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The Culture Club star will mentor the sixth season.
Boy George is the latest mentor to be announced to join the panel on 'The Voice Australia' next year, following his stint on season five of the UK version of the talent show which began airing back in January. He will be joined by judges Delta Goodrem and Seal.
Boy George is added to The Voice Australia mentor line-up
The Culture Club star announced on the 'Today' show on Thursday (December 8th 2016) that he won't be returning to the UK program next year, and will instead go down under for the Oz edition of 'The Voice' in 2017. He did, however, confess that he's 'the worst person to give advice'.
Continue reading: Boy George Confirmed To Return To 'The Voice' - In Australia!
The 1980s legend suffered a cardiac arrest and died on Monday (24 October)
The late Pete Burns will receive a send-off in style, it has been revealed, after eighties legend Boy George offered to pay for his funeral. Pete’s ex-wife Lynne had confirmed she could not afford to pay for the star’s send-off and his old pal, George has stepped in instead.
Pete Burns' friend, Boy George, has offered to pay his funeral costs
The Sun has reported that the Culture Club star - and friend of Dead or Alive frontman, Pete - offered his services and is now helping Lynne, and Pete’s husband Michael Simpson, plan Pete’s final celebration.
The ‘X Factor’ hopeful has found an ally in rapper 50 Cent.
Rapper 50 Cent has defended ‘X Factor’ contestant Honey G, whose act has been branded ‘racist’ by some viewers.
The 35-year-old, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, has become this year’s most controversial contestant, thanks to her take on a number of rap tracks.
But 50 has hit back at accusations that Honey G is ‘appropriating black culture’ or making a mockery of rap and hip hop, by saying that anyone who thinks the act is racist doesn't ‘know what racism really is’.
The singer is leaving Will.i.am as the only original coach over on ITV
While Will.i.am seems desperate never to leave singing reality show, The Voice UK, the format can’t seem to keep anyone else whether on BBC or its new home ITV and one series wonder Boy George is the latest coach to call it quits.
Boy George is the latest coach to quit The Voice UK
The 55-year-old took to Twitter to reveal he would not be following the show across the television spectrum but wished Wiill.i.am luck on his continuing venture.
Continue reading: Boy George Will Not Be Returning To The Voice UK
The talent competition may be switching channels, but Will.i.am isn't going anywhere.
‘The Voice’ coach Will.i.am has confirmed he’ll be staying on with the show when it moves to ITV next year. The Black Eyed Peas main man has been with the show since its first series in 2012 and has seen a revolving door of fellow music stars join him on the panel.
Will.i.am will be retuning to ‘The Voice’.
Will will also be a coach on spin-ff show ‘The Voice Kids’, which is aimed at 7 to 14 year olds. In a statement he said: “I’m delighted to be continuing ‘The Voice UK’ on ITV and being a voice of direction and guidance for the usual suspects, and I’m thrilled to add ‘The Voice Kids’ to the mix.”
Continue reading: Will.i.am Confirms He'll Be On 'The Voice' When It Moves To ITV
The 35-year-old first found success with Liberty X back in 2001.
Kevin Simm has been crowned this year’s winner of BBC talent show ‘The Voice’, beating rival Jolan to take the crown. The 35-year-old is a talent show veteran, having previously appeared on 2001 BBC show ‘Popstars’, where he formed group Liberty X with Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young.
Kevin Simm has won ‘The Voice’ 2016.
After his victory was announced, the father of two said: "I can't believe it. I'm so grateful to everyone who has voted for me. I couldn't have dreamed this would happen, especially at my ripe old age.” In the early 2000s Simm had enjoyed 10 consecutive top 20 singles with Liberty X. But after the group split in 2007 he had been reduced to £100 a night gigs to provide for his family.
Continue reading: Former Liberty X Singer Kevin Simm Wins 'The Voice' 2016
Robbie is reportedly being eyed as a judge when the talent show moves to ITV next year.
Robbie Williams is reportedly being considered to take a judge’s seat on ‘The Voice’ as part of a massive revamp of the talent show, once it moves from BBC to ITV. According to The Daily Star, ITV thinks Robbie ‘ticks all the boxes’ and would be a perfect fit for the judging panel.
Could Robbie Williams soon be seen on ‘The Voice’?
An insider told the newspaper: “X Factor have been courting Robbie for years but The Voice team think they have a better chance because their filming schedule is shorter, and it allows him to concentrate on other projects.”
Continue reading: Is Robbie Williams Set To Join 'The Voice'?
The musician died on Thursday while away in Egypt.
Tributes are pouring in from fans and admirers following the death of Visage frontman Steve Strange, who died suddenly on Thursday (February 12th 2015) at the age of 55 while overseas in Egypt.
Steve Strange dies aged 55
The 80s icon suffered a heart attack while away in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and though he was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital, it was confirmed that he had regretfully passed away later on in the day. It wasn't the first time he had experienced health issues recently though, having previously been hospitalised in Wales following breathing difficulties back in December 2014.
Continue reading: Eighties Icons Mourn The Sudden Death Of Visage Frontman Steve Strange
The 80s band was forced to cancel their upcoming tour dates after their frontman was diagnosed with a throat polyp.
Fans were left disappointed after hearing the news that the recently reunited Culture Club have been forced to cancel all their upcoming tour dates across the U.S and U.K only days before they were scheduled to hit the road.
