Quote: "I think the '80s was all about looking like you were having fun. You know that saying, 'Youth is wasted on the young'? Nowadays, I've really invested in happiness. I never really understood that when I was a kid. But now I actually get a lot of joy doing really ordinary stuff." Culture Club frontman Boy George appreciates life much more now that he's seven-years sober.
Fact: Boy George's band Culture Club have announced their first North American tour dates in 14 years. The reunited Karma Chameleon hitmakers will perform in California, Las Vegas, New York and New Jersey in November (14), ahead of the release of a new album in early 2015.
Fact: Fans will have a chance to hear new music from incarcerated pop star Boy George when a duet he recorded with French singer REGINE ZYLBERBERG is released in March (09). The former Culture Club star is currently serving a 15-month jail sentence for the false imprisonment of a male escort.
Quote: "I don't believe you have to be monogamous, but you have to be respectful. Don't come home and say: 'Oh, I've just had sex with someone else.'" Former Culture Club frontman Boy George is clear about his requirements before entering an open relationship.
Fact: Boy George has recorded a new disco anthem, titled YES WE CAN, which is inspired by U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The former Culture Club star samples the politician's speeches in the tune.
Quote: "He's about to get divorced. The life of a heterosexual is sick and boring." Boy George reveals former boyfriend and Culture Club bandmate JON MOSS and his wife have split during an online chat with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
Fact: Former Culture Club frontman Boy George is to perform his first televised concert in a decade in New York next month (Jul08). The singer will play a solo show at Rockefeller Plaza - and the gig will be aired on U.S. television series THE TODAY SHOW.
Fact: Former Culture Club frontman Boy George is to duet with himself on a new British TV show. The flamboyant star will perform hit Karma Chameleon with the help of state-of-the-art technology to sing with his 1980s self.
Fact: Pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and teenage guitar star Paolo Nutini will ring in the new year at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland (01JAN07) They follow in the footsteps of UB40, Culture Club, the Pretenders and Blondie in landing the coveted spot
Quote: "If you're a common-or-garden homosexual, then maybe, but not if you're a fag like I am. I'm not an Elton John type of gay. I'm not vanilla (into boring sex)." Former Culture Club singer Boy George doesn't count Sir Elton John as a gay role model.