Do we really want a Police reunion?

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!

ROX-ANNE!

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!

PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!
PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!
PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!
PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!
PUT ON THE RED LIGHT!

Anyway, yeah, the Police might be getting back together.

Quick survey, PopWatchers: Good Thing / Bad Thing?

(You must pick one. No hemming, no hawing. No "Maybe, but"s. I shall start.)addCredit(“The Police: Lynn Goldsmith/CORBIS”)

BAD THING BAD THING BAD THING.

It’s gonna be boring. And also sad. And the Stooges AND Genesis ANDmaybe Wham! beat them to it for 2007, not to mention the Pixies andDinosaur Jr. and … you see my point. And I know Sting (pictured, center) doesn’t needthe money, because even if he only sold 9 copies of the lute album, hestill managed to convince me to buy that "Fields of Gold" album back inthe ’90s and that took some doing, because that song makes me want toset things on fire, like fields. And if I bought it, consequently, everybody bought it, and so Sting ≠ needs the money.

So, is it Andy and Stewart’s fault?  Let’s see…

Ah, yes. There’s your hint, right in the article: "The British pressis a-twitter with rumors of a Police reunion in the wake of word thatrehearsal dates have been penciled in for the trio, presumably inFebruary prior to bassist/vocalist Sting’s upcoming European tour andafter drummer Stewart Copeland [pictured, right] completes his duties as a judge on theBBC-TV “singing with the stars”-style celebrity duets program “Just theTwo Of Us.” Guitarist Andy Summers [at left] recently published his memoir of histime with the Police, “One Train Later,” but doesn’t appear to have anyoutstanding commitments currently."

Sigh.

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  • Cassandra

    Are you kidding? Of course we want a Police reunion! Who in their right mind wouldn’t? They were one of the great bands of the 80’s. Even if they can only stand each other for a little bit, it will at least be interesting drama.

  • Ken

    GREAT THING!

  • Rahul

    Yeah, this is definitely a good thing. I know these guys will charge a boatload for tickets but for fans who were too young (or zygotes) when The Police were together, this is a dream come true.

  • Shawn

    Sting finally woke up and realized that it’s the Police stuff that people love and not that elevator music he’s been churning out for the last decade. Hopefully this is for real, and hopefully we’ll get some new material and not just a tour.

  • mikey

    Only if they film the reunion reality TV style for my amusement (e.g. VH1’s “SuperGroup”). Otherwise there’s no point. I have the albums from when they were great and don’t really want that tainted by some cash-grab that won’t yield anything new or relevant.

  • Ellipsian

    Totally a good thing! The Police were at their creative (not to mention commercial…) peak when they split, and I’d love to see them bring Sting out of his “safe” (read: boring) stage.

  • Lora

    “Sting finally woke up and realized that it’s the Police stuff that people love and not that elevator music he’s been churning out for the last decade.”
    Exactly!

  • Katie

    Yes Yes Yes!!!!! I am definitely in and amen to Shawn & Lora’s comments!!!!

  • mike

    Anything that will get Sting off the Lute ballads and wake him up!

  • P

    YES!

  • Evie

    Ooosh… I wish you hadn’t put that no hemming or hawing thing in there because I am having trouble picking between a good thing and a bad thing. I’ll have to go with bad thing because a lot of times reunions are not all they’re cracked up, or should I say hyped up, to be.

  • Me

    DITTO Ken and Cassandra. I’m so down with a Police reuninion tour!!! (as long as they don’t charge an arm and a leg and add on those ridiculous “Ticketb@stard” fees…)

  • andy

    Sure, why not? But I bet the ticket prices are so outrageous that I won’t go.

  • Dan

    This is awesome! And Whitney, the Police were the biggest band in the world in between the Stones/Zeppelin era and the U2 era. Don’t compare them to Wham, The Stooges, Genesis and Dinosaur Jr.

  • Kelly

    My heart says yes, my head says no… or maybe the other way around.
    Love Sting, Loved the Police. I think that’s it.

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