Sting Covers Classic Ringtones on ‘Jimmy Fallon’


Ever wanted to know what it would sound like when someone covers classic ringtone?

Well, even if you never did, Jimmy Fallon managed to get Sting to cover classic ringtones in his own personal way (Stingtones) during the signer’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night.

As if the Stingtones weren’t enough, he went on to record a personal outgoing message for an audience member, all to the tune of “Message in a Bottle.” We know there’s pun in there, but we’ll leave it up to you.

Check out the video below.

Maybe Sting should get a side job as a ringtone creator; we’re sure he’ll be really good at it.

Last week, Sting had been named as one of 15 nominees for up for a chance to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This will be Sting’s first time up for a nomination by himself; he was previously inducted to the Hall of Fame as part of The Police.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Nominees Announced


It’s that time of year again; the time when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announce the nominees for the class of 2015.

Among the 15 artists being considered for inclusion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland are: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Lou Reed, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, N.W.A., Sting, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chic, War, and Bill Withers.

In order for a musician to be considered for a nomination into the Hall of Fame, their first recording (or debut record) must have been released at least 25 years ago.

For Green Day and Nine Inch Nails, this is the first year that either band have been eligible for consideration. Green Day’s debut record 1,000 Hours and Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine were both released in 1989.

Unlike Green Day and Nine Inch Nails, The Smith have been eligible for years now, but this is the first time they have been nominated. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts as well as N.W.A have been nominated a total of three times now, while Kraftwerk have been nominated one time before.

Lou Reed was previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of Velvet Underground while Sting was inducted as a member of The Police.

Ballots will now be sent out to an international voting body of over 600 rock experts which include artists, historians, and music industry members. The top five nominees with the most votes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 2015.

Fans can also vote on their worthy nominees with the “fan’s ballot” which accounts for one of the 600 ballots. Fans have until Dec. 9 to put in their votes over at RollingStone. com.

Watch No Doubt and Sting Perform “Message in a Bottle”


It’s been a couple of years since No Doubt have been on the stage together, but the band hit the stage last night at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

For their encore, the band were joined on stage by Sting to perform his song, “Message in a Bottle.”

The special performance wasn’t so much of a surprise considering that earlier in the week, it was revealed Sting would be hitting the stage with the California band, but that was all that was announced.

Check out the video of the performance.

No Doubt and Sting were just some of the acts that performed at the third annual Global Citizen Festival. Also taking the stage were power-couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé who teamed up for Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail,”  like they did during the “On the Run” Tour with Beyoncé filling in on Justin Timberlake’s parts, and “Forever Young.”

The Roots, fun., Alicia Keys, and Tiesto also performed at the festival is sponsored by the Global Citizen movement, an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, which works to end extreme poverty by 2030.

The goal of the festival is to raise awareness and promote activism to end poverty. This year, Global Citizen is striving for commitments in vaccines, education and sanitation.

Lenny Kravitz Covers the Beatles

Lenny Kravitz

With February marking the 50th anniversary since the Beatles made their debut in America, it is only fitting that artists from all different genres of music gather to honor one of the most iconic bands.

The Late Show With David Letterman has begun their own homage to the foursome by having the musical guest stars perform some of the Beatles tunes. Last night, Lenny Kravitz, for those of you that know him as an actor, yes Cinna from The Hunger Games films, took on “Get Back,” the closing track on Let It Be.

Kravitz’s performance marks the halfway mark on the homage weeks. On Monday, Broken Bells performed a synthy version of “And I Love Her” while on Tuesday, Sting performed a duet version of “Drive My Car” with neo-soul singer Ivy Levan. As for tonight, Sean Lennon and the Flaming Lips are set to perform “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” while rumor has it Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are due to appear on Friday night’s show to perform.

Sting to Perform for Benefit

Sting on stage with bass in Copenhagen in 2012

Sting has revealed that he will be performing 10 different shows in New York this summer to help benefit The Public Theater arts organization.

The singer announced yesterday that he would be performing at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from September 25 through October 9 to help fund the organization. The Public Theater is a non-profit organisation that aims to make theater accessible to all.

As part of his setlist, the singer has revealed that he would also be  singing songs from his new album, The Last Ship, which will be released on September 24; just in time for his 10-day engagement. It was also revealed that this will be the first and only time that anyone will see the 61-year-old singer perform any music from the new album.

According to The Public Theater’s artistic director Oskar Eustis, The Last Ship is “an elegy for and a celebration of the working-class life of the Newcastle shipyards” as well as that it’s “shaping up to be a masterpiece”.

The new LP will be Sting’s first new album full of original material since 2003’s Sacred Love.