Sting spoke about the pros and cons of bands reuniting. When pressed as to whether it's a good idea for splintered bands to come together again, Sting told Music Week, "Once (laughs). You should do it once and the timing should be right. When the Police reunited it had been long enough and it was the right time to do it. And I'm taking credit for that because that was my decision. Doing it again would just be gratuitous and that won't happen. But we did it, and everyone was happy that mum and dad got back together again and had one last fling."
Sting went on to explain that band's reuniting means a lot more to do than just rehearsing and booking concert venues: "It's an intense relationship. You start out in a band together and you live together; you sleep in the van together; you share hotel rooms. Your life is completely welded with the other guys in the band, and that's intense. We still love each other and respect each other, but I'm happy not to be in a band. . . There comes a point where it just gets in the way of the creative process and you're dealing with ego as opposed to actual musical ideas or the currency of musical ideas. When the flow stops, that's when a band has to break up."