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RCAF_Irish_403
02-05-2007, 07:38 AM
Sting, Andy and Stuart have apparently buried the hatchet.....A 30 date tour is in the works.

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RCAF_Irish_403
02-05-2007, 07:38 AM
Sting, Andy and Stuart have apparently buried the hatchet.....A 30 date tour is in the works.

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XyZspineZyX
02-05-2007, 08:05 AM
We'll see if they can actually work together for-real. They tried this in '86 don't forget. The official story is that Stewart broke his collarbone while riding a horse, but what they didn't tell in the mags was that Sting and Stewart reportedly spent the time in which Stewart was healing by erasing and re-recording over each other's tracks in the studio! They used to fistfight before shows

AKA_TAGERT
02-05-2007, 09:09 AM
Rooooooooooooxan

MEGILE
02-05-2007, 11:04 AM
no kiddin'?

I gotta get me some tickets


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TheBandit_76
02-05-2007, 11:10 AM
That's a good job. I wish The Clash could have this opportunity.

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RCAF_Irish_403
02-05-2007, 04:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
We'll see if they can actually work together for-real. They tried this in '86 don't forget. The official story is that Stewart broke his collarbone while riding a horse, but what they didn't tell in the mags was that Sting and Stewart reportedly spent the time in which Stewart was healing by erasing and re-recording over each other's tracks in the studio! They used to fistfight before shows </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They kick off the tour at the Grammies.....They're first gig will be televised to millions. Can u imagine the $$$$ these guys are gonna make? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I think i could get along with any old band mate (even the ones i hate) for 10-25 million Dollars

Saw them perform for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a couple years back....no rust that i could see. The performance was killer (if a little Strictly Commercial....3 major smash hits back to back to back)

I smell a live album/DVD coming

DrHerb
02-05-2007, 04:35 PM
imagine the $$$ per ticket, heck even Van Halen is confirmed to re-unite with David Lee Roth, theyre gonna start touring soon as well

XyZspineZyX
02-05-2007, 05:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RCAF_Irish_403:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
We'll see if they can actually work together for-real. They tried this in '86 don't forget. The official story is that Stewart broke his collarbone while riding a horse, but what they didn't tell in the mags was that Sting and Stewart reportedly spent the time in which Stewart was healing by erasing and re-recording over each other's tracks in the studio! They used to fistfight before shows </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They kick off the tour at the Grammies.....They're first gig will be televised to millions. Can u imagine the $$$$ these guys are gonna make? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I think i could get along with any old band mate (even the ones i hate) for 10-25 million Dollars

Saw them perform for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a couple years back....no rust that i could see. The performance was killer (if a little Strictly Commercial....3 major smash hits back to back to back)

I smell a live album/DVD coming </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, also don't forget that they weren't just a popular band. When they broke up, it could be argued that they were the biggest draw around. They brought their music to the whole world, something we take for granted now. They took their music to world venues that hadn't been ever done. You could say that in the mid 80s, they were getting the big bucks to stick with bandmates they didn't like. I'm a big Police fan, don't get me wrong. I just think all three of them have egos that make David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen look like schoolkids. They played together for Sting and Trudie Styler's wedding, and ol' Gordo (Sting) was seething when the music wasn't just right. 10 points for anyone who can tell me Sting's real name without looking it up online.

joeap
02-05-2007, 05:05 PM
You gave a clue Chris, Gordon Sumner?

RCAF_Irish_403
02-05-2007, 06:53 PM
Gordon Sumner. Be Sure.

Funny thing with the Police is that they never officially broke up....they just stopped associating with each other. After the Synchronicity tour they took a break that went on, and on.....and on.

The rumoured 1986 reunion was just them cleaning up their contract obligations to A&M Records.....They still owed A&M one more LP so they got back together to decide what should be on thir "Greatest Hits" package (standard fare for groups trying to get out of their contracts)....They might have played a few shows in 1986 as well, but i think these were contractual too (IE: We did it because we had to)

I don't think anyones making them act nice to each other now

Regardless, these guys were sort of an anomolie in the late 70's-early 80's. They were each fantastic technical players who got lumped into The Punk/New Wave thing. Bob Marley might have kicked down the doors regarding World Music, but the Police put it on the radio where suburban white kids could hear it.

Plus they walked away at the height of their popularity. That always earns you instant cred

I'm pretty stoked if you can't tell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Hrdina
02-05-2007, 07:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
10 points for anyone who can tell me Sting's real name without looking it up online. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Gordon Matthew Sumner, IIRC.

And I had always heard that Sting had actually stabbed Stewart during one of their fights.

I had a chance to see them in Philadelphia in 1983, but passed on the tickets for some stupid reason. I figured that I would be able to see them on the next tour... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

I am really looking forward to seeing them on tour, but will have second thoughts about paying through the nose for tickets.

DrHerb
02-05-2007, 08:20 PM
There has been a surge in older bands re-uniting recently, my opinion is they realised how bad music has gone nowadays and want to attempt to right the wrongs that have been done