July 28 [16:00 EDT] — Sunday’s “L.A. Times” reported that even though former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has been talking about a band reunion, no one has asked bandleader Sting.
Stewart’s brother Miles manages Sting and says that while the singer hadn’t ruled one out, a reunion is not on his agenda at this time.
“He’s just finished touring and is sitting down to write his next album,” Copeland (Miles) told the paper. “I would never make predictions about the future, but I would be lying to say it’s something imminent.”
The “L.A. Times” adds that A&M Records will be releasing an anthology later this year with seven Police hits, seven Sting solo tracks and an as-yet-undetermined Police song to be remixed by Sean “Puffy” Combs, a follow-up to his and Faith Evans’ incorporation of the Police’s “Every Breath You Take” into their retitled, revamped “I’ll be Missing You.”
Meanwhile, “Daily Variety” reports that Sting will be writing songs for a new
Walt Disney animated feature called “Kingdom of the Sun.” The film’s plot is still supposedly under wraps but the report says the story is a new take on Dickens’ “The Prince and the Pauper.” David Spade and Eartha Kitt are set to provide the main voices.
As reported previously by MTV News, Miles Copeland’s new label, Ark 21, is about to release an album of reggae artists doing new takes on Police songs. Also in the works is an album of early trio sessions from Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers on a 1976 session billed as Strontium 90. It includes the initial demo of the hit, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”
It’s apparent things are going well for Sting. Last month, he negotiated a $35 million publishing deal. This month he bought a $7 million pad in Malibu augmenting his current paltry $1 million Malibu digs purchased from Barbra Streisand, his 30-room English manor and his fancy New York apartment.