A New Era of Police Brutality?
Yes, THE Police. Sting, Summers and Copeland. The reggae/punk/pop comet that blazed across the 80's like a Patriot missile on steroids for five albums, and then flared out from....well, getting on each other's nerves.
Mike Ventre of MSNBC blames the frontman for the long hold-out:
The stumbling block to a Police reunion up to this point had been Sting’s lack of need for one, both financially and creatively. Much to the chagrin of fans of the Police, Sting drifted off on a musical cloud, far away from the punk-reggae roots that grabbed listeners in the first place. In a sense, he did what David Byrne of Talking Heads did: Although he delved into new worlds and dabbled in different genres, the priority seemed to be to get as far away as possible from the band that provided him with fame and success in the first place.
Yeah, okay, Sting can be a bit of a prick sometimes. So can Stewart, and I like his stuff just fine, too. Haven't heard much from Andy since then, but then years of working with those two had to have given him a healthy talent for keeping his head down.
My wife, a huge fan of the old stuff and Sting's solo work, will probably go on high holy alert mode if this holds true. I'll report from the ramparts as events and cover-fire permit. :O)
(AWRIGHT, awright...I'm looking forward to it too.)
Tip o' the rock to Allahpundit of Hot Air for the initial groundburst.