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The Police to play last gig in N.Y.

The Police to play last gig in N.Y.

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The iconic British rock band The Police announced its last concert will be a fundraiser for Thirteen/WNET and WLIW in New York.

Sting staying young in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Popular British singer Sting, notorious for his comments about his love of tantric sex, is staying young with a vacation in Hawaii.

Brit drummer apologizes to Chile president

LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The drummer for the British rock band The Police has apologized for remarks implying the president of Argentina is more attractive than the leader of Chile.

The Police reunite for Bonnaroo festival

MANCHESTER, Tenn., June 18 (UPI) -- The Police reunited for one show at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., playing to a sold-out crowd of nearly 80,000.

The Police will play hits on reunion tour

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- The Police plan to play the hits when the reunited British rock trio opens the group's first tour since 1994 this month.

The Police announce world tour

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Rock stars The Police, which split after recording "Synchronicity" in 1983, plan a world tour featuring their greatest hits, starting in Vancouver, B.C.

The Police get Grammy crowd going

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The 49th Grammy Awards opened with huge applause in Los Angeles as The Police, reunited for the occasion, proclaimed: "We are The Police and we are back."

The Police reunite for Grammy performance

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Police confirmed Tuesday it will reunite to open the 49th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, ending weeks of speculation about a reunion performance.

The Police eyeing possible reunion dates

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The 1980s rock group The Police are said to be considering a series of reunion shows for later this year. Billboard magazine reports that while the band's lead singer Sting has maintained a stance against any possible reunion over the last two decades, ru

Rock supergroup reforming for Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn., June 16 (UPI) -- Oysterhead, one of rock's recent "supergroups," will re-launch itself at this weekend's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Music's Ian Copeland dead at 57

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Rock promoter Ian Copeland, considered the father of new wave music, has died in Los Angeles at age 57.

Sting and Copeland at odds over songs

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Relations have apparently not thawed between former The Police band mates Sting and drummer Stewart Copeland, it was reported Friday.
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Stewart Copeland
Drummer Stewart Copeland of the band "The Police" arrives at the VIP Room along the Champs-Elysees after playing a concert in Paris on September 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police. During the group's extended hiatus from the mid-1980s to 2007, he played in other bands and composed soundtracks. Copeland was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine's reader poll as the fifth greatest drummer of all time.

Copeland was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the youngest of four children of CIA officer Miles Copeland, Jr. and Scottish archaeologist Lorraine Adie. The family moved to Cairo, Egypt a few months after his birth, and Copeland spent his formative years in the Middle East. In 1957, the family moved to Beirut, Lebanon and Copeland attended the American Community School there. He started drum lessons at age twelve and by age thirteen he was playing drums for school dances. Later he moved to England and attended Millfield from 1967 to 1969. Copeland went to college in California, attending United States International University and UC Berkeley. Returning to England, he worked as road manager for the progressive rock band Curved Air's 1974 reunion tour, and then assumed drumming duties for the band during 1975 and 1976.

In 1977, Copeland founded The Police with singer-bassist Sting and guitarist Henry Padovani (who was soon replaced by Andy Summers), which became one of the top bands of the 1980s.

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