The reclusive George Michael bandmate's book will focus on pair's childhood friendship.
Reclusive former Wham! singer Andrew Ridgeley will break his decades-long silence on Oct. 8 with a memoir about his days in the band with late singer and childhood friend George Michael. Publisher Penguin Random House announced this week that Ridgeley's book will tell the "inside story of Wham!, his life-long friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties."
The 320-page Wham! George & Me is due out on Oct. 3 and is available for pre-order now. "In 1975 Andrew took a shy new boy at school under his wing," reads the book's description. "They instantly hit it off and their boyhood escapades at Bushey Meads School built a bond that was never broken. The duo found themselves riding an astonishing rollercoaster of success, taking them all over the world. They made and broke iconic records, they were treated like gods, but they stayed true to their friendship and ultimately to themselves. It was a party that seemed as if it would never end. And then it did, in front of tens of thousands of tearful fans at Wembley Stadium in 1986."