Today, drummer Stewart Copeland turns 70 years old. Copeland’s singular talent has earned him a long, decorated, and diverse career. After ruling the drum kit for years as part of The Police, Stewart Copeland has proven to be an invaluable contributor to the world of music with his extremely successful career scoring films and television shows, creating critically acclaimed orchestral compositions, and more. However, to fans of the jam scene, Copeland is most beloved for his role as one-third of Oysterhead, featuring himself, Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Les Claypool (Primus).
In honor of Stewart Copeland’s birthday, we couldn’t help but look back at some footage of the three-headed monster in action. Captured at Bonnaroo in 2006, when the band mounted a brief reunion following their initial 2000-2001 run, Copeland’s drumming behind guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Les Claypool is unrivaled. As we wish him a happy 70th birthday, let us look back at the band’s headlining slot from Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2006.
Oysterhead – Bonnaroo 2006 – Full Set [Pro-Shot]
Setlist: Oysterhead | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN | 6/16/06
SET 1: Little Faces, Oz is Ever Floating, Mr. Oysterhead, Army’s On Ecstacy > Radon Balloon -> Rubberneck Lions -> Jailhouse Rock > Shadow of a Man, Birthday Boys, Polka Dot Rose > Pseudo Suicide, Owner of the World
Happy birthday, Stewart Copeland!
[Originally published 7/16/17]