Preview – On Drums… Stewart Copeland!

On Drums Stewart Copeland
Picture Shows: John Densmore, Stewart Copeland. Image Credit: BBC/Somethin’ Else Sound Directions Ltd/Nico Wasserman.

I’m a bit nervous about writing this up… mainly because my parents are big fans of The Police so I don’t want to get into trouble with them.

This is the first of a three part series about the history of the instruments that shape modern music. In this opening edition, Copeland at how the drums became part of this trend, and meets along the way New Order’s Stephen Morris, The Doors’ John Densmore, and the inventor of the drum machine Roger Linn.

On Drums… Stewart Copeland is on BBC Four at 21.00.