The Sting Interview

  • Опубліковано 17 лис 2021
  • I have waited years to be able to have this conversation with Sting and longtime guitarist Dominic Miller. It was recorded at The Power Station Berklee NYC. Sting shares his thoughts on the creative process, songwriting and his music past, present and future. We discuss both The Police and his solo career as well as his influences from J.S. Bach to the Beatles.
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  • Rick Beato
    Rick Beato  10 місяців тому +2804

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    • Bobby Hulll
      Bobby Hulll 12 днів тому

      You should get ahold of Randy Bachman of the Guess Who and BTO fame he loves to talk music and theory and trained with Lenny Breau I bet he would love to chat with you ..

    • Kevin Cosgrove
      Kevin Cosgrove 23 дні тому

      This will be viewed for years to come. The For Her Love performance is just. Wow.

    • Mark Young
      Mark Young 29 днів тому

      @Danny Kuperberg ??

    • Danny Kuperberg
      Danny Kuperberg Місяць тому

      @Mark Young AND

    • STFU FFS
      STFU FFS Місяць тому

      15:00 Sting is a genius dilettante where he's able to have depth in any area he points his focus, but there's something to be said about plumbing the depths with a 3 piece. He let slip an oxymoronically doublet and he contradicted himself within just a few sentences: "the 3 piece is limited... We were able to do amazing things" And I think I agree with him... While there freedom in solo work where you aren't playing within a single sandbox and seeing how big the sandcastle can be or even with a bunch of new dudes where there isn't so much pressure to provide scaffolding and there's different skillsets (plus i suspect it could also be because Sting is an addict for novelty for his creativity to work at its peak), it's still possible and maybe even that there's an agility to a 3 piece where, if the 3 members are truly attuned to each other, you can get progressive symphonies like with Rush or a band so loaded with eclectic talent like Nirvana that they can write anthem Rock for the antiestablisment or the Police who, channeling the chaos in their interpersonal struggles, produced arguably the most boundary pushing of musical campfires where you're listening to someone telling a story of a breakup over a fire using music and voice and tone. A 4 or more piece can pound out music but the skill to do the same with a 3 piece is very unique but even more fascinating are the latter years' albums where the personnel firewalls bled into the music and the lyrics and even the music videos. And when it's done perfectly, the successful bands seem to reach echelon that are just a head higher than most any other.

  • Нескучный Саунд
    Нескучный Саунд 10 місяців тому +433

    One of the few musicians i admired at every age and every period of my musicianship. Thank you Sting for existing.

    • Ear and Loathing
      Ear and Loathing 3 місяці тому +1


    • yoni rechter
      yoni rechter 8 місяців тому +5

      crazy how great he is in history... very high ranking.. and i am talking among the best not 2020's nonsense which is not really music.. sting is really top of the top.. tier 1 but the top of that tier... you could find there george michael... prince...faruk bulsara... elton... prince.. david bowie.. roland orzabal.. curt smith.. mccartey.. wonder... then you got rod stewart julio eglasias and whitney houston really for the voices but the group is very small.. sting LEADS this small group

    • Andrew Hughes
      Andrew Hughes 8 місяців тому +3

      @Lucky Luke If you had his talent maybe you'd be a little pompous to.... He always comes across that way pomposity and confidence are close bedfellows I've seen him live and may see him in London later this year, he usually is brilliant to listen to musically. But as you say he can sound pompous.......

    • Kimmo Lingonheimo
      Kimmo Lingonheimo 8 місяців тому +1

      @Lucky Luke yeh, I miss JJ Cale...🤔

    • Lucky Luke
      Lucky Luke 9 місяців тому

      And for being pompous

  • David Morton
    David Morton 6 місяців тому +543

    The look of surprise on Sting's face at the in-depth, informed, technical nature of Rick's first question - and the interview just got better and better.

    • Clyde Dashing
      Clyde Dashing 2 дні тому

      Surprise to happy refreshment. The two warmed quickly to Beato as they realized this would not be a shallow interview.

    • Peter Hjemdahl
      Peter Hjemdahl 18 днів тому

      I love Rick, but I think Sting was maybe a little put off by the focus on technicalities in the beginning, Sting maybe thought it would be a theoretical autopsy of that which is of minor interest, his songs. But both he and Dominique came alive after the initial talk about &%#](-+aug/{}≠¶\ was done with and Rick finally got to around to talk about about what's important. And for those of us who play, or those of us who listens, who really cares about all the +/-/§∞£@sus/aug/9/11/13. Still waiting for Gilmore Rick, still waiting :D

    • sandpiper
      sandpiper 28 днів тому

      TV used to SUCK for stuff like this. I mean it still does but it used to too :)

    • Hurley The Lobster
      Hurley The Lobster  29 днів тому

      @He's Not Here band I believe Sting thinks Rick is overthinking his process. Good composers don't think too much about note progressions when composing, but more about how it sounds. Otherwise it ends up like Dream Theater, nothing wrong with Dream Theater, but it has a different kind of public that is more interested in music as a craft, not as much as expression.

    • Gordon
      Gordon Місяць тому

      @Atlantean Wizard lmao

  • RocketMyDog1
    RocketMyDog1 4 місяці тому +156

    I have now listened to this entire interview at least 10 times. Pure magic! I’m mesmerized by the depth of the conversation and feel I know what real musicians talk about when they’re truly being themselves. Rick, you deserve an award for your skill as the consummate interviewer of other musicians. This interview will be preserved for generations by true musicians and fans of both Sting and Rick Beato!

    • James Edwin Jones
      James Edwin Jones 25 днів тому

      Totally agree!! Kudos, Rick! Perfection.

    • He's Not Here band
      He's Not Here band 2 місяці тому +4

      Rick’s interview with Bernard Purdie is similar in nature, Mr. Purdie was impressed and gratified by the musical knowledge Rick evidenced so that he was able to ask questions that spoke to HOW to play, HOW music is made and appreciated…

  • Bädz
    Bädz Місяць тому +11

    "For me the bridge is therapy"
    "I'm looking for solutions,
    I'm not looking to just reiterate my problem,
    I want to see how to get out of it"
    So many pearls of wisdom, but these two hit me the hardest.
    Thank you Rick, and thank you Sting & Dominic

    • Pablo Huelsz Piano
      Pablo Huelsz Piano 9 днів тому

      That part of the interview totally blew away!!! No question why Sting is one of the greatest of all time!!!

  • Paul Egan
    Paul Egan 7 місяців тому +207

    What a great chat... I met Dominic in Kuwait when he was visiting family. He generously performed a private concert and even managed a master class that my son attended; he then went on to pick up a guitar proper and finished his formal education attaining a Master of Music master's degree from Brunel. It is amazing how a single act of generosity can change a child's life. Thank you, Dominic :)

    • Daniel McBrearty
      Daniel McBrearty Місяць тому

      that's such a cool story!

