Then - In the 80's.
Recently - 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wow! Announced today, the Police will reunite to open the 49th Grammy Awards Telecast on February 11, 2007. At last we have a reason to watch the Grammy’s again (the past few years have been really dreadful) and thankfully they will be opening the show. So we can switch channels after the performance.
What’s the big deal? What the Beatles was for the sixties generation, the Police was for the late-seventies and early eighties generation. Their music was different, refreshing and they wrote some excellent songs. Enough said. No justification required.
I also heard the rumor that they may tour the UK and US after their Grammy performance. Make sense. They will probably play to pack stadiums. The only worry: Will Sting and Stewart Copeland be able to bury their difference for long enough to be on one stage together long enough for a few songs. Have they grown up?
This will only be the 3rd time they reunite since Police broke up in 1986. They once had an unplanned jamming at Sting’s wedding and then again in 2003 for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then, it was rumored, there were a lot of behind-the-scenes negotiations to enable all the big heads and egos to fit in on one stage.