Boy George & Culture Club have just released a new single -- marking the first new music from the '80s icons in two decades. The new track, "Let Somebody Love You" is a teaser for the band's long in the works new studio set, titled Life, which is set for release on October 26th and available for pre-order. Culture Club -- featuring original members Roy Hay, Michael Craig, and Jon Moss -- is currently on the road this summer with the B-52's, and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins.
Boy George recently spoke about his long battle to sobriety, which played a huge part in spoiling the band's success in the 1980's: "I'm so happy that I'm who I am now. You kind of have to change your mindset, that's really where it starts. Y'know, there are some people who can have a drink and put the glass down. There are some people in the world (laughs), who can have one sandwich (laughs), one biscuit -- I'm an addict! I can't do one of anything! I just. . . I think at this point on my life, I know that that's the one thing I was really bad at. I function best when I'm sober, clear-headed -- as healthy as I can be. That's when I'm at my most vibrant, most fun, and the other thing was just a disaster."
- Between 1983 and 1986, Culture Club scored 10 Top 40 hits -- including “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” (#2); “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” (#2); “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” (#9); "Church Of The Poison Mind" (#10); “Karma Chameleon” (#1); “Miss Me Blind” (#5); “It’s A Miracle” (#13); and “The War Song” (#17).
- Culture Club initially split in 1986. In 1989 they reunited for an ill-fated series of recording sessions. The 12 songs recorded by the band have yet to see release.
- Since 1999 Culture Club have frequently toured together, and in 1999 released its last album, Don't Mind If I Do.
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