One of the most unlikely collaborations of recent times sees the former Police icon Sting team up with Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy.
The two artists’ musical bromance has raised more than its fair share of eyebrows since the album, titled 44/876 (after the respective international dialling codes for Britain and Jamaica), was announced a few months back. Some have questioned whether such a project constitutes cultural appropriation on the part of Sting, a white singer.
“It's such an ugly term,” the former frontman of The Police told the BBC in a new interview on Wednesday (April 18th).
Sting and Trudie Styler at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
Sting with Trudie Styler at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
The British musician to receive Sweden's highest music award.
Sting and Wayne Shorter are the latest to named laureates for the prestigious Polar Music Prize this year, and are set to pick up their awards in Sweden this summer. The news was announced this week from the committee of a prize that Sweden nicknames 'The Nobel Prize of Music'.
Sting to receive the Polar Music Prize 2017
The chairman of the Polar Music Prize committee, Alfons Karabuda, announced today (February 7th 2017) at Stockholm City Hall that the British rocker and the American jazz saxophonist will be honoured with accolades for their services to music over their long respective careers.
Continue reading: Sting Receives 2017 Polar Music Prize Honour Alongside Wayne Shorter
Sting will never reunite with The Police who he split from in 1986.
Sting will never reunite with The Police.
The 65-year-old singer songwriter - who made up one third of the British rock band before splitting in 1986 - has revealed he never plans to reunite with his former band members drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper about a reunion, he said: ''I haven't gone back, this is part of my musical life. I play rock 'n' roll every night of my working life so It's not like I am going to return and be just like The Police. I am the f***ing Police.''
Continue reading: Sting Will Never Reunite With The Police
Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part of both of them still has the wish to return to the stage and once again be crowned as the king of the runway. When some of the world's most famous celebrities are found murdered (all of whom have died pulling Derek's trademark Blue Steel pout) Interpol decide to recruit the two fashion veterans in a bid to infiltrate the current world of modelling - an industry that's evolved beyond the one they were originally accustom to.
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Currently nominated for Best Original Score Written For The Theatre, rock legend Sting appeared at the 2015 Tony Nominees reception held at the Paramount Hotel in New York, unusually sporting a beard. The singer composed the score for the nautical England set play 'The Last Ship'.
Sting will replace his good friend Jimmy Nail in the Broadway show, 'The Last Ship'.
Sting has joined the cast of flagging Broadway musical The Last Ship in a bid to save the $15 million production. The Police rock star will appear in the show - the first he has written - about his ship-building hometown in northeast England, appearing in eight shows a week until January 10.
Sting will play the lead in his own Broadway musical, The Last Ship
The show officially opened in late October to mixed reviews from critics, though Sting's original songs won praise. However, the production has lost roughly $75,000 a week since previews began in September, according to the New York Times.
Continue reading: Sting Signs On To Rescue Flagging Broadway Show 'The Last Ship'
The actor is among five honourees that will be recognised at the annual Kennedy Center Honors
Tom Hanks is a mammoth actor who has delighted fans with extraordinary performances for just short of 40 years. He started his career by providing us with some delightfully 80s classics in the era of big hair and bright colours with greats such as Splash, Big and Turner & Hooch. In the 90s he gave us a cacophony of feel-good flicks including Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump and the first of one of the most successful trilogies of all time, Toy Story.
Tom Hanks' illustrious career is being recognised at the Kennedy Center Honors
In the noughties Hanks got his serious side out and audiences were treated to Road to Perdition, The Da Vinci Code and its sequel Angels and Demons. Sheriff Woody came out in style twice more for Toy Story 2 and 3 and Hanks has been at the helm of some of the best films of the past few years as a main star in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks.
Continue reading: Tom Hanks Gets Top American Honour For His Extensive Acting Catalogue
Celebrities sign letter calling for drug law change
David Cameron will receive a letter from over 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts, calling for a review of the current policy on the possession of illegal drugs.
Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind the campaign [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Mary Turner]
Public figures such as Russell Brand, Sting, Sir Richard Branson and Will Self as well as signatories from law enforcement, the Prison Governors Association and the National Black Police Association, have all supported the letter for change, which was drafted by the drug charity, Release.
Continue reading: Celebs Get Behind Pressure To Change UK Drug Laws By Signing Letter
The British rocker wants his kids to know the meaning of money and achievement.
Sting doesn't want his children to inherit his £180m fortune so that they can earn their own way in the world. The British rocker revealed his rather divisive plans in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, making it clear that his six children haven't had and won't have an easy ride and will have to stand on their own two feet.
The 62 year-old former Police star, who is one of Britain's wealthiest musicians, has revealed that he places an emphasis on encouraging his children "to succeed on their own merit" which they are happy to do. What's more, Sting claims that his fortune is depleting because of hefty outgoings.
He said: "I told them there won't be much money left because we are spending it. We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn't much left. I certainly don't want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate."
Continue reading: "Earn Your Own Money" Sting Denies Children His Fortune
The 62 year-old musician, who is from a working class family, has warned his kids: "There won't be much money left because we are spending it... they have to work."
Sting is no pushover.
The 62 year-old music star recently revealed that none of his £180 million fortune will be left to his children.
Sting grew up in a working-class family in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and it seems he wants his six kids to have an idea of what that is like, and not to be privileged all their lives.
Continue reading: Sting's Children Will Not Inherit £180 Million Music Fortune
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