1. Tom Jones Blasts BBC Execs for Dropping Him From 'The Voice U.K.'

    August 18, 2015 4:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music legend Tom Jones has criticized executives behind the BBC's The Voice U.K. after not bringing him back as a coach for the fifth season of the singing competition. In Facebook and Twitter posts at the end of last week, he said he was told ...

  2. Paloma Faith, Boy George Join 'The Voice U.K.' as Coaches

    August 16, 2015 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paloma Faith and Boy George will join The Voice U.K. and work as coaches alongside the returning  Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson for the fifth season of the singing competition on the BBC. They replace Tom Jones and Rita Ora . Ora will be a judge on ITV ...

  3. Boy George Gets Philosophical About Addiction, Caitlyn Jenner and Why He Doesn't Want 'Pain and Jealousy' in His Life

    July 28, 2015 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Culture Club frontman George O’Dowd, better known to millions as Boy George , it was a great source of pride to have Caitlyn Jenner introduce his reunited band Friday night (July 24) before a sold-out crowd at L.A.’s Greek Theater. “To be here i ...

  4. Caitlyn Jenner Surprises at Boy George Concert

    Caitlyn Jenner Surprises at Boy George Concert

    July 27, 2015 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 In between accepting awards, starring in a documentary series and going to concerts, it's hard keeping up with Caitlyn Jenner. The legendary Olympian surprised concertgoers Friday in Los Angeles when boy george , culture club frontman , wochit ...

  5. Watch Caitlyn Jenner Introduce Boy George's Culture Club at L.A. Concert

    July 25, 2015 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Caitlyn Jenner made a surprise appearance during the Culture Club 's concert at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre on Friday night (July 24). "Caitlyn Jenner in the house for her first Boy George concert!" the 65-year-old reality star ex ...

  6. Jack Black and Boy George Energetically Cover The Doors' 'Hello, I Love You'

    July 14, 2015 10:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Black and Boy George both expressed their love of The Doors while visiting Conan on Monday. "Jim Morrison had the best yell," Black repeatedly told Conan O'Brien. In what at first seemed like a spontaneous request, O'Brien a ...

  7. Glastonbury 2015: The Who Rocks the Crowd, Kanye West Goes Solo, and More Highlights From This Year's Festival

    June 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less a festival, more a pop-up city set over 900 acres, in a time when hundreds of British festivals are competing with one another, Glastonbury remains king. The site is so vast and potentially disorientating that guided tours are now offered for o ...

  8. ASCAP's Paul Williams Recognized with Special Honor at Ivor Novello Awards

    May 22, 2015 1:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Among his songwriting credits are such classics as "The Rainbow Connection," "We’ve Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." ​ASCAP president Paul Williams was recognized for his songwriting achievements at the Iv ...

  9. Boy George Laments Culture Club's '80s Videos: 'I Never Really Liked Any of Them'

    October 28, 2014 1:28 PM EDT The bouncy second single off the band's second album, Colour by Numbers , Culture Club 's "Karma Chameleon" was the English's group only No. 1 in America, topping the Billboard Hot 100 on Feb. 4, 1984 and remaining there ...

  10. A Look Back at 1984: All of Our Coverage

    October 24, 2014 5:49 PM EDT The political and social disquiet of 1984 was reflected in a widespread sense that everything was up for grabs: gender identity ( Boy George , Annie Lennox ), sexual roles ( Madonna , Prince ), even the definition of rock and roll itself ( Van H ...

  11. Joan Rivers' Top 10 Musician Insults, From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say celebrities had love-hate relationships with Joan Rivers would be an understatement, as surely her scathing attention is a symbol of "making it" but also comes with the comedian's wrath. And judging from her stand-up bits, one- ...

  12. Culture Club Return For New Album & Reunion Tour

    August 12, 2014 5:44 PM EDT The new wave act's classic lineup reunites for the first time in 14 years Good news for Culture Club fans: The highly popular British new wave band has a new album in the works to go with 2014 tour dates in both the United States and the Unit ...

