Boy George: ‘I fancied Paul Weller’

Singer reveals his feelings for The Jam frontman in new interview

Boy George has said that he used to fancy Paul Weller, but admits he does not think the feeling was ever mutual.

The former Culture Club singer, who will release new solo album ‘This Is What I Do’ in October, revealed his feelings for Weller in a new interview with Q. Speaking about the period in Weller’s career when he was in The Style Council, he said that he admired Weller and thought he was “cool”.

“I fancied him though, oh my god he was so cute,” says George. “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.”


‘This Is What I Do’ will be released on October 28. The album will feature guest stars including DJ Yoda, Kitty Daisy & Lewis’ Kitty Durham, Texas’s Ally McErlaine, MC Spee of Dreadzone and Nizar Al Issa with Killing Joke’s Youth also involved in the songwriting. The full album tracklisting is as follows:

‘King Of Everything’
‘Bigger Than War’
‘Live Your Life’
‘My God’
‘It’s Easy’
‘Death Of Samantha’
‘Any Road’
‘My Star’
‘Love And Danger’
‘Nice And Slow’
‘Play Me’
‘Feel the Vibration’


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