    • Paul Egan
      Paul Egan 4 місяці тому +9

      @William Edgar BSc (Hons) 1st and a Masters with Distinction in Music - weapon of choice Guitar... very proud of him :)

    • William Edgar
      William Edgar 4 місяці тому +1

      What do you mean “guitar proper”?

  • Ellen Grupe
    Ellen Grupe 10 місяців тому +1651

    Rick needs to be THE guy who interviews all musicians. He is the only person who can give substance and understanding to a conversation. He is the guy that we all want to be speaking on our behalf and I, as the viewer, feel so proud to be connected to him, even if it is vicariously on social media. A truly brilliant interview.

    • jetpaq
      jetpaq 8 днів тому

      Here here.!!

    • Nahte Salinas
      Nahte Salinas 10 днів тому

      Here I am again to watch this episode again for the 12th time....

    • Valued Humanoid
      Valued Humanoid 20 днів тому

      Could not agree more. I just watched some hairspray bimbo with a pretty face, heavy chest and empty head interview a rock star. The questions were so asinine and stupid that the musician kept looking at her like "this is why I got out of bed this early?" She was just a piece of eye candy. Rick is deep. Rick is thoughtful, and not afraid to ask the hard questions

    • Guy Moore
      Guy Moore 22 дні тому

      I couldnt agree with you more! It's excellent when someone says that they're a fan, and can actually artuculate questions that musicians would appreciate! Wonderful interview Rick💯💯💯

    • James Edwin Jones
      James Edwin Jones 25 днів тому

      Truth all day long! Great post!

  • Craig Roberts
    Craig Roberts 6 місяців тому +87

    Sting is everything I thought he'd be in an interview. He loves his music and boasts about it - I love that. His longevity is amazing, he jhust keeps on defying the odds. The guy is in amazingly good shape, always has been. Soul Cages is my favorite record by Sting.

    • Vertigo Music Magazine, Victoria Elizabeth Strong
      Vertigo Music Magazine, Victoria Elizabeth Strong 18 днів тому

      Mine too 🥰

    • Don McDougall
      Don McDougall 2 місяці тому +3

      Yes Sting is amazingly talent muso and very giving . Soul Cages is his best solo album. So intense and an emotional tour de force.

    • ML P
      ML P 6 місяців тому +4

      Ah! So true, Sting is a timeless artist. He continues to reinvent and explore different sounds ever since the beginning of his career. Saw him in November 2021 in Las Vegas at Ceasars palace and he’s just everything he’s always been. Hasn’t skipped a beat. He was born for this in a time where only talent and will made it through.

  • LJ
    LJ 5 місяців тому +52

    Rick, I'm a bit late in saying... this is undoubtedly the most intelligent, insightful, informative interviews I have ever watched (and, Sting and Dominic weren't bad either...LOL). Seriously, I cannot imagine anyone has ever interviewed these guys and been as prepared and from a perspective of being "one of the guys" as yourself. Congratulations on (another) incredible video.

  • Timothy Avilla
    Timothy Avilla 2 місяці тому +47

    Sting and his crew age like wine. I love artists that change as they progress. I think Sting is deeper in thought about music now than he has ever been. Loved this.

    • Josip Miller
      Josip Miller 2 місяці тому +1

      Very much so. I heard "Roxanne" when I was a kid, at the beginning of the 80s and following Sting's solo career from the 1987. End he just fits your description. Just like wine.

  • Scott Wilkinson
    Scott Wilkinson 4 місяці тому +31

    One of the most important quotes from Sting in the interview: "There is a great deal of ageism in our industry." Think about what this means: in essence, it means there is a kind of musical and intellectual poverty in pop music-one that suggests that older musicians have nothing to say, or aren't "cool" by whatever the current standard of cool is, or that their music is now esoteric and fringe and no longer popular. I hope this changes as legions of pop stars lose their youthful voices, get more wrinkled, but still want to create.

    • Ewolf5150
      Ewolf5150 Місяць тому

      I hope it doesn’t

    • ZephaniahL
      ZephaniahL Місяць тому +5

      Madonna shows tge dark side of this, sinply refusing to acknowledge age at all. That isn’t heroic, just headstrong and ultimately embarrassing.

  • badbrad
    badbrad 10 місяців тому +422

    This is probably the best interview ever conducted with Sting. Educated, intelligent questions, thoughtful answers. This was GOLD.

    • Brock Mulhearn
      Brock Mulhearn Місяць тому

      @yoni rechter im sure your parents thought the same when hearing the music of your generation

    • Berserk Broadcasting
      Berserk Broadcasting 5 місяців тому +1

      @mano a mano Very true, although I have enjoyed his reaction to silk sonic, it seems like he was genuinely gleeful to hear 70s soul inspired music and do it so well, whilst also sounding relevant to today.

    • mano a mano
      mano a mano 5 місяців тому +4

      @yoni rechter
      Rick is the same way. If you watch some of his videos evaluating contemporary music, he's always MUCH too generous. "Love those vocals!", "Great melody!", "Nice key change!" etc, while listening to absolute, useless, mass-production radio garbage.

    • yoni rechter
      yoni rechter 8 місяців тому +3

      it is not the best but it is one of them..
      now it is very important to understand that sting is being nice.. he KNOWS music is finished.. he knows that today stuff wouldnt even rate in the 70s and 80s... he knows 99% of the "performers" now day would NEVER EVER pass a sting live session qualification.. i dont know why he is saying the complements he is saying aside from trying to sound nice since he is so loved by so many.. it is just like he say the things about whats going on in the world.. he knows the truth he just need to take a stand to not "hurt" anyone's feelings.. which is not really how it would be in the 1980's... sting is in most liklihood the most important modern musician of the last 50 years.. there is no one better in the last half century.. and very few coming to that level in the last 100 years...
      i really do not think he should complement as much as he does the garbage out there.. he knows rap is not music.. he knows that eminem is not rap musician but more of a pop musician who had success because he was melodic and only CHOSE the route he went to due to the times.. but he could have been pop musician and sing in duran duran type band just as much... there must be a threshold to be a musician.. and today it does NOT EXIST...
      musician must be able to PLAY INSTRUMENTS... TO WRITE MUSIC... DOES NOT HAVE TO READ NOTES.. BUT MUST BE ABLE TO EARN THE TITLE OF CELEBRITY DUE TO THEIR REAL TALENT OF BEING MUSICIAN..... NOTHING ELSE.. this is what sting did the best.. and today generation fail miserably in.. and sting KNOWS IT.. he;s just being nice.. he know this is a lost case with the 2020's... dom knows this too you can see on his face... rick HIMSELF knows it too because he would never ask it if he did not think so!