  13. Boy George Says 'I Won't Be Wearing Orange' on U.S. Return (Exclusive)

    September 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT The DJ/pop star discusses his triumphant return to the States and the EDM explosion in this exclusive interview "The last time I was there was when I was sweeping up," says Boy George with a laugh, referring to his most recent visit to A ...

  14. New Signings: Boy George Signs with Kobalt, Rick Ross to ICM Partners, BMG Chrysalis US Land the Orwells

    August 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Pete ...

  15. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  16. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blur ...

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  18. Boy George Covers Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games': Watch

    July 24, 2012 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Boy George is playing "Video Games." The Culture Club singer has released a video for his cover of the Lana Del Rey viral hit, which the musician delivers with slide guitars and Nashville flair. The lushly arranged take soundtracks the lov ...

  19. Hooked: Madonna Resurrects the Cone Bra, Rihanna Gets Naked (Again)

    June 04, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna Resurrects Gaultier-Designed Cone Bras for Her MDNA Tour Madonna's MDNA tour costumes have been revealed! The material girl reunited with designer extraordinaire Jean Paul Gaultier for a new take on an iconic look, with the cone bustier ...

  20. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  21. Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex Singer, Dies at 53

    April 26, 2011 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 P oly Styrene , the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the band X-Ray Spex , has died at the age of 53. Styrene, whose real name was Marion Elliott-Said, had been suffering from cancer. A statement on the sin ...

  22. Boy George Talks New Culture Club Album, Barack Obama Influence

    February 22, 2011 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The chameleonic karma of Boy George 's life these days is good, thanks to the recent release of "Ordinary Alien," his first artist album in more than 10 years, and a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plan for 2012. "Ma ...

  23. Billboard Bits: U2 Concert Forces MLB Series Relocation, Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 27, 2011 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. U2 Concert Bumps Marlins-Mariners Baseball Series An upcoming three-game baseball series between the Florida Marlins and the Seattle Mariners has been relocated to Seattl ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Party Crashes, Lil Wayne Talks Jail Life

    January 19, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Crashes Jeremy Renner's Party -- and His Bed At his 40th birthday party Jan. 8, actor Jeremy Renner got an unexpected surprise in his bed -- Chris ...

  25. Random Celebs Sing "Let It Be" for Norwegian TV, Make Weirdest Video Ever

    December 05, 2010 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 What happens when a bunch of where-are-they-now '80s singers, washed-up TV actors and random who-are-they-again celebrities unite to lip-sync a Beatles song for Norwegian television? You get one of the weirdest music videos to hit the Internet ...

  26. BACKBEAT: Over 5,000 Volunteers Rock Out To N.E.R.D, Mark Ronson, and Boy George At RockCorps In Paris

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RockCorps returned to Paris on October 5 to thank a crowd of more than 5,000 volunteers for their service with a concert featuring performances from N*E*R*D's Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley , Mark Ronson and Boy George . PHOTO: BETH KATZ Ta ...

  27. Mark Ronson Working on New D'Angelo Album

    August 27, 2010 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ark Ronson may be readying the release of third album " Record Collection ," due out Sept. 28 on RCA Records, but the Brooklyn-based artist/producer is also involved with another high-profile third album: R&B singer D'Angelo � ...

  28. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give ...

  29. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, Train, Scorpions

    April 01, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 '2.0' BECOMES 1: As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" arrives atop the Billboard 200 , making the 16-year-old the youngest solo male to top the tally since then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder led the Aug. 24, ...

  30. Boy George Denied Chance To Appear On Reality TV

    December 23, 2009 7:46 AM EST 0 0 0 A British court has blocked an attempt by former Culture Club singer Boy George to appear on a reality television show. The 48-year-old had hoped to appear on Channel 4's "Celebrity Big Brother" despite being on probation for assaulti ...

  31. Boy George Denied Chance To Appear On Reality TV

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST A British court has blocked an attempt by former Culture Club singer Boy George to appear on a reality television show. The 48-year-old had hoped to appear on Channel 4's "Celebrity Big Brother" despite being on probation for assaul ...

