Subject:

The Police (Band)

  • Columns

    August 15, 2013

    Why Do Mexicans Like the Band Mana so Much?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And does saying you're a mestizo deny your Indian roots?

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Stewart Copeland Talks About His Opera Adaptation of 'The Tell-Tale Heart'

    By: Greggory Moore Before any journalist decides to write a story about Stewart Copeland, just know that the chances of you surprising him with a double entendre about the Police are very slim. In the myriad articles written about the drummer over the last three decades, he's heard 'em all, no matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Songs With Grammatical Errors We Just Can't Overlook

    Yes, we are aware artists use poetic license when they are writing lyrics, but that doesn't prevent us from getting irritated when we hear grammatical errors over the radio waves. Below are ten songs with lyrics that set off our inner grammar-police sirens:

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Sting at the Wiltern Theatre Last Night

    Andrew YoussefSting at Verizon Amphitheatre on June 16, 2010 (No photos allowed last night)​StingNovember 29, 2011The Wiltern TheatreAfter arresting fans across the world with a stellar reunion of The Police and a symphonic summer tour in 2010, Sting has returned for a "Back To The Bass" tour for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Metallica Bride Annette Ortiz-Diaz Talks About Her Viral Video

    ​ Last week we posted a video of a bride playing Metallica's "Master of Puppets" at her Beatles-themed wedding. It turned viral pretty quickly, and now has more than 250,000 views. The video was posted on Blabbermouth, Metal Insider, CBS news and more. The couple, veteran musicians Annette Ortiz-D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    The Devolution of Sting: A Timeline

    ​ Glee star Matthew Morrison revealed this week that he is recording a duet with Sting, an announcement that thrilled middle-aged virgins worldwide but confirmed to fans of The Police that Sting's transformation from a wiry and literate songwriting innovator into a squinting, washed-up blowhard w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Local Record Review: Tomorrows Bad Seeds

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Last Night: Sting at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Watch our slideshow here!The Hype: Rocking stadiums around the world during the Police reunion with only Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers behind you must be a lonely proposition. This time around, Sting drafted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for what's been dubbed as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Last Night: The Police, June 21, 2007

    The Police June 21, 2007 Honda Center, Anaheim Better Than: Sting solo. Sting and Stewart Copeland have aged as well as most of the Police’s back catalog; Andy Summers, not so much (he looked like a marathoner in his 25th mile by the third song). To my mild surprise, the trio, who have owned a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    The Police, Ted Danson Tour World

    I watched the 49th Annual Grammys just long enough to see the Police jam out an extended version of "Roxanne" and Tony Bennett throw out an awkward plug for Target. I couldn't really ask for any more. As far as the actual awards go, the Dixie Chicks were the night's big winners, taking home five awa ... More >>

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