DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drummers

Drummers Topic Name = Drummer's Name. Use this forum to discuss the drummers profiled on DrummerWorld

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #121  
Old 01-16-2007, 12:13 AM
Disco Stu's Avatar
Disco Stu Disco Stu is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Boogie Wonderland
Posts: 446
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Cool...glad you like the videos. I was fortunate enough to see The Police live during the Synchronicity tour, but I wish I could have seen them earlier in one of those small venues.
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 01-16-2007, 06:10 AM
Mapex589's Avatar
Mapex589 Mapex589 is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 697
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

I wish I had seen the Synchronicity tour, I did see them on the Ghost In The Machine tour though. That show is the reason I play drums today. I was blown away!! Thanks again for the links.
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 01-25-2007, 04:51 AM
CheeseCake's Avatar
CheeseCake CheeseCake is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 50
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

For any of you guys with the Synchronicity dvd, go to the alternate angle tracks and watch Synchronicity II on angles 2 and 3, you can catch some decent angle 4, but only at the very beginning. Check out 2 and 3 near the end, that left hand is ridiculous.
__________________
Devil and the deep blue sea behind me...
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 01-30-2007, 07:16 PM
gcarlet's Avatar
gcarlet gcarlet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 179
Default The Police reunite for Grammys

The Police reunite for Grammys

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Police will reunite to open the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, The Recording Academy said on Tuesday, fueling speculation that the hit 1980s band is planning a reunion tour.

The five-time Grammy-winning band, led by frontman Sting, with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, split up in 1984 and was last seen playing together in 2003 to commemorate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band, known for such hits as "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle" and "Every Breath You Take," has never performed at the annual telecast for the music industry's most prestigious awards that are given by The Recording Academy.

"The Police join a stellar list of past Grammy Awards opening acts, which includes reunions and once-in-a-lifetime performances," said a statement from the academy.

Members of The Police have so far refused to confirm rumors that the band is planning to reunite in 2007 for dates in Britain and the United States, with this year marking the 30th anniversary of the release of "Roxanne."

Last month the band's label A&M Records, which is owned by Universal Music, said in a statement that they would mark the year somehow.

"It is our intention to mark the anniversary by doing something special with the band's catalog of songs. Needless to say, everyone is hopeful the band will support our plans and while early discussions have taken place, nothing has been decided," said the statement.
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 01-31-2007, 03:11 AM
crumbdrums's Avatar
crumbdrums crumbdrums is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 189
Default Re: The Police reunite for Grammys

Quote:
Originally Posted by gcarlet View Post

Members of The Police have so far refused to confirm rumors that the band is planning to reunite in 2007 for dates in Britain and the United States, with this year marking the 30th anniversary of the release of "Roxanne."
I'd buy tickets for that in a heartbeat.
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 01-31-2007, 05:30 AM
Mapex589's Avatar
Mapex589 Mapex589 is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 697
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

This news is so awesome. I cant wait to see The Police live again. I assume there will be a live DVD eventually as well. Sweet!!
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 02-13-2007, 05:35 AM
pcmckay's Avatar
pcmckay pcmckay is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 486
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Did anyone see the Police on the Grammy's last night? I have to say I thought they sounded great, and Stewart is still the man! It was really cool to see Stewart playing again he is just a phenominal player. They also announced today a reunion tour this summer, I definately have to check it out. Stewart is going to show all of the top rock drummers out there how it's done!
__________________
Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer, unfortunately he has never cried.
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 02-13-2007, 08:06 AM
rendezvous_drummer's Avatar
rendezvous_drummer rendezvous_drummer is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 3,182
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Finally I will have the chance to see Copeland play on MAY 29TH!!!
__________________
LET THE PEOPLE SING
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 02-13-2007, 12:59 PM
Drum-Head's Avatar
Drum-Head Drum-Head is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 940
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

I haven't seen them on the Grammy's, but I have seen a few excerpts on the news in which they sounded real good and have heard many fans say that Stewart has still got the magic.

