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George Michael News from December 2004

December 29, 2004
"Last Christmas" on German Chart

Pat tells us that "Last Christmas" #16 on the German Singles chart this week.

George Michael: A Different Story - Extended Version

GMFREEK says that BBC Three is airing a version of the "George Michael: A Different Story" featuring an extra 15 minutes worth of footage that was not shown on BBC One.

December 27, 2004
Standout CD of 2004

Jazzman tells us that PEOPLE magazine reports the 10 standout CDs of 2004:

George Michael
Patience
'80s British pop icons like Morrissey, the Cure and Duran Duran had comebacks in 04. But it was Michael who made the most triumphant return of all. His deeply personal lyrics reflect an artist who has survived scandal and come out as a gay man, while his sumptuous sounds reveal that he is still one of pop's premier craftsmen.

December 25, 2004
Happy Christmas!

Ah, the Wham! years....

December 23, 2004
George Michael: "I Sound Like a Girl"

George Michael thinks he sounds like a "girl" on some of his old Wham! hits. Heck, George, I'm a girl and I can't sing like that!

The Best and Worst Music of 2004

Patience is considered some of the worst music of 2004. Well, not all people have good taste.

December 22, 2004
George Michael Dubbed "Dull" by Snubbed Host

According to Contact Music, George Michael turned down the chance to appear on Jonathan Ross's BBC Radio 2 show, leaving the award-winning presenter furious.

A Year of Pop Princesses

Patience gets a mention in "A Year of Pop Princesses."

December 21, 2004
George Michael Hits Back in War of Words with Elton

Regarding Elton John's recent comments, George Michael is quoted as saying "Elton John knows very little about George Michael, and that's a fact." For more, please read:

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George Michael Hits Back in War of Words with Elton (Thanks, Jason!)

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George Michael Hits Back at Elton John (Thanks, Ryan!)

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George Michael slams Elton John and the "gay grapevine" (Thanks, Carin!)

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George's Elton rant (Thanks, Pat!)

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George Michael hits back at Elton John in celebrity spat

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George Michael hits back at Elton

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George Michael: Don't trust gossiping

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People in the News

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George Michael

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George Michael blasts Elton over Criticisms

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Furnish Defends John's Michael Comments

And here's what George's cousin is reportedly saying:
bullet Elton was Right..George has Changed
bullet George Michael's cousin slams love Goss
bullet George Michael's cousin slams him!
bullet Michael's cousin defends Elton's attack
bullet George Michael was "used" by Halliwell
bullet George Michael 'has changed for the worse'

"Flawless" Top Single of 2004

George Michael's "Flawless (Go To the City)" is a top single of the year on And We Danced - Classic Dance Music.

Sir George Michael?

George Michael could be knighted by the queen, according to bookmakers.

Best George Michael Song

And We Danced currently has a poll on the best George Michael song.

December 10, 2004
George Michael's Retirement Is Just a "Careless Whisper"

"George Michael's Retirement Is Just a 'Careless Whisper'" says that George "has now withdrawn recent comments that he plans to disappear from the music industry for the next 10 years, and admitted that he was simply 'having a bad day' when he made them."

December 8, 2004
Different Life Documentary

Lizzy tells us that Lee, the webmaster of the official site, has confirmed that the DVD of the "A Different Life" documentary will be released in the Spring of 2005.

Sold on Song

Lizzy also tells us that the BBC Radio 2 website of Sold On Song has announced George will be performing on 18th December from 18.00 until 19.00 PM GMT.

Stalker in Court

According to ContactMusic, the woman accused of stalking George Michael appeared in England's Oxford Magistrates court on Friday, December 3. She recently underwent psychiatric assessment at a London mental institution but was bailed on condition she does not try to contact the singer or go near his homes.

December 7, 2004
Grammy Nominations

George's songs are nominated for the following Grammy Awards:

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Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Amazing (Full Intention Club Mix)," Michael Gray and Jon Pearn, remixers (George Michael); "It's My Life (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)," Jacques Lu Cont, remixer (No Doubt); "Motor Inn (Felix Da Housecat's High Octane Mix)," Felix Da Housecat, remixer (Iggy Pop with Feedom, featuring Peaches); "She Wants to Move (Basement Jaxx Mix)," Basement Jaxx, remixers (N.E.R.D.); "Watching Cars Go by (Sasha's Remix)," Sasha, remixer (Felix Da Housecat).

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Short Form Music Video: "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand; "American Idiot," Green Day; "Flawless," George Michael; "Walkie Talkie Man," Steriogram; "Vertigo," U2.

December 4, 2004
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Scott and Catherine tell us that George Michael is due to be a guest on "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" on Friday 10th December. BBC1 2235.

December 2, 2004
In the News

George Michael is the topic of the following articles:

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George Michael Has No Love For Former Wham! Partner

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Elton John attacks "wasted" George Michael

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George Michael nervÝs for at ende som John Lennon

November 30, 2004
"A Different Life"

The official site has a video clip of "A Different Life" in the news section. You can also read about the show at "Andrew Ridgeley Was Not George Michael's Type."

Elton: George Michael Should Get out More

Elton John has made some comments about George:
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Elton: George Michael should get out more

bullet Elton John thinks GeorgeMichael "is in a strange place"
bullet Elton: "George Michael is Disappointing"

My Week: Leslie Douglas, Controller, Radio 2

"My Week: Leslie Douglas, Controller, Radio 2" says that George Michael has agreed to do a songwriting masterclass for Radio 2.

November 29, 2004
Michael Stalker Under Assessment

Annet sends us more information on the stalker who broke into George's house: "Michael Stalker Under Assessment."

Bravenet Classified Ads

Since the Bravenet classified ads section has been misused in the last week, I have deleted all the non-advertisements. If this misuse of the Bravenet classified ads continue, I will be forced to remove the link to this feature.

November 25, 2004
"A Different Life"

Michael tells us that the George Michael documentary is on BBC1 on Monday, November 29th. It is titled "A Different Life."

Police Hunt George Michael Stalker

Annet sends us information on the stalker who broke into George's house and is now sending harassing e-mails to him:
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Police Hunt George Michael Stalker

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Stalker Threatens George Michael

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George Freaked by Stalker

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George Nut on the Run

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George Michael's Break-In Trauma

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Police Hunt George Michael 'Stalker'

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Hunt for George Michael Intruder

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Police to trace intruder at home of Michael

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George Michael Break-In: Police Seek Woman

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Woman stalker terrorizes George Michael

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Michael robbed

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Police search for George Michael stalker

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George Michael stalker has him fearing for his life

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Break-in at George Michael's mansion

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George Michael break-in: woman sought

November 22, 2004
George Michael to Perform for BBC

Lizzy and Carin send us "George Michael to Perform for BBC," which says that George Michael will perform live at London's Abbey Road studios as part of a BBC Radio 2 special next month.

November 17, 2004
"No Scrubs" Need Apply for TLC Reality Series

Hmmmm... I'm a bit irritated about the last line about George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in "'No Scrubs' Need Apply for TLC Reality Series". Alas, it's a U.S. newspaper so what do they know?

November 16, 2004
New "Careless Whisper" by 2Play

Indy tells us that there's a new version of "Careless Whisper" coming out on November 22 by 2Play featuring Thomas Jules and Jucxi D.

November 15, 2004
George Michael Drops Gay Gig

According to PAGESIX.COM, George Michael cancelled his appearance only a day before OUT magazine's "Out 100" party in New York nightspot Capitale, when he realized Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and People Magazine journalists would be among the guests.

November 12, 2004
Penthouse

GMFREEEK sends us an article that states there will be a new George Michael exclusive interview on the Mexican Edition of Penthouse:

"The magazine, expected to be available on Mexican store shelves by the third week of November, will feature Yatana, a famous actress well-known throughout Mexico, on the edition's cover and an exclusive interview with George Michael is the edition's main editorial feature"

November 10, 2004
Jamelia Still Starstruck

What do you buy for the guy who's got everything? Jamelia didn't know either: "Jamelia Still Starstruck" and "Jamelia's Embarrassment at George Michael's Birthday."

November 4, 2004
Live Aid DVD

The "Live Aid" DVD is available on November 8, 2004, at Amazon UK and on November 16, 2004, at Amazon US.

Behind the Music

The VH-1 "Behind the Music" special on George Michael will repeat on November 9 at 6 p.m.

November 1, 2004
"Round Here" Video

GMFREEEK tells us that the official site reports that the single for "Round Here" will include the video.

Also, "Round Here" gets a nice review at Top40-charts.com.

Why George Buys Such a Lotto of Tickets

The Sunday Mirror is reporting that George Michael has been buying hundreds of lotto tickets, spending up to £1,000 a time whenever he throws a party.

New Forum

American Angel writes in to tell us that there is a new George Michael forum for Spanish speakers.

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