Today is Stewart Copeland’s (the Police) 64th birthday!
Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Monty Python star Terry Jones are the unlikely pair in a new operatic double bill which opens in London on Friday.
Copeland has set Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic horror story “The Tell-Tale Heart” to music and Jones provided the libretto for “The Doctor’s Tale,” a story about a successful doctor who is struck from the register just because he is a dog.
By now you’ve probably heard that the British rock trio the Police are planning to call it quits after a final swing through North America this summer. It’s true. Singer-bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland will return to their separate lives when their hugely successful reunion tour winds down in August. The final leg starts at Scotiabank Place on Thursday.
“We will have completed our mission,” said Copeland in a phone interview, “and we feel very strongly that we want to get back to the other aspects of our lives as creative artists, and the Police is not about being creative artists.”