Message in a Bottle
Guitarist Andy Summers sold over 75 million records with the Police. Before U2 became "U2," the Police was the biggest band in the world. In August 1983, they just sorta said goodbye. With 40-plus years in the biz, Summers has also played alongside Soft Machine, the Animals, Robert Fripp, and Zoot Money on top of having a successful solo career. This month, the guitarist celebrates his tenure as a musician and his life as a family man with One Train Later, his memoir published by St. Martin's Press. He talks about escaping his rural hometown for London in the early 1960s, hanging out with Eric Clapton, and the Police's final gig a Shea Stadium in August 1983. Watch for my interview with Summers in Amplifier this winter!