Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Police and Incubus


Incubus got a lift from Police drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers last weekend in Los Angeles, when the pair joined the modern rock act for renditions of the Police's "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle" at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas concert.

Copeland and Summers had not performed on stage together since the Police was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York in early 2003.

"Incubus has been playing various Police songs over the years in concert," says vocalist Brandon Boyd. "We are all huge fans of the band so when it came time to decide on how to make the KROQ show different, nothing seemed more appropriate than asking them to perform with us."

Incubus plans to make a recording of "Roxanne" available for paid download in the coming days on Apple's iTunes Music Store. Proceeds will benefit a 21-year-old KROQ listener of the same name, who recently lost both of her parents and is caring for three young siblings.

Glad to hear she won't have to turn on the red light. (I'm assuming the article is saying the listener's name is Roxanne, though the way it is written, her name could be KROQ or Apple's ITunes Music Store. I wonder if anyone has named their child "Itunes" yet. It would be a good nickname for Gwynnie's baby. Although I'm guessing Apple's nickname is probably Manzana.)

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