Sting won't reunite with The Police
Sting won't reunite with The Police again.
The 65-year-old singer - whose real name is Gordon Sumner - has ruled out the possibility of getting back together with his old bandmates, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I haven't gone back, this is part of my musical life. I play rock 'n' roll every night of my working life so It's not like I am going to return and be just like The Police. I am the f***ing Police."
The 'Every Breath You Take' hitmakers last performed together on a worldwide tour in 2007, which ended in 2008.
Sting said in 2010 he didn't want to rejoin the group because he found the music they were making was uninspiring.
At the time, he said: "It wasn't easy. There was nothing new in it - no new songs, no new energy, no desire to take that as a platform and move somewhere else."
Sting - who is gearing up to release his first rock solo album in three years, '57th & 9th', on November 11 - also compared a reunion to a divorced couple reuniting and said nothing could tempt him to do it again.
He explained: "People reacted to The Police coming back as if mum and dad had got together, you could see that emotion in the audience. But who really wants to go and live with the wife you divorced? I won't do it again. But I don't need to I've done it now."
Despite his negative feelings, Sting didn't regret the reunion in 2007.
He said: "I had an instinct that it was the right time to realise that asset, and I was right. It was purely an exercise in nostalgia."