Quote: "There is some truth to it. The idea of tantric sex is that sex is a spiritual act. I don't know any purer and better way of expressing a love for another individual than sharing that wonderful... I call it a sacrament. I will stand by it; not for seven hours, but the idea... Seven hours includes (a) movie and dinner." Sting jokes about his famous quote about marathon tantric sex sessions with his wife Trudi Styler.
Quote: "I feel his presence when we're performing this. I feel my mother's presence. I'm honouring them. I'm honouring their life. I love them, and they're still with me." Rocker Sting feels close to his late parents when he performs the music he wrote for new Broadway show The Last Ship.
Fact: Sting is planning to return to his native north east of England to play two charity shows at Sage Gateshead to raise funds for educational projects at the arts centre. The shows, which will feature songs from his stage musical and album The Last Ship, will take place at the venue in Gateshead, England on 24 and 25 April (15).
Fact: Sting teamed up with the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir to perform the title tune from his new musical The Last Ship at the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday (08Jun14).
Quote: "I'd been wondering whether I'd lost the mojo. But it turns out I just needed to stop writing about me. Once I said, 'Ok, I'm gonna tell somebody else's (story)...' I freed up and the songs poured out in a very quick way." Sting on beating his decade-long writer's block between 2003's Sacred Heart and his latest album of new material, The Last Ship.
Quote: "He's been my neighbour for over 20 years. We got together and decided we would go out together and see what happened. 'Simon and Sting-funkel' is what we're gonna be called." Singer Sting jokes about the new name he and pal Paul Simon should take on when they embark on a North American tour next year (14).
Quote: "They (Kayapo tribesmen) painted me like a raccoon. I thought I looked like really cool... so Peter Gabriel got the idea and he was gonna come on and sing with me... and the guy who painted me painted Peter and when Peter came on I couldn't sing for laughing because he'd painted his entire head black and all you could see were his eyes... I said, 'You look like a billiard ball'." Sting recalls a hilarious moment from his Amnesty International An Embrace Of Hope concert in Chile in 1990.
Quote: "We were having a hard time figuring out who can play Patti Smith, because it's a very specific look and a very iconic person. It turns out Mickey is a tremendous Patti Smith fan, loves her writing. She actually asked permission from Patti to play her. She looks amazing in it. She really got it down." Director Randall Miller on Sting's daughter Mickey Sumner's portrayal of punk icon Patti Smith in new movie Cbgb.
Fact: .Rocker Sting's new musical about life in an English shipbuilding town will hit the Broadway stage after a run in Chicago, Illinois next summer (Jun13). The Last Ship will launch a month-long stint at the Bank of America theatre in Chicago in June (14). Director Joe Mantello's show will then set sail for New York. Dates and a venue will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fact: Superstar Sting is releasing a new album to accompany the musical he has written for Broadway. The Last Ship will hit shelves in September (13) and marks his first full record of new material since 2003's Sacred Love.
Fact: Superstar Sting serenaded the bride and groom with his song Alone With My Thoughts This Evening when Internet entrepreneur Sean Parker married his fiancee Alexandra Lenas in a lavish ceremony in California on Saturday (01Jun13). Other guests included Olivia Munn, Emma Watson and Sean Lennon.
Fact: Rocker Sting thrilled revellers at a bar in Malibu, California on Wednesday (13Feb13) by taking to the microphone to sing a rendition of She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals.
Quote: "She's made me complete, she's fixed me when I was broken, she's filled the holes in my personality but she could equally destroy me if she wanted to." Rocker Sting on his 30-year romance with wife Trudie Styler.
Quote: "I never pictured myself at 60.. I feel like I'm 14-and-a-half... I quite enjoy being older. It really is good... I loved my 50s, I had so much fun and I'm intending to have just as much fun in my seventh decade." Sting on turning 60 in October (11).
Fact: Sting has launched a free iPad application in honour of the 25-year anniversary of his solo career. Sting 25 will feature concert footage, interviews and music videos and serve as the singer's own digital documentary.
Quote: "It's a joy to be working with Sarah Jessica. She is such a talented actress and comedienne. The role we are developing for her plays to all her acting strengths. As a woman in film myself, I love supporting movies that project and support real female talent." Sting's film producer wife Trudie Styler is delighted to have landed Sarah Jessica Parker to star in her new movie A Fair Marriage.
