Secret Police Man by Henry Padovani - now available in English - order your signed copy today!
November 21, 2009 

In his book Secret Police Man Henry recalls:

How, newly arrived in London, he met Stewart Copeland and jammed with him at his squat in Mayfair.

The fateful day that together, dressed in leather drainpipes and dark glasses, they "put on a show and adopted the pose of dangerous rockers" to impress Sting who had just arrived from Newcastle in his dungarees with baby Joe in a travel cot.

Stories of the early days touring with The Police in Europe and at the legendary Mont-de-Marsan punk festival.

How he came to be on probation at Clerkenwell police station and was given special dispensation to turn up late to sign the register on the day The Police were recording their first single, Fall Out.

And how, after the arrival of Andy Summers, Sting had to break the news to Henry that they wanted to carry on as a three-piece without him.

It could all have ended right there, but this was just the beginning...

Being voted "Ligger of the Year" by City Limits magazine, and his detailed descriptions of life from within the inner circle of the London punk scene where he would be out every night watching bands such as The Damned and Generation X at clubs such as The Roxy.

Bizarre escapades during the three years he spent touring with Wayne County and The Electric Chairs whilst Wayne was in full transformation into "Jayne".

Forming his own band The Flying Padovanis, including the infamous cream-cake fight backstage in Paris with the Pretenders.

Touring with Kim Wilde where she confesses to having suicidal thoughts...

His close friendships with the doomed Pete Farndon of the Pretenders and with Topper Headon of the Clash during their descents to drugs hell.

Memories of Paris and Amsterdam as vice president of the IRS record label where he launched REM, The Cramps and Lords of the New Church, amongst many others.

The fortnight spent at Miles Copeland's chateau in the Perigord where Cher eventually let her hair down and shared the story of her "first time"...

Treating Sting and Trudie, and Bono and Ali, to join him in a box at the Stade de France for the World Cup Final where after the match they bump into Henry's heroes, the whole of the Brazilian football team, who forget for a second the loss of the match to the French, and are star-struck in Bono's presence.

Coaxing a cantankerous Luciano Pavarotti away from his house where he insists on having a long lunch followed by a siesta, back to a local hotel where a stressed out producer is tearing her hair out and a large TV crew is threatening to walk out after waiting to film him singing and presenting an award to Zinedine Zidane.

Reforming the original Police lineup with Sting and Stewart to play with him on his single Welcome Home: a "rapprochement" which many have seen as a precursor of the reforming of The Police...

Performing "Next to You" alongside The Police in front of 80,000 people at the Stade de France, where he is given a dressing room in the anti doping control room.

All these stories, and many more, can be found in Henry's book: "The Secret Police Man".

See the website at for more information and ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!


Nov 20, 2009

Billboard interview - Sting Feels Holiday Spirit With 'Winter's Night'... Sting's 'If on a Winter's Night...' may feature holiday-inspired songs, but don't call it a Christmas album...

While culling source material for "Winter's Night" - which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 139,000 copies since its Oct. 26 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan - Sting found inspiration in everything from a 14th-century carol ("Gabriel's Message") to traditional lullabies and poems. He also collaborated with a host of musicians from the British Isles and performed with the ensemble at England''s Durham Cathedral in a concert that will be broadcast Thanksgiving night on PBS' "Great Performances" and released Nov. 23 on DVD...
Nov 18, 2009

Gaiam and Trudie Styler Create DVDs in Tuscany... The programs are filmed on location at Il Palagio and feature music from Sting's #1 classical album of 2006, ''Songs From the Labyrinth'' plus extensive bonus material...

Gaiam, Inc., the leading distributor of lifestyle media and fitness accessories, are producing a series of mind body fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler, the actress, producer, and environmental campaigner. She will be joined in DVD workouts that combine elements of yoga, Pilates and ballet with traditional exercises by celebrity fitness trainer James D'Silva, who trained as a ballet dancer in his native Goa. The programs are filmed on location at Il Palagio, the Tuscan villa Styler shares with her husband Sting, and will feature music from Sting's #1 classical album of 2006, 'Songs From the Labyrinth', plus extensive bonus material...