Stewart Copeland

Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician and composer. He rose to prominence as the drummer of the English rock band the Police. He has also produced film and video game soundtracks and written various pieces of music for ballet, opera, and orchestra. His composing work includes the films Wall Street, Good Burger, and We Are Your Friends; the TV series The Equalizer, Dead Like Me, and The Amanda Show; and the video games Alone in the Dark 4 and the Spyro series.[1]

Stewart Copeland
Copeland performing in June 2008
Background information
Birth nameStewart Armstrong Copeland
Also known asKlark Kent
Born (1952-07-16) July 16, 1952 (age 69)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • composer
Instruments
  • Drums
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • vocals
Years active1974–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.stewartcopeland.net

Copeland was ranked the 10th best drummer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2016.[2] According to MusicRadar, his "distinctive drum sound and uniqueness of style has made him one of the most popular drummers to ever get behind a drumset".[3] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003, the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.[4][5][6]