Wednesday, January 03, 2007

From Lute To Loot:
The Police To Reunite?

When did Sting become a total claimer? Right about the time he became a VH1 artist of the month back in the 90's. He hasn't rocked since. When did Sting hit rock bottom? My guess is when he decided to record an album in October 2006, entitled "Songs From The Labyrinth." It featured the music of John Dowland (an Elizabethan-era composer) and accompaniment from Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov. As a part of the promotion of this album, he appeared on the least funny show about a funny show ever made, "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip" during which he performed a segment of Dowland's "Come Again" as well as his own "Fields of Gold" in the arrangement for voice and two archlutes. Two people bought the album, one returned it. The other, a grandmother from Stockton California plays it to annoy the neighborhood children.

Well, it looks like Sting has bottomed out, and decided to rock.

A Spokesman for A&M records said "“Next year is the 30th anniversary of the release of ‘Roxanne,’ the first Police single. It is our intention to mark the anniversary by doing something special with the band's catalogue of songs. Needless to say, everyone is hopeful the band will support our plans and while early discussions have taken place, nothing has been decided.” Yet rehearsal dates have already been planned, say music industry sources. "They were intending to make an announcement in January after all the tour dates had been finalised. They are speaking to venues about playing in May and June."
The group, who have not played together since they split in 1984, are only planning a series of summer concerts across the UK, there has been no talk about the band playing the states.

But if there's money to be made? The Police will play the states. There will even be a concert CD and DVD too. My guess is The Eagles will have some competition on the racks at WalMart.

Here's what we might have to look forward to:

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