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Old 10-19-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Sting calls Rock Music of today a "Bore"

Is he right?? Or Wrong???

http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...src=rss&rpc=22

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Sting said contemporary rock music is so stagnant that he prefers to sing 16th century English ballads.

The former teacher who shot to fame as lead singer, bassist and composer in the 1970s and 80s for The Police told German newspaper Die Zeit that he prefers singing songs of Elizabethan lutenist and composer John Dowland to the rock music of today.

His album of Dowland lute music "Songs from the Labyrinth" has topped classical charts on both sides of the Atlantic and entered the UK album chart at No. 24.

"Rock music has come to a standstill -- it's not going forward any

more, it only bores me," Die Zeit quoted Sting as saying.

The 55-year-old singer, real name Gordon Sumner, had a string of hits with The Police with songs like "Roxanne" and "Don't Stand So Close To Me". He has since also had a lucrative solo career with songs like "Englishman in New York".

"Forty years ago it was my dream to break out of Newcastle and never be poor again," he told the magazine.

"I'm very privileged. I'm a successful musician, live in a beautiful house, and have a wonderful family."


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He is correct that most rock music today (at least most popular rock music) is boring. Unfortunately almost all of Sting's music of the past 15 or so years fits that classification too.
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He is correct that most rock music today (at least most popular rock music) is boring. Unfortunately almost all of Sting's music of the past 15 or so years fits that classification too.
Almost everything he's done since the Police fits that description.
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I've always really liked Sting's solo stuff.

Apparently I'm a big freak.

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Almost everything he's done since the Police fits that description.
I agree with Sting

What do you want him to do?. Pretend to be a rock star as 55, like Kiss?

It's so pathetic to listen to old dinosaurs showing past their prime like Deep Purple, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, etc, etc (even U2, sorry folks) singing the same greatest hits again and again.

At least Sting hastried different things, music for films, jazz, electronica, strings compositions, moroccan music, etc with more or less success, but at least he has tried He has just doing right, writing songs according to his age !

How I wish I looked like him when I'm 55

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He is correct that most rock music today (at least most popular rock music) is boring. Unfortunately almost all of Sting's music of the past 15 or so years fits that classification too.
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I don't remember mentioning Kiss or any other washed up brands....oops...bands. I was never a die-hard fan of Police anyway, although Copeland was a fantastic drummer.
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I'd say I'm leaning to say he's fairly right.
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I'd say he is right but that should include some of his musical endeavors too.


Damn, he looks good for his age.
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YEP.

Rock and Roll Stops the Traffic

It also stops attention spans

Most music of ANY era is quite boring. Almost as boring as the fans that obsess over it.

Lightning strikes every once in a while. But it is almost never duplicated in effect

Sting and U2 are among the few who have even attempted dreaming it all up again,,,,NOT ALWAYS WITH THE BEST RESULTS
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I quite enjoy Nothing Like The Sun & Ten Summoner's Tales
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I quite enjoy Nothing Like The Sun & Ten Summoner's Tales
Naah . . . It's all about "The Soul Cages". Great album, start to finish.
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Sting on the lute

and that's not boring.

(although the Fields of Gold he played on Studio 60 was really good and touching)
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Considering the drivel he's inflicted on us over the years, Boring music is a subject I'd expect him to know an awful lot about!
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