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Andy Summers on Gear, Being a Well-Rounded Artist

As one-third of The Police, Andy Summers was a huge part of one of the biggest bands of all time.Summers’ success as a guitarist though, preceded his time with The Police, as the virtuoso player had already toured and/or recorded with the likes of The Soft Machine, Joan Armatrading, Neil Sedaka, David Essex, Kevin Ayers, Deep Purple’s Jon Lord and Eric Burdon & The Animals.Nowadays, Summers... …

Gizmodrome—Featuring Adrian Belew and Stewart Copeland—Premiere "Summer's Coming" Lyric Video

One of the coolest recent developments in guitar land involves the creation of Gizmodrome, a new band featuring guitar great Adrian Belew (he of Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, David Bowie and King Crimson fame), Police drummer Stewart Copeland, Level 42 bassist Mark King and keyboardist Vittorio Cosma.If you're wondering what such a collaboration sounds like, you're in luck. Below, we present our... …

Andy Summers Discusses His New Album, ‘Triboluminescence’

Andy Summers rose to fame in the late Seventies and early Eighties as the guitarist of the legendary, multi-million-selling rock band the Police.Summers’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s strength and popularity, creating a new paradigm for guitarists that is still widely imitated today.Summers’ new solo album, Triboluminescence (released today, March 24), is the natural... …

Andy Summers Announces New Album, 'Triboluminescence'

Former Police guitarist Andy Summers will release a new album, Triboluminescence, March 24 via Flickering Shadow Productions. The album, his 14th solo effort, promises to be his most introspective work to date; it also epitomizes a musical form that Summers calls “new exotic.”“Triboluminescence is actually a scientific word that means creating light from dark, which I believe is a great... …

Sting’s Nylon-String Masterworks

Sting (born Gordon Sumner) first rose to fame in the late Seventies, as the bass-playing singer and primary songwriter for the Police, with whom he released five chart-topping albums before the trio disbanded in 1983. (The Police reunited briefly in 2007.) ... …

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