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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 08 Dec 2000
  • Star rank: 414
  • Address:
    6870 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 4 tiles from the curb, facing west
  • GPS location:
    34.101416, -118.339736

Sting

Next star: Ann Rutherford
Previous star: The Andrews Sisters

Biography

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The King of Pain” after his hit 1983 song. Sting’s lyrics are known for their downbeat yet sophisticated layers and textures. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
  • Also known as: Sting
  • Born: 2 October 1951 (age 63) Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Genres: Rock, pop, new wave, jazz, new-age, blue-eyed soul, reggae, post-punk
  • Occupations: Musician, singer-songwriter, actor, producer
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, guitar, lute, harmonica, saxophone, oboe, double bass, bass pedals, drum machine
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police
  • Website: sting.com

Read more about Sting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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Playbill Combined , 2014-10-25 04:00:24
Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that the Jack(man) is back!... Sting sets sail on Broadway… "Dreamgirls'" Bill Condon has a dream for notorious flop Side Show… and Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal get Real for their Main Stem debuts.

Sting’s Sex Talk; Renee Zellweger’s Changing Face - VIDEO
Access HW Music, 2014-10-23 22:31:41
What is Sting now saying about his infamous 7-hour tantric sex sessions with his wife, Trudy? And, what are stars saying about the reaction to Renee Zellweger’s changing face?

Watch Sting Tell All on Tantric Sex in New 'Inside the Actors Studio' Clip
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-10-23 14:22:36
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