    • T Mackie
      T Mackie 10 місяців тому +5

      Fields of gold

  • George Rickard
    George Rickard 5 місяців тому +103

    Absolutely love the respect these accomplished musicians have for JS Bach.

    • Pål Løland
      Pål Løland 12 днів тому

      JS Bach is my abs fave (and also listen to his bass-lines :) .. along with Frank Zappa.

    • penpondsplus
      penpondsplus 2 місяці тому +5

      Bach offers so many pieces of pure perfection!

    • danbag0815
      danbag0815 3 місяці тому +3

      I am really getting into classic music and chose Bach as my most favourite... Now I realize that a lot people think the same. I totally agree.. all these little details and playful harmonies are mesmerizing. I really like the concert compositions

    • Mentally Challenged
      Mentally Challenged 4 місяці тому +5

      US schools are revising JSB for his "white christian masculinity"

    • dave Gill
      dave Gill 5 місяців тому +17

      Bach is the godfather of music...without him we wouldn't have the music we have today

  • Ralph Foster
    Ralph Foster 7 місяців тому +85

    One of the best interviews I have seen of a legendary musician. This interview had substance and was like conversation between musicians. Beato killed it.

  • Scott Cameron
    Scott Cameron 3 місяці тому +19

    I like how reserved both Sting and Dom are to begin with. When you ask the right questions, have an understanding about not only your interviewee, but the theory: the smiles abound quickly and the answers flow. Nice one man.

  • jimmy sanders
    jimmy sanders 6 місяців тому +48

    This is the most intimate discussion of music making that you will hear.The internet is at its best when these conversations are being recorded for all to listen to.

  • Michael Palmisano
    Michael Palmisano 10 місяців тому +3266

    Huge congrats Rick. You’re an inspiration, and it’s so incredible to see artists of this stature on your channel.

    • Pyjama Shark
      Pyjama Shark 10 місяців тому

      Love all of 'em. I made a Sting heavy metal meme using the interview! \m/

    • PTPOP
      PTPOP 10 місяців тому


    • Richard D Lewis
      Richard D Lewis 10 місяців тому +1

      @Jeff Sechelski I think he put all of his almost 50 years of musical experience into this one interview.

    • Jeff Sechelski
      Jeff Sechelski 10 місяців тому +1

      @Peter B Wait, what!? Did Rick interview Robben Ford?

    • Jeff Sechelski
      Jeff Sechelski 10 місяців тому +3

      @Richard D Lewis I did a couple of interviews years ago for our local music rag. I'm reasonably literate, but the difficulty of interviewing was startling. Sting is a very complex artist and Rick made it look easy. Rick is obviously a fan, but at the same time he was confident in his own knowledge.

  • Guy's Place
    Guy's Place 19 днів тому +2

    Love Dominic Miller, I love Sting, I love the songwriting, I love the arrangements, I love Hugh Padgham, I love the albums, I love the mastering, I love the vocals, I love... you get the idea.

  • eljackso
    eljackso 7 місяців тому +71

    Saw Sting 20 years ago in Roanoke, VA, and his opening act, Jill Scott, was a no-show due to illness, so Dominic came out and played an acoustic opening set in her place - it was an awesome concert from beginning to end. Sting joined Dominic at the end of the opening part and played a great acoustic version of "Shape of My Heart", and it's still one of the best performances I have ever seen.

    • rjb
      rjb 5 місяців тому +3

      That's pretty cool. That probably wouldn't happen with all performers.

    • pierre childress
      pierre childress 5 місяців тому +7

      I saw that Sting/Jill Scott show in Motown. It's the only time I ever paid to be in the front row at a concert. I shoulda paid double. Stings band was A-WEEZY SON!! What was also funny was all the white cats around me were like "Who's this woman - she's incredible!" Then they came out together and did a few cuts! Man I'm sorry Jill was a no show and you didn't get to see them blow that roof off.

    • Witwicky1
      Witwicky1 6 місяців тому +4

      Moments like that are why we need to go back and pack every show we can while these legends will still play for us. Great story

  • DG1982
    DG1982 5 місяців тому +20

    This has to be one of the most interesting interviews ever. These gentlemen sound a bit guarded and tepid in the beginning. Rick slowly wins them over and gains their trust and respect. Toward the end it is like old friends having a relaxing chat.

  • Lorenzo Moneta
    Lorenzo Moneta 2 місяці тому +21

    being a super popstar over the decades like Sting means that most of the interviews were about the same 5-6 questions. Rick can chat with familiarity, express admiration like a fan and making questions like a pro. I think Sting and Dominic appreciated this. We all did it.

  • David DiMuzio
    David DiMuzio 10 місяців тому +740

    I think Sting brought Dominic Miller to the interview so that no matter how sullen he acted during the interview he would still come across comparatively as a ray of sunshine 😅☀️

    • Andy M
      Andy M 3 місяці тому

      @John Cunningham To be honest buddy if I was as talented as him I'd have a huge ego.

    • Reflection Pool Podcast
      Reflection Pool Podcast  3 місяці тому

      @laiosto wow, tears

    • T Mike
      T Mike 3 місяці тому

      Rick should have included him more in conversation and question. Interviewer etiquette demands your guest not be ignored.

    • M B
      M B 3 місяці тому

      Kudos to Rick on how he throws a question at Dom every now and then so he wouldn't feel left out.

    • Colin Wallace
      Colin Wallace 4 місяці тому

      I don’t think either one knew for sure what to expect from this, although Dominic did seem to know a bit about Rick and the channel, based on remarks he made. Actual laughter in a couple of places from a guy with a well-earned reputation of “sullen” and apparently also fresh from the dentist. Definitely a win.

  • Laurie Lenz
    Laurie Lenz 6 місяців тому +18

    This interview was so fabulous. What was I doing that I missed this when it was posted? I learned so much. Rick, you are a thoroughly knowledgeable musician but also an incredible teacher and interviewer. Sting and Dominic looked so bored at the beginning like it was going to be the same old same old kind of interview and you really engaged them. I didn't want the interview to end. Thank you so much for doing this. I have always been a fan of Sting's music. It's 3:15 am, and I'm falling asleep watching this but forcing myself to stay awake til the end. Probably going to watch it again tomorrow and share it with my musician friends. You rock!

  • Fred Arthur
    Fred Arthur 4 місяці тому +23

    I am astounded by the openness of this whole discussion. Also the directness of Sting's answers and his level of engagement. Rick, Well done sir!

  • Bushleague
    Bushleague 22 дні тому +2

    Totaly agree with Rick on how far ahead of its time the Police were. The the most major difference between early Police and Operation Ivy was about 10 years. They had fleshed out the basic concept behind 3rd wave ska... before second wave ska was even on the map. Also one of a very few bands to get into Primus level weirdness, once again, nearly a full decade before anyone else explored those possibilities.