Quote: "With Sting, I had to keep calling him 'f**king coconut head' and I felt so bad about it that I apologised after every scene." Star Wars actor Warwick Davis felt awful about insulting Sting in Ricky Gervais' new sitcom Life's Too Short.
Quote: "I rarely listen to my own music; I hear it by accident sometimes. But for this project I had to go back and listen to things I did 25 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by decisions I made as a younger man. I thought it was pretty good, so I thought it was worth bringing out." Sting on releasing a greatest hits album.
Fact: Sting's wife Trudie Styler will guest-edit an upcoming issue of The Big Issue, which is sold by homeless people.
Quote: "I've never felt better in my life. I just had the best decade of my life - from 50 to 60. I had more fun. I felt happy in my own skin. I was taSting my life, I think, for the first time. I think when you have more past than you have future, everything is more intense. Every time you have a meal, every meeting you have, every time you perform, is more intense. And that gets better and better. And that's the equation." Rocker Sting is happy to be in his 60s. The singer/songwriter celebrated his 60th birthday on Sunday (02Oct11).
Quote: "I think marriages often fail because once people sign the contract they say, 'That's it.' But a relationship is a living, breathing organism. It needs to be nourished. It also needs to evolve, to be adjusted. You need to compromise and be flexible." Rocker Sting on how he's sustained his relationship with wife Trudie Styler.
Fact: Sting and Vince Gill are teaming in New York later this month (Sep11) to record an episode of Cmt Crossroads. During the taping, the two stars will perform their own hits and duet on classic tracks they've recorded.
Quote: "It scares me. When I listen to the radio it doesn't make me happy. If someone puts Radio 1 on it angers me that the music they play is not good; it doesn't seem to have a lot of thought in it. It's more of an image thing." Sting's daughter Coco Sumner is not a fan of mainstream music in Britain.
Quote: "I met him and he was everything and more than I thought... We went into the sound booth to record it and all I was thinking was, 'Oh my gosh, be cool!' Singing on the same mic you are really close. He had fresh breath. No broccoli in the teeth. They took a picture and I was like a five year old. He looks stunning and I look scared." Nicole Scherzinger was starstruck when duetting with Sting for a track on her album.
Quote: "He goes on tour a lot, and there's something in that. Having space from your partner sometimes is very good. I think you have to keep it all fresh. So we have wonderful reunions in hotels, and there's an inherent romance in that. The danger of a long term relationship is that it can become a bit like an old shoe." Actress/producer Trudie Styler on how she and Sting keep their 30-year marriage fresh and sexy.
Quote: "I called Sting and he was in the middle of making love with his wife and he goes, 'Hang on, I'm almost there...' Literally, seven hours I had to wait." Adam Sandler pokes fun at Sting's tantric sex confessions as he explains what he had to do to clear the use of The Police songs in his new film Just Go With It.
Quote: "When we see each other, it's romance. I don't think pedestrian sex is very intereSting. There's a playfulness we have; I like the theatre of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up." STING gets candid about his sex life with his wife of 18 years Trudie Styler.
Fact: Sting celebrated his 59th birthday on Saturday (02Oct10) with an evening out at a London nightclub. The rocker was joined by his wife Trudie Styler, British funnyman Stephen Fry and actor RICHARD E. GRANT for a party at the city's exclusive Bungalow 8 venue.
Fact: Rocker Sting has launched his own farm shop in Figline Valdarno, Italy, where he will sell organic olive oil, wine and salami produced on his estate in Tuscany.
Quote: "Listen, I'm a tax-paying citizen and I have the right to believe what I want to believe, freedom of expression and all of that. It doesn't matter that I have a few more people paying attention." Outspoken rocker Sting brushes off criticism levelled at celebrities who express their beliefs on social, political and environmental issues.
Quote: "I come off as being pretentious and all that stuff. Don't care." Former Police rocker Sting shrugs off critics who have panned him for transforming his songs into orchestral pieces for his new tour, Symphonicities.
Fact: Sting is working on an autobiographical musical with Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey, the brains behind hit New York show Next to Normal. The show is inspired by Sting's memoir, Broken Music.
