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Coldplay and Sting call for release of Toomaj Salehi, Iranian rapper sentenced to death
Leading cultural figures including Margaret Atwood sign statement in support of rapper who criticised Iranian regime

Aneesa Ahmed

09, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Admit women or we quit, Sting and Stephen Fry tell Garrick
In letter ahead of vote, signatories including Mark Knopfler say relations with female colleagues have been damaged

Amelia Gentleman

30, Apr, 2024 @2:14 PM

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‘They have this ferocious loyalty’: Trudie Styler on the people of Naples
Her new documentary, Posso Entrare? An Ode to Naples, explores the lives of residents in mafia-ridden backstreets

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

24, Oct, 2023 @4:15 PM

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‘Joni Mitchell watched me sing one of her songs. I was horrified’: Rick Beato, the world’s best-loved music nerd
As energised by Taylor Swift as Schoenberg, Beato has earned millions of fans with his YouTube videos and become the man musicians seek out to discuss their craft

Rudi Zygadlo

19, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Jerry Moss obituary
American record company executive who co-founded the A&M label with the trumpeter Herb Alpert

Richard Williams

22, Aug, 2023 @3:33 PM

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‘I used to do tarot readings but it got too scary’: Sting on making Shape of My Heart
‘I’d see this dark stuff and was apprehensive about telling people. But I remained fascinated. So for this song, I came up with a kind of soldier whose weapons are his cards’

Dave Simpson

15, May, 2023 @1:46 PM

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Sting review – still great, but doesn’t he just know it
At the first show of a six-night residency, Sting demonstrates he is near peerless as a pop composer – but his jazzy arrangements and self-seriousness irritate

Ian Gittins

16, Apr, 2022 @10:13 AM

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The week in audio: Who Is Aldrich Kemp?; I Must Have Loved You; Some Kind of Black
Sting can’t lift his own limp drama, but a ludicrous crime caper is a hoot and there’s fun to be had for breakfast

Miranda Sawyer

26, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Sting sells back catalogue to Universal Music in deal worth up to $300m
Musician becomes latest big name to cash in on a long and successful career

Mark Sweney

10, Feb, 2022 @2:55 PM

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A Sting in the tale: how the music of the Police inspired a dance show about refugees
Choreographer Kate Prince’s latest production is a departure from ZooNation’s usual feel-good shows. But Message in a Bottle is inspired by the incredible true stories

Lyndsey Winship

01, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Message in a wine bottle: how Sting got stung when he bought a vineyard
The singer and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought an Italian wine-producing estate after being given a glass of plonk by the owner. There was just one problem...

18, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Coups, lies, dirty tricks: The Police's Stewart Copeland on his CIA agent father
The drummer was brought up in the Middle East – not realising that his father Miles was a spy sent to destabilise the region. But, he says, it was Miles’s claim that the Police were a psy-ops outfit that upset Sting

Dorian Lynskey

05, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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