Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ... Sting
ON GOING ORCHESTRAL
I've ripped off classical music over the years, so it doesn't surprise me that it works. (Laughs.) It's like a whole palette of colors you never had before.
ON PRESHOW JITTERS
I still get nervous. Gotta hit the right notes in the right sequence; I take that seriously. I'm not some kind of Jack Daniels guy (before a show). But I may be by the end of this tour!
ON 25 YEARS AS A SOLO ARTIST
That's a long time, isn't it? I hope I got better. I have more fun making music now. There's no alternative, really. I couldn't go back to teaching. The money's not good enough.
ON STAYING IN SHAPE
I like being fit. It's a combination of vanity and discipline. I ride my bike every day in the park. I'll do yoga and Pilates. I'm kind of the poster boy for yoga: I've done it for over 20 years now.
ON A POSSIBLE BROADWAY MUSICAL
We're in the very early stages of thinking about what a show could be like. I'm working with (Tony winner) Brian Yorkie.
ON WHY HE WON'T WORK WITH HIS KIDS
I have two musicians (Coco, 19, who fronts I Blame Coco, and Fiction Plane lead singer Joe, 33), and I recognize the DNA. But you don't want some old guy messing up your vibe.
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