his 66th birthday. In fact, he’ll do so in grand fashion, as the premiere episode of his guest-hosting duties on HDNet Movies’ Classic Rock Week airs […]

Meet Gizmodrome: Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, Mark King and Vittorio Cosma – Stream ‘Amaka Pipa’

Meet Gizmodrome: Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, Mark King and Vittorio Cosma – Stream ‘Amaka Pipa’

Earlier this week, legendary drummer Stewart Copeland of the Police (and an incredibly eclectic solo career, as he told us in an interview) announced a supergroup of sorts called Gizmodrome. Featuring Copeland, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Level 42’s Mark King and Italian singer Vittorio Cosma, the band’s debut album will be released on September […]

Andy Summers of the Police Readying New Solo Album ‘Triboluminescence’ for 3/24 Release

Andy Summers of the Police Readying New Solo Album ‘Triboluminescence’ for 3/24 Release

On March 24, Andy Summers will release his 14th solo album. Titled Triboluminescence, the set will feature nine new compositions from the longtime Police guitarist in a style he refers to as “New Exotic.” Some more album context from Summers: “TRIBOLUMINESCENCE is actually a scientific word that means creating light from dark, which I believe is a […]

Top 11 Pain Songs

Top 11 Pain Songs

Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. ­– Fuzzy Zoeller   11. “King of Pain” by the Police “I do my best work when I’m in pain and turmoil,” Sting once explained in Rolling Stone.  The singer and bassist of the Police wrote “King of Pain,” which appeared on 1983’s […]

Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I write these stories. If you’ve read any of my previous narratives, you know that a lot of times I’ll talk about stuff that doesn’t seem […]

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