1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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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  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 � ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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, ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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' ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Boy George Vows To Fight Drug Charges

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Boy George is innocent and will fight the drug possession charges he faces in New York, which could result in 15 years in prison if he is convicted, his lawyer said today (Feb. 1). Singer Boy George is innocent and will fight the drug possess ...

  38. Boy George Court Hearing Postponed

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Manhattan judge has adjourned a court appearance by Boy George on narcotics charges until next year. A Manhattan judge has adjourned a court appearance by Boy George on narcotics charges until next year. The singer was said to be in England. Crimi ...

  39. Boy George May Face 15 Years On Drug Charge

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Boy George faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on charges of drug possession, but his lawyer said yesterday (Oct. 11) the flamboyant entertainer had no idea how 13 plastic bags of cocai Singer Boy George faces up to 15 years in prison ...

  40. Lawyer Denies Drugs Belong To Boy George

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A lawyer for Boy George is denying that drugs found in the British singer's apartment belonged to him. Authorities said the singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was arraigned on drug charges earl A lawyer for Boy George is denying tha ...

  41. Boy George Arrested On Drug Charge

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Boy George was arrested in New York on suspicion of possessing drugs and making a fake police report after he called 911 early this morning (Oct. 7) and falsely said his home had been burglariz Singer Boy George was arrested in New York on su ...

  42. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Rapper Sage Francis' Epitaph debut, "A Healthy Distrust." Sibling rock act Eisley's "Room Noises" (Reprise). Irish rock outfit the Frames' " ...

  43. Elvis, Chemical Bros. Top U.K. Charts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA's latest reissue of his original British chart-toppers, "It's Now or Never," debuted at No. 1. Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. s ...

  44. U.K. Tsunami Relief Concert Proposed

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a little more than three weeks' time, officials at Wales' Millennium Stadium are attempting to organize a massive concert to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami that has left Southeastern In a little more than three weeks' ...

  45. LL, West, George Enter Fashion Biz

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J, Boy George and Kanye West have all started their own fashion lines, which are expected to be in stores later this year or early next year. LL Cool J, Boy George and Kanye West have all started their own fashion lines, which are expected ...

  46. Battle Royal(ties) Heats Up Between Boy George, Virgin Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Virgin Records for failing to account royalties due on a compilation album called "Greatest Moments." LONDON--Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Vir ...

  47. Christina, Missy, George Go Viva Glam

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Boy George have signed on as spokespeople for the Viva Glam campaign from cosmetic company M*A*C. Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Boy George have signed on as spokespeople for the Viva Glam campaign from ...

  48. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid was ...

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