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How Andy Summers Sneaked a Solo Into ‘Message in a Bottle’

Andy Summers said most guitarists were unable to play the Police classic “Message in a Bottle” because there was more to it than they realized. The track appeared on their second album, Regatta de Blanc, in 1979. In a new interview with Guitar Player, Summers explained how he assembled his contribution.
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How Andy Summers Sneaked a Solo Into ‘Message in a Bottle’

Andy Summers said most guitarists were unable to play the Police classic “Message in a Bottle” because there was more to it than they realized. The track appeared on their second album, Regatta de Blanc, in 1979. In a new interview with Guitar Player, Summers explained how he assembled his contribution.
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Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland Recall The Police’s Pre-Fame Days

“Because we’d gotten into other things, I think we all came to enjoy The Police and were very proud of the work and saw it as a very closed circle,” Stewart Copeland, the band’s irascible drummer, says when asked about what things were like internally in the run up to The Police’s 2007-2008 reunion tour. “We didn’t want to mess with it and were busy doing stuff. So we were very surprised when we did the reunion tour. We thought, ‘Well, this could be cool, it’ll probably be quite popular.’ We had no idea that stadiums around the world would sell out in minutes! We had no idea — because we’d forgotten about it.”
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Guitar World Magazine

Andy Summers: “One of the things I loved about playing in The Police was that it was all guitar all the time! But it needed someone like me to fill that out”

By the time The Police hit big with their 1978 debut LP Outlandos D’Amour, Andy Summers was already in his 30s, and a seasoned guitar player. He’d got his break as a teenager in the '60s, playing with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band on the circuit, rubbing shoulders with Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.
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Andy Summers Says Police Reunion Made Him Highest Paid Guitarist

Police guitarist Andy Summers finally revealed the financial stats of the band's massive 2007/2008 globe-spanning reunion tour. The long-awaited reunion trek spanned 158 shows, playing to 921,000 paying customers, and earned the band a $297 million gross. In 2008, they released a two-CD / two DVD collection chronicling the jaunt called The Police: Certifiable. The show was shot and recorded during the band's stop in Buenos Aries.
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Andy Summers on his iconic Police Telecaster: "It would be $1m if anyone wants to buy it"

It's pretty safe to say Andy Summers is a musician who isn't short on capital. Indeed, in a new interview with the Telegraph around the theme of finances he reveals just how much he made from the Police's reunion tour (spoiler: a lot) but the guitarist also mused on his most iconic instrument; the highly modified 1963 Fender Telecaster. Including what it would take for him to part with it.
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The Police's Andy Summers: 'I made $1m a night – and played 150 times'

Andy Summers, 79, is the guitarist who found fame in 1977 with The Police, which became a multimillion-record-selling rock band. He has made 13 solo records, worked with many musicians and exhibited his photography. Today he lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and children. How did your childhood...
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Andy Summers: ‘We Didn’t Get Anything’ From Puff Daddy

Andy Summers says the Police “didn’t get anything” for their contribution to Puff Daddy’s 1997 chart-topper “I’ll Be Missing You.”. During an exclusive conversation with UCR, the Police guitarist looked back at the hip-hop hit, which famously sampled their song “Every Breath You Take.”. “It was one of those funny...
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Andy Summers Says The Police ‘Didn’t Get Anything’ From Puff Daddy Sample

If you thought The Police made bank when Puff Daddy sampled “Every Breath You Take” for his 1997 hit “I’ll Be Missing You,” think again. Police guitarist Andy Summers told Ultimate Classic Rock that his son introduced him to the Puff Daddy song saying, “My 10-year-old came in the house and came over. He goes, ‘Hey Dad, I want you to come listen to my radio in the room. There’s a guy who is completely doing your guitar thing.’ I went in and it was the first time I’d heard Puff Daddy and whatever he called that song. I went, ‘Oh my God.'”
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