Before Andy Summers was a guitarist for the Police, Summers was almost a member of the Rolling Stones.
While speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, Summers explained, “I was a struggling musician. Well, I say 'struggling,' I was actually doing pretty well. I was pretty noted. I wasn’t in the Police yet. At that particular time, I was getting quite a lot of write-ups in the press. Just from being in bands, people noting me as this sort of guitar player on the scene.”
He added, “kind of threw it all away when I joined the Police. which had absolutely no future whatsoever, just pure instincts!”