I have to be honest in saying that I was at the same time exited and afraid of this reunion, because I was indeed wondering if Stewart (and the hole band) would still be up to it knowing that he had not really been drumming that much in the past years. I am so glad to hear that he has not lost that "Stew magic." (lol)

If they made a live Dvd that would be great!
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 02-13-2007, 03:57 PM
fusssion
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
There are some gems to be found on YouTube. Here's a 30 minute clip of a 1979 Police concert from Beat Club.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf-s2XIw7vk

Additionally, this user has posted a bunch of clips from another '79 concert at Hatfield Polytechnic.

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=maxider

(The crowd is more into it at the Hatfield concert.)
Ludwigs ?! cool 20202020
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 02-26-2007, 09:37 PM
murphinelli murphinelli is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 426
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Here's a gem I found on jambase: http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=9947

Apparently, Stewart has some issues with jazz...
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 02-26-2007, 10:20 PM
foursticks's Avatar
foursticks foursticks is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 990
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by murphinelli View Post
Here's a gem I found on jambase: http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=9947

Apparently, Stewart has some issues with jazz...
Seems more like a vandetta from all that hatred toward jazz musicians. S'pose it could be from his up-bringing or something...

Still, he's a great drummer and the power from that traditional whip could put any matched grip player to shame...
__________________
"You can play a shoestring if your sincere." - John Coltrane
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 02-27-2007, 02:36 AM
rendezvous_drummer's Avatar
rendezvous_drummer rendezvous_drummer is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 3,182
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

That was a great interview haha, made me laugh. Best line though: "Rock musicians get laid, Jazz musicians don't". THAT made me chuckle.
__________________
LET THE PEOPLE SING
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 03-02-2007, 07:38 PM
jonescrusher's Avatar
jonescrusher jonescrusher is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Portsmouth
Posts: 2,190
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Lol, the guys a wind up merchant. Agree wih him on the snobbery bit though. Quite interminable some of them.
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 03-03-2007, 04:50 AM
rendezvous_drummer's Avatar
rendezvous_drummer rendezvous_drummer is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 3,182
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

I'm not going to let it bother me, it's his opinion and nothing other than that. I love Copeland as a drummer, but his attitude is something else.
__________________
LET THE PEOPLE SING
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 03-05-2007, 02:33 AM
infernal drummer's Avatar
infernal drummer infernal drummer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 118
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by rendezvous_drummer View Post
I'm not going to let it bother me, it's his opinion and nothing other than that. I love Copeland as a drummer, but his attitude is something else.
yeah.. you either agree or you dont.. we cant persuade him to think different, even if we wanted. :) no point in arguing that.
__________________
helloween: im alive.. now thats good drumming
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 03-05-2007, 03:22 AM
dawg dawg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 194
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

was this a put on by copeland? there is good and bad in every music genre..thank goodness he had the common sense not to diss de johnette or tony to the interviewer. he would have been laughing stock if he had done that. and his having played with stanley clarke, a negative comment towards his talent would have been stupid. but he's right somewhat about miles.. the album "four and more" recorded live with tony and others was very sloppy playing by miles...missed notes, out of tune...but tony williams and the rest of the band was superb. maybe that's what he was alluding to,not ALL jazz players. it sounds like he has some kind of deep-seated rebellion against jazz going back to his childhood.
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 08-18-2007, 12:31 AM
the skin man's Avatar
the skin man the skin man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 412
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Steward Copeland-based Concept lesson
One thing you might want to doing for these is play a groove several times through, then stop, then say how you're going to change it, then play through that new groove and then add fills. That might have a little more educational value.
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 08-29-2007, 07:07 PM
TopCat's Avatar
TopCat TopCat is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Up river
Posts: 1,294
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Got the new Rhythm yesterday got a long but fairly mediocre interview with Copeland. I found this interesting though - his current favourite drummers are Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Danny Carey (Tool) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

'While I'm into metal, I'm also listening to Latin American and Bluegrass'
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 08-29-2007, 08:19 PM
intooder's Avatar
intooder intooder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 483
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
Got the new Rhythm yesterday got a long but fairly mediocre interview with Copeland. I found this interesting though - his current favourite drummers are Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Danny Carey (Tool) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

'While I'm into metal, I'm also listening to Latin American and Bluegrass'
That is interesting. I would pick Copeland over any of those guys. Carey might be a close runner up, though.
__________________
PEWFLADCC - Chief of Staff
Reply With Quote
  #141  
Old 08-30-2007, 03:02 AM
potential-h-bomb potential-h-bomb is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

"Message in a Bottle" is amazing! Probably one of my favourite songs to play on drums, especially the end.