  • Carrie Queso
    Carrie Queso 2 місяці тому +25

    Thank you, Rick, for orchestrating this beautifully satisfying interview. You asked many of the questions about which I have been curious for years. And, of course, my heartfelt appreciation to Sting and Dom for answering them. Keep up the stellar work, Mr. Beato!

  • MerkinMuffly
    MerkinMuffly 10 місяців тому +1900

    This makes me smile so much, you can't imagine the joy it brings to hear a competent interviewer asking Sting in depth questions about his music instead of bringing up gossip about his tiffs with Copeland or his private life. I hope more great musicians decide sit down with Beato and talk music.

    • Wes Smith [P]
      Wes Smith [P] 8 місяців тому

      100% and hopefully the world starts paying attention to these real on real casts like Occy with Surfers and Rogan with fighters. Less hype, more usefulness.

    • taryntd32
      taryntd32 8 місяців тому

      I caught myself just cheesin' the whole time watching this.... Sting is just legend!!

    • Eric Pantalone
      Eric Pantalone 8 місяців тому +2

      Is Stng in the HOF as a solo artist? Regardless of the impact of the solo material, Sting is a no brainer slam dunk HOFer. Love Stevie Nicks but Im pretty sure her solo discography is not more impactful than that of Sting.

    • Cyndi Foore
      Cyndi Foore 8 місяців тому

      You’re absolutely right

    • goldenultra
      goldenultra 9 місяців тому +2

      Everybody is so chilled and relaxed, also open. He has that Rick interviewing skills, and they respect him as a musician.

  • Mark Anthony
    Mark Anthony 3 місяці тому +6

    I imagine, because I don't know, but I imagine that Sting is self-conscious or hyper aware of his voice while performing that song "Every little thing she does is magic". I say this because he hadn't warmed up, he's coming out of an interview, who knows what time of the day it is, and the point I want to make is, he sounds lovely. His voice is iconic, I've loved it since the first day I ever heard it, and even in its raw form, in its casual nature, it's absolutely lovely. Every little thing he sings is magic. I just wanted to put that out there in the universe for anyone , who is self-conscious, it's okay, we're human, we can't help ourselves. But I commend those of us and those of you who put that aside for a moment and expose yourself for art and I thank you all for doing so. And I thank you Sting for your career, your commitment, your art and this interview.
    Dominic Miller, Rick Beato, Sting, thank you for sharing your time with us all.

  • C Clark
    C Clark 2 місяці тому +16

    Amazing to see Sting in such a relaxed and open mood. Well done Rick.

  • Je
    Je 28 днів тому +8

    Few things makes the passage of time hit me as hard as seeing and hearing Sting getting older. I feel blessed to be alive during the same time as him.

  • lp59pete
    lp59pete 8 місяців тому +10

    I’ve been a huge fan of Sting, since I was a teenager. I’ve seen him live seven times, and every show was excellent. I’ve read or watched every interview I’ve come across over the decades. This was the best.

  • Coben Phillips
    Coben Phillips 10 місяців тому +754

    Sting interviews have always been a grumpy tug-of-war. This is the first time I have ever seen Sting not only answer the question, but almost gleefully expand with sentiment. This is the best musician to musician Sting interview ever; hands down. Feather in your cap for this one Rick.

    • killyourtvnotme
      killyourtvnotme 20 днів тому +1

      Agree. I’ve never seen sting less guarded. I love his take on the bridge and music as a way out of crisis. Great interview

    • Nahte Salinas
      Nahte Salinas 23 дні тому

      He seemed to slowly reveal more of himself. He's world famous and has literally met thousands and thousands of people. So he knows how to ID fairweather fans that will ask *another* question about "Roxanne" and dudes like Rick who know their stuff.

    • caballero
      caballero 23 дні тому

      @Thumbs Down Nothing really matters. Nothing really matters, to meeeeeee.

    • glenn oc
      glenn oc 2 місяці тому +2

      @Jacob Smith Jr Man of music and artist knowledge and a maturity is what someone like Sting deserves and requires for a conversation.

    • glenn oc
      glenn oc 2 місяці тому +1

      Sting I think is a man of a complex nature. He's very erudite which could be mistaken as aloof but I just see him as a person more interested in his craft than the star life. Sure he wanted success and adoration and public I retest is part and parcel of that.

  • Rohit Fusion
    Rohit Fusion 12 днів тому +2

    13:12: It's so funny and amazingly awesome that Rick is helping Sting to recollect the names of his own bandmates 😀

  • Linda Grabowski
    Linda Grabowski 6 місяців тому +27

    After watching thousands of interviews, this is by far my favorite. Great Job by Rick Beato. I believe every musician would benefit from watching and listening to this incredible interview.

  • Prof. Fábio Fortkamp
    Prof. Fábio Fortkamp 7 місяців тому +32

    There is something magical and sweet hearing two of the best musicians in the world talking about Beatles as fans and about Bach as students.

  • Scott Scott
    Scott Scott 6 місяців тому +13

    I've always followed Sting. I think I've listened to every track he's ever written. Dominic Miller is one of the higher gods of musical design and implementation.

  • Técnica De Voz
    Técnica De Voz 10 місяців тому +981

    that's how you interview a musician of Sting's caliber.

    • ZephaniahL
      ZephaniahL Місяць тому

      @Dystopia American warmth not seldom elicits this reaction from Englishmen. They’re not accustomed to it, and sometimes find it suspicious.

    • Taylor Walsh
      Taylor Walsh 3 місяці тому

      And the number of people who can do such an interview? I think we’re looking at him. I’m sure he’s irritated that Bach is dead.

    • nino d
      nino d 4 місяці тому

      @Scotsman maybe george martin

    • Freddie Seng
      Freddie Seng 10 місяців тому +2

      "You're god damn right." ~Heisenberg

    • John Cannon
      John Cannon 10 місяців тому

      @malteadotas4 I would give this comment five thumbs up if I could.

  • MK-421
    MK-421 7 місяців тому +11

    Sting writes such masterfully thoughtful lyrics. When I think of songs like Secret Journey or Tea in the Sahara, they fill me with so much emotion. I really feel a deep connection, as if the song was written just for me. Or they play out like an incredibly interesting story that someone is telling, where you're hanging onto every word. He really is a tremendous story teller.

  • gregsyn1
    gregsyn1 6 місяців тому +17

    Five or six times I realised that I was watching with a constant smile on my face. Surely a sign of a great interaction IMHO. Thank you.

