After Andy Summers and Sting published their autobiographies in 2007 and 2008, respectively, it looks like drummer Stewart Copeland is having the last word on the Police's story. In Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Pygmies, and Polo (HarperStudio), Copeland chronicles his road to rock stardom, dating back to a childhood spent in countries like Egypt and Lebanon as the son of a CIA agent, his move to England and finding his two band mates, essentially taking over for the Clash as the purveyors of reggatta de blanc in the early '80s. Copeland, who released the 2006 documentary Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, shot on Super 8, also delves into his post-trio years — working as a session man, scoring for film, playing polo, and being dad to seven children — and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Police's highly successful 2007 reunion tour. Maybe now we'll find out why Sting became the most boring man in music.
Thu., Oct. 8, 6 p.m., 2009
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