Stewart Copeland finally said it, all the accusations regarding the Police that they didn’t like each other was a “huge myth,” and noted that the only conflict they were having was over creative issues.
“We like each other, and we always have,” Copeland shared Billboard in a new interview. “There was creative tension, but our relationship with each other was then, and has always been, strong. … We always enjoyed each other’s company — and still, do.”
He also admitted that their 2007 reunion 2007 indicated their position as a “happy family,” and the consideration of reuniting again is never going to happen.
“Right now it’s just so great to hang with my buddies, who are like brothers, without clouding it with the issue,” he added. “The issue is that although we’re very proud of the music we made and very proud of the impact of the band, it was very difficult. The music each of us makes in our own world now is very wonderful and rewarding. We know that when we go in that rehearsal room together we’re going to start screaming at each other again, and I’d rather laugh.”
Copeland recently reunited with frontman Sting to work on a TV documentary;
“There are a couple of sequences where we’re visiting radio stations, get in the car, drive to WMM-something, talk to the guy there, then drive across down to WZZRT, or something, and you see us living our day, joking to ourselves,” he said. “There’s footage of us just wandering the halls of radio stations, just bullshitting – at one point dancing in the dressing room. It’s just three guys with nothing to do for kicks but hang out while this incredible rocket ship was on its journey.”