Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Producer, Activist, Actor
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the...Wikipedia
Born: 2nd October, 1951, Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear,England, UK
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Roxanne (The Police)
Brand New Day is the sixth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter, Sting, released by A&M Records on 24 September 1999. Fueled heavily by the success of the second single, "Desert Rose" (which prominently features popular Algerian Raï singer Cheb Mami), the album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 and sold over 3.5 million copies in the United States. Upon its release, Brand New Day was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return for Sting.
Do I really know about the business? I know enough to trust my own instincts and not really worry about what is contemporary or what`s happening or whatever. I just do what I do. I do what I enjoy doing. I don`t really compromise very much, and I`m very fortunate to still have a career despite that.
When I was 25 I knew everything. I was completely sure about everything. Now I know far more - and yet I`m much less sure. For me, it`s wonderful to live in that paradox.
Bass player and lead singer for influential 70s-80s new wave group The Police.
His song "Roxanne" is one of the top 50 bar/jukebox songs of all time, according to VH-1.
Classic Rockers Dominate ‘Richest Bassists’ List
by Dave Lifton August 20, 2014 6:09 PM
They hold down the low end, but many of them are living the high life. A new list compiles the Top 10 Richest Bassists in the World, and there are many of our favorites among them.
This countdown can be found over at a website fittingly called the Richest. Unsurprisingly, it’s topped by Paul McCartney, whose net worth is valued at $1.2 billion. In fact, McCartney is so far ahead of the pack that he’s got more money than the next four bassists... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 5 months ago
METALLICA, AEROSMITH, AC/DC Make BILLBOARD's List Of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990
May 28, 2014
METALLICA, AEROSMITH and AC/DC have made Billboard magazine's list of the 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014.
The music industry publication ranks THE ROLLING STONES, U2, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MADONNA and BON JOVI as the five acts to have earned over a billion.
Billboard's 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014:
01. THE ROLLING STONES
03. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
05. BON JOVI
06. ELTON... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 8 months ago
AC/DC Frontman To Guest On STING's 'The Last Ship' Album - June 6, 2013
According to Reuters, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will make a guest appearance on "The Last Ship", a soundtrack primarily featuring Sting for a Broadway production of the same name.
"The Last Ship" explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon Sting's memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths — the complexity of relationships, the... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
This November, Istanbul will host many international stars of music such as Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Thin Lizzy, W.A.S.P. and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Istanbul will welcome a range of global music stars this month, with visits scheduled from artists who run the gamut from pop to metal to classical. On Nov. 10 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be on stage at Haliç Congress Center, followed a day later by Thin Lizzy at Küçükçiftlik Park as part of the Avea Music Concert. W.A.S.P. continues the lineup at Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park on Nov. 25, while... Read More
Posted by angel_angel 2 years ago
Bon Jovi joins Sting in Sandy concert
November 2, 2012
New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join Sting and other top music stars on Friday for a special television benefit concert on NBC to aid victims of Sandy, the giant storm that killed scores and devastated large sections of the US Northeast.
The Walt Disney Co meanwhile announced a $2 million donation for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Thursday, while Disney/ABC Television Group designated November 5 as a "Day of Giving" wherein viewers of network and syndicated programming... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 years ago
The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.