Paul Weller and Boy George plan recording session Get Tickets

Weller also says he's been talking to Johnny Marr about collaborating 'for a couple of years'

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Paul Weller has spoken out about his plans to record a track with Boy George.

In Uncut magazine Weller has said that the pair have discussed working together. "I spoke to him about it, and he's up for doing it. It's just finding the right tune," said the Modfather. Speaking about Boy George he added: "His voice is sounding really, really good at the moment. I'd forgotten how great his voice was, it's gotten better with age. So it's more of a musical consideration opposed to being two old geezers from the 80s. But beyond that, I don't know what sort of thing it would be."

In the interview Weller also talked about his desire to record with Johnny Marr. "We were talking about it for a couple of years. We always bump into each other in different places, but we we've never actually worked together."

Last year Boy George said that he used to fancy Paul Weller, adding that he did not think the feeling was ever mutual. The former Culture Club singer, who released his last solo album 'This Is What I Do' in October 2013, told Q: "I fancied him though, oh my god he was so cute. There was a fantastic interview with him where at the time [singer and George's friend] Marilyn had implied they'd had a thing so they asked Paul and he said, 'If Marilyn said it happened, it must have done,' which I think is the way any self respecting rock star should behave. That made me love him, I thought, 'You're so cool!' That's what rock stars do – no-one has to know the truth. I did fancy him but I don't think he fancied me."

Earlier this month Paul Weller launched his new compilation 'More Modern Classics' at Bush Hall, the first of three tiny London shows which he followed with gigs at The 100 Club and Dingwalls.

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