[quote]Of course, he is (and I'm a fan of his work both with The Police and solo). Didn't he once call his family losers (because they were simple people from Newcastle--his father had been a milkman) in "Rolling Stone" after he hit it big? He's always been a tool.
IIRC, when either one, or both, of his parents died, Sting didn't attend their funerals. He was either on tour, in the middle of recording an album or 'too busy". Both parents died fairly young, think they both died of cance. The mom was in her 50s when she died. His mom was hairdresser who became a nurse. Yes, his dad was a milkman, who ended up owning the small milk distribution company, he wasn't exactly a loser.
Sting talked about not getting along with his father. The father was obviously quite jealous that one of his four children made it out of Newcastle, had talent and became very famous. Most parents would be extremely proud of their child who accomplished so much, especially while still in their 20s, but Sting's father remained bitter and jealous until he died. He told Sting, what Sting was doing wasn't "real work", that Sting had the "hands of a laborer not a musician."
Sting's mother cheated on the father. Sting heard the mother having sex with some other man. The dad sounded like a real piece of work. Sting has a brother and two sisters, I don't remember what they do for living.
Sting met his ex wife, Irish actress, Frances Tomelty, while she was in a touring company, he was playing in the house band of a Newcastle theater. Pretty sure he saw Frances as a way out of Newcastle. I don't remember the time frame when Stewart Copeland discovered Sting. Sting needs to thank Frances and Stewart for getting him out of Newcastle.
Frances is three years older than Sting, he's 69. Trudie Styler and Frances were best friends, they were both in The Royal Shakespeare Company together. Trudie set her eyes on Sting and went in for the kill. Trudie even went as far as moving next door to Sting and Frances when they lived in London! I've never heard one good thing about Trudie, she's rude and thinks she from royalty, meanwhile she grew up in home with an outhouse! A close friend's friend was a publicist for The Police and Sting when he went solo, I've got lots of stories!