Quote: "My M.O. is to surprise people, and that was the reasoning behind re-forming The Police: 'What would surprise people more than re-forming the band I'd said I'd never reform?'" Sting on the reason behind THE POLICE's reunion.
Quote: "Who better to sing that song? He got one of the words wrong, though. He changed 'stream' to 'sheen'. But I wasn't gonna call him up and say, 'Hey, Johnny, you've got to re-record it.'" Sting on Johnny Cash's rendition of his I HUNG MY HEAD.
Quote: "I warm my voice up, I don't eat... I drink a lot of water, meditate a little bit, stretch, do a bit of yoga, go and see the band - make sure they're there." Sting on his pre-show ritual before Symphonicity Tour concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fact: Rocker Sting shut down New York City's Rockefeller Center on Friday (14May10), when hundreds of fans crowded the streets for a free show. The former Police frontman performed a string of hits, old and new, for a live broadcast on morning news programme Today.
Fact: Sting will kick off this summer's (10) free breakfast concerts at New York's Rockefeller Center with a four-song hits set on 14 May (10). Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Maxwell, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, John Mayer, Ke$ha and Katy Perry will also headline the weekly concerts for U.S. TV's Today show.
Quote: "Over the years, I've worked with orchestras at the Grammys and Oscars shows, but to actually go on tour and play a two-hour set of my own music is like the Super Bowl every night for me... It's the biggest band I've ever had. There's 50 of us onstage." Sting on performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Quote: "What impressed me most about (Barack) Obama was that he was very with you, very focused on you when he was talking to you... Compared with that last joker (George W. Bush), he definitely has presence." Sting is a big fan of the current U.S. President.
Quote: "Obama said, 'You're on my iPod' - and I said, 'I bet you say that to everybody!' He said, 'No, really, you are." Sting was stunned to discover U.S. President Barack Obama is a fan of his music.
Quote: "We'd like a Sting-themed week. He hasn't called yet, we're waiting. Someone's gone a little bit grumpy!" Simon Cowell won't give up on his pursuit to get reality show hating STING to appear on The X Factor.
Fact: Sting will help raise funds for the restoration effort at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the end of January (10) when he performs hits from his career with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Fact: Rocker Sting has teamed up with blind Australian singer GURRUMUL for a special version of his hit EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE. The performance will air on French TV show Taratata on 16 December (09).
Fact: Queen Latifah, Sting, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon will design a line of scarves for Tonic.com to benefit the non-profit organisation Citta, and its women’s centres in Nepal and India.
Quote: "I've been asked to contribute to the research and development of an indestructible football by scientists. It will be an instant joy for a lot of children in the world." Sting is lending his help to an unusual cause.
Quote: "They write two songs a day. I often think, 'Why don't you write one for me?' I'm not done yet but if my writing ever gets meaningless, it's time to quit." Rocker Sting is hoping one of his children will compose a track in his honour.
Quote: "He's an incredible musician who plays 50 different instruments, and I'm always a little intimidated by him. I always think he looks down on me... (because) I'm a pop star. He's a real musician... He's usually sitting in the corner, playing chess or playing some 16-stringed instrument that I don't even know the name of." Madonna gets nervous around Sting.
Fact: Veteran crooner Barry Manilow will join Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Sting in the race for a festive number one - the singer is releasing a Christmas album. In The Swing of Christmas will feature traditional tunes like Silver Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Fact: Country duo Sugarland will join Bob Dylan and Sting on the musical wish list this Christmas (09) - they will release their first holiday album, Green and Gold, on 6 October (09). The album will include five original songs co-written by band members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, as well as classics like Winter Wonderland and Silent Night.
Quote: "I was 18 and drunk out of my mind, stretched out on a gold course in Northern Ireland. I imagined I could see Neil Armstrong stepping out of his spacecraft. When you're that drunk, you don't need a telescope." Rocker Sting was heavily intoxicated when Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon in 1969.
Quote: "EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE is used a lot at weddings and it's a song about surveillance and jealousy and control... so, good luck." Sting urges brides and grooms-to-be to rethink the use of his The Police hit on their big day.
Quote: "When ELVIS expresses himself vocally, there's a lot of moisture around and sharing a microphone with him can be challenging, and when he sings 'My aim is true...' he is right." Rocker Sting on performing duets with pal Elvis Costello.
