In a conversation with Spinner, in which Stewart Copeland stood atop of the mountain of cash he made from the Police reunion, he suggested everyone should get back together, like, right now:
Copeland believes other famous holdouts should follow suit. We asked him about the Talking Heads in particular since they come from a similar scene and era he describes as being "about anti-nostalgia."
"I would advise them to give it a try because of two reasons," he says. "One, in most bands that I know, and certainly my own band, you have a real bond with your band members. Love them or hate them, there's a bond. We in the Police found and slayed a lot of dragons. We really put a lot of misconceptions about each other and ourselves to rest. We conquered the world together, same as Talking Heads. They have had a big part in each other's lives and wouldn't it be great if they all got along? It's like burying the hatchet."
I'd just point out that when Copeland says that he and Sting and, you know, the other one, slayed dragons, he's not being hyperbolic. Or using metaphors. They made so much bloody cash from the tour, they were able to breed bloody dragons, which they then slayed.
But it's not just the Talking Heads who should get back together, believes Copeland. Everyone should:
"I don't know anything about the Smiths, but yes," he says. "It isn't any act of courage to not do it. What quality does it take to say no to something like that?"
Hmm. What would be the name of the quality which would stop you from dredging up the past and repackaging teenage dreams in order to wank for a few quid? The quality that stops you pretending to bury the hatchet just to top up your ISA? It's on the tip of my tongue...