Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Sting named as one of the worst rock star actors

Sting's acting career has been criticised by the Independent, which has named him as one of the ten worst rock star-turned actors.

Sting playing an electric bass guitar
Superb prices on bass guitars
br /> The musician - who rose to fame playing bass guitar in The Police - was said to have made a number of "ill-advised" forays into the world of cinema.

For instance, his appearance in 1980s science fiction film Dune was described as a "low point in a particularly gloomy acting career".

However, it conceded that Sting's appearance in The Who's Quadrophenia several years earlier "wasn't actually too bad".

But The Who's frontman Roger Daltrey did not escape criticism, with the Independent accusing him of committing numerous and significant "crimes against film".

The newspaper described his movie career as "decidedly unglittering", with the "absurd" 1996 flick Vampirella singled out for ridicule.

Rock stars from across the Atlantic, such as Jon Bon Jovi, were also condemned for their efforts to tread the boards.

"His music is inexcusable; his acting even worse," the Independent observed.

Start Saving Money on Musical Instruments NowADNFCR-2133-ID-19237842-ADNFCR

Posted on 26 Jun 2009 11:43 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17
thumbnail

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

18 Jan 2017 17:40
thumbnail

Available for order now at Gear4music, Kawai's CN27, CN37 and ES110 Digital Piano's combine an authentic classic feel with a plethora of contemporary touches

17 Jan 2017 16:11
thumbnail

Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses

17 Jan 2017 13:40
thumbnail

Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality

17 Jan 2017 13:02
thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11