  • WillieLarsson
    WillieLarsson 6 місяців тому +12

    Fantastic interview Rick, its not easy to have Sting's attention fron start to finish. 3 guys at the top of their game. Much respect 🙌

  • Janyhollo
    Janyhollo 6 місяців тому +17

    This will be one of my most valued interviews of all time!! Every aspect. Sting’s music has fed my soul over my lifetime in a way like no other contemporary musician. This interview is such a gift to hear. Love learning his history, his thoughts, his genius. Thank you for doing this. Thank you Sting for giving of yourself this way. Just like JS Bach- our lives would not have been so rich without his writing. You are the same Sting. So thrilling that you are as productive as ever! We need you! Blessings to you.

  • BC
    BC 2 місяці тому +11

    Just like Rick described Roxanne with "what is this?" I reacted the same to this channel. I'm hooked. Great interview and so nice to see artists freely express themselves within the authentic realm of music. Sting is a gem.

  • Bernios
    Bernios 4 місяці тому +1

    When you've got Sting and Dominique Miller in your studio singing "every little thing she does is magic" you know that you made it.

    • Wazzlopio K
      Wazzlopio K 4 місяці тому +1

      Heck I’d say if you’ve got a music studio you’ve made it!

  • Jason Pyrdol
    Jason Pyrdol Місяць тому +4

    Rick, if you ever get the chance to interview Sting again, I’d love to hear his story about the gig at the Shaboo in Willimantic, CT during the ‘78 tour. Apparently, the Police play a concert there to almost nobody because the locals are all watching the Yankees win the World Series, and Sting can’t believe it. Being in that town but only 5 years old, I wasn’t able to attend. 😔

  • durrr123
    durrr123 Місяць тому +6

    Revisiting this 9 months later, so much gold that I missed the first time around.. "starting with three chords and going on an adventure.. it writes itself you just have to stay open to it, and be in a state of grace"...

    • FineWine
      FineWine 2 дні тому

      This is deceptively profound; the freshness, the " being surprised", is a description of creation itself. The Holy dialogue whether the medium is paint, voice, keyboard, language, body, wonderful exploration by this meeting of minds.

  • Peter Majanen
    Peter Majanen 10 місяців тому +243

    Sting seems not to be the easiest guy to interview. So I would say that it not just the your immense musical knowledge that makes this interview so special. It is your personality. The way you can unlock complicated personalities. That's a gift. Thank you for your interview it is an art piece in its self!

    • mano a mano
      mano a mano 5 місяців тому +2

      I imagine, over a 40+ year career as a very popular star, Sting has probably sat for THOUSANDS of interviews, and every one a tiresome chore. I can understand why he would start out with a weary, guarded attitude. But Rick's genuine passion, knowledge and curiosity melted through to the real Sting within a few short questions.

    • Joshua Lovelace
      Joshua Lovelace 10 місяців тому +1

      "unlock complicated personalities" I feel like this is what he does with music too!

    • schrire39
      schrire39 10 місяців тому +4

      @buzzfunk Reserved , yes and but also narcissistic. His genius is not in dispute.

    • Chopper505
      Chopper505 10 місяців тому +6

      There was definitely some tension at first but then he opened up and relaxed as the interview progressed.

    • Alex Callas
      Alex Callas 10 місяців тому +7

      @schrire39 Agreed- Gordon Sumner still takes himself VERY seriously.

  • Zak Edwards
    Zak Edwards 7 місяців тому +14

    Rick, this was beautiful.
    If a great interview is like a well crafted song (which it is) you just added a piece to the Soul Cages.
    Just as you said that sting can not be copied, neither can you.
    I enjoyed every second of this and I'm certain I will listen to it again.
    Sting being in his 70s now has been hitting me pretty hard, not knowing how much more he will share with all of us.
    Thank you for adding to the legacy.
    bless you 🙏

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay 6 місяців тому +18

    “You can play anything when you slow it down”
    What simple but great advice for a musician on any level.

  • Matt Gatfield
    Matt Gatfield 6 місяців тому +12

    Superb interview Rick, thank you. The breadth and insight of your questions was such a breath of fresh air compared to the typically banal superficial questions posed by music interviewers. It was evident that both Sting & Dominic enjoyed their time with you and the all round respect was great to see. Keep them coming.

  • Vincent Bartoloma
    Vincent Bartoloma 4 місяці тому +8

    Rick - this was a fantastic interview. As others have said on here, your knowledge of music really shows here and I have no doubt you're impressing Sting with how observant you have been with his music - and not in an overkill type of way. Great job ! I only wish it was longer.

  • miracleofsound
    miracleofsound 10 місяців тому +1343

    What a brilliant interview. Rick is an absolute treasure for those of us who live and breathe music.

    • Julie Adams
      Julie Adams 5 місяців тому

      Rick has an energy and charisma that is uncopyable...

    • canadianroot
      canadianroot 6 місяців тому

      I’ve watched this twice now, on back to back days. Superlatives escape me. I suspect I’ll watch it again. It’s like a song that grows on you. Edit: In the middle of my 4th viewing in 4 days. Addictive.

    • Robert McLaughlin
      Robert McLaughlin 7 місяців тому

      @Anders Svensson I think you meant to say "Too bad. . . ." You are indeed entitled to your opinion but in this type of forum when you lodge that a post devoid of constructive criticism you open up yourself to a reply (which I'm sure some would characterize as chickenshit) such as mine. Why not just click on the dislike link at the top of the video and send whatever feedback UA-cam allows you to back to Mr. Beato?

    • Aaron Baker
      Aaron Baker 7 місяців тому

      @Anders Svensson As you are as well. Pleasure derived from one singer to another is pretty much subjective. The same might be said about beauty. Too bad your wife is fat she might look kinda pretty if she wasn't. Sting has a very unique sound and a style of writing that very very few could do. Who knows maybe if you gave it a few tries you might grow to like his tone and style. There's been a few singers that when I first heard them I didn't really like but I would revisit them later on. Might be a week later or months and years later. There's only may2 2 or 3 singers that I don't really enjoy listening to as much as other singers. Heck, my FAVORITE singer was one of the most disliked singers from the 70's. I used to get picked on just because I would listen to my favorite band with this VERY unique singer. Now today millions of people that used to say how they suck now say they are one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time.
      Sorry for such a long comment.

    • Gordon Leith
      Gordon Leith 7 місяців тому

      ...and for those of us who live and breathe air.

  • Guiart47
    Guiart47 7 місяців тому +6

    How cool are you to get a Sting mini concert … great interview technique and a real treasure for the future…thank you!!!

  • Todd McPherson
    Todd McPherson 6 місяців тому +6

    This was a phenomenal interview, great questions that got Sting and Dominic to dig into reflection and contemplate. Unprogrammed responses which truly take the viewer along for the journey. Great stuff.

  • Nestor Barreto
    Nestor Barreto Місяць тому +3

    At 1:20 Sting hears Rick’s describing hunting tones, upper extensions - Surprise…then Sting opens up to the master musician interviewer. This interview ought to get archived at the Library of Congress so generations may learn how timeless songs are made AND memorable interviews conducted.

