Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:19PM - By Travis Woods
In case you were too busy freaking out about Star Wars to notice, Hurricane Sandy—the largest (in diameter) Atlantic hurricane on record—smashed into the American east coast this week, and has so far claimed 88 lives, and cost at least $20 billion in damages across 24 states ($50 billion, if you calculate the costs of business interruption and include that with the actual damage). So, yeah, things have been better on the East coast. Which is why Bruce Springsteen and a host of other artists are headlining a benefit concert for the victims this Friday.
Monday, July 12, 2010 8:45AM - By Travis Woods
Following the mega-hyped Police reunion of 2007, in which the legendarily combative trio (which includes Sting) set aside their differences for the band’s 30th anniversary (and a massive amount of money), Mr., um, Sting announced recently that the reunion was “purely an exercise in nostalgia” and would not be happening again, according to Spinner.
Friday, May 14, 2010 11:22AM - By Travis Woods
Say what you will about deforestation – if it gives us more benefit shows/ bizarre pop culture moments like this one, it may be worth putting up with: Fuse.tv reports that last night, Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Shirley Bassey, Debbie Harry and Lady Gaga all joined together to cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” at Carnagie Hall for the Rainforest Foundation benefit. I’ll say that again: last night, Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Shirley Bassey, Debbie Harry and Lady Gaga all joined together to cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” at Carnagie Hall. I simply have no words.
Monday, January 18, 2010 12:40PM - By Laura Aguirre
George Clooney‘s calendar is on-lock these days and with good reason. Last night the actor graced the Beverly Hilton Hotel with his presence at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards and now he’s getting ready for the “Hope for Haiti” benefit.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:15PM - By Seraphina L.
The Academy of Music celebrates its anniversary every with a special performance and gala. This year, they have snagged the perfect rock artist to headline and play alongside one of their best string orchestras. On January 30th, Sting will be playing songs of The Police and his solo albums within string arrangements to help the Academy of Music celebrate its 153rd Anniversary.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:34AM - By Anet Hovhanesian
Bon Jovi were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jason Mraz and Sir Tom Jones on June 18th in New York. Bon Jovi told Rolling Stone:
“If you write one song that comes across decades, you’re lucky. If you write a body of them and you’re recognized in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it’s prestigious.”
After being honored by Daughty, Bon Jovi performed their hit, “Wanted Dead or Alive” for audience members. More details on the inductees and those who presented the awards is available. (RollingStone)
Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:48AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Now that the global, moneymaking machine known as the Police reunion tour has finally delivered its last chorus of “Roxanne,” Sting can turn his attention back to his solo career. The singer has confirmed plans for a new album later this year titled If On a Winter’s Night…
Sting made the announcement on his official website.
The new album is dedicated to his favorite season. Yes, winter. With a holiday feel to it, If On a Winter’s Night… is said to ‘presents an arc of songs that conjures the season of spirits, resulting in a haunting, spiritual and reflective musical journey.’