The Police reunion is suffering "heated discussions" but guitarist Andy Summers insists they're giving the band a positive "edge".
Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland recently announced they are reuniting for a world tour, 23 years after they split. But fans fear the bitter infighting that led to their demise may scupper the group's new dates, beginning next week in Vancouver.
And while Summers confirms there have been arguments in rehearsal, he's keen to reassure followers the tension is bringing out the best of the band.
He says: "Some discussions are more heated than others. We are not falling apart - the motor is purring nicely.
"But at the same time, we are a rock band and by definition you have to be somewhat at the edge.
"I know what you want me to say. You want me to say that we're all fighting and scratching. We're not, we just have that edge in our playing. There's nothing wrong with having an ego."