The cops roving around subway stations just got their rides majorly pimped. The New York Daily News reports that the NYPD Transit bureau has purchased 13 T3 transporters, three-wheeled electric scooters that resemble the famous/infamous Segway. Four of the vehicles are currently in use.
The officers lucky enough to snag one of these Read More
Several months ago this column reported that Police frontman Sting’s duplex apartment at 88 Central Park West finally went into contract after being on the market for nearly four years, originally listed in 2006 for $24.9 million with the late Linda Stein, broker to the stars who was horrifically slain by her Read More
The Police held a benefit concert for New York’s public television stations at Madison Square Garden on Aug.7. WNET and WLIW are psyched about the $2.35 million they raised (before expenses), but they are more excited about the prospect of that golden 20-and-30-something demographic flipping to their channels more often. The New York Read More
What does U2 sound like?
For a question that seems so absurd to ask-surely, everyone knows!–it’s pretty hard to answer. Not because the band has been around for over three decades and experimented with a number of styles. Its that the answer is tautological: U2 sounds like U2. Its commercial success and attendant ubiquity has Read More
When a long-running, massively influential band breaks up, it’s a given that hordes of crazy fans will travel from the far ends of the earth to be at that band’s final concert. For the Police, that concert is taking place on Aug. 7 at Madison Square Garden—the B-52’s are opening—and New York Public Television is Read More
Appearing at a conference with Mayor Bloomberg this morning, The Police announced that their final show—no, really this time—will take place in New York this summer.
"We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB’s in 1978 and this summer, 30 years later, our journey will come full circle as Read More
The Zombies (file under hip ’60s rock bands made popular anew by Wes Anderson movies and TV commercials) are playing Irving Plaza on July 11. The group will have just come off an extensive European stint with fellow British invaders the Yardbirds, though they only seem to have two U.S. dates lined up Read More
An American Idol loser and the woman who made one of the worst televised performances of the year topped Billboard’s charts in 2007. Daughtry, a rock band lead by American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, is the most successful artist and Fergie is the No. 2 female artist Read More
Nicolas Cage will produce a feature documentary based on Police guitarist Andy Summers’ autobiography One Train Later, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lauren Lazin ("Tupac: Resurrection") is in negotiations to direct. Summers is in talks to narrate and would tell the Police story from his perspective, in the style of director Morgen’s Bob Read More