Quote: I'm ROCCO's Godmum. I love my godson and they'll work it out. They're both big enough people to become great friends in time and I'm sure that they will for the sake of their kids, if nothing else. I'm sad when great things come to an end but they both need to recapture their lives. Sting's wife Trudie Styler on pals Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage split. Styler introduced the pair.
Fact: Sting has joined fellow rockers Ozzy Osbourne and Jimi Hendrix as guitar playing characters in new video game GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR. The former Police frontman performed DEMOLITION MAN during a motion-capture studio session, so computer artists could create a virtual image of the bass player/singer in action.
Quote: "It's angry people shouting. I like a song, melodies, people singing... (and) when hip-hop acts start sampling Sting or Phil Collins, then I just don't get it at all." Former The Jam star Paul Weller is not a fan of modern rap or hip-hop.
Fact: Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has played a secret gig with Sting's daughter COCO. The Babyshambles frontman played drums for the singer - real name ELIOT PAULINE STYLER SUMNER - during a concert in London on Thursday (29May08) night.
Fact: Billy Joel, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and Feist are among the stars who will perform at a benefit concert for Sting and his wife Trudie Styler's Rainforest Foundation Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York City on 8 May (08).
Quote: "It was the song that got me out of a tiny bedsit in Bayswater, London to being on the world stage (sic). I'm doing it every night and singing it with gratitude." Sting on the upcoming 30th anniversary of The Police hit ROXANNE in April (08).
Quote: "We've been saved from the nostalgia in a bad sense because I think the band sounds fairly contemporary. We don't sound like an old tribute band... We're recreating history with a contemporary punch." Rocker Sting insists The Police still sound fresh.
Quote: "When tickets went on sale, it clearly was the time. It's been one of the top five grossing tours of all time. It's amazing and we're thrilled, happy and grateful all those people have come to see us." Sting is thrilled with the success of The Police's reunion tour.
Quote: "I'm still an athlete. You don't want to go on looking like a dodgy old geezer." Rocker Sting works out to look his best on stage.
Quote: "I do tend to follow my instinct and I think it was the right decision to stop in the Eighties and it was the right decision to go back on tour now. I also think it's the right time to finish in the summer." The Police frontman Sting defends his decision to bring the rockers' reunion tour to an end this August (08).
Quote: "Sting is trying to make himself look good by bringing the worst support band he could find!" JOE SUMNER is suspicious of his dad STING's decision to ask his band FICTION PLANE to support THE POLICE on their comeback world tour.
Quote: "I didn't want to do another lute record... What clinched it was thinking, 'What would surprise people?'" Sting on his decision to reform THE POLICE.
Quote: "We have all raised families, maintained marriages, maintained, careers. It has given us resilience and some blisters." Sting on himself and his THE POLICE bandmates ANDY SUMMERS and STEWART COPELAND.
Quote: "I woke up one morning about three months ago and this light bulb went off in my head: I'm going to call Andy and Stewart and tell them we should tour." THE POLICE frontman Sting on reuniting with ex-bandmates STEWART COPELAND and ANDY SUMMERS.
Quote: "We're finally up there with Eurythmics, Sting and Bob Geldof. So I'm not really sure that congratulations are in order." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher isn't too impressed by his band's Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music... or the gong's previous winners.
Fact: Welsh singer Charlotte Church wowed drinkers in a bar in Chamonix-Mt-Blanc, France by performing renditions of Sting's FIELDS OF GOLD, Whitney Houston's I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY and SIMON + GARFUNKLE's BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER.
Fact: British pop legend Sting performed at a classical concert for charity at Salisbury Cathedral near his home in England on Saturday night (18NOV06). Proceeds from the GBP200 ($380) per seat event will go to the building's Choral Foundation.
Quote: "I think everyone is being very unfair to her and I don't understand why." Sting's wife Trudie Styler is appalled by how the media is treating her friend Madonna's adoption of 13-month-old Malawian DAVID BANDA.
Fact: Rocker Sting has put the four-bedroom New York penthouse he bought from BILLY JOEL 20 years ago on the market for $24 million (GBP13.3 million).
Fact: Pop superstar Sting's Tuscan estate in Italy features its own winery and chapel.
Quote: "I started touring in 1976 and I've only been home a few times since then." Sting moans about life on the road.