Okay, here we go again with some news:
– The song The Police will perform at the Grammys will be “Roxanne”.
– The reunion tour will already start in May in … (stay tuned to know this!).
Some facts about “Roxanne”, as featured on their first album “Outlandos d’Amour”:
– The song is about a man who falls in love with a prostitute. Sting got the idea for this after walking through the red-light district of Paris. He imagined what it would be like to fall in love with one of the prostitutes.
– This was the first major-label release by The Police. A year earlier, they released the single “Fall Out” on an independent label owned by Stewart Copeland’s brother. When it was first released, this didn’t chart. It was re-released and charted in early 1979 after The Police gained some popularity.
– In the movie 48 Hours, Eddie Murphy sings a very off-key version of the song in a jail cell.
– Sting chose the name Roxanne because it has a rich history behind it. Roxanne was the name of Alexander The Great’s wife and Cyrano DeBergerac’s girlfriend.
– The laughing at the beginning is Sting. It was recorded when he tripped in the recording studio and fell over the piano.
And here is the red video version as well: