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7/29/23-George Michael Post Wham

George Michael was worried about Wham! "overshadowing" his solo career, according to Andrew Ridgeley. The school mates former the pop duo in the 1980s and scored a string of huge hits including 'Club Tropicana' and 'Careless Whisper' before George walked away in 1986 to become a solo singing star - and now Andrew has revealed they had an unspoken agreement not to promote Wham! in case it hindered his pal's […]

todayJuly 29, 2023


6/29/23-Andrew Ridgeley wanted final Wham! tour

Source: music-news.com Andrew Ridgeley regrets that Wham! didn't go on a farewell tour. The guitarist-and-songwriter and his bandmate George Michael performed a greatest hits set at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 28 June 1986 in what was dubbed 'The Final' concert, a name shared with the compilation album that followed. Following the show - which featured special guests such as Sir Elton John and Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon […]

todayJune 29, 2023


10/12/21-Deon Estus dies

Hear Deon on "The Lost 45s."   Source: music-news.com George Michael and Wham!'s longtime bassist, Deon Estus, has died. The late music legend's long-serving band member during his stint in the 'Club Tropicana' group and solo career sadly passed away aged 65 on Monday, 10/11/21. A statement on Deon's Twitter page read: "It is with real sadness I post that Deon Estus passed away This Morning. Deon was mostly known […]

todayOctober 12, 2021


12/30/19-Andrew Ridgeley on Wham!

Source: music-news.com Andrew Ridgeley insists there is no unheard Wham! material to come out of the archives. The 56-year-old singer's late band mate, George Michael, was never a "prolific songwriter" so everything the pair recorded together has already been heard by fans. He said: "There's no unreleased Wham! songs. George was never a prolific songwriter. What was written was recorded generally and released." But Andrew is hoping to offer something […]

todayDecember 30, 2019


10/3/19-Wham's Andrew Ridgeley

Andrew Ridgeley thinks a biopic about Wham! would be 'marvelous.' The 56-year-old singer has written about his rise to stardom alongside his late school friend George Michael - who died in December 2016 - in new book 'Wham! George and Me' and has his "fingers crossed" that it will be picked up and adapted for the big screen. Speaking on BBC Radio 2, he said: "It would make a fantastic […]

todayOctober 3, 2019


3/9/19-George Michael's art

Late singer George Michael's extensive art collection is set to hit the auction block. The pop star, who passed away suddenly on Christmas Day, 2016, left behind an abundance of artwork, which will be sold off via the London branch of auction house Christie's. Cristian Albu is overseeing the sale of Michael's collection, which consists of over 160 pieces, and the auctioneer notes the Freedom hit maker became an avid […]

todayMarch 9, 2019


10/30/18-George Michael Lost 45s

"Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig's new holiday movie will feature unreleased tracks recorded by George Michael. Romantic comedy "Last Christmas" is inspired by the late singer's 1984 Wham! song and now insiders have revealed the movie's soundtrack will include lost George Michael tunes. Last week, it was revealed the film, starring Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians' Henry Golding, will be released in November 2019, and Feig will direct a script […]

todayOctober 30, 2018


7/25/18-Elton on George Michael

Sir Elton John tried to help pal George Michael with his drug issues but the late singer didn't want to be saved. Michael died on Christmas Day, 2016 after battling addiction for years, with experts insisting years of heavy drug abuse took a fatal toll on his body. And now Elton, who has also struggled with addiction issues, has revealed he tried to help George give up drugs, telling Britain's […]

todayJuly 25, 2018


9/7/2017-Nile Rodgers & George Michael

Nile Rodgers found it "extremely emotional" creating a remix of his late pal George Michael's track Fantasy. The Chic front man was close friends and a regular collaborator with the singer, and George asked him to rework his previously-released track Fantasy in early 2016, months before he died that December. Hours before the single debuted on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday morning, Nile took to Twitter to tell a user […]

todaySeptember 7, 2017