  • Anders Lenart
    Anders Lenart 8 місяців тому +2

    As an aspiring but unfortunately mostly office-bound musician, this is like listening to the wisdom of Master Yoda.

  • Krwiomocz.Bogurodzicy Ⓥ
    Krwiomocz.Bogurodzicy Ⓥ 10 місяців тому +190

    00:00 - Intro
    00:28 - Uncopyable
    00:47 - _I Burn For You,_ Surprise, Bach
    02:51 - The Process (also see 22:26)
    04:01 - _Fortress Around Your Heart_
    04:52 - “It writes itself.” Does it though?
    06:06 - Lyrics
    06:14 - _Shape of My Heart_ (Lyrics)
    06:54 - _Shape of My Heart_ (Riff)
    08:37 - _Roxanne_
    11:32 - _King of Pain_
    12:01 - Evolving musically, from The Police to Solo
    13:48 - Dominic joining
    13:53 - The Hall of Fame, The Police disbanding on top, complacency, throwing shade at AC/DC
    16:15 - _Ten Summoner’s Tales,_ _Soul Cages_ (should have been _Mercury Falling_ )
    17:14 - Dominic’s audition for _Soul Cages_
    19:00 - _Soul Cages_
    20:41 - _If I Ever Lose My Faith;_ flagship songs
    22:26 - Finishing songs, song-writing methods
    25:00 - Submitting demos to Dominic ( _If I Ever Lose My Faith,_ _The Hounds of Winter_ )
    26:43 - _If I Ever Lose My Faith_ (Surprise)
    27:39 - Leading a band as a singer and bass player
    28:30 - Pick vs Thumb
    30:00 - Dominic’s practice*
    30:49 - Dead or alive
    31:15 - Current trends, _So Lonely_
    33:10 - _Every Breath You Take_
    33:34 - _The Bridge,_ _Harmony Road,_ _The Bells of St. Thomas_
    34:44 - Recording then and now
    36:58 - Songs with a one-line hook, The Beatles
    38:16 - _Yesterday,_ (Performance), The Beatles
    39:34 - _A Whiter Shade of Pale_ (Procol Harum)
    40:00 - Sting’s early influences
    41:38 - Dom’s early influences
    42:12 - Luck, breaking cultural walls
    43:15 - Shake-up, Nirvana
    43:46 - Spotify, Algorithm, Vinyls
    47:45 - _Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,_ Dominic leaving The Police riffs as they are
    50:48 - _Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic_ (Performance)
    53:49 - _For Her Love_ (Performance)
    56:33 - _The Bridge_ release date
    57:10 - Legacy
    57:50 - It’s been an honour…
    *See the comment below for a playlist that includes Dominic’s practice tips and advice.

    • pancon5
      pancon5 Місяць тому +1

      Fantastic 👏👏👏

    • Ed. Z.
      Ed. Z. 2 місяці тому +2

      Fantastic notes.A truly professional job of skills in notes. Really.

  • jazzleebert2
    jazzleebert2 6 місяців тому +4

    An incredible hour of some of the most meaningful yet low-key discussions on music, aesthetics, Bach - everything ... ! Rick's streetwise musicology, history, and music criticism seems casual and non-academic on the surface, but it connects all these strands in all the right ways, especially in the presence of someone like these two gentlemen ... Congrats.

  • Berenice Reyes
    Berenice Reyes 4 місяці тому +2

    I love the interview and i learned a lot!!! Amazing music 😉❤️

  • jamie boulton
    jamie boulton 3 місяці тому +6

    I love how Rick turns into a child, smiling ear to ear, when they start playing Every Little Thing for him. Really sweet.

  • nsxdarin
    nsxdarin 8 місяців тому +12

    I'm guessing Sting compliments the conversation after the interview about one in a million times. Kudos!

  • callen clarke
    callen clarke 10 місяців тому +267

    Honestly and truly, Sting has never had a great interview until now. This is the definitive edition. Well done to Rick Beato. It takes a musician to know how to get Sting to talk about Music.

    • ZephaniahL
      ZephaniahL Місяць тому

      @doa1001 Just in his defense, I think he had a cold, so might have been in a bit more of a lecturing mood than a healthy man would.

    • Peter Jensen
      Peter Jensen 10 місяців тому +3

      Completely true

    • doa1001
      doa1001 10 місяців тому +15

      I agree but I still think sting came across as a little bit pompous. I think having the 3rd party in the interview helped keep it grounded.
      Rick gave a master class on how to be humble and respectful yet still filled with enthusiasm (I think he might be secretly British ;-)).
      Well done Rick. Many more please.

    • CharlieTWilbury
      CharlieTWilbury 10 місяців тому +6

      Well said. So refreshing to hear a smart interview. Sting and Dom were really engaged Great job, Rick!

  • DonnieV
    DonnieV 6 місяців тому +7

    One of the best in depth interviews that I've ever seen. You could tell the guys were actually interested in talking about the intricacies of music with a interviewer who knew them. Great questions Rick!

    • Halcyon
      Halcyon 2 місяці тому

      Yes, its great, refreshing but does Sting have a cold or flu or ?

  • Two From Five
    Two From Five 4 місяці тому +10

    Sting is a brilliant musician and composer. He has an amazing sense of melody and lyric. I would bet this was one of his most enjoyable interviews…he and Dominic. Rick hits home runs on the questions and I wish the interview didn’t end.

  • Chuck Kostelc
    Chuck Kostelc 8 місяців тому +3

    Fascinating interview to hear the nuances of creativity behind these great musicians. Their humbleness of skills and leaning towards grace creating the music is far from what one would think where their true greatness comes from. You can't catch any fish if you don't drop a line in the pond every day. Love that. Thank Rick, another excellent video !

  • Geoff Hillier
    Geoff Hillier 7 місяців тому +10

    After listening to all kinds of music my entire life, I never truly appreciated musicians until I picked up a guitar at the age of 52 (3 years ago). Respect to you guys, this interview really made me smile. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it’s a beautiful thing.

  • Pat Perdue
    Pat Perdue 10 місяців тому +442

    An absolutely world-class interview. A deep-dive into the career, creative process, and musical theory of one of the greatest pop songwriters / performers of all time, told in the first person by Sting, along with the great Dominic Miller. Rick not only knows music, he knows how to do a killer interview. Simply jaw-dropping. Thank you Dominic, Rick, and Sting, for this amazing gift.

    • BigFella sydney
      BigFella sydney 10 місяців тому +1

      Yes, yes, yes

    • Митяй Муравьев
      Митяй Муравьев 10 місяців тому +1

      @1938 Quarter he is an excellent expert in music, that’s “what makes this interview great”

    • 1938 Quarter
      1938 Quarter 10 місяців тому +3

      I agree, and Rick is an especially excellent interviewer.