  32. Kanye West's Wild New Video, Amy Winehouse's New Boy Friend

    October 20, 2009 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, "Where the Wild Things Are" director Spike Jonze helms an imaginative new video for Kanye West , in which the beleaguered artist comes face to face with his furry littl ...

  33. The Daily Noise 10.20.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 10.20.2009 - Billboard.com

    October 20, 2009 4:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Jonze directs new Kanye West video, Boy George writes new song for Amy Winehouse, blink-182's Mark Hoppus joins Panic! At the Disco in the studio. boy george , mark hoppus , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , amy winehouse , Fuse , Kanye West ...

  34. Gavin Rossdale Ready To Rock, With Or Without Bush

    April 27, 2009 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 As his first solo album, "WANDERlust," takes flight thanks to the hit singles "Love Remains the Same" and "Forever You May Run," Gavin Rossdale is already plotting his next recording project. "I'm sort of half ...

  35. Boy George Sentenced To 15 Months In Jail

    January 16, 2009 10:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Culture Club frontman Boy George was sentenced today (Jan. 16) to 15 months in jail after being found guilty last month of falsely imprisoning Norwegian male escort Audun Carlsen, whom he met over the Internet. Tried under his real name Georg ...

  36. Boy George Facing Jail Term

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Boy George could be jailed next month for falsely imprisoning a Norwegian male escort by handcuffing him to a wall, a judge said on Friday. Judge David Radford said a prison term was "the more likely option" when he sentenced the 47-year ...

  37. Jury Hears Boy George Police Interview

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer Boy George admitted to police that he handcuffed a male escort to his bed and threatened him, but was not going to kill him, a court heard on Monday at his trial on false imprisonment charges. Jurors at the trial of the former Culture Club ...

  38. Boy George Goes On Trial For False Imprisonment

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Norwegian escort told a court Monday that Boy George manacled him to a bedroom wall and beat him with a metal chain after accusing him of hacking into his computer. The former Culture Club singer is on trial for the false imprisonment of 29 year ...

  39. Boy George Denied U.S. Visa For Planned Tour

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Culture Club frontman Boy George's North American summer tour is in doubt after U.S. authorities refused to issue him a visa, citing looming legal issues overseas. Culture Club frontman Boy George's North American summer tour is in doubt a ...

  40. Boy George Denied U.S. Visa For Planned Tour

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Culture Club frontman Boy George's North American summer tour is in doubt after U.S. authorities refused to issue him a visa, citing looming legal issues overseas. George's 24-date North American trek was scheduled to begin July 11 at th ...

  41. Minogue Readies First Post-Cancer Album

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kylie Minogue's first album since her battle with breast cancer will arrive Nov. 26 internationally via EMI. "X," the Australian artist's 10th album, will be led by the single "2 Hearts," which will b Kylie Minogue' ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss discuss All Saints, outed artists, Linda Ronstadt and more! I WANT TO BE IN THAT NUMBER Hi Fred, Noticed a funny little thing on the U.K. charts this week (and I'm sure you did as well). The No. 2 single is the U2/G ...

  43. Culture Club, Minus Boy George, Postpones Tour

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Culture Club has postponed its impending reunion tour, days after criticizing former frontman Boy George. Culture Club has postponed its impending reunion tour, days after criticizing former frontman Boy George. Three founding members of the '8 ...

  44. Boy George Begins Community Service In NYC

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early today (Aug. 14), sweeping leaves and trash off the sidewalks of New York. With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered c ...

  45. Boy George Avoids Jail Time In Drug Flap

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boy George won't be going back to jail after all. A New York judge today vacated a warrant for the artist's arrest and told the former Culture Club singer he will let him complete a non-jail sentence Boy George won't be going back to ...

  46. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featur ...

  47. Boy George Gets Rehab In Drug Case

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Boy George, in a plea bargain deal that spared him possible jail time, agreed today (March 8) to enter a drug rehabilitation program and perform community service to resolve his arrest last year on a Boy George, in a plea bargain deal that spared hi ...

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