In his new documentary film, guitarist Andy Summers tells the story of the Police from his own perspective. Here, he reflects on his early days in Swinging London, his years with the Police, and the possibility of what lies ahead for Sting and company.
As a result of their world-conquering commercial success, it's easy to consider the Police mere "hit makers." But drawing that conclusion would undermine a truly phenomenal—and musically progressive—body of work. Though Sting's dark, brooding songwriting seemed to dominate the band, equally crucial were the musical contributions of the trio's soft-spoken guitarist, Andy Summers.
Guitarist, songwriter, photographer and filmmaker Andy Summers—formerly of the Police—will release his latest solo music project, Metal Dog, July 14. Metal Dog is Summers’ new instrumental collection—a unique soundscape of cinematic jazz fusion.
Members of Rush, the Police, Primus and Tool have joined forces in what could loosely be called a "super group," though would probably be more accurately described as one amazing jam session caught on film.