Sting is putting the brakes on reports that the Police will reunite for this year's Desert Trip in Indio, Calif.
The inaugural edition of the festival took place last October with Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters, and a Police reunion has been widely rumored to be part of the sophomore edition.
Sting tells us that's unlikely, however:
"I don't think we're old enough yet...I'm very proud of the legacy of the Police. It still seems to live on in people's memory and fondness. I still play a lot of those songs which I wrote 40 years ago, so I'm very proud of it. I'm not sure that I need to recreate it again. Having done it eight years ago, very successfully, I feel a circle was closed at that time. But we're still very much in touch and friends and mutually proud of our achievement."
Sting released a new album 57th & 9th, in November and kicks off a North American tour on February 1 in Vancouver after playing a Celebrating David Bowie show on January 24 in Los Angeles.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.