NOT TO BE MISSED - "Life On The Road" featuring Sting airs Friday, 19 May at 9pm on Sky Arts

May 13, 2017

"Brian Johnson's Life On The Road" is a six-part series featuring the legendary AC/DC frontman interviewing some of the biggest names in rock and roll history.

The show features Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Sting, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott.

Johnson sheds light on the life on tour, from the wearying hard graft and sleepless nights to the electrifying thrill of performing on stage at iconic venues in front of sell-out crowds around the world.

Episode 4 - Brian Johnson and Sting (Friday, May 19th, at 9pm)

Brian travels to New York to meet old friend and fellow Geordie, Sting. The pair travel downtown in a Ford Econoline van (the same van The Police used to drive around the USA on their debut tour) to the site of The Police's first gig in America — the legendary CBGBs. The 30-minute ride becomes a journey back to 1978 and Brian and Sting talk en route about how far they both have come because of life on the road. Brian and Sting arrive at CBGBs (now a fashion boutique) and as Sting walks into the very room where The Police first played New York, the memories come flooding back and he talks of the small venues, the "fleapits and toilets" he used to play in and how those were the best years, whereas the stadiums he performed in once he was famous, all blur into one. Leaving CBGBs, Brian and Sting walk a few blocks down the Bowery to all-night diner Phebe's, where in the old days, Sting would drink coffee and reflect on his new life and the prospect of conquering America. They share a drink and discuss a variety of topics; how The Police rode on the back of the punk scene despite their accomplished musicianship; first impressions of New York City; growing tensions between band members, success going to your head; damage to family life; the move to stadiums; the break-up; reasons for reforming The Police for one more tour in 2007 and how it was different second time around; Sting's routines and rituals pre-show and after show; life as an Englishman in New York and more.

posted by woolman
Last exit guitarist name correction
Sting,s fellow band member in Last exit was of course John headley.I should know as he taught me guitar on Friday lunchtimes at Sunderland collage in the 80,s.
posted by karawolff
Wow! :)
In U.S., is Sky Arts channel available on cable? Otherwise, how would we be able to see this phenomenal show and where on 5/19? Thank you all so very much! Kara
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