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The Smooth Late Show with Martin Collins 10pm - 1am
He was the drummer for The Police, he's gone by the pseudonym Klark Kent, and he's composed for the movies... Read the great man in his own words!
"Making music has gotten easier; selling it has gotten harder."
"People are disappointed when they hear my American accent because they regard 'The Police' as an English band but I've clung to my American-ness all the way."
"I found I was actually able to make lots of progress by thinking about drums as I walked along and I would just have drums in my mind. Not just drums, but rhythm, and I’d think in rhythm."
"I wish I'd been nicer to Sting."
"Don't believe everything you see on VH1."
"Playing on tour, I just get a lot better, so my playing on-stage is always a lot better than what is captured on record."
"In a film score, the last thing you want to do is take people out of the movie. The music is secondary. In opera, the music is the main event."
"Thanks to eBay I have the world's largest collection of cheap instruments."
"When you go in a short time from hunger and despair to having all you ever dreamed of it takes a moment to remember that despite all kinds of evidence to the contrary, you are just human."
"When I was a rock musician I wore leather trousers until one day I realised I was the only one... Now my wardrobe is suburban dad."