RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a masterful storyteller, too.

In the weeks leading up to the premiere on July 16 (which happens to be Copeland’s birthday), Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp visited Copeland in his studio in Southern California for an exclusive and very candid interview.

Among the topics discussed are the same ones covered in the HDNET docu-series, from the Doors to the Who to Rush (note Copeland’s reverence for Rush’s Neil Peart) to the Police’s involvement with the US Festival in 1982, and more.

The 19-film line-up kicks off with the Copeland-directed film “Everyone Stares, The Police Inside Out” on his birthday, July 16, and also features critically acclaimed docs profiling The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, The Doors, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, The Who, Bad Company, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chicago, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Doobie Brothers, Rod Stewart, Les Paul and The 1982 US Festival.

Enjoy our conversation below!

Visit HDNETMovies’ website for local listings and tune-in details so you don’t miss this exciting documentary series.

Stewart Copeland now joins the ranks of those we’ve spoken with in this capacity over the past few months, a list that includes Judy CollinsRita CoolidgePeter Noone of Herman’s HermitsSteve HackettJohn OatesRick SpringfieldGene Simmons of KISSSteve Lukather of TotoMike Love of the Beach BoysTodd RundgrenRingo Starr and more.

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2 Responses to "RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police"

  1. Cathy Lee Brandstetter   July 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I am green with envy, Ken! Superb interview! I <3 Stewart! Played beach volleyball and ate dinner with him and the US Polo Team in Jamaica back around the time of Synchronicity 1983? -CLB

  2. Robert Emery   February 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Forgive my blatant appeal to you Police and Stewart Copeland fans, but if you are interested, I have recently recorded an in-depth interview with Stewart Copeland which was the inaugural episode of my new podcast, Backstage with Robert Emery. If you’d like to hear this, please do visit and take a listen to Behind the Scenes with Stewart Copeland: Why dumb shit makes me happy.


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