Too Loud, Too Fast, Too Much

Friday, October 09, 2009 - 03:34 PM

This week in Studio 360, Kurt talked with drummer and composer Stewart Copeland.  Copeland became famous in the early 80s as the drummer for the band, The Police.  However, The Police were never, in Copeland's own words, 'a warm, cuddly band like U2.

The band broke up in 1984, but Copeland went on to make quite a name for himself as a film composer.  He earned a Golden Globe nomination on his very first score for Francis Ford Coppola’s 'Rumblefish,' and went on to create soundtracks for over twenty films, including 'Talk Radio,' 'Wall Street,' and 'The Pallbearer.'  In this bit of tape from the cutting room floor, Copeland tells Kurt about going from The Police “where we beat each other up” to the “creative bliss of being the only musician in the room.”

Listen to the entire interview with Stewart Copeland from this week's show:

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Comments [5]

Vic

...that's Ringo "Star" with 2 RRs
STARR...( always there )

Dec. 05 2009 08:22 PM
Vic

I, too, was born in the 50's...but in their high time was never a big POLICE fan (that came later)
Still, from the get go, I got the drumming.
Stewart Copeland drove the POLice, like Ringo Star rocked THE BEATLES.

Dec. 05 2009 07:53 PM
michel

Hope strange things will happen again !

Nov. 02 2009 10:13 PM
kelly

That man is hands down the best drummer. So hardcore. Just read his book-good stuff.

Oct. 29 2009 05:31 PM
Steven Harris

Finest drummer of his generation. The Police would have been just another band without Copeland.
http://doctorbeatnik.wordpress.com/

Oct. 24 2009 11:48 AM

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