Incubus Rocks 'Roxanne' With Police Duo
Incubus got a lift from Police drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers last weekend in Los Angeles, when the pair joined the modern rock act for renditions of the Police's "Roxanne" and "MIncubus got a lift from Police drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers last weekend in Los Angeles, when the pair joined the modern rock act for renditions of the Police's "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle" at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas concert.
Copeland and Summers had not performed on stage together since the Police was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York in early 2003.
"Incubus has been playing various Police songs over the years in concert," says vocalist Brandon Boyd. "We are all huge fans of the band so when it came time to decide on how to make the KROQ show different, nothing seemed more appropriate than asking them to perform with us."
Incubus plans to make a recording of "Roxanne" available for paid download Friday on Apple's iTunes Music Store. Proceeds will benefit a 21-year-old KROQ listener of the same name, who recently lost both of her parents and is caring for three young siblings.
Having completed touring in support of its latest Epic album, "A Crow Left of the Murder," Incubus is turning its attention to Hollywood. As previously reported, the band will spend the first half of 2005 working on soundtrack material for the action film "Stealth," as well as the score for an as-yet-untitled documentary about legendary surfboard shaper Al Merrick.