Boy George has an unreleased George Michael duet
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 October 2017
Boy George has revealed he recorded an unreleased George Michael duet - but he has no plans to make the song public
Boy George has revealed he has an unreleased George Michael duet the pair recorded together - but he has no plans to make it public.
The 56-year-old Culture Club singer recorded 'Freedom', a studio version of his hit that they had performed together at an AIDS charity show in 1987, but the late 'Faith' singer wasn't happy with the outcome from their session.
Speaking to News.com.au, he revealed: "We sang it together in the studio but he wasn't happy with it, so it was never ever released. I know what he was like. It's one of the things I admired about him. I always imagined him in the laboratory with a white coat - his vocals, the production, the harmonies, they were so perfectly executed. Maybe that song is lying around somewhere, unless he wiped it!"
The 'Karma Chameleon' hitmaker - who previously revealed that the pair didn't become friends because of musical competition early on in their respective careers - also discussed George's new previously unreleased track 'Fantasy'.
Boy George is adamant he wasn't taking a potshot at Michael -who passed away on Christmas Day last year (25.12.16) aged 53 - when he criticised the track, he was just questioning whether the pop superstar would have wanted it to come out.
He said: "My point was would have he wanted it out? Prince never wanted his songs on YouTube or Spotify now they're all over both of them. I think that's a good thing.
"I always used to go on YouTube looking for Prince songs and they weren't on there. The point I made was it's amazing George is being celebrated. I quite liked seeing 'Wham Rap' in that new H&M commercial, it made me smile, but I did think what would he say if he was around? But I'm an artist. Rather than criticising, I'm asking how he would feel? I think that's a very valuable question. Why do people think I was slamming him? I was a massive fan. That's why I wonder what he'd think."