Culture Club were forced to cancel all the date son their upcoming tour
The frontman of the 80's group, Boy George, has developed a polyp on his throat, and a doctor has ordered the 53 year-old star not to sing as he may need to undergo an operation.
Continue reading: Boy George's Culture Club Cancels All U.S. And U.K. Tour Dates
With just hours until thousands of people flock to Portsmouth and Southampton for their annual ferry trip to the Isle of Wight Festival, it's time to look ahead to the first big event in the summer festival calendar.
Twelve years since the festival was resurrected, organiser John Giddings has steered Isle of Wight from strength to strength. With around 60,000 punters travelling to the Island, it's not just Seaclose Park that's transformed for the weekend, there's a real community spirit that's evident as buses wind their way towards the festival site. Past years have seen a surprise appearance from Kanye West for Jay-Z's headline set, rock royalty like Jagger, McCartney and Neil Young take to the main stage, and bands such as the Foo Fighters casually chatting to fans on the car ferry. This year looks like it will live up to the festival's reputation without a repeat of 2012's well-publicised mud bath. Although there's perhaps not many surprises on the line-up, there's still plenty to look forward to.
The top twelve to watch from June 12:
Boy George: If you're arriving early, the former Culture Club front man is headlining the Thursday night festivities. But far from a nostalgia act, George is touring his first album of original material in 18 years. He's embraced DJ culture and is likely to put on an impressive show whether he's behind the turntable or the microphone.
Continue reading: Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Preview
Sometimes being part of a successful band can hinder a musician. There aren't many legendary lead singers who have had solo careers that matched their band's successes. Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey and Morrissey all had, and still have, great solo careers, however they certainly don't match that of the bands they fronted. The same can be said for Boy George. Fronting Culture Club, he was an icon of the '80s and is still very much an icon for millions all over the world, yet like the aforementioned stars, his solo projects have failed to have the same impact.
He really needs no introduction, his reputation precedes him. He's a one-off character and the music world would be a slightly duller place without him. 'This Is What I Do' is his ninth solo offering and, despite all we read about this superstar, we must remember that he is a musician first. One thing to remind us of that and one thing that has never changed is his soulful voice; this is apparent throughout the record.
The most Culture Club-like track on the album is upbeat catchy reggae song 'My Star'. Joined by rapper Unknown MC, it is sure to be the one you'll have on repeat - it's Boy George at his best. A reggae and ska feel to any Boy George album is, of course, expected; 'Live your Life' and 'Nice and Slow' are exactly that, not to mention 'Play Me' which features MC Spee. This combination works incredibly well; it's smooth, edgy and immediate. Another featuring artist includes Nizar Al-Issa who features on the album's last track 'Feel the Vibration'. This is a glorious ending to a fantastic album.
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Boy George - Karma Cookbook: Great Tasting Dishes to Nourish Your Body and Feed Your Soul Signature dish: Apricots with vanilla custard. - . . . .Did they eat it? Of course. You'll eat anything if you're 'fame-ished'! - Monday 29th July 2013
A mix of old and new to perform in London over June
Yoko Ono has announced the bulk of the names for her Meltdown Festival line-up to take place in London this year, with the former wife of John Lennon staying true to her vision to create a line-up based on concept and not going all out for big names for the sake of it.
Names announced for the event, which takes place at London’s Southbank Centre for a week and a half in June, include Patti Smith, Boy George, Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy and The Stooges. Back in November, upon the announcement that Ono would be taking on the curator’s role, she commented "I'm not pursuing big names for the sake of big names. I'm thinking along the lines of a concept, which is more refreshing. There will definitely be an element of feminism and the plight of women … [and] I am thinking of having one or two events where I ask men to say something strong about themselves too."
That’s certainly a concept she’s stuck too with the line-up announced so far. Alongside these more established names, Ono also has the likes of up and coming post-punk group Savages, as well as the likes of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, formerly of Sonic Youth, Peaches and comedian Reggie Watts. Ono herself will perform with the Plastic Ono Band. Additionally there will be various talks, panels and film screenings over the event. "It's not only a great honour to curate Meltdown in its 20th year," Ono said in a press release, according to The Guardian "it's also a lot of fun."
Liam Payne dubbed 80's pop icon Boy George "weird" after a run-in at the Brits
The One Direction boys seemed in pretty high spirits at the BRIT Awards in London last night. There was Harry, dancing around the stage like a lunatic, Louis helping himself to the complimentary fizz, Zayn looking all mysterious and broody, and the little Irish fella was presumably just happy to be there. But what about Liam? Something appeared to have riled our Liam, and we may have found the answer. Ready for this? Deep breath.
80's pop star Boy George - who debuted a slimmer, altogether healthier look this week - was at the bash with his young niece, getting snaps with her favourite pop stars. Now, there appears to have been some confusion when the One Direction boys came there way. Later on Twitter, the Karma Chameleon hit-maker wrote, "Top marks to Harry Styles for stopping for a picture with my niece and B*llox's to Liam and the disrespectful w**ker of a minder!" adding, "Stars of the night, Harry Styles, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J. Too many drug f**ked twits to mention elsewhere! Emily Sande (sic) was great!" George later suggested Harry Styles would leave the band, saying, "You heard it here first!"
Sadly, producer, director, and "experiencer" Arquette did exactly one thing well: the title. All We Are Saying is appropriately a dull, bloated gab marathon. And since she didn't clear the featured artists' music for the movie, it's all talk, no song, not even a few bars from a stage performance. Imagine The Aristocrats without the joke, stretched out over 105 minutes.
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