The Police memoirs tell of 'fight for top spot'
22 November 2012 Last updated at 00:08 GMT
A new documentary inspired by the memoir written by former Police guitarist Andy Summers had just been premiered in the US.
It is a personal look back at his time with the band and the days before he joined.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
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