Yes, it’s true…
VIP: WHAM BOYS GOING FOR IT
GEORGE MICHAEL has enlisted ex Wham! pal ANDREW RIDGELEY to record two new tracks with him.
The pair have been recording in Cornwall with George on vocals and Andrew on guitar.
George hopes to have the songs on his new album by the end of the year and our source said: “They’re delighted with the results.”
It’s not two new tracks. It’s actually a whole album. And the lads recorded it in New York, not Cornwall. It’s called – Wham! Make It Back!
Honestly, why do people write factually incorrect stories?! Surely, it’s easy enough to check sources…
Anyway, an insider at the New York recording studio said,
“George really loved making this record. People are really going to be surprised by the new Wham! sound. It’s very Queen-like, with soaring Freddie Mercury-like vocals, and rocking Brian May-style guitars. They’ve done one cover version on the album – Mika’s song ‘Grace Kelly’ – George was keen to show he can still do falsetto – and the rest are all new songs.”
George Michael was overheard in a Dallas restaurant (a favourite eaterie of his Dallasite partner, Kenny Goss), talking to his manager Michael Lippman. George apparently said,
Wham! was about two young guys having fun. So, it didn’t make sense to bring Wham! back as they were. That would have been as bad as a Sex Pistols or Take That comeback. But, as I look around at the bands that are timeless – bands like Queen and Keane – well, they have a certain sound. More rock than pop. I didn’t think I could do that sound as “George Michael”. But, I can do more rock stuff as part of a band. Like I did with Queen at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert – that was probably the best performance of my life. I was incredible that night. So, I thought – why not bring Wham! back? I know from Richard and Judy that people really want Wham! to come back. And, it all fits, because Andrew’s solo material was quite rocky. Anyway, the album is done. I was gonna call it “Fucking Excellent”, and Andrew thought “Amazing” would be gently amusing as a title… But in the end, I thought “Make It Back” was the best choice. Obviously, we won’t be doing Wake Me Up on tour, but we’re gonna have fun with this. Just my buddy and me. So – Mike, we want to do a 20-date stadium tour of the US in 2008. Minimum 60,000 seater capacity venues. And it needs to be a sell-out. I want Wham! to be even bigger this time around than they were before. I think that’s your job, isn’t it? I mean – you need to do something for your ten percent…
Wicked, or what?