    • Митяй Муравьев
      Митяй Муравьев 10 місяців тому +3

      Rick’s knowledge in music gives him an opportunity to make killer interviews. In fact, besides being an interview, it’s just an interesting conversation between professionals recorded on camera 🎥

    • Wayne Henderson
      Wayne Henderson 10 місяців тому +19

      I am already in awe of Rick's ability to analyze, dissect, reconstruct, explain, and teach music...but this interview with Sting stunned me on how well thought out, structured and thorough an interview of a musical artist could be. It should serve as a tutorial on how to interview ANYONE! Bravo. Mr. Beato!

  • James C
    James C 5 місяців тому +7

    "I want to be surprised". That is probably the most valuable music lesson I've heard in years. That element of change and surprise is really what separates inexperienced songwriters from master songwriters.

  • Chad Butros
    Chad Butros 8 місяців тому +7

    This interview format, setting and tone are absolute perfection. So relaxed and all about craft and appreciation for music as an art form. Rick, with his encyclopedic knowledge of his guest's body of work, is the perfect interviewer. Every important, legendary musician should sit down and have an interview with Rick for posterity.

  • Kristine Munholland
    Kristine Munholland 4 місяці тому +1

    I think this is so cool - you getting to sit down and geek out with an artist you so admire. Good stuff.

  • First Peter 4:1-5
    First Peter 4:1-5 5 місяців тому +13

    Did not want that to end. Well done and thank you all!

  • Chris Luke
    Chris Luke 10 місяців тому +341

    Rick, I typically never comment on anyone's videos but felt compelled too after watching this. I personally think this one of the best, if not the best interview with Sting I've ever seen. He was thoughtful, fully engaged and humble. I believe that's because he knew you were sincere, extremely knowledgable and the massive fan of his, and music in general, that you are. Like many others are saying here, congratulations Rick! Really well done.

    • Scotty Ace Shaffner
      Scotty Ace Shaffner 10 місяців тому +1

      @Bryce B great comment. I feel your description to my core.

    • Chris Luke
      Chris Luke 10 місяців тому +1

      @Michelle Flynn Synchronicity! Yes! Brilliant. :)

    • Michelle Flynn
      Michelle Flynn 10 місяців тому +5

      Agreed. This wasn’t just the best Sting interview I’ve ever seen, but the best interview of any musician, ever. I think that’s bc Sting recognized that Rick is an excellent musician first (even though he didn’t play a note or lick), and an excellent interviewer second (he was able to speak the same musical intellectual lingo on the same level as Sting without showboating). There was a “synchronicity” between the two men, and it was divine. Thank you, Rick.

    • Lance Przybyla
      Lance Przybyla 10 місяців тому +2


    • Chris Luke
      Chris Luke 10 місяців тому +10

      @Bryce B I noticed the same thing Bryce. I completely agree, I think Sting enjoyed himself!

  • Andrés Borregales
    Andrés Borregales 7 місяців тому +6

    "The structure tells me a story, you know, some people they see music and see colors, I see characters , I see situations, I, somehow hear lines that people said...It´s the music that it´s telling me the story, but it needs structure". I love how Sting said that line right there, he began with the word structure and some how finish that idea with the same word without been redundant in any way.

  • shadow102994
    shadow102994 3 місяці тому +3

    I’m a younger person who still buys vinyl, I loved Sting explaining the ritual. People always ask me if it sounds better than digital, and I can’t necessarily convince someone it is, but it’s the ritual that I love. And finding out who was on it, what they did, that is a big part. Especially if you’re listening to a Michael Jackson record or Steely Dan or Zappa, and then maybe you see those names and you say “oh maybe I should check this out” and it helps you find more, it’s how I ended up finding Peter Tosh.

  • Daniel Elofer
    Daniel Elofer Місяць тому +1

    Congrats Rick, i think you are creating the absolute best musician interviews i have ever seen. Having REAL musical conversations with musicians and we can see how different their answers are to MTV style BS interviews. I think its largely because it feels like the artists are just talking to one their peers on a level plane. Please keep this up, its just great :)

  • Ian Mair
    Ian Mair 7 місяців тому +7

    Wow, I am sooo late to the show here. What a superb conversation. I love this level of dialogue with people who know their craft without pretention. Great job Rick! I love your efforts and while my theory understanding is still rookie class, I learn so much from the straight up talk.

  • Chris Lambertus
    Chris Lambertus 10 місяців тому +283

    This is absolutely amazing, possibly the best interview with Sting that's ever been done. You can tell Sting and Dom are completely checked out at the beginning, like they assume this is just gonna be another MTV hit piece, but the tone changed absolutely hugely maybe 20 minutes in once Sting realized this was truly about the music, and that Rick was asking questions that matter to musicians. Flippin brilliant, top shelf interview Rick. This is gold.

    • William Silva
      William Silva 10 місяців тому +7

      Finally, a real interview with Sting. That's why i like Rick. His approach is music first. He isn't there to inflate egos or sell anything. So many times during this interview i said 'That's what i was thinking' or 'that's how i approach music'. Rick justifies a musicians greatness through their music and not their popularity.

    • BtimeC
      BtimeC 10 місяців тому +4

      Yes! Well said

    • Glen Barkwith
      Glen Barkwith 10 місяців тому +18

      Sting started out so guarded but had totally relaxed by the end.

    • Allen Payne
      Allen Payne 10 місяців тому +12

      True. But I am pretty sure Sting (and others) checked the website before. Sting, and others, are also people who are watching the same Netflix Shows as you, and also consuming the same UA-cam channels. I can imagine some musicians are also huge Fans of Ricks channel.

    • Adrian Kemp
      Adrian Kemp 10 місяців тому +19

      Yeah Dom was a patient man waiting his turn for so long but he really had something worth listening to. At the end the guests were so amusing in their asides

  • fc2p
    fc2p 7 місяців тому +11

    Wow man! Awesome, awesome interview. I’d be too starstruck to even know what to say. I’m so glad these guys are still around doing their thing. We’ve lost way too many legends in the past recent years.. keep rocking gents! (or jazzing maybe?)

  • Gerald Clark
    Gerald Clark 16 днів тому +1

    Hey Rick. I love the way Sting talks about the need for a 'Bridge' and what it means to the song. Made me think a top 10 Bridges in popular music would be a good list... I'll start thinking about mine!

  • Parker Bohl
    Parker Bohl 5 місяців тому +3

    This interview is incredible. Sting's answers apply to so much more than music.

  • Peter Cricket
    Peter Cricket 2 дні тому +1

    It kills the way Rick laughs so this guy.

  • MattyK USA
    MattyK USA 10 місяців тому +121

    Wow. As a 60-year-old music nut, this was a bucket list level interview. Rick, what is there to say? You were 100% the right person to do this interview, and you killed it. Excelsior!

