Posts tagged "George Michael"

Daft Punk Drop Surprise Remix Album: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Daft Punk has released a limited edition remixes album worldwide to iTunes, without warning. Human After All (Remixes), also featuring Basement Jaxx, Peaches and Justice, was first released in Japan in 2006. [HarderBloggerFaster] :: Morrissey has been dropped by Capitol/Harvest, just weeks after the release of…
By: Christina Lee / August 11, 2014

Robin Thicke Sells Less Than 60 Copies Of ‘Paula’ In Australia: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: First week sales of Robin Thicke's Paula in Australia look bleak, more so than in the US and UK. The album failed to chart in the ARIA Top 500, meaning that it sold…
By: Christina Lee / July 11, 2014

Future And Nicki Minaj’s “Rock Star”: Hear The Scrapped, George Michael-Sampling ‘Honest’ Track

When Future was promoting his sophomore LP Honest, he kept bringing up a song that he wished was included. He would even play it for journalists at listening parties to show what fans were missing. “Rock Star” features Nicki Minaj and interpolates George Michael's “Careless Whisper,”…
By: Christina Lee / July 9, 2014

George Michael Was Rushed To Hospital For An Unexplained Illness: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: George Michael was rushed to hospital last week due to an unexplained illness. His representative refuses to comment apart from saying that he was getting routine tests. Sounds a little fishy... but get well soon! [Radio.com] :: This piece of casting is either inspired or a disaster waiting to happen.
By: Mike Wass / May 30, 2014

George Michael’s ‘Symphonica': Review Revue

Ten years after his last studio album, Patience, George Michael is back with Symphonica. It isn't exactly the buoyant return to bouncy, slightly-sleazy pop we'd all been hoping for; rather, George worked with late, famed producer Phil Ramone to transform his orchestral 2011-12 tour of the same name into a consumer-worthy package. I…
By: Robbie Daw / March 19, 2014

George Michael’s ‘Symphonica': Album Review

It's been ten years since George Michael released his fifth studio album Patience. It was geared to be his "comeback," considering he hadn't created any original music in almost ten years prior to Patience. A lot has happened since then. He's toured, and toured some more, continued his activism, randomly dropped a track called "December…
By: Kathy Iandoli / March 18, 2014

George Michael’s “Let Her Down Easy” Video: Watch The Moving, Circus-Themed Clip

Terence Trent D'Arby's touching 1993 ballad "Let Her Down Easy" has been covered by George Michael for the lead single off the latter's Symphonica (out March 17), and the beautiful, piano-driven track now has an equally gorgeous video to go with it. Michael paired up with director Vaughn Arnell for the clip, who wa…
By: Robbie Daw / February 4, 2014

George Michael’s “Let Her Down Easy”: Listen To The Lead ‘Symphonica’ Single

Good news for fans of all things orchestral and all things George Michael: The singer will be back with a crooner-worthy album of covers, both standards and re-worked versions of his own tunes, next month. Titled Symphonica (out March 17), the album's lead single is "Let Her Down Easy," originally a moving 1993 tune…
By: Robbie Daw / February 3, 2014

George Michael To Drop New Album ‘Symphonica’ In March

George Michael will release a new live album, Symphonica, on March 17. The 14-song set features orchestral rearrangements of his own hits, plus select covers (Roberta Flack's "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face," Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy," Elton John's "Idol") that were recorded during his 2011-2012 tour of the same name.
By: Christina Lee / January 20, 2014

4th Of July Playlist: 13 Songs That Celebrate Liberty & “Freedom,” Plus The Red, White & Blue

Thank goodness for the Fourth of July, because aside from Labor Day, summer vacation and a different Pride event in a different city every weekend for the past month, we need an excuse to take one more day off. Of course, this isn’t just any day off, it’s a day to sit i…
By: John Hamilton / July 3, 2013

George Michael Cancels Tour Dates, Seeks Anxiety Treatment: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: George Michael has canceled a string of Australian dates so that he can get treatment for anxiety stemming from a 2011 health scare. The 49-year-old Brit spent three weeks in the hospital last November during a bout with pneumonia. [Entertainment Weekly] :: Pussy Riot's appeal hearing wa…
By: Carl Williott / October 2, 2012

Justin Bieber Being Eyed For ‘Book Of Mormon’ Movie: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Trey Parker and Matt Stone — creators of The Book Of Mormon — floated out Justin Bieber's name as the dream lead for their musical's eventual film adaptation. The duo has previously made fun of Bieber in their animated series South Park. It's also worth noting that it's usually impossible…
By: Carl Williott / September 11, 2012

Labor Day Video Playlist: Pop Stars At Work

It's hard to believe summer's winding down and Labor Day is upon us already, but there's no need to despair! In the spirit of the holiday — the point of which is to recognize and celebrate the average working stiff — we've rounded up a marathon of classic videos by artists who have done their…
By: John Hamilton / August 31, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Spice Girls, One Direction, George Michael & Others Close The Games: Watch

During NBC's telecast of the London Olympics closing ceremony, Ryan Seacrest called the Spice Girls' performance the worst-kept secret of the all-star A Symphony Of British Music concert. And thankfully, many of the previously-rumored artists actually turned up to the extravaganza. (One exception was Adele, who was whispered to be…
By: Robbie Daw / August 13, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys, Muse & More Confirmed For Closing Ceremony

Been wondering who will be performing at this Sunday's A Symphony Of British Music closing ceremony concert at the London Olympics? Our handy Who's Who guide of both rumored and confirmed artists should have given you a few tips, but now some of those rumored crooners from across the pond have been officially…
By: Robbie Daw / August 10, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Who’s Who At ‘A Symphony Of British Music’ Closing Ceremony Concert

This coming Sunday, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London will officially come to an end as London Mayor Boris Johnson hands the Olympic flag over to Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes and the torch that was lit during the opening ceremony on July 27 is extinguished. But naturally the Games Of…
By: Robbie Daw / August 8, 2012

George Michael’s “White Light” Video: His Life Comes Down To Kate Moss’ Coin Toss

George Michael survived a drastic bout of pneumonia this past winter, and apparently the singer has Kate Moss to thank for it. The supermodel plays George's guardian angel of sorts in the video for his 30-year music anniversary single "White Light", the lyrics of which detail the severity of his illne…
By: Robbie Daw / July 17, 2012

Amy Winehouse Tributes: The Best Performances In The Year Since Her Death

When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, some called the tragedy “unavoidable”. Whether or not you agreed with that particular sentiment, you can't deny that on that day one year ago, music lost one of the most unique and soulful voices of our time. Russell…
By: Idolator Staff / July 11, 2012

George Michael’s “White Light”: Listen To His Anniversary Single

Last month George Michael announced his new single "White Light" by noting the following on Facebook: "On the 29th of June this year it will be 30 years to the day that ‘Wham Rap’, my first single, written with Andrew Ridgeley (on an afternoon that the two of us should have been at…
By: Robbie Daw / July 6, 2012

George Michael Announces “White Light” Single To Commemorate 30-Year Music Anniversary

Believe it or not, this October will mark 25 years since George Michael's Grammy-winning, hit-spawning debut solo LP Faith was released. And further to that, the singer's very first single with Wham! saw the light of day on June 29, 1982 — nearly 30 years ago. To celebrate, Michael announced today that he'll be…
By: Robbie Daw / June 19, 2012
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