1. Rockers Fiction Plane, Led By Sting's Son Joe Sumner, Premieres 'Don't Give Up the Fight' & Gives Us All Reason to Believe

    October 22, 2015 1:05 PM EDT It’s been a long week, but we’re in the homestretch, and we’ve got an anthemic new rocker to pick you up through Thursday. The band is Fiction Plane , and the track is the fist-raising “Don’t Give Up the Fight,” from their forthcoming fourth studio album Mondo Lumina. Check it out below: We…

  2. Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reunions have become increasingly commonplace, and it's easy to dismiss the musicians involved as money-hungry shells of their former selves. So many of our aging idols seem to be shuffling onto stage Reunions have become increasingly commonplace, and it's easy to dismiss the…

  3. The Police / July 31, Aug. 1, 2007 / Hartford, Conn. (Rentschler Field), New York (Madison Square Garden)

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You shuffle into the venue, grab a couple of $7 Bud Lights and maybe peruse the $30 T-shirts. If you're there early, you watch the opening band, a rock trio whose singer bears an uncanny resemblance t You shuffle into the venue, grab a couple of $7 Bud Lights and maybe peruse the $30 T…

  4. The Police, Ween, Flaming Lips Star At Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances by Ween and the Flaming Lips highlighted the Saturday (June 16) bill at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Th The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances…

  5. 'Brain' Freeze

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of the Police's reunion tour, U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will this week unveil its second album, "Left Side of the Brain." Just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of…

  6. Fiction Plane Resumes Flight With New Album

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will release its second album, "Left Side of the Brain," May 22 via Bieler Bros., just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of the Police' U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will release its second album, "Left Side of…

  7. Sting Sets Rainforest Date, Euro Tour Support

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. The event will be held May 19 at New York's Carnegie Hall and will feature…

  8. Sting Caps Tour With New York Club Show

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York's Irving Plaza, which, as previously reported, was filmed for DVD release later this year by director Lance Bangs. Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York&…

  9. Billboard Bits: Sting/Fiction Plane, Cher, 'Hey Ya!'

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Sting, Cher, 'Hey Ya!' Sting's Broken Music tour, which has found him reviving Police and solo tracks with a lean, five-piece band, wraps with shows tonight (May 13) in Wantagh, N.Y., and tomorrow with a rare club gig at New York's Irving Plaza. The latter…

  10. MTV Plans 'You Hear It First' Tours

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a pair of brief tours: one rock, one hip-hop. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the rock leg will kick off July 15 in Los Angeles, while the MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a…

  11. Everything Will Never Be OK

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST As rock albums go, Everything Will Never Be OK has it all: great songs, insistent melodies, ace playing. As rock albums go, Everything Will Never Be OK has it all: great songs, insistent melodies, ace playing. That it's Fiction Plane's debut effort makes it all the more impressive.…

  12. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  13. 'Everything' Here

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fiction Plane Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids his age, he viewed his lessons as more of a chore than a means to a future musical career. Indeed, he might have hung it up right then and there, but after Nirvana broke through in 1991,…

  14. Fiction Plane Prepares For Takeoff

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids his age, he viewed his lessons as more of a chore than a means to a future musical career. Indeed, he might ha Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids…