On Drums…Stewart Copeland…on BBC Four

Stewart Copeland & Taylor Hawkins

Stewart Copeland talks all things drumming on BBC Four.

We’re pleased to have brought the sharp wit and intellectualism of The Police’s legendary drummer, Stewart Copeland, to BBC Four in a brand new exploration of the world of drums and drumming in a one-hour programme that forms part of a new three-part series exploring the holy trinity of rock music – drums, guitar and bass.

Stewart explores the drums as the founding instrument of popular modern music. He discovers that the beats that travelled from Africa via New Orleans and across the world are the consistent force behind musical evolution.

The show broadcasts on BBC Four at 9pm on Friday 11 January 2019 and will be available on the iPlayer immediately afterwards.

The programme is packed with appearances from some of the most inspiring drummers of the last 50 years, including John Densmore of The Doors, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Prince’s musical director Sheila E, New Order’s Stephen Morris and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins (pictured).