  • Giulio Agostini
    Giulio Agostini 8 місяців тому +13

    At last, a competent interviewer is able to ask the right questions! It rarely happens. Congratulations!

  • mateuszmattias
    mateuszmattias 5 місяців тому +2

    So many great things have already been said about this interview, but imagine, as knowledgeable and well into all aspects of music as Rick obviously is, when they start playing "Every little thing..." and both (but especially Dominic) seem to clearly enjoying sitting in a studio just goofing around with a song they both know so well, that must be incredibly satisfying. Kind of "man this whole interview thing is really going to the next level!" It just seems so enjoyable to all three of them.

  • Krystyna Zalewska
    Krystyna Zalewska 7 місяців тому +1

    Rick, in this interview with Sting you are the same person as you are in your other videos. You called Sting's cords weird just the same way you call other people's, in his face. Your integrity, and just how comfortable in your skin you are, are very impressive to me.

  • Clrky1987
    Clrky1987 Місяць тому +1

    I've been watching a lot of Dick Cavett interviews on UA-cam and was a bit sad that in-depth conversations like that don't really exist. I'm completely wrong. They've just moved to a different medium and you've got to put the effort in to find them. An excellent conversation.

  • 10 місяців тому +124

    Sting is usually so guarded, it’s great to see him relax and open up about the creative process. Nice job Rick.

    • kekebaby
      kekebaby 10 місяців тому

      I'd be guarded too if some people talked at me and tried to diminish my contribution to music. Rick did a great job of talking about the music and the process without insulting his guests.

    • Art Houston
      Art Houston 10 місяців тому +1

      I used the word "guarded" as well. That is so funny!

    • D. LaFollette
      D. LaFollette 10 місяців тому +3

      An incredible rarity.

  • MT09 Man
    MT09 Man 4 місяці тому +4

    Beato, this is one of the best musician interviews I have ever seen! You're knowledge of who you are interviewing fired the guys up to really come out - EXCELLENT!!

  • Steve Huffaker
    Steve Huffaker Місяць тому +1

    A moment in music history that will stand the test of time.

  • David W
    David W 2 місяці тому +1

    This interview makes me really look forward to the Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson interview. I've watched this now three times which is fewer than how many times I've seen Sting in concert. Most recently with Paul Simon here in Orlando.

  • Stephen Morse
    Stephen Morse 5 місяців тому +1

    It took a while for Sting and Dominic to settle in (it was a bit painful to start with). However, it all got nice and relaxed after a short while and it turned into an interesting, informative and educational conversation. :)

  • David DiMuzio
    David DiMuzio 10 місяців тому +443

    “The essence of all music is surprise”

    • kipponi
      kipponi 10 місяців тому

      @George Okay but not big deal everyone makes mistakes. Is video available?

    • kipponi
      kipponi 10 місяців тому

      @Victor Wilburn Or Sting won't listen it more...

    • Wicked Henderson
      Wicked Henderson 10 місяців тому

      I always felt this way about a good bass line. When it comes or goes where you don’t expect at a time that you don’t expect; I like that kind of thing

    • Dean Wright
      Dean Wright 10 місяців тому +1

      Yea, Sting gave us something the way a scientist will give us an equation, for the scientist the way nature works, for Sting the way art works. Even better he refered to the existential crisis where nobody can see solutions right now so music has no answers, no bridge.

    • Dianna Miller
      Dianna Miller 10 місяців тому

      @Victor Wilburn Love this :)
      I had a harmony professor 35 years ago who said a great bridge unearthed both musically and lyrically what the song was really about. It answers the "why" question. I remember paying attention to Sting's bridges on "Dream of the Blue Turtles" and "Nothing Like the Sun" after that. He doesn't disappoint.

  • ShowsOn
    ShowsOn 7 місяців тому +6

    Finally got around to watching this. I'm not a musician, but this is a great discussion about a creative process. Really enjoyable.

  • Tom MacDonald
    Tom MacDonald 20 днів тому

    Probably one of the best Sting interviews that will ever be done. Two music lovers having a meeting of the minds, a real conversation.

  • Kevin O’Keefe
    Kevin O’Keefe 8 місяців тому +18

    Sting is a total musical genius- with talent beyond measure. A top 10 all time talent- a master of music that will be loved throughout the ages.

  • edwardjacklewis
    edwardjacklewis 6 місяців тому +2

    Hearing Sting describe that his interest is keeping a surprise in his music was insightful. It’s the kind of reason that enjoy Haydn’s symphonies. So now I’m exploring the musical stylings of Sting!

  • lbsapa
    lbsapa 10 місяців тому +458

    Rick: You’ve really hit on something here. This is exactly the type of interview that all of us who love to play or write or learn music have been craving. It also looks like exactly the type of interview that these musicians we love have always wished they could do. Your love for the craft and art are evident throughout your discussions. Thank you so much for doing these - please keep them coming this whole series has been incredibly inspirational, not to mention just so much fun to listen to.

    • James Tickle
      James Tickle 10 місяців тому +1

      Man Rick, every little thing you did in this interview… you know the rest

    • MrCarlosElche
      MrCarlosElche 10 місяців тому

      Amen. Absolutely correct statement.

    • Olatunde Fajimi
      Olatunde Fajimi 10 місяців тому +2

      I agree! The musicians he invites enjoy the experience as muxh as he does because his knowledge and respect for the craft gets them to open up about things in a way they couldn't on the usual media interview scene.

    • Barnsey B
      Barnsey B 10 місяців тому +2

      Totally agree, you've said everything that I think, only more eloquently than I could.

    • Peter Jeffery
      Peter Jeffery 10 місяців тому +2

      I feel the same way. I needed this to progress on my musical journey.

  • Scott Schmitt
    Scott Schmitt 7 місяців тому +1

    Wow what a Score!.. interviewing Sting
    That's s was such a gem it was very informative as well as inspiring as a writer myself thank you!

  • kl luther
    kl luther Місяць тому +1

    Awesome! Love the statement “music is a 3d puzzle.” So true.

  • Neil H
    Neil H 7 місяців тому +3

    Rick summons his 'Terry Gross' interviewing skills with intelligent, insightful questions that turns an interview into a pleasant satisfying conversation for all. This video is going #1 on the charts!

  • Luis Múzquiz
    Luis Múzquiz 8 місяців тому +2

    I often stop Rick Beato's interviews to go listen to the songs they are talking about. Then continue to listen to the interview. I just went to listen to Shape of my Heart. Since Beato is often talking about The Police I also listened to the whole Synchronicity album for the first time a few days ago. Love Rick's storytelling. The way he tells things. It's very interesting. Great interview. It was also very interesting to get to know more about Sting and his band. Tomorrow i will listen to The Soul Cages album, and I just listened to a couple of songs from the new album The Bridge