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned anything about Copeland's snare sound yet. I love it! You can kind of hear a similar "crack" in the snare sounds of todays drummers that he influenced e.g. Travis Barker.
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old 09-05-2007, 03:02 AM
AllTheCoolNamesAreTaken AllTheCoolNamesAreTaken is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 549
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonescrusher View Post
Lol, the guys a wind up merchant. Agree wih him on the snobbery bit though. Quite interminable some of them.
Well, that's the whole thing, innit? He's playing off a stereotype, and stereotypes come about because people tend to act a certain way.

A lot of jazz is crap. But a lot of jazz is also amazing. I love playing jazz, as best I can, but I would never want to hang out with "jazz fans". I think fans of just about anything are pretty annoying.
Reply With Quote
  #143  
Old 11-16-2007, 04:41 PM
churchdrummer churchdrummer is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Shreveport Louisiana
Posts: 2
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland shall always be my #1 drummer of all time,He is the reason in 1978
i got in Jr high school band.The man rocks,have you checked out the video from the drum
fest, great, ON tracks like "Bombs Away" the open measures are great,I try to play some
of his style when i play,Sometimes at church in pratice i will get caught up in a few bars,
and start banging on the ride on forget sometimes .well stewart rocks
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old 11-20-2007, 03:06 PM
TopCat's Avatar
TopCat TopCat is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Up river
Posts: 1,294
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

You chaps might find this interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYozg1QJHAA

Check all that moongel..
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old 11-20-2007, 03:12 PM
TitanSound's Avatar
TitanSound TitanSound is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,228
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Cheers for that Tom.

I must say...his kit sounded awesome through that PA at the Millenium Stadium :)
__________________
"Sometimes I wake up at night and wonder where the hell the worlds going too"
Reply With Quote
  #146  
Old 11-20-2007, 03:24 PM
TopCat's Avatar
TopCat TopCat is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Up river
Posts: 1,294
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanSound View Post
Cheers for that Tom.

I must say...his kit sounded awesome through that PA at the Millenium Stadium :)
Sure did, where were you at? I was lucky enough to get tickets down in the second section of the pitch seating.
Reply With Quote
  #147  
Old 11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
TitanSound's Avatar
TitanSound TitanSound is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,228
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

I was just to the left of the stage, sitting in the stands...pretty decent view!
__________________
"Sometimes I wake up at night and wonder where the hell the worlds going too"
Reply With Quote
  #148  
Old 11-23-2007, 03:53 PM
punkdrummer1's Avatar
punkdrummer1 punkdrummer1 is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 659
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

he is a mind blowing drummer Mr. Copeland. I think he is a legend, and will always be for sure :D
__________________




Endorsements are hard to come by. Anyone???? :p
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old 11-23-2007, 04:01 PM
milkbetweenorangejuice's Avatar
milkbetweenorangejuice milkbetweenorangejuice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Home of the 13 month summer
Posts: 42
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

What a genius this man is. Message In A Bottle and Murder By Numbers are two of the greatest drum tracks of all time. And the breaks at the end of No Time This Time (especially the tripelet-y one monster at 2:49) are awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old 11-23-2007, 04:22 PM
Erik Lund
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Do you think Copeland was pissed when Sting went off and did a bunch of years/albums/tours with strictly jazz musicians? Was that the reason for his [laughable] quotes? Dunno. Anyway - good drummer. Good in one band (like Moon in the Who...Probably wouldn't care to hear him in another group) and that's all you need in this world.


Fortunately, despite being a "jazz drummer" I get laid sometimes too.
Reply With Quote
  #151  
Old 11-23-2007, 09:08 PM
milkbetweenorangejuice's Avatar
milkbetweenorangejuice milkbetweenorangejuice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Home of the 13 month summer
Posts: 42
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erik Lund View Post
Do you think Copeland was pissed when Sting went off and did a bunch of years/albums/tours with strictly jazz musicians? Was that the reason for his [laughable] quotes? Dunno. Anyway - good drummer. Good in one band (like Moon in the Who...Probably wouldn't care to hear him in another group) and that's all you need in this world.


Fortunately, despite being a "jazz drummer" I get laid sometimes too.
I disagree.

I think that Copeland would have been great in lots of groups for many of the reasons that Moon wouldn't have been.

Moon's problem was twofold: overplaying and timing (and you could certainly break that down further to other problems like technique and such, but generally speaking, these were the main issues).

Copeland had excellent timing and rarely overplayed. Most of his major fills came in real rockers (e.g. Bombs Away), however on tunes like Murder By Numbers, it is really tasteful and fitting.
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 11-23-2007, 10:08 PM
shuffle's Avatar
shuffle shuffle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 409
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkbetweenorangejuice View Post
I disagree.

Copeland had excellent timing

Not sure if solid timing is his greatest asset.
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 11-24-2007, 12:48 AM
Erik Lund
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Well okay. But what other bands did he play in? Were people clamoring to get him in their band? What I meant by the Moon comparison is that Copeland's playing seemed perfectly suited for that band. His feel/influences seemed to really give that group their specific sound, much like Moon. But I couldn't imagine Moon playing with another group and I haven't heard a band that would utilize Copeland's strengths with what he did with the Police - those reggae-inspired grooves, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 11-24-2007, 12:59 AM
drum.lad's Avatar
drum.lad drum.lad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Limerick ireland
Posts: 291
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

i saw him in dublin a few weeks back with the police was amazing well he was anyway never took my eyes off him
__________________
WE'VE DONE FOUR ALREADY BUT NOW WERE STEADY AND THEN THEY WENT 1 2 3 4
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 11-24-2007, 02:41 AM
milkbetweenorangejuice's Avatar
milkbetweenorangejuice milkbetweenorangejuice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Home of the 13 month summer
Posts: 42
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erik Lund View Post
Well okay. But what other bands did he play in? Were people clamoring to get him in their band? What I meant by the Moon comparison is that Copeland's playing seemed perfectly suited for that band. His feel/influences seemed to really give that group their specific sound, much like Moon. But I couldn't imagine Moon playing with another group and I haven't heard a band that would utilize Copeland's strengths with what he did with the Police - those reggae-inspired grooves, etc.
Put that way it makes sense. The Police did utilize his reggae-strengths perfectly, and he probably wouldn't have ever sounded better with anyone else. I agree with that. I just think he could have done lots of non-reggae influenced stuff. Somewhere near the beginning of this thread is a very impressive list of songs he worked for movies and the like that no doubt requires serious versatility.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 11-25-2007, 07:16 AM
gcarlet's Avatar
gcarlet gcarlet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 179
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
You chaps might find this interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYozg1QJHAA

Check all that moongel..
Cool clip. I use a lot of similar items on my kit.
__________________
http://www.myspace.com/gcarlet
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 12-02-2007, 08:38 AM
Kirsh's Avatar
Kirsh Kirsh is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: argentina
Posts: 40
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

i saw him yesterday, in the police tour he came all the way to Argentina i cant believe it
he is such an influence in my playing and he was the one who made me start playing drums.
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 12-02-2007, 09:06 AM
aydee aydee is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,269
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
You chaps might find this interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYozg1QJHAA

Check all that moongel..
That was interesting. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 06-12-2008, 04:35 AM
m1ck's Avatar
m1ck m1ck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 378
Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Went to a company BBQ today, played games and won swag.

I won two tickets to The Police at the Gorge in George, Washington, on July 12.

Wooo HOOO! I finally get to see one of my favorite drummers (and favorite bands) of all time, live, at one of the most spectacular venues in North America. On the company dime!

I'm jazzed.

:D
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 09-05-2008, 03:40 PM
hilcem hilcem is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1
Default For any serious Copeland fans

Visit this site
http://stewartcopeland.societeg.com